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

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
136 registered (anzeen, ajames, AZ_Astro, ando, 38 invisible), 1545 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
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
*Live Piano Venues
*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
Topic Options
#1150400 - 01/24/06 08:34 PM Which do you do more of: compose or practice an instrument ?
sarabande Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 1597
Loc: Mo.
Does anyone else get torn between what part of music you are going to focus on in any given day? If you're practicing an instrument or voice, do you feel like you should be composing? If you are composing, do you feel like you should be practicing? What about other facets of music, researching music history, keeping up on concepts, etc.? How does one fit it all in?

When you "work on your music", what do you spend the most time on and how do you balance say practicing other repertoire vs. composing? Or do you primarly compose and not really practice an instrument much? Well, I quit with my line of questioning as you probably get the point by now.

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1150401 - 01/24/06 08:54 PM Re: Which do you do more of: compose or practice an instrument ?
Johnny-Boy Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/21/06
Posts: 661
Loc: PA
My practice days are over - it's time to make music!

John
_________________________
Stop analyzing; just compose the damn thing!

Top
#1150402 - 01/24/06 09:14 PM Re: Which do you do more of: compose or practice an instrument ?
signa Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
i practice piano more, and hardly compose anything these days. actually i really want to play piano well, so that composing is just a side-work for me now, but i should find some time at least to get that MIP project done.

Top
#1150403 - 01/24/06 09:28 PM Re: Which do you do more of: compose or practice an instrument ?
Ted Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 1538
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
I improvise 90% of my time at the piano, so I'm not sure which category that fits in - much closer to composition than to practice I imagine.
_________________________
"It is inadvisable to decline a dinner invitation from a plump woman." - Fred Hollows

Top
#1150404 - 02/01/06 04:54 PM Re: Which do you do more of: compose or practice an instrument ?
ecm Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 1278
Loc: Republic of Macedonia
I'm afraid I practice the piano a lot more than composing. But I try to do both much.
Piano is my main instrument that I study at school, and I have concerts, exams.. seminars.. bla bla all the time. So composing, well, I compose mostly before sleeping. \:\)

Top
#1150405 - 02/01/06 11:04 PM Re: Which do you do more of: compose or practice an instrument ?
Johnny-Boy Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/21/06
Posts: 661
Loc: PA
Composing only - and every day.

I don't practice anymore.

John
_________________________
Stop analyzing; just compose the damn thing!

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - July 14, 2016!
Be sure to sign up now!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pianist Magazine
Pianist Magazine - Helping you become a better player
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Best books/materials for piano music theory for beginner?
by anzeen
06/27/16 01:22 PM
es8 triple pedal with half damper ?
by coachz
06/27/16 11:51 AM
concerto performance opportunity for amateur pianist
by Ricker Choi
06/27/16 11:49 AM
Best Books on Counterpoint and general Harmony composing?
by Messiah
06/27/16 09:20 AM
By Royal Appointment
by David Rafael
06/27/16 09:03 AM
Forum Stats
84,132 Registered Members
44 Forums
173,598 Topics
2,536,800 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

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 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission