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#1026446 - 10/01/07 06:00 PM What was your first ever piece
Waza Offline
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Registered: 09/13/07
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Hi All,

i've finally done it and got myself a piano teacher but i've been playing for about 20 years or so. I was just wondering what was your first piece that you learnt. The reason i ask is my brother wants me to teach him a little and was wondering what to teach him first.

my first piece was schumann the little study and mozart 40.

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#1026447 - 10/01/07 06:08 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
Cyph3r Offline
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Registered: 07/21/07
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Loc: Shropshire, UK
the first thing i learnt was "Do your ears hang low" with chords in all ;]

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#1026448 - 10/01/07 06:19 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
mannyk Offline
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Registered: 06/18/07
Posts: 59
Loc: New York
My first piece was I've Loved These Days by Billy Joel - it took me over a month to learn it but was a fun experience.

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#1026449 - 10/01/07 06:30 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
Rosanna Offline
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Registered: 06/08/07
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Loc: San Francisco Bay area
my first "piece": CDE EDC (RH), lower octave DED CBC (LH). at 6 years old -
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#1026450 - 10/01/07 07:32 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
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Registered: 05/26/06
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Loc: Toronto, Canada
"Gymnopedie No.1", Erik Satie.
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#1026451 - 10/01/07 08:16 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
Soleil_nuage Offline
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Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 284
Loc: Virginia
Mine was a very simplified arrangement of Ode to Joy from the Alfred Adult book 1. I remember being very excited that I could play it! I was like "Woohoo I am playing real music!" \:D

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#1026452 - 10/01/07 09:32 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
bruceee Offline
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Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 317
Loc: Wellington, New Zealand
Moonlight sonata, first movement. It took me six months, but I never got bored with it.

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#1026453 - 10/01/07 09:33 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
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Loc: Canton, MI
Jesus Loves Me...back in 1963...still have most of my lesson books. (read between the lines...a pack rat)
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#1026454 - 10/02/07 12:58 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
Donna R. Offline
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Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 794
If you discount all the three or four measure stuff in the method books, mine was 'The Mournful Worm' by Elizabeth Greenleaf. I made up a little story that went with the music to help me put some expression into it!

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#1026455 - 10/02/07 03:01 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
Fur Elise (1st page), even before i started any instruction book!

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#1026456 - 10/02/07 03:41 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
SAnnM AB-2001 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/04
Posts: 2022
Loc: Canada
first part of Jesu Joy of Man's desiring
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#1026457 - 10/02/07 03:51 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
Euan Morrison Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
Posts: 1588
Loc: Edinburgh
'The Heart Asks Pleasure First' by Michael Nyman, and Chopin's Nocturne in C#min.

Not exactly suitable for beginners, but those were the pieces which inspired me to start in the first place

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#1026458 - 10/02/07 04:37 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
rockpeter Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 607
Loc: Montreal Canada
Ok If I really consider my first piece as a child using one of those air organs....It would be silent night.

But if you talk about 3 yrs ago with my clavinova, which I consider to be the actual time I began to take seriously to learning piano....it would be Fur Elise.

Peter
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#1026459 - 10/02/07 05:58 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
Agilita Offline
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Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 476
Loc: Missouri
Back in the 1950s, my first piece of sheet music was the "Fairy Queen Waltz".

And, Monster M & H, I still have most of my books, too. Probably a good thing we don't live together-we'd be buried in stuff!

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#1026460 - 10/02/07 06:35 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
Strat Offline
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Registered: 09/02/07
Posts: 573
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Self-taught myself to figure out some tunes when I was a kid, like Imagine or Let It Be.

But since I started playing Classical, that was Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 1st Movement.
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#1026461 - 10/02/07 06:48 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
playadom Offline
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Registered: 10/21/06
Posts: 1366
Loc: New Jersey
Bach's minuet in G major (the one with the arpeggios).

After that was Sara's Band from Fresh Aire.
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#1026462 - 10/02/07 10:13 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
loveschopintoomuch Offline
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Registered: 04/05/06
Posts: 4690
Loc: Illinois
Who can remember that far back?

Kathleen
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#1026463 - 10/02/07 11:22 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
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Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 384
Loc: Nottingham, U.K.
If I remember correctly, mine was `Cockles & Mussels`. I can`t remember it anymore :-(
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#1026464 - 10/02/07 11:56 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
rocky Offline
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Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 1456
Loc: Louisville, KY
I don't remember the name of it, but most people that heard it called it "Noise" \:D
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#1026465 - 10/04/07 10:19 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
-Frycek Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
Doggerel set to music:
"Here we go
Up a row
To a birth
day party."

I was five.
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#1026466 - 10/05/07 06:11 AM Re: What was your first ever piece
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Registered: 03/10/06
Posts: 531
Loc: Lost
I think it was Bach's first invention.
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#1026467 - 10/05/07 06:46 AM Re: What was your first ever piece
Muzzzz Offline
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Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 80
Loc: Australia
The Entertainer, horribly simplified...
but it was fun while it lasted :p

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#1026468 - 10/05/07 07:03 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
synthman Offline
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Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 55
Loc: Montreal, Canada
Greensleeves, from one of the Canadian books, I think the grade 5 or 6 one. It was a hard piece for a beginner, but I couldn't play the simple ones because I didn't know how they were supposed to sound. I managed to pull off the Greensleeves though. I was about 15 or so, and we had a player piano!

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#1026469 - 10/09/07 07:04 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
playadom Offline
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Registered: 10/21/06
Posts: 1366
Loc: New Jersey
 Quote:
Originally posted by loveschopintoomuch:
Who can remember that far back?

Kathleen [/b]
Not even 3 years. It's the most recent slice of my life, and I haven't learned that many pieces.
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#1026470 - 10/09/07 08:40 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
FLMikeATT Offline
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Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 106
Loc: Port St. Lucie
Mine was some really dumbed down waltz or dance type song. I don't remember the name but I think I still have the sheet somewhere.

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#1026471 - 10/09/07 10:44 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
Kawaigirl1 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 989
Loc: Toronto
I think it was either "Happy Birthday" or "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", it was too far back to remember \:D
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#1026472 - 10/10/07 12:27 AM Re: What was your first ever piece
dat99 Offline
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Registered: 07/06/06
Posts: 48
Loc: Western North Carolina
I first song I learned was Jingle Bells from Alfred book 1. It was a big deal for me!

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#1026473 - 10/10/07 12:28 AM Re: What was your first ever piece
dat99 Offline
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Registered: 07/06/06
Posts: 48
Loc: Western North Carolina
Sorry about the typing error. Too late at night!

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#1026474 - 10/12/07 09:27 PM Re: What was your first ever piece
hotkeys Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 788
Loc: Massapequa, NY
My first piece was the "Theme from Romeo and Juliet". What made this memorable was I played this by ear after being subjected to listening to this on the radio for many years. And I fooled around with the octaves as well. I also played "Happy Birthday" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" mixing the treble and the bass registers. What joy! \:D

- Mark
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#1026475 - 10/13/07 12:01 AM Re: What was your first ever piece
LisztAddict Offline
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Registered: 12/12/05
Posts: 2896
Loc: Florida
My first piece was C D E F G F E D C. My second piece was one octave of C major scale. \:D

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