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#1093272 - 08/29/04 10:25 PM Hello everyone im new so take it easy on me
pianolady as kennygirl34 Offline
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Registered: 08/29/04
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Loc: ypsilanti
Well I have had a teacher for about a year of playing the piano but he stop coming because he said that i was not learning fast enough for him as reading and understanding how the notes worked and i still to this day cant read notes is that a bad thing because i wright my own music and love to play music but like to get more in to playing the piano then what i do now can some one help me with this or should i just try for a nother teacher
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#1093273 - 08/29/04 10:35 PM Re: Hello everyone im new so take it easy on me
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
find another teacher who could really help you, but don't get another one like the one you had before. at the same time, read some music theory books!

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#1093274 - 08/29/04 10:38 PM Re: Hello everyone im new so take it easy on me
pianolady as kennygirl34 Offline
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ok but how can i learn how to read music notes i know some of them not would you say a hole lot of it but just some as you would say a new person learning how to play in like reading notes but any how i would like to learn how to read notes i can play some thing that is showed to me may be like 2 or 4 time and i have it down so is that a good thing or bad
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#1093275 - 08/30/04 09:44 AM Re: Hello everyone im new so take it easy on me
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Registered: 02/20/04
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Loc: Plano, Texas
Pianolady: Have you tried any computer learning? My teacher had me doing a lesson/week on her computer during my regularly scheduled piano lesson for about the first 6 months. Sometimes people will learn through different methods. I would agree with signa you might try interviewing for a new teacher.
And welcome to the forum. \:\)
Jon
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#1093276 - 08/30/04 01:20 PM Re: Hello everyone im new so take it easy on me
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again, i'd say, read some music theory book (for beginners) to learn about reading notes and more! you have to learn something on your own. even a teacher cannot help you with everything.

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#1093277 - 08/30/04 01:31 PM Re: Hello everyone im new so take it easy on me
Frank R Offline
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Registered: 07/16/03
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Loc: Anaheim Hills, CA
More time studying and less time on the net might solve your problem ;\) .

SORRY...... that's what I would tell one of my kids if they were wining ...... I CAN'T .
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#1093278 - 08/30/04 01:45 PM Re: Hello everyone im new so take it easy on me
netizen Offline
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Registered: 06/02/01
Posts: 1926
Loc: New York
Don't despair!!

Find another teacher, call up a local college or even the HS music dept. They can get you started. There are, as others suggested, loads of computer assisted instructional tool that you might find helpful.

Keep at it !!
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#1093279 - 08/30/04 08:21 PM Re: Hello everyone im new so take it easy on me
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Registered: 10/04/03
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Loc: New Jersey
It took me well over a month to learn the basic notes. I just had to memorize them a few each day. I would then go back over the ones I had already learned to reinforce my memory.

Don't let anyone ever tell you you can't do it. A number of years back I worked as a flight instructor and my specialty was students that other flight instructors gave up on. Every student I had passed their FAA flight tests. It just takes some of us longer to reach our goals.

Sincerely,
Steve
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#1093280 - 09/03/04 09:47 AM Re: Hello everyone im new so take it easy on me
QuirtEvans Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
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Loc: U.S.A.
If you're looking for a good computer program, try Music Ace.
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