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Originally Posted By: GreenerOriginally Posted By: Brian LucasPersonally, I'd rather give a student something simple like a pentatonic scale and have them explore intervals and sounds. Yuk. I'll take a piece I'd love to learn over a pentatonic scal
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Jump to new posts Re: Old Accordion Music by David Tpagency @ 04/16/14 08:19 AM

yes.i also have like to play with piano. In steed of creating random musics, you just create some innovated musics, then it will be better for you. theproductionagency.co.nz have good music director & music co-ordinator who can help you towards
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By: Greener.. Now with that said. I'm all about learning to read and theory ... but please no scales. At least not for me. "all about Learning to read and theory" without scales will be tough, unless you were ref
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Teacher and Performer by TimR @ 04/16/14 08:11 AM

As a student I find value in having a teacher who is a performer, and the occasional inconvenience in scheduling doesn't bother me. But my needs would be very different from average. I would expect many parents would find it difficult.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Any CA-95 owner got an answer... by stamkorg @ 04/16/14 08:11 AM

Originally Posted By: JFPWe'll ; the process is quite endless; you keep on tuning and retuning the curve and never get it quite right or to your satisfaction. Doing measurements in an an-echoic chamber with noise bursts and the right measuring equipm
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Question on Chord Progressions by EM Deeka @ 04/16/14 08:06 AM

Originally Posted By: Brian LucasIt doesn't feel solidly in key to me until we hit the chorus Could you also tell us how this determination is made ? Is it purely from the Chord changes ?
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Need Mozart 16 Sonata advice by Morodiene @ 04/16/14 08:00 AM

Originally Posted By: DahnyYes, it's K545. So, just start slow, repeat and repeat, and increase speed little by little? Yes, slow practice is very helpful, especially with a metronome where you can gradually speed it up. I would go farther than j
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How to improve Sight reading by noobpianist90 @ 04/16/14 07:56 AM

Here you go: http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,11490.0.html That's a treasure trove of sight reading information. I have been following it for a month now and I've already begun to see huge improvements.
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Top selling self-taught pianists? by EM Deeka @ 04/16/14 07:48 AM

Yanni. I believe he even started notating the pieces he was creating with his self devised notation in the beginning. But again he is a multi-instrumentalist, but still in the non-classical genre. Originally Posted By: DeruluxYour information on W
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Need Mozart 16 Sonata advice by Dahny @ 04/16/14 07:45 AM

Yes, it's K545. So, just start slow, repeat and repeat, and increase speed little by little?
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Teaching memorization by clarikeys @ 04/16/14 07:45 AM

How do you incorporate memorization into your lessons? Do you require it for performances? I make it a goal for performances, but more and more of my students are struggling to meet this goal. I give them endless suggestions and strategies. When
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Different place, different perspective. by Morodiene @ 04/16/14 07:44 AM

Originally Posted By: toddyOriginally Posted By: Joe GarfieldI had a different perspective this week. While instrument shopping I was wishing I could find something like the Boston upright we have in theory class. It seemed head and shoulders above
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Just got my MP11! by Morodiene @ 04/16/14 07:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Kawai JamesCongrats Dan! Are you playing the instrument at the correct height? From your photograph, it appears that the table may be a little tall, which may cause you to adjust a different playing position. Kind regards, Jam
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Tips for playing a piece through by Dahny @ 04/16/14 07:33 AM

When I was a kid and gave public concerts I found that the best way to avoid feeling nervous playing in front of people was practicing at home in front of people as much as possible. And when not possible, imagining I was playing in front of people
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by earlofmar @ 04/16/14 07:32 AM

Originally Posted By: wimpianoThat's nice earlofmar. I have been practicing that little piece for some time as well. I like the slow version of Mikhail Pletnev a LOT. You can do SO much with dynamics. That is indeed a fantastic version, very movi
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by wimpiano @ 04/16/14 07:26 AM

That's nice earlofmar. I have been practicing that little piece for some time as well. I like the slow version of Mikhail Pletnev a LOT. You can do SO much with dynamics.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
I recall someone here mentioning that when you have a tech inspect a piano you are interested in buying, that it was recommended there should be no discussion of the quality of the piano in front of the seller. The tech should discuss the piano with
Piano Forum
Very interesting info David!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by earlofmar @ 04/16/14 07:08 AM

Working with my teacher on Tchaikovsky's "The Sick Doll" has been a delight and an eye opener. Her attention to detail got me re-thinking my approach, made me work much harder and gave me a boost in the last few weeks before submission to t
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Roland RD 800 by pv88 @ 04/16/14 07:06 AM

Originally Posted By: dewsterRoland basically sets you up to fry your brand new DP and people start hollering about the nanny state, Darwin awards, and tort reform. We all have our pet peeves, but are lawyers running around stealing everyone's spous
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Tired Fingers by jdw @ 04/16/14 07:01 AM

If you have gotten a thorough medical examination of the problem (and it sounds as if you did), I would strongly suggest getting a consultation from a specialist in ergonomic piano technique. They may be able to identify a possible cause in what you
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Tips for playing a piece through by earlofmar @ 04/16/14 07:00 AM

I am studying a couple of grade 4 pieces with the same sort of problem, although I will never have to play these before an examiner. For me there seems to be an increasing amount of time I must spend on a piece the harder it gets. For example a grade
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by wimpiano @ 04/16/14 06:56 AM

Congratulations Bozzo!
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by WiseBuff @ 04/16/14 06:55 AM

Congratulations Bozzo on passing grade 2. It is a milestone in your piano journey.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Temperature and tuning by Beemer @ 04/16/14 06:42 AM

Originally Posted By: David JensonIt's best to concentrate on learning speed and solid tuning. What you notice now due to slow work will have no bearing on what you do eventually for pay. Well unless my wife pays me I'm not going to get any money e
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