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Jump to new posts Re: Stephen Hough - Advice for talented piano students by Colin Thomson @ 07/22/14 02:25 PM

I really like this advice. It makes perfect sense to me.
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Jump to new posts Re: Just visited pianist corner by doctor S @ 07/22/14 02:25 PM

Other splenetic "greats" of old: Hans von Bulow (per Wikipedia) "had a strongly acerbic personality and a loose tongue"; (quotes also per Wiki): • "A tenor is not a man but a disease".[7] • To a tromboni
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Jump to new posts Re: Please Help!! by OliviaWalter @ 07/22/14 02:25 PM

Hi Atrys! With better i mean, playing more complex music, and you are right practice is the right answer but i asked how I wanted to know How i should practice to be efficient better
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Jump to new posts Re: Faber Graduates by Donzo @ 07/22/14 02:24 PM

I bought several "easy piano" books from Amazon and also search the web for easy arrangements (my teacher always cautions me that there is "a lot of junk" on the web but the stuff I bring in often surprises her that it isn't that
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Great advice, and not the first time I've heard it. Unfortunately, I seem to have real discomfort with the idea of learning a concerto.
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Jump to new posts Re: Play chopin étude op 10 no 1 at 104 bpm in a week by Art_Vandelay @ 07/22/14 02:19 PM

Originally Posted By: the nosy apeOriginally Posted By: bennevis putting my own hat on (a Canadian Tilley hat, no less ) The wife and I have matching Forest Green T2's. These hats have had tons of use for almost 20 years and they show almost no si
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Jump to new posts Re: Adjusting Sound During Restringing by BillJZ @ 07/22/14 02:18 PM

WOW, lots of info here. Much over my head. I'm gathering that it's risky to try to get a lot change in sound due to a string change. My reason for asking is I'm typically finding 20 to 50 year old pianos that I love the tone of most of the piano, b
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Jump to new posts Re: Please Help!! by Atrys @ 07/22/14 02:18 PM

Can you narrow the scope a bit from "how do I get better" to some more specific questions? The answer to your broad question is simply "practice".
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Jump to new posts Re: Stephen Hough - Advice for talented piano students by chopin_r_us @ 07/22/14 02:16 PM

Surely it's the untalented that need the answers?
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Originally Posted By: carey Most folks become perfectly fine pianists without any knowledge whatsoever of those scientific physical laws. That's fine, but proper education is what enables more people who set out to play this instrument actually bec
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Originally Posted By: AtrysOriginally Posted By: chopin_r_usPainting is also bound by physical laws. Maybe find yourself an artist's forum? A painting forum would be irrelevant to my interests because I do not paint. I play piano, so piano forums a
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Jump to new posts Re: Performing Chopin's preludes by carey @ 07/22/14 02:13 PM

I had a teacher once (in high school) who programmed the entire set - and played them all beautifully. Certainly something I could never do myself - because a couple of them are just too freakin' difficult.
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Jump to new posts Re: Performing Chopin's preludes by carey @ 07/22/14 02:10 PM

Originally Posted By: DamonHorowitz didn't.....but of course, he sucked. Wrong thread !!!!
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Don't feel bad. Everything, for me, is under-polished, and I feel like I'm scurrying to clean everything up so no one has to suffer when listening.
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Jump to new posts Re: Phoenix Piano Club by carey @ 07/22/14 02:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Sweet06OMG!!! i'm in phoenix. i want to go to these!!! Farmgirl can anyone go? Apparently so - they haven't turned me away yet.
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Jump to new posts Re: Please Help!! by joonsang @ 07/22/14 02:08 PM

ultimately you are playing piano to make pleasant spunding music. record yourself and i guarantee you will know which phrases you need to work on in order to keep the tempo and phrasing of passages down.
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Jump to new posts Re: Play chopin étude op 10 no 1 at 104 bpm in a week by chopin_r_us @ 07/22/14 02:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Atrys A painting forum would be irrelevant to my interests because I do not paint. I play piano, so piano forums are relevant. O come on! Physical laws are physical laws. Give it a go - you couldn't do worse! I see what you
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The deadline looms for submissions. I tried recording the first 2-part invention and I'm finding it really difficult to get a good take!
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Originally Posted By: Atrys The act of piano playing is bound by physical laws which we learn about through the process of science. Most folks become perfectly fine pianists without any knowledge whatsoever of those scientific physical laws. Perhap
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Originally Posted By: Starr Keys..But the Coda is what I am most proud of.. - starting at 3:19?...as you should be - that's the best bit! Do you know the names of the chords you're playing throughout the coda or are they the product of noodling?...
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Jump to new posts Re: Play chopin étude op 10 no 1 at 104 bpm in a week by the nosy ape @ 07/22/14 01:59 PM

Originally Posted By: bennevis putting my own hat on (a Canadian Tilley hat, no less ) The wife and I have matching Forest Green T2's. These hats have had tons of use for almost 20 years and they show almost no signs of wear. Tilley Endurables ar
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ha! let's hope he catches on - I know he recently performed the concerto after a long break with that piece.
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Jump to new posts Re: Phoenix Piano Club by Sweet06 @ 07/22/14 01:55 PM

OMG!!! i'm in phoenix. i want to go to these!!! Farmgirl can anyone go?
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