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#2103152 - 06/16/13 02:32 AM Étude......my solution to daily practice
DashanDad Offline
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Registered: 05/15/13
Posts: 79
Loc: Iowa
I am a night owl.

Family asleep but turned the volume down on my daughters key board and spent some time learning.

Sweet stuff. I would like to find something similar that hill help with the music theory and programming the brain,hands.

Just stating that étude is utter coolness.
Thomas Scott Haynie

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#2103233 - 06/16/13 09:48 AM Re: Étude......my solution to daily practice [Re: DashanDad]
Rickster Offline

Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 9102
Loc: Georgia, USA
I too have played my piano late into the night. Playing at 3:00am seems to have a certain charm all its own. smile

Of course, I can't play very well, but I do enjoy what little I can play.

As far as learning the keyboard, the consensus here on PW is to get a good teacher first and foremost. Otherwise, I'd suggest starting with learning the basic notes, scales and chord variations, along with proper finger and hand technique. This in itself will go a long way in helping to train the brain (left and right) and hands to work together and independently. I call it keyboard familiarization.

However, once again, me giving advice about learning to play the piano is like the blind leading the blind. smile

Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel

#2103320 - 06/16/13 12:51 PM Re: Étude......my solution to daily practice [Re: DashanDad]
Dave B Offline
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Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 2231
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I agree .... it's all about chord patterns and scales that go along with the chords. Learn your chords (Harmony)first!

#2103603 - 06/17/13 12:12 AM Re: Étude......my solution to daily practice [Re: Rickster]
laguna_greg Offline
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 1510
Loc: guess where in CA and WA
Originally Posted By: Rickster

I too have played my piano late into the night. Playing at 3:00am seems to have a certain charm all its own.....

Rick, I couldn't do that until I moved all the way out into the country on a couple of acres (still haven't seen the neighbors yet after 2 years), and soundproofed all the bedrooms.

And I just LOVE IT!!!!!
Laguna Greg

1919 Mason & Hamlin AA
1931 Bechstein C - now sold
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greg-dempster/34/325/6b9/ (my day job)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Taubman (a recent article I wrote about one of my teachers)

#2103830 - 06/17/13 12:47 PM Re: Étude......my solution to daily practice [Re: DashanDad]
DashanDad Offline
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Registered: 05/15/13
Posts: 79
Loc: Iowa
My daughter gets the real teacher. I do her lessons also. so I can help her and be certain that she is practicing right.

YEs we make her go but she'll thank us. I had a chance to learn piano as a kid and passed it up .. then about 25 I wanted it but it was too late. No $ no time no piano.

Now at 39 I'm content to give it 40- min to an hour or so at night on a semi daily basis with no real end goal beyond reach a point of compotence that I can enjoy playing.

Some of the stuff by Adele seem manageable for the beginner.
Thomas Scott Haynie


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