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

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 and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
69 registered (AndrewJCW, Alagondar, Albunea, barbaram, augustm, Andrei Kuznetsov, 14 invisible), 914 Guests and 7 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

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
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2065332 - 04/16/13 03:02 AM don't be fooled
Michael_99 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 935
Loc: Canada Alberta
...........don't be fooled

Don't be fooled by the staccato notes
as you crawl through the minefield of
notes at the expense of possible wrong
notes. Rhythm, timing, speed - are
secondary to accuracy - always - 'cause
if the notes are correct, timing will
place the correct notes down.

Edited by Michael_99 (04/16/13 03:10 AM)

(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2065405 - 04/16/13 08:52 AM Re: don't be fooled [Re: Michael_99]
Morodiene Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/06/07
Posts: 13337
Loc: Boynton Beach, FL
Sometimes the best way to practice staccato notes is to play them legato first to get the right timing and pitches, then add the staccato back in.
private piano/voice teacher FT

#2065674 - 04/16/13 06:30 PM Re: don't be fooled [Re: Morodiene]
Michael_99 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/28/12
Posts: 935
Loc: Canada Alberta
Morodiene, I have read your post, here:

Sometimes the best way to practice staccato notes is to play them legato first to get the right timing and pitches, then add the staccato back in.


Up to this point in my piano journey everything fell into place. What I learned was that, for me, reading the notes comes first and counting, of course, but that everything else including dynamics and embellishments and, for purposes of learning and playing, I include staccato notes, too - must be added last.

So you are, right, Morodiene.

It is quite funny learning to play the piano. I am working through the John Thompson method books and everytime I turn the page, or learn a new piece, John Thompson has me doing something new like:

new hand positions, key signatures, of course, playing two treble clefs or bass clefs, at the same time, broken chords, staccato, hand cross overs left and right, a one octave leap or jump, whatever the correct words are, here and there, a finger extention and, of course, thumb unders. And I am only halfway through book 1. When you watch someone playing the piano like in youtube, and you don't realize or see all the things that they are doing - I guess - because they are playing fast compared to me crawling through the measures. But the journey, is a joy. Even though I am only a beginner, playing these little tunes/pieces, it is difficult to believe that everyone does not want to play the piano - a doulble negative,

Thanks for your feedback and help.

Edited by Michael_99 (04/16/13 06:36 PM)


Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Yamaha CP4 or CP40 Free Bag
Buy a CP4 or CP40 Get a Free Bag
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Beginner Study Group
by Qazsedcft
5 minutes 27 seconds ago
How Can I Record With My Digital Piano?
by mrozn
52 minutes 58 seconds ago
Jazz concert at the festival " Liturgica" in Jerusalem.
by Nahum
Today at 02:12 AM
Playing the new L
by neciebugs
Today at 12:50 AM
Music rack extension?
by FrankCox
Yesterday at 10:33 PM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Forum Stats
81,615 Registered Members
44 Forums
168,709 Topics
2,471,393 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission