I’m trying learn jazz piano. For about ten years I played the violin; solo and in orchestras and quartets. I’ve also absolutely no trouble enjoying for instance Keith Jarrett’s more complex solo pieces (Radiance, La Scala, etc.) in addition to more harmonically sound jazz.
But when trying to learn the piano, where my level isn’t that far from twinkle twinkle little star, I run into the problem that my mental understanding of music is far ahead of my technical, on the piano. As a result I have sincere trouble concentrating, even hearing the simple music I attempt to play. As a result I “zoom out/fall asleep” and lose the focus that I need for actually being present and engaging in learning from the piece.
I’m not sure what to do about this problem. Currently my hypothesis is to obviously try to find pieces that are musically interesting for me but still is suitable for advancing my skills.
Have people run into the same problem as I do? How do you solve it?