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#991242 - 09/06/07 08:33 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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ah well,the penny finally dropped. I hadn't realised there was also a CD for the all in one.

Ipooh, I don't work so practice time is not an issue for me. Enthusiasm still burns strong, despite getting frustrated at my progress, or lack thereof! Usually when I can't get my head and hands around a sequence. Mind you, my gaff with the CD shows there are times when my brain isn't properly engaged. I'm hoping the shop has the other CD and will do an exchange.

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#991243 - 09/06/07 08:44 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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Loly, i am not sure if i posted before about this, but i am VERY HAPPY you and your teacher are doing well together, and you are progressing!!! with motivation!! and encouragement!! what a great start with the new teacher!!! Congrats on finding the one for you!!!
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#991244 - 09/07/07 11:22 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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thanks funburger, you were right all along. your feelings were right on track. \:D

We were laughing in class yesterday when I told her I was going to have to start carrying a roller suitcase for my books. She has me working out of 4 method books (yes I have assignments out of all), scales, arpeggios and czerny).

What I like most is she has me playing real music aside from alfred's clunkers \:D
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#991245 - 09/07/07 12:46 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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Loly, I think that is great!!! she sounds like a Wonderful teacher!! alot of teachers especially at the beginner stages dont like to stray from the beginner series. You really got blessed with this teacher loly, see the heinz commercial is right, good things happen to people who wait \:D

i can not wait to hear your next recital piece!! you will probably be playing some Rach. by then \:D
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#991246 - 09/07/07 01:32 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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i can not wait to hear your next recital piece!! you will probably be playing some Rach
ughhh that's what she said. I'm skeered :p
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#991247 - 09/07/07 08:49 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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Wow Loly, that's great! Your enthusiasm is positively contagious. It makes ME excited about going to my lesson, and I don't appreciate my teacher as much as that (not to say I don't love her). You're definitely going to have to tell us how everything's going.
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#991248 - 09/09/07 02:01 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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A very short piece from book two:

Lonesome Road:

http://www.box.net/shared/3cy3or3yvp

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#991249 - 09/09/07 03:42 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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As of last Friday, I can start posting in this thread since my teacher is letting me start on Alfred's Book #2.

The first few songs don't seem too bad difficulty-wise (as long as the usual practice is given to them). I'm currently at "Roman Holiday".

I haven't read through all the posts in this thread yet (I will after this), but I'm a little surprised, and maybe worried at everyone saying Book #2's song selection isn't the best. I'll wait and see what develops though.

So far, I think "Tumbalalaika" is a beautiful song, and "Light and Blue" is extremely fun to play (especially the portion that alternates between accented chord and melody).

But interestingly, I also received an extra book to practice from alongside the Alfred's books 1 and 2. It's Bastien's "First Sonatinas", and despite the name, they rate it a Level Three book. My teacher compared the songs' difficulties to that of Alfred's Book 2, so they should be possible after a while I hope.

And I'm breathing a sigh of relief seeing the posts here that say Book 2 isn't too hard (Was worried that it would start off with another Amazing Grace-style song).

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#991250 - 09/09/07 04:06 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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Originally posted by Perplexed:
As of last Friday, I can start posting in this thread since my teacher is letting me start on Alfred's Book #2.

The first few songs don't seem too bad difficulty-wise (as long as the usual practice is given to them). I'm currently at "Roman Holiday".

I haven't read through all the posts in this thread yet (I will after this), but I'm a little surprised, and maybe worried at everyone saying Book #2's song selection isn't the best. I'll wait and see what develops though.

So far, I think "Tumbalalaika" is a beautiful song, and "Light and Blue" is extremely fun to play (especially the portion that alternates between accented chord and melody).

But interestingly, I also received an extra book to practice from alongside the Alfred's books 1 and 2. It's Bastien's "First Sonatinas", and despite the name, they rate it a Level Three book. My teacher compared the songs' difficulties to that of Alfred's Book 2, so they should be possible after a while I hope.

And I'm breathing a sigh of relief seeing the posts here that say Book 2 isn't too hard (Was worried that it would start off with another Amazing Grace-style song). [/b]
Welcome to book two...

It seems that the book starts with some review and a few pieces that are easier than those at the end of book one. But then the pieces start building again.

Personally so far I like most of the songs in book two except a couple. And "Light and Blue" is one of my favorites too. You will recognize many of the songs in this book as you move through it.

Good luck and keep us posted.

Mark

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#991251 - 09/09/07 04:48 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Mark...:
A very short piece from book two:

Lonesome Road:

http://www.box.net/shared/3cy3or3yvp [/b]
Thanks for sharing, Mark...You did a great job! I enjoyed playing that little piece as well. I'm trying to get up the nerve to actually try recording myself sometime. Just for myself..I'm not ready for anyone to hear me, yet, lol

Char

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#991252 - 09/09/07 05:18 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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 Quote:
Originally posted by mamawatchman:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Mark...:
A very short piece from book two:

Lonesome Road:

http://www.box.net/shared/3cy3or3yvp [/b]
Thanks for sharing, Mark...You did a great job! I enjoyed playing that little piece as well. I'm trying to get up the nerve to actually try recording myself sometime. Just for myself..I'm not ready for anyone to hear me, yet, lol

Char [/b]
Thanks...something about that simple piece I really like.

Its a lot of work getting a clean recording, even on short pieces. but a by product of doing it is that it improves your piano skills.

So come on...lets hear something. I can add it to the opening page. I'm trying to get all the Alfred songs uploaded to the thread to help others...

Mark

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#991253 - 09/10/07 05:29 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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I am in book 2 and on the last song, "Cannon in D." Wish me luck!!!

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#991254 - 09/10/07 07:12 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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 Quote:
Originally posted by krb7694:
I am in book 2 and on the last song, "Cannon in D." Wish me luck!!! [/b]
Congrats on finishing book two. Thats a major accomplishment!!

Canon in D is a great piece. Funburger has it on video and did a masterful job playing it.

Will you be going to book three?

Mark

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#991255 - 09/10/07 10:46 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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Well, I'm finally back on track with Alfred's Book 2. I've been sidetracked by numerous things, but I'm going to really try to continue on with this book each week. So far, I'm up to Brahms Lullaby, which I started today, and it looks like I'll be finishing it today as well.

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#991256 - 09/15/07 02:22 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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Well the timing and rhythm on the "Hokey Pokey" is driving me nuts...

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#991257 - 09/15/07 04:08 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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Loc: Ohio
 Quote:
Originally posted by Mark...:
Well the timing and rhythm on the "Hokey Pokey" is driving me nuts... [/b]
I know what you mean. I wasn't sorry to let that one go when my teacher told me I could move on. Hang in there...

Char

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#991258 - 09/15/07 08:40 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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Hmm...La Raspa's driving me nuts. It's not hard or anything. It's just annoying. I started Scherzo today too (I only work on about 2 Alfred pieces a week cuz I have a bunch of random stuff). Really, it's the first song that I really liked in this book. The lyrics are fun! \:\)
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#991259 - 09/16/07 09:10 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Mark...:
A very short piece from book two:

Lonesome Road:

http://www.box.net/shared/3cy3or3yvp [/b]
That was very nice Mark.

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#991260 - 09/16/07 09:24 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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I've been wondering how you guys define easy! :rolleyes: I found Guantanamera {number 3 in the all in one}a bit of a struggle, those beginner stutters all too obvious.

I've just started looking at Light and Blue - RH. I like it. Help please! How do I play the tremolo on the last chord? I've never come across it before. Is it simply playing the notes as written in the explanation very fast and is that the meaning of the extra beams? Similar to an arpeggiated chord but not holding the first note(s)down when playing the second?

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#991261 - 09/16/07 08:07 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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The tremolo is an option. I'm not familar with the term. (I'll check with the teacher) I just have been playing it as written. Its one of my favorite pieces in book 2 by the way...

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#991262 - 09/16/07 08:27 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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Thanks Mark. I've been working on it today. It's fun and not as difficult as I expected, and fun isn't a word I've applied to many of Alfred's pieces. The work on the blues pieces in book one paying off methinks. I think it is going to be one of my favourites too.

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#991263 - 09/17/07 03:27 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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Just got done with Village Dance! That was a fun lil' piece! I learned it my first way through. Probably my fastest learning a new song! \:\)

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#991264 - 09/17/07 06:08 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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To do the tremolo, you have to alternate between the notes really quickly. I can't quite explain it because the book isn't right in front of me. But, if I recall correctly, in the little diagram they provide they have one note of the left hand corresponding to one in the right and then the other left hand note corresponding to the other two in the right. So you play those groups together, only really quickly. I think. If that makes no sense, then please ignore me. My excuse: it's 2:15 in the morning.
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Fur Elise
Chopin Waltz Op.69 No.2
Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.2
Schumann Op.15 No.1 (About Strange Lands and People)
Schumann Op.15 No.7 (Traumerei)

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#991265 - 09/17/07 12:56 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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sundew, funburger recorded light and blue on google video and it should be on this thread. she did a great tremolo and a great job. she's so talented

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6893189391630880037

i'm back on alfred's but not as heavy as I want. I asked my teacher if we could continue since I like to finish what I started and she said "yes", so I'm on space shuttle blues right now aside from the other 5 things she has me working on. \:D
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#991266 - 09/18/07 03:09 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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oooo I love space shuttle blues. i loved it so much I kept at it last night to polish it up and neglected my "meaty" pieces. I'm going to be in trouble. ooooooooooooooooooo
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#991267 - 09/19/07 12:54 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Oxfords Gal:
oooo I love space shuttle blues. i loved it so much I kept at it last night to polish it up and neglected my "meaty" pieces. I'm going to be in trouble. ooooooooooooooooooo [/b]
Good to hear, I'm almost there...and I also like the night song too

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#991268 - 09/19/07 06:16 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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Pianoluvr - thanks for the explanation.
Oxfordsgal - thanks for the link. I had read the thread through but had forgotten about that.

Nice to learn something new, if only the how. For now I'm sticking to the basic chords but will give tremolo a separate practice. Oh to be able play that fast! Some day.....

I've just about memorised it, which is not something that comes easily, and it has made me think about how liking a piece makes such a difference to what I achieve with it. I do like the blues so am looking forward to Space Shuttle, sometime next year probably.

I'm now struggling to avoid playing staccato with both hands in Hungarian Rhapsody. A snail could move faster!

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#991269 - 09/20/07 02:41 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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I found "Night Song" on You Tube...Its done very well. So if anyone needs to hear it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0GxhPkY4Ho

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#991270 - 09/20/07 02:48 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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Wow Mark - I am playing this way too slow if that was how it should sound.

My ear likes it slower (perhaps because it's the only version till now), so I will need to listen to this a lot.

Thanks.
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#991271 - 09/20/07 04:11 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2
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 Quote:
Originally posted by gmm1:
Wow Mark - I am playing this way too slow if that was how it should sound.

My ear likes it slower (perhaps because it's the only version till now), so I will need to listen to this a lot.

Thanks. [/b]
I was playing it slower too. I also like it slow too. This comes from a studio and I believe this is a teacher playing. So I think we need to speed it up... \:D

My teacher will be going over it today, so I'll know for sure later...

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