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#1001892 - 05/16/06 05:39 PM Re: How long do you practice?
psychopianoman Offline
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Registered: 11/29/05
Posts: 608
Loc: Oklahoma
Originally posted by Frycek:
Yeah, Beethoven must've swiped the manuscript when he was a kid that one time he visited Mozart. [/b]

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#1001893 - 05/16/06 05:40 PM Re: How long do you practice?
loveschopintoomuch Offline
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Registered: 04/05/06
Posts: 4690
Loc: Illinois
I hate to say I hate a piece of music, but Fur Elise (I just recently learned that meant: For Elise [a woman's name)...duh]) is NOT one of my favorites, by any stretch of the imagination.

While a teenager my teacher made me memorize it before she would let me go on to a new piece. It took me about a month. Not suprisingly, I can still play about half from memory - about 50 years later.

But I never play it; I just can't stand it.
After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

#1001894 - 05/16/06 08:47 PM Re: How long do you practice?
Xenon Offline
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Registered: 11/19/04
Posts: 138
Originally posted by signa:
hey, i didn't know Mozart composed 'Fur Elise' ? [/b]
Heh, its kinda funny, I've made that mistake numerous times. I don't know why I always instinctively think that Mozart wrote that piece.

#1001895 - 05/16/06 10:16 PM Re: How long do you practice?
musdan Offline
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Registered: 07/05/05
Posts: 1210
When I'm not working, I practice about 2 hours sometime 3 each day.

Just started work as a temp full time for about five weeks of phone registration at a university and at the end of the day I've had it. It's hard to come home from work and practice - I didn't realize the energy it takes, physical and mental. But what's that line from the Chorus Line, "what we do for love" - most times I manage to practce about 1 1/2 hours. Looking forward to the first week of June when this tour of duty will end. Next one will be around the end of August.


#1001896 - 05/17/06 12:34 AM Re: How long do you practice?
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
I'm good for 1 hour to 1-1/2 hours every week day with 2-3 hours spread out over the course of the day on weekends and days off. During the week, I come home from work with good intentions, but end up too brain dead to do any more then the hour's worth.

Usually I start off with some scales or other exercises to get the fingers into piano-mode. After that it's time spent working on various pieces I've assigned myself.


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