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#1106326 - 11/22/08 09:29 AM My Progress after 10 lessons
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I wanted to let everyone take the opportunity to listen to two pieces I have been working on with my new teacher. Remember that this is what I have achieved after ten lessons and that it isn't always easy to record yourself!

I'd be interested in hearing your comments as sometimes I feel that I send out the wrong signals to readers on this forum.

Hercules -

http://www.box.net/shared/pjp1s0dih2

Morning Has Broken -

http://www.box.net/shared/gg2rg28xf3

Hope you enjoy them!


Tony

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#1106327 - 11/22/08 01:24 PM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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I think your progress has been swift. You sound better than 10 lessons.
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#1106328 - 11/22/08 01:46 PM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Being a beginner myself im not a good person to give precise pointers. But I know when I hear something that sounds good. And especially after just ten lessons I think you sound great. Id like to know where you got that version of "Morning has Broken" ???? Id like to give it a try. Ive only been playing for 7-months so I think I could tackle it, maybe.

Thanks, KaylaX
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#1106329 - 11/22/08 01:56 PM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Tony - I liked them both. I particularily liked the way you carried the melody in the left hand on Morning has Broken - Very Nice.
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#1106330 - 11/22/08 02:11 PM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Very nice Tony.
You should be proud of your progress.
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#1106331 - 11/22/08 02:30 PM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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 Quote:
Originally posted by KaylaX:
Id like to know where you got that version of "Morning has Broken" ???? Id like to give it a try. Thanks, KaylaX [/b]
This is from the Grade 1 examination pieces by Trinity Guildhall http://www.musicroom.com/se/ID_No/0403991/details.html

Glad you liked it.

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#1106332 - 11/22/08 03:24 PM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Well done, Ragtime Clown! I too like your version of Morning Has Broken - it's much richer than the versions I've played so far. I may want to try that one too.
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#1106333 - 11/22/08 04:02 PM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Registered: 10/17/08
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Hey, you're GREAT! I appreciate the links, and would like to get the music for myself.

I've been playing since August 1, mostly classical style, and I don't think I can play anything as complicated at Morning Has Broken, but I'd like to try.

Please keep us posted.

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#1106334 - 11/22/08 04:35 PM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Registered: 06/08/07
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Loc: San Francisco Bay area
Tony,
You are sounding very good. Stay the course!
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#1106335 - 11/23/08 06:38 AM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Sounds awesome man!

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#1106336 - 11/23/08 07:20 AM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Loc: Ireland
Thanks all!

When I arrived at my lesson last week my teacher said 'Go ahead and warm up, I'm just printing you off something that will really make you tear your hair out'.

I sat down at his beautiful Yamaha Grand and warmed up. He brought in the piece and said I want you to make an attempt at it for next week.

I went home and for 3 solid days of practice I couldn't for the life of me play it in any shape or form until this morning it just seems to flow out of me.

It was a much faster piece than normal and mainly all in sem-quavers, so I had to play much quicker. My reading has increased in speed too and for anyone not quite as far forward as me I can confidently say that a lot of the notes become quite predictable after you practice.

A few days ago I was questioning whether I stay with him after Christmas - you bet I will!!

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#1106337 - 11/23/08 08:01 AM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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#1106338 - 11/23/08 08:06 AM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Awesome. I loved Morning Has Broken, a piece I've not yet tried. Fantastic job in 10 weeks!

Debbie
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#1106339 - 11/23/08 10:52 PM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Registered: 07/27/07
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Awesome progress, Tony. I was prepared for something "really" beginnerish (is that word?), but pleasantly surprised. Rhythm nice and steady and surprisingly solid melody line. You've got a good ear. Keep up the good work.

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#1106340 - 11/24/08 01:25 PM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Excellent!!!
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#1106341 - 11/25/08 02:02 PM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Loc: Ireland
Thanks for all the nice responses. Heres one more short piece....

Baby Bossa Nova

http://www.box.net/shared/nxvzbvck53

Hope you like it!

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#1106342 - 11/25/08 02:18 PM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Great going Tony,

I like that piece. Kudos to you again

sound like you are cruising right along.

KaylaX
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#1106343 - 11/25/08 02:59 PM Re: My Progress after 10 lessons
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Tony,
I think you are making great progress with this teacher!
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