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!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
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) Spectral Analysis of Musical Sounds
Spectral Analysis of Musical Sounds with Emphasis on the Piano
Learn More

or
Buy This Book on Amazon.com
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Pianoteq
Who's Online
171 registered (ajames, accordeur, A Guy, 48 invisible), 1734 Guests and 19 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
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 & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* 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
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1086525 - 01/18/09 05:36 PM Is it just me, or...
GreenRain Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/24/08
Posts: 888
Loc: Somewhere in Europe
are Bach pieces much harder to "keep in shape" once learned?

Top
(ads P/S)

Sauter Pianos

#1086526 - 01/18/09 06:04 PM Re: Is it just me, or...
-Frycek Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 5921
Loc: SC Mountains
I've had the opposite experience. The first Bach I learned was probably way too hard for me at the time. I began my first fugue (three part) when my husband was in the hospital recovering from heart surgery and I really needed something absorbing to take my mind off of things. I'd go to work, (had to, I'm the breadwinner) go to the hospital, stay with him until closing, come home and do unspeakable things to Bach until I was wound down enough to sleep. Learning under battlefield conditions like that, and working so very hard at it, that piece in particular has stayed with me. I may not ever play it very well but I doubt I'll ever forget it.
_________________________
Slow down and do it right.

Top
#1086527 - 01/18/09 08:07 PM Re: Is it just me, or...
NancyM333 Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 1549
Loc: Roswell, Georgia
I find Bach harder to learn in the first place, and pieces that take me longer to learn usually also take me longer to forget. I've never actally tried to keep up a Bach piece, though, so I'm not sure.

I find that pieces that are near the top of my skill level are hard to keep up, which makes sense. I finally had to let the Brahms Rhapsody in G minor go because I just couldn't keep it anywhere near playable and also learn new pieces. I have four pieces in my permanent, memorized repertoire now, and that might be my limit.

Nancy
_________________________

Estonia 168, Yamaha UX3

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
NAMM Show 2015 Follow Up!
Pictures, Videos, Comments from the 2015 NAMM Show

-------------------

Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Repeated notes technique
by Brad Hoehne
01/30/15 01:38 PM
Need gearchoice help - the "ultimate" setup
by Auver
01/30/15 01:31 PM
A few questions (sustain pedal, key touch) about imminent DP purchase (probably ES7)
by Corvus
01/30/15 01:27 PM
Ivory II
by wakemetal
01/30/15 12:54 PM
Squaring hammer crowns?
by Beemer
01/30/15 12:51 PM
Forum Stats
77932 Members
42 Forums
161069 Topics
2365969 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

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 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission