Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1086108 - 02/09/09 02:57 PM Ensemble Playing Opportunities for Beginners?
Ken. Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/07/08
Posts: 286
I was wondering what playing opportunities would be available for beginner level pianists, or those who are maybe "advanced" beginners.

I know if you play other instruments you can get into groups like community concert bands or jazz bands without being that good.

I'm thinking if you play classical there's probably not much opportunity to play in a group, but if you play jazz I know there are playing opportunities available.

Are there any beginners out there playing with others?
_________________________
Monk - Think of One
Bach - Two Part Invention No.12

Top
(ads P/S)

Sauter Pianos

#1086109 - 02/09/09 03:06 PM Re: Ensemble Playing Opportunities for Beginners?
IngridT Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/07/08
Posts: 244
Loc: Netherlands
Yes. With my kids. Quatre mains. (we started lessons together 2 years ago). It's fun! But I don't know if that is exactly what you meant with 'playing together'. I know my pianoteacher has some other adult students that work on duets together & have a lot of fun that way.

Ingrid

Top
#1086110 - 02/09/09 04:45 PM Re: Ensemble Playing Opportunities for Beginners?
Ken S. Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/15/08
Posts: 87
Loc: North Carolina
There are classical duets for all skill levels.

My teacher sets up duet recitals (four hands or in one memorable case six hands) between her piano students. She also sets up duet recitals between her students and players of string or wind instruments. It's a lot of fun, if a bit nervous making at first.

In my limited experience, playing with others is the best part of music. Are you working with a teacher? If not, you might be able to find a partner through a chamber music society.

Top
#1086111 - 02/09/09 04:52 PM Re: Ensemble Playing Opportunities for Beginners?
galex Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/15/08
Posts: 173
Loc: on the run
Well, I have a friend who plays guitar, and when he comes over we play stuff one of us knows, and usually the other acompanies with chords and stuff. Not the most intelligent take on music, but guaranteed fun ^_^
_________________________
By the rivers of alcohol..

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
ad (Casio)
Celviano by Casio Rebate
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Teacher wants me to play a "loud" piece too. (suggestions?)
by Tides
09/17/14 11:47 AM
Playing for ~9 months.. Where to go next?
by alexbergauer
09/17/14 11:39 AM
Aluminum plating on Steinways?
by chasingrainbows
09/17/14 11:32 AM
Associate Diploma repertoire
by lacrymosa85
09/17/14 07:55 AM
Questions for those that use dremel for hammer shaping.
by UnrightTooner
09/17/14 07:29 AM
Who's Online
135 registered (ando, alexbergauer, ajames, aesop, 255, 42 invisible), 1439 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76230 Members
42 Forums
157578 Topics
2314630 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission