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You Suck at Piano 2: You Still Suck

Did you know that if everyone in the world practiced the piano at the same time there would be no more winter, but like, in a good way? And that if we all just listened, really listened, to our piano teachers that we would be better lovers? Did you know all that? I certainly didn’t, and frankly, I’m skeptical.

Hi - I’m Dr. Joel Pierson, and if you were living under a rock last year, you missed out on my book You Suck at Piano. YSAP is a piano method book for adults that doesn’t encourage you to play stupid pieces, learn “real facts” about composers, or even stay sober during the process. But it WILL teach you to play the piano. Just to make that clear…

The music publisher that can’t even handle you right now.
The music publisher that can’t even handle you right now.

You Suck at Piano raised a small boat load of money on Kickstarter (over 80k!), which I immediately invested into creating a music publishing company and TWO NEW BOOKS! Sadsap Music (the company) is proud to release You Suck at Piano 2: You Still Suck, and 20 Piano Pieces for People with Emotional Problems.

You Suck at Piano 2: You Still Suck

You Suck At Piano 2: You Still Suck
You Suck At Piano 2: You Still Suck

You Suck at Piano 2: You Still Suck is the intermediate level follow-up book to You Suck at Piano. Like the first volume, it contains 50 arrangements of famous pieces of music, along with irreverent drawings (provided once again by Kevin Nagler!), insults, and head-scratching writings on music.

20 Piano Pieces for People with Emotional Problems

20 Piano Pieces for People with Emotional Problems
20 Piano Pieces for People with Emotional Problems

20 Piano Pieces for People with Emotional Problems contains 20 original piano pieces - each one composed to sound like an “emotional problem” that we experience. There are funny pieces (Veganism, Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and there are serious ones (Social Anxiety, Insomnia). How did I write a piece of music that sounds like IBS? Read the book! For this book illustrator Neil Uhl has drawn your worst fears. The pieces in this book range in difficulty - some easy, some intermediate, and one really, really, really hard one.

Before we go any further into the realm of the ridiculous, I need to say that I do take these emotional problems seriously. I grew up with Tourette Syndrome, and know firsthand how difficult these things can be. But we also need to take what life gives us and make the best of it. That’s what this book is trying to accomplish!

I’ll be releasing 1-2 emotional pieces a week during the campaign, and YOU will have the chance to record your own versions of the pieces. I’ll be giving away special prizes for the best versions of the pieces, and I’ll be uploading them to the official You Suck at Piano youtube channel! I’m also recording instructional videos for all of the pieces in the You Suck at Piano series. Phew - I’m doing a lot.

Risks and challenges

Creating not one, but two more ridiculous music books is a risk. Composing original music about our collective emotional health issues is a risk. Watching you practice the piano is a risk, too, by the way. My ears may never recover!

Will the people of the world continue to support these ludicrous ideas? Or have you already learned too much and laughed too hard?

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    Joel and illustrator Neil will come to you, anywhere in the world. Joel will play piano while Neil illustrates your guests. Or we can just hang out. Whatever! You also get physical & digital copies of YSAP2 & 20PP, a You Suck at Piano air freshener, + access to updates.

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