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#1977521 - 10/23/12 10:14 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Wisebuff - that's great you are almost ready for your exam! Excellent!

I've had to put my prep on hold as I am working full time again and have found my piano time greatly diminished. And I didn't have a teacher these last few months due to scheduling and my work. I will be starting with a new teacher on Sunday though and I am excited!

Toastie - don't worry your piano will be with you soon!! The one that was meant to be!
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#1977529 - 10/23/12 10:45 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: anivace]
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Originally Posted By: anivace
No "big achievements" here, just a general observation: after 4.5 months I can now better control the "mood" of the notes I'm playing rather than just trying to hit the keys with the correct timing. And it takes less time to learn a piece.



Sounds good. And I like your Bee. smile
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#1977559 - 10/23/12 12:04 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Wisebuff - well, that is progress indeed - and heading to an exam... gulp. I don't know if I will put myself through that at some point in the future. I know I've turned down the "opportunity" in the past smile
Good for you though, I'm full of admiration at your determination and enthusiasm!

Zoe - I hope you have a wonderful time with your new teacher!
I'm loving mine.

Today we went through several of my works-in-progress and he really brought each one to life for me ! I am getting so much from these lesson, I feel rich every time I see him.

I had an audience today - a 12 yr old (who has been playing for 5 years!) sat in on my lesson to see how the teacher works! ack! (Yes, every one asked my permission first!) I said yes, feeling that it would be good for me to have an audience that I could "politely" ignore smile

I played scales and arpeggios for him for the first time, and my scales were fine, but my arpeggios were just a shade less certain, so he wants me to work on them.

Today he also suggested that I get a metronome so I can practice gradually working up my tempos.


He made an interesting point. He said I don't need a mentronome for keeping the beat or finding the rhythm, and in fact if I did, he wouldn't use a metronome to set me straight, he would use a different technique. I didn't have time to ask (because after our conversations earlier this week, I was curious)... but I am curious... I will try to remember to ask next week!

So... now I will be shopping for a metronome. I will get a mechanical one, I don't feel like having a digital one smile
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#1977562 - 10/23/12 12:18 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Wise Buff - I'm so impressed that you are working towards your level 5 exam. Someone posted, somewhere :\, a youtube video of a student and examiner doing that exam, and there's no way I'd be able to do it. Brava!

casinitaly and farmgirl - how great that your new teachers are working so well with you. It's such an upper to read your posts - the enthusiasm and pleasure from you is wonderful.

I don't post often - I have lots more work (good for the pocket book, but alas for the time), and I'm trying to up my practice time, but I do read fast, so I check in every day!

I guess I'll post an AOTW, too - I have a twice-a-month paying gig at a new assisted living home. Talk about keeping me on my toes, tho - it takes about 20 tunes/songs a time, and I only know 40, and it usually takes me about 3 months to get something ready for publicly playing. And they want to sing, so they have requests. Yikes! So I've added a really easy version of Green, Green Grass of Home (they're singing, right, so it doesn't have to be frilly? ), and I'm working on My Country of 'Tis of Thee, because songs I've known since childhood are far easier to learn, and a couple of holiday songs from the Easy Piano book I use every year, because, again, I'm already really familiar with them. But to have a new one or two each time - whoa! I call them my 2-week wonders. But at least I can use them at my volunteer assisted living space, too. But it's a push.

Off to work. Sigh. At least I'll be able to pay my taxes.

Cathy
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#1977593 - 10/23/12 02:08 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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I just noticed that I've completed 100 hours of Hanon! I started just under two years ago. Currently I'm doing Ex1-20 HT daily (over 1 octave. I also do the weaker hand (left) alone using Anki (a time spaced repetition program) at a slightly higher tempo. It's fun!

Here's the study stats to date:

Study tasks: 1285
First date: 16/11/2010
Last date: 23/10/2012
Time(mins): 6003
Time(hrs): 100
Days in period: 708
Days of Practice: 424
Avg pract time: 14
Avg daily time: 8

I've made a point of not memorising them, so in addition to the well known positives they provide (strength, stamina, finger independence and dexterity), I'm suspicious that they also help with sight reading and recovery from hand issues (ulna nerve compression problems). grin
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#1977643 - 10/23/12 04:21 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Jotur,Cathy! So nice to hear from you over here! Your work at the assisted living residence must be tremendously satisfying on so many levels!
I can't imagine getting something up to sing-a-long speed in 2 weeks....Something to aim for in the future!! smile

EJR - congrats - that's a significant amount of work!
It is also great that you've managed to build up your sight reading skills too. You must be feeling very satisfied with hitting this milestone and all the success that is "built-in" to it!
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#1977657 - 10/23/12 05:15 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
So... now I will be shopping for a metronome. I will get a mechanical one, I don't feel like having a digital one smile


There's something wonderfully 'old school' about a mechanical metronome! It just seems so much more connected to playing than a digital. smile
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#1977723 - 10/23/12 08:37 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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I like that AOTW is as much a (b)log of the ins and outs of 'the piano life' as it is 'achievement of the week.' It's all very interesting to read. Kudos to the regulars.

My AOTW was to get an 8 min. 20 sec. rendition of Canon in D (Monica K's version from her youtube channel). I hit a few wrong notes (nothing major) and kept going to the end. My previous best was 9 min. (last week) and 10 min (last month).

For reference, Monica does it in 4 min. 07 sec. eek , so I still have to rev things up further to get up to speed.

Nevertheless, after I finished I jumped up from the piano and did a fist pump. grin
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#1977823 - 10/24/12 01:50 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: Stubbie]
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Originally Posted By: Stubbie
Nevertheless, after I finished I jumped up from the piano and did a fist pump. grin
This made me smile! I've felt like doing that a few times, when I really nailed a piece. smile
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#1977881 - 10/24/12 07:05 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: FarmGirl]
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Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
Yes it is ok to do that. It's called as "BARing fingers" (hope I spelled right) and widely used. I have to use it a couple of times in Brahms piece I'm working on.


My teacher said yes! She said it's a good solution. But also that I should learn to play it properly sometime and save it for chords that are more spread out. haha.

My left wrist problems have returned. It's kind of depressing, but I'm having fun playing with my RH, so ...

p.s. Toastie, I can't wait to see your piano! :-)

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#1978505 - 10/25/12 02:13 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Mine was finally passing off the Menuet in G Minor from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena! My teacher gave it to me ages ago, but I never seemed to fully "get it", but this week I finally could play it all, with some expression too!

Also, I can play F, G, B, Bb, and D major scales four octaves in 16th notes at about 76. The D and Bb scales took me a while but they seemed to click this week =)

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#1978718 - 10/26/12 12:30 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: MaryBee]
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Originally Posted By: MaryBee
Originally Posted By: Stubbie
Nevertheless, after I finished I jumped up from the piano and did a fist pump. grin
This made me smile! I've felt like doing that a few times, when I really nailed a piece. smile

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#1979182 - 10/27/12 04:47 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: Stubbie]
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Originally Posted By: Stubbie
I like that AOTW is as much a (b)log of the ins and outs of 'the piano life' as it is 'achievement of the week.' It's all very interesting to read. Kudos to the regulars.

My AOTW was to get an 8 min. 20 sec. rendition of Canon in D (Monica K's version from her youtube channel). I hit a few wrong notes (nothing major) and kept going to the end. My previous best was 9 min. (last week) and 10 min (last month).

For reference, Monica does it in 4 min. 07 sec. eek , so I still have to rev things up further to get up to speed.

Nevertheless, after I finished I jumped up from the piano and did a fist pump. grin


I really love the "blog" aspect of this thread too. It is so much fun to go back a year and see what we were proud of and how far we have come!

I LOVE that version of Canon in D - but I've yet to tackle it --- good for you! The thing about the piece is that even played slowly it will sound beautiful!

I shared your "fist pump" moment when I nailed a trickly part in my recital piece! woohoo! For a while I had despaired I'd be able to pull it off - and was really blue because it seems like such a simple simple piece. Ah, live and learn!

MaryAnn - I'm sorry you're having wrist pain again. Aside from rest, what are you doing to resolve the problem? Heat? Massage? Is it caused by tension or by overuse or some error in position? I hope you get to the root of the issue soon so you can solve the problem and be pain-free!

Jared - good for you! The Menuet in G is charming piece. I haven't "studied" it, but I play it (not very well) sometimes just for the fun of going through it.
Working up your repertoire of scales is good too - I'm going through a revew process of the major scales with my new teacher, and then we'll start on the minor scales.

Ah... it is a rainy grey weekend - perfect for staying home and playing the piano! smile
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#1979344 - 10/27/12 04:49 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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My AOTW was simply surviving the week without a piano. They think they will have it there next week, so fingers crossed. I have four new pieces to work on this week, though am stuck using only a keyboard and the piano at work (which is lovely, but I can't always use it).

Didn't do all that much this week as felt rather disillusioned. Am back on the right track now though and have lots to do. My sight reading seems to be getting much better now. Obviously, I am still at the level of a small child, but slightly less small than before smile
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#1979354 - 10/27/12 05:17 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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No achievements for me. On Thursday, I badly injured the 4th finger on my right hand playing softball. It's still badly swollen, and I just hope it's not broken. I don't know when I'll be playing piano again frown
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#1979541 - 10/28/12 04:15 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: Sam Rose]
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Originally Posted By: Sam Rose
No achievements for me. On Thursday, I badly injured the 4th finger on my right hand playing softball. It's still badly swollen, and I just hope it's not broken. I don't know when I'll be playing piano again frown
get well soon, Sam.

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#1979558 - 10/28/12 05:36 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Toastie, you'll be over the moon again soon, when your piano comes home,--- and in the meantime it is great to be recognizing that your baby steps are lengthening!
Progress in reading will make such a difference to what you even think about doing in the next while! Good for you!

Sam!!! Ouch!!!! I really hope it is just a sprain, not a break. Be careful not to overstress as you heal.
But wait a minute --- you write on Saturday that you hurt yourself on Thursday but you don't know if it is broken or not? Have you not been to the doctor? ??
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#1979618 - 10/28/12 10:50 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Week 33: Injuries. A cold pack has been added to my list of coping mechanisms (soaking in warm water, rest, limiting practice time, wearing fingerless gloves, and now cold pack immediately after practicing).

I wrote out the music to my new piece Shimmer. I use ABC notation and sketch it out in a notebook, so transcribing might be too technical a term for my note taking. I recorded a couple of versions to see how it sounds. I practiced every day for the 4th week in a row.

At my church coffee house, a 75-year old played the piano and sang. She performed about 15 songs, all from memory. Her piano playing was smooth as silk and her voice never faltered. At 75 she is an inspiration for all of us "young" pianists.
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#1979637 - 10/28/12 11:44 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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On Friday I played (or rather tried to play) a Mozart duet with my old teacher. She just gave me the piece last week and it is written for flute and piano. I am not familiar with it and didn't have much time to practice it. I was going really slow. She seemed a bit worried and asked me if that was my tempo. For a second I couldn't figure out why. Aha! I was going so slow she would run out of breath! Oops! I didn't even think of that!

Even though I couldn't transition very well between chords and sections and kept getting confused by her playing we played for a about 15 minutes. I had so much fun! On the few bars I could keep up and play the right notes it was amazing. What a cool thing to play with somebody like that.

I need to spend more time on my part and see how it goes next week. We may have to start with something a bit easier so I can get used to focusing on my part and staying in time.

I haven't played with anybody since grade 7 band and this reminded me of the awe I felt then when all the parts came together to create something beautiful.

I will ask my new teacher if she will do simple duets with me too. It truly is fun and a real skill builder.
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#1979789 - 10/28/12 06:51 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Sam R - I hope you heal fast... and get it checked out if it's not getting better on a reasonable pace!

Zoe - that does sound like fun. I did some brief duets with my piano teacher, back when I was taking lessons, and they were always exhilarating. I'd love to do more with a different instrument...

Here, our AOTW is that my wife arranged for a very lively and fun rock-n-roll piano teacher to come to my house and give a lesson to my 7 year old. He never really took to lessons with a classical teacher, but after 1/2 hour lesson today he's already been back at the piano a couple times to practice and play around. One of his assignments for next week is "write a song". smile It's great to see him enjoying himself.
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#1979797 - 10/28/12 07:08 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: bessel]
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Bessel that sounds like fun for your 7 year old! I wonder if my 8 year old would like that type of thing. He recently transposed 2 of his pieces from g to c. All on his own as he was fooling around at the piano one day and found the patterns. I was impressed. He's also got a good ear for hearing pitches. I think he would love to improvise more. He's not really gotten into any classical but every few weeks he gets to a song he loves and masters it right away.

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#1979799 - 10/28/12 07:09 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Sam hope your finger heals up really fast. Sounds painful and you probably miss playing the piano.
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#1979830 - 10/28/12 08:16 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Originally Posted By: casinitaly
MaryAnn - I'm sorry you're having wrist pain again. Aside from rest, what are you doing to resolve the problem? Heat? Massage? Is it caused by tension or by overuse or some error in position? I hope you get to the root of the issue soon so you can solve the problem and be pain-free!
Thanks, casinitaly! At the moment, I'm not doing anything for it. I'm trying to find a specialist who can help me, but it's difficult in Okinawa. I suspect it is tendonitis, and I suspect it is caused by bad technique. Tension is almost certainly an issue, but there are other things, too, I imagine. I hope it can be solved because it's driving me crazy not to be able to play properly!

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#1980076 - 10/29/12 12:45 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Have you tried acupuncture? My dad managed to avoid a surgery in his hand thanks to acupuncture, I assume it will be easy to find many qualified therapists in Japan.

Anyway, my achievement is a very small one, as I'm playing for about 2 weeks, I successfully played a piece I like, Greensleeves(sheet music from Humphries Handbook).

I still need to work on the rhythm a little bit though, for now I still count on my ear to get the timing correctly, I hope it improves when the metronome I ordered gets here.


Edited by Morte (10/29/12 12:53 PM)
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#1980102 - 10/29/12 01:29 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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My achievement this week is small too but after 1 lesson, I successfully played Ode To Joy. I'm very excited!

I still have to work on a couple of things including the p-f (soft to loud)of the piece.
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#1980219 - 10/29/12 06:43 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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warlock214: I am excited for you! That's an awesome achievement. smile

MaryAnn: I am very sorry to hear about your wrist pain. Wishing you all the best. Please forgive this uninformed question: Do you have a chance to check out your technique with a piano teacher? I have arm pain, but if I play in the relaxed way my teacher showed me, I can play acoustic piano without problem, even Hanon exercises (beginner here).

Sam: It must be very frustrating not being able to play. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your finger.

bessel: I'm glad to hear your son has fun at the piano again. It's great that he has found a way to enjoy playing this instrument.
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#1980301 - 10/29/12 09:51 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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MaryAnn - I hope your wrist does get better soon... I'd hate to miss your Schumann for the recital. smile
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#1980306 - 10/29/12 09:57 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Thanks, anivace - it is fun to see my son enjoying playing... I just hope that it keeps up. smile

Zoe - it sounds like your son is really interested/motivated... If he hasn't clicked with classical, I certainly think it's worth a shot seeing if someone playing another genre can help spur him on. He sounds pretty talented, if he's transposing at 8!

We found the new teacher via Angie's List... don't know if you have a similar thing there, but it's basically a group that has members rate all sorts of businesses, and this guy had a few reviews that were stellar, in terms of hooking kids. Again, I have no idea how this will play out in the long run, but it's interesting so far.
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#1981913 - 11/02/12 06:13 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Yesterday was the other half's birthday. I decided (at the last minute) to find sheet music for Happy Birthday. I was able to play if fairly well! I think I will find a nice composition and commit it to memory......it will come in handy at those special moments!
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#1981918 - 11/02/12 06:22 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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My achievement this week was that three of my four pieces went perfectly in the lesson. But on the other hand I got very little done after that as I was so tired I could barely see and struggled with really simple things, so ended up doing scales after spending ages struggling through something that actually wasn't that hard. Feel a bit sorry for myself now so going straight to bed and will try again when my mind is fresher in the morning.
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