Watch Channing Tatum teach himself to play piano

By Sarah Walker

Channing Tatum’s big goal for 2017 is to “learn new things,” and the place he’s starting is with the piano.

On Sunday, the actor shared a snap of himself trying to tickle the ivories in his home. “Hahaha! Well, keeping my New Year's resolution to ‘learn new things.’ But teaching myself piano is brutal. Got to get some legit lessons soon. Song is way too hard.”

The piece in question is Beethoven's “Für Elise” and the star manages to play about 40 seconds of it before calling it quits.

In the short clip, the Magic Mike actor can be overheard making fun of himself as he plays.

"I'm going to shame myself into getting better by showing you, where I'm at. Two and a half weeks into learning how to play the piano. Bare with me, this is going to be brutal."

Of course, the 36-year-old is no stranger to learning new talents. Back in 2016 he had to learn how to tap dance and sing for the film Hail, Caesar!

The actor showed off his progress on Twitter.

“Joel and Ethan [Coen]… were like, ‘Look, here’s a part, which we hope you want, because no one else can do it,’” Channing told New York Magazine. “Knowing what it turned into, it’s hard to believe that was the truth. I know there are a lot of other people that could have crushed this thing. Because one, I don’t sing, and two, I don’t tap-dance.”

He went on to say he was nervous to carry a tune in public.

“This was the first time I’ve ever sung in front of anyone. I’ve sung to my daughter, and she cried every time. No, I’ve never been a singer,” he noted. “I’m hoping and praying that with all, like, the magical tools that they have [in the recording studio] it’s going to sound decent.”

The dad-to-one finished the interview by saying, “When I’m nervous about something, I drill it to a point that is probably unhealthy, but as long as it works even halfway, I’m happy at the end of the torturous day.”

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