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#1534714 - 10/13/10 02:35 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Undone]
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Thanks for your reply, Undone. Your Moonlight Sonata is very impressive.

My piano teacher is very good at classical, and I love to play classical pieces best. I'm sure he can coach me all the way up to grade 8 with just classical pieces. But somehow I just feel it is a bad idea to skip the rich variety of music genres that a well-organized course book covers... Or maybe I could fit in these pieces as my sight-reading exercises, and like you said, jump in here and there as I go?

It's probably a mental thing. I don't feel confident enough if I do not go through a basic course like Alfred - as if there would always be holes in my foundational training. But I guess you are right - my teacher deserves more trust from me...

Originally Posted By: Undone

WOW! That’s some pretty amazing progress for only two months of piano. I’m one of the one’s who had some lessons and played piano many, many years ago and then, upon “re-starting” my study of piano, went back to the very beginning and worked my way through the Alfred books page by page. I feel I have benefitted from this and wouldn’t feel bad about recommending it as one way to go unless the individual was working with a teacher, as you are.

In this case I’d recommend sticking with what your teacher suggests. As you do so, feel free to post to any of the Alfred book threads. If you’ve been working on a piece from book 2, you can post about it in the book 2 thread . Next you’re on a piece that seems similar in difficulty to the one’s in book 3, post here about it. Once you start doing so, you may find that one book or another is “hot” at the moment and that there is a lot of discussion going on there. In that case, you may want to keep posting to that thread. As long as it feels like the things being discussed relate to you and the things you are currently working on, feel free to post there.

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#1535169 - 10/14/10 07:15 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: pianoist d'amore]
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Panoist d’amore – Sounds like a good plan to me. Just remember that your teacher works for you (while you’re working for your teacher) and don’t be afraid to mention these things to him. I bet that even though his interests are more toward classical, he can still help you mix in other musical genres during your lessons if you let him know that you would like to do so. And as for the foundational training, he should definitely be seeing to it that you get that; probably even better than what is presented in Alfreds.

You said that you’ve only been at this for two months, it may take a bit longer than that to really get a feel for how things are going with this teacher and how well your instruction matches your expectations and desires. Don’t be shy about talking with your teacher about these things, just don’t talk your whole lesson time away. smile

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#1537940 - 10/18/10 11:30 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Undone]
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Hi Everyone.

I've been in book three for a while now and I'm working on "The Unfinished Symphony". I'm having a hard time with the tremolo part. Anyone have any tips for playing an even tremolo?
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#1538601 - 10/19/10 07:08 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: HeirborneGroupie]
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Originally Posted By: HeirborneGroupie
Hi Everyone.

I've been in book three for a while now and I'm working on "The Unfinished Symphony". I'm having a hard time with the tremolo part. Anyone have any tips for playing an even tremolo?


Hi HeirborneGroupie – “Unfinished Symphony” is a fun piece, I think there is a recording of my attempt at it on page one of this thread. I wish I could provide some tips on playing the tremolos but I guess this is where a teacher comes in handy, one who has experience not only in doing, but in explaining how to do it. I remember having difficulties with the tremolos on this piece and I remember working on just the tremolos by themselves for a while. I execute them by locking my fingers in position and rapidly turning my hand at the wrist. I also found that recording and then listening to the results is helpful as they tend to sound more even then they feel while playing them. If anyone has more or better (or more better smile ) advice, I’d love to hear it too.

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#1538643 - 10/19/10 09:01 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Undone]
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Thanks for the reply Undone. I did listen to your performance of the piece and aspire to play it as well as you do.

I guess tremolos just take a lot of repetition to get down. I did talk to my teacher about them and she said that tremolos are not necessarily perfectly even. Mine are still terrible though. frown
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#1539804 - 10/20/10 11:08 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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Hey, how's everyone doing? I'm still playing and pracicing alot but I haven't posted in a while.
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#1539809 - 10/20/10 11:16 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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Help needed!

In the Raindrop prelude, during the c sharp minor segment, there is an F key with a double sharp sign. Does this mean play "G regular"? For some reason, this doesn't sound all that great to my ears when I play it, but what do I know...
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#1540000 - 10/21/10 07:16 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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Hey Waltz, TTigg told us you died. (just kidding)

Other than to agree that “yes, an F double sharp is the same as G natural”, I can’t help with whether or not this is correct in Raindrop. I haven’t tried tackling that one yet.

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#1540220 - 10/21/10 12:39 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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LOL, no such luck smile
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#1581584 - 12/21/10 05:59 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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I'm still playing "Moonlight" I've gotten on page 4 in another book that has the same arrangement as what is in Alfred 3. Plus, I am playing in a band plus working so... keeping busy and having fun:-)

Hope everyone has a Happy Holidays!
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#1581969 - 12/22/10 07:08 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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Good to hear from you Piano4 and thanks for pulling this thread up out of the depths. For me, the top of page 3 was the most difficult to get under control, though there is one section on page 4 that was next in line for “most difficult”. I’m glad to hear your still at it.

I’ve been working on some Christmas music which has cut into my Book 3 time. True to form I decided I try on work on something that was rather challenging for me and now I’m getting close to being able to play it through, but I doubt it will be done by Christmas (always a day late and dollar short).

In book 3 I’m currently working on Toccata in Dm (always loved that piece – when played on a church organ) and after that I just have Fur Elise then I’ll have completed every piece in the series. smile

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#1583835 - 12/25/10 01:55 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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Hi Undone!
It's good to hear from you too! It took a while to find this thread and I admit that work ( which is a very good thing!) has kept me off from this site.

I started pulling out Christmas music, especially pieces I had forgotten and since I am trying(?) to put together a band, I have gotten some pop pieces to work on.

It will be good since I have these next four days off and a fairly slow period, so I can get to playing. Thank you for the "heads up on page4. This piece is tough but I'm determined to learn it:-)

"Fur Elise" gave me a bit of fit, particularly page 3. I started at one time on the "Prelude in A Major" but left that for "Moonlight"

Oh,"Toccata" is Awesome on organ!!! I have "organ voice" on my clavinova and it gives me chills! I also have the registration for organ for this piece and I am going to try very hard to remember and go over parts so that I can play this on our church organ!

I'm with you with the "dollar short and day late" theory(smile)
Maybe, by this time next Christmas, I can put this on recital.

Have a very happy holidays Take care!
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#1585124 - 12/27/10 04:27 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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Piano4, WOW! You not only have access to but know how to play a church organ (one with the foot pedal/keyboard and pipes and everything?) I’m jealous! I too have the organ music for Toccata and Fugue and had tried to figure out a way to play it on a single keyboard once a long time ago before my piano “rebirth” but I never really managed to play the whole thing through (I do like the Fugue part though and will have to see if I still have that music once I finish the Alfred version).

I guess even M. Mouse and Uncle Walt enjoyed this piece, seeing as how they used it to kick off the movie Fantasia. smile

Hope you enjoy your time off and that you're able to make that "band thing" happen.

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#1588696 - 01/01/11 09:45 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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Well, my teacher has finally got me working out of book 3 again. I've just started "Shenandoah". I've joined MOYD 2011 and I want to finish book 3 this year. So I'm making a pledge to practice daily, work hard and wrap this book up.
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#1589004 - 01/02/11 12:58 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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Good to see you back in book 3 Cyborg. I found the MOYD to be a good motivator. There were quite a few days last year when I probably would have skipped practice but then I would think of the MOYD and remember that the only requirement is to spend at least ten minutes practicing, so go ahead and sit at the keyboard intending to do "the least I could do". Then I’d wind up spending at least a half hour or more practicing without giving it any further thought.

I too hope to finish Book 3 this year, and seeing as how I only have one and a half pieces to go, I think I just may do it! smile

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#1589074 - 01/02/11 03:26 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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Hi Undone! Oh believe me, I am taking baby steps on the organ but I have had lots of help from folks who have shown me how to place myself at the organ. Right now, I know how to go from C to G with my left foot! But the keyboards ( or the manuals as they are called)are pretty easy.
I guess when I finally finish "Moonlight", I'll be "finished" book 3, but there are some pieces I will go back to so, I know that you can do this:-)

And Cyborg, I definitely agree. MOYD has kept me on track even if it is 10 minutes! Happy New Year to both of you and let's hanging there!
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#1589710 - 01/03/11 02:56 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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Undone,

I think you will finish this year. smile

I wanted to finish Book 3 in 2010 but I didn't have my best practice year and we didn't work as much out of it as I thought. I think this year may be my best year for me.

Piano4,

Yes, MOYD is definitely a good motivator. I did it one year but I don't think I finished but it was my best practice year due to the extra motivation. So I'm definitely looking forward to it.
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#1593498 - 01/08/11 06:34 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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Checking back in after a year long break (from Book #3 not piano) smile

Am going to be scanning in the book #3 so I can have this on the iPad along with all my other sheet music (currently have 90% of it loaded up!) I did begin #3 but only got a short ways in before I decided I wanted to just play instead.

Will report back on progress as it moves slowly towards it's completion. I'm hoping to get it done by Xmas but we'll see how it goes.

So how's everyone doing then?

- Steve


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#1593596 - 01/08/11 09:47 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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I havent started book three yet... got a long way to go. But I did get an Ipad for Xmas. I want to scan in my music too. I have multi function printer and scanner. I was wondering if that would be good enough to scan in the music?
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#1593802 - 01/09/11 09:09 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: wj3]
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Originally Posted By: wj3
I havent started book three yet... got a long way to go. But I did get an Ipad for Xmas. I want to scan in my music too. I have multi function printer and scanner. I was wondering if that would be good enough to scan in the music?

Should be that's what I used., it's time consuming but well worth it once they're all in there. I have a Brother large (A3) one. I used the document feeder and scanned 50 pages at a time (both sides).

Then made PDFs using Adobe and the images I had made. Not sure if that was the best way since my PDFs are not technically search-able so I may try other options later on (for the larger books)

With the new update to iBooks I now have all my music organized into different categories also
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#1593900 - 01/09/11 11:45 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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That is a great idea for using an iPad. I may need to get one now. grin
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#1593923 - 01/09/11 12:16 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Cyborg]
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Originally Posted By: Cyborg
That is a great idea for using an iPad. I may need to get one now. grin

That was the main reason I got mine (as my 40th present). I have all 4 Einaudi books + all my other sheet music, some single ones (mostly Film & TV), Alfred stuff, theory, scales, Circle of 5ths etc.. - LOVE it for this use alone.

I've also got all of the songs I'm interested in loaded on the iPod portion of the iPad so I can have them playing whilst I'm learning.

Aside to this I also have ForScore which I am using to house my current repertoire and this also has the ability to link/load up the song from the iPod section.

- Steve
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#1594481 - 01/10/11 07:07 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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Now if you could just hook up some sort of foot peddle to do the page turns (forward and back)...

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#1594514 - 01/10/11 08:47 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Undone]
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Originally Posted By: Undone
Now if you could just hook up some sort of foot peddle to do the page turns (forward and back)...
Undone

Air-Touch has a bluetooth unit that does just that :evil: smile
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#1595476 - 01/11/11 04:49 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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Oh gee... I am so behind with Ipads! Doing pretty good so far, still working on one piece, "Moonlight' and few others too!

Have a good January all!
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#1609877 - 01/31/11 09:35 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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I finished "Shenandoah" on January 17th. I was assigned "Jazz Ostinato" at my lesson last week.
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#1610085 - 02/01/11 07:09 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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I've basically finished Toccata in Dm (though I'm still futzing with it) and am about to move on to my final book 3 piece Fur Elise.

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#1610116 - 02/01/11 09:01 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Undone]
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Originally Posted By: Undone
I've basically finished Toccata in Dm (though I'm still futzing with it) and am about to move on to my final book 3 piece Fur Elise.

Undone

Great stuff Undone thumb
I'm looking forward to picking back up where I left off (just over 1yr break) after initially starting and then parking #3..
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#1610267 - 02/01/11 01:15 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: Mark...]
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I'm probably years from Book 3 at the rate I learn, but I can't wait till I get to some of those pieces. I hope you will all post recordings.
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#1610276 - 02/01/11 01:24 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and ALL in One Adult Piano Course Book #3 [Re: mom3gram]
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Originally Posted By: mom3gram
I'm probably years from Book 3 at the rate I learn, but I can't wait till I get to some of those pieces. I hope you will all post recordings.


ME too. Im halfway through book 2 and I'm so ready/anxious/eager to get to book 2 and other pieces that it is hard for me to focus on what I am working on now, which is kind of sad. The process takes so long. I wish it were instant
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