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    write

    Hi

    Trying to write on the piano is difficult for me.

    --- Does it mean that someone has difficulties with playing the piano?

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    Re: write

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Trying to write on the piano is difficult for me.

    --- Does it mean that someone has difficulties with playing the piano?
    My first reaction is to imagine someone sitting over a closed grand piano, and attempting to write a letter. But there are specialized meanings:

    "Writing for the piano" is the usual phrase for composing music for the piano.

    "I wrote this piece on [or at] the piano" means, usually, that it was composed while sitting at the piano.

    On the other hand, musicians also say things like "I mostly write on the piano, it seems, these days", to mean that they create piano compositions in general, without specifying where they are when they are doing it.

    Your sentence, then, is the complaint of someone who either finds it difficult to compose piano music, or, possibly, prefers to work away from piano when composing. It is not specifically a complaint that playing the piano is hard.
    Last edited by abaka; 21-Jan-2009 at 01:14. Reason: added [or at]

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