I was just wondering, is it better to learn a few scales first before trying to tackle chord progressions? Or maybe the other way around.
I'm trying to teach myself piano so there's no teacher with a syllabus to guide me through my own progression. I'm pretty sure that, anyone who's tried to learn the piano by themselves find themselves at a point where it seems the next thing to learn is a mystery or the same ole practice of certain basics are boring. So I've researched and learned a little about a whole lot. Still kind of hazy about the next step, though.
Basically I've come to the conclusion that I need new things to practice. I figured learning scales or chord progressions should be next since basic chords are now a "little" thing to me. My question is is it better to learn and practice multiple chord progressions now since I've gotten the hang of chords? Or should I jump to scales to practice my fingering?
What's the "best" next step? Help. My mind is stuck.