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#2065332 - 04/16/13 03:02 AM don't be fooled
Michael_99 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/12
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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)

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#2065405 - 04/16/13 08:52 AM Re: don't be fooled [Re: Michael_99]
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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.
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#2065674 - 04/16/13 06:30 PM Re: don't be fooled [Re: Morodiene]
Michael_99 Offline
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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)

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