I recently bought a synthesizer and my dream is to play "Scotland the Brave". What is the quickest way to achieve this goal? (e.g. should I just learn to play the keys and not the chords, is there a simpler song that you recommend I learn first, etc.)
I consider myself as having no musical background.
In case you do want more specific info about my background and goals, here is my situation (note I'm now 32 years old):
- I know how to read basic sheet music (from 5th grade at school)
- I have negligible experience playing the piano/synthesizer etc. The closest I got were a few weeks of lessons as a 9 year old.
- I played a recorder or violin for one school year (5th grade) approximately once a week. But I do not consider myself a musician.
- I don't want to get sidetracked into playing classical or religious music as a way of learning (it will alter my long term goal in a way I don't want). I want to learn newer, exciting songs that others will enjoy hearing like patriotic marches or popular music. For example:
- Happy birthday to You
- America the Beautiful
- No awa tae bide awa
- Take on Me
- 100 Years
- Final Countdown