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
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
Who's Online
135 registered (accordeur, 36251, antony, anotherscott, 42 invisible), 1670 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
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
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*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
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#2118287 - 07/15/13 11:20 PM piano teacher said "impressive" :D
Sweet06 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/22/13
Posts: 408
after my last few lessons of him just showing me all these different things i need to correct and going in on me so much he actually apologized for all the negative feedback. i told him absolutely don't apologize, if everything was great i wouldn't need you, i appreciate it most definitely! this lesson i nailed most of the homework after i got over the "first time playing piano today" hump. then i showed him a piece i was working on my own and he said for the first time since i started that he was impressed! i was so happy with those small but very meaningful words laugh.

As well, I did some research on keys and scales (for my own future improv desire) and wow, im realizing the more i learn just HOW much i DONT know. I enjoyed learning about how scales are just what a key is made up of, i felt something really click with how music is put together. I asked about learning some scales and he said it won't really help with the music im currently learning, it seems we are learning just chords at the moment, which im okay with. the scales from what i saw are plenty easy to teach myself with no problems.

overall, very progress oriented weed and VERY FUN!!! laugh
_________________________
"Doesn't practicing on the piano suck?!?!"
"The joy is in the practicing. It's like relationships. Yeah, orgasms are awesome, but you can't make love to someone who you have no relationship with!"

Top
(ads P/S)

Petrof Pianos

#2118300 - 07/16/13 12:01 AM Re: piano teacher said "impressive" :D [Re: Sweet06]
Tubbie0075 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 544
Glad to hear you are enjoying lessons and appreciating music and it's complexity.

Top
#2118319 - 07/16/13 12:55 AM Re: piano teacher said "impressive" :D [Re: Sweet06]
Rollin shoulders Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/16/11
Posts: 51
Loc: WNY
Sweet 06- you mention your future goals in improv, are you an avid jazz fan? That reminds me of myself when I first started getting into the theory of things. Practicing your major scales in all keys is a really good start too.
_________________________
1940's Wurlitzer Spinet
Casio CDP-100 with MacBook Pro for VST's
_____________________________
A.S in Music and Science '13
Music Certificate '13

Top
#2118408 - 07/16/13 06:27 AM Re: piano teacher said "impressive" :D [Re: Sweet06]
PaperClip Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 522
Loc: Amsterdam, Holland
True compliments are very beautiful! Keep it up!
_________________________
Chris

Playing since May 02 2009

Top
#2118411 - 07/16/13 06:35 AM Re: piano teacher said "impressive" :D [Re: Sweet06]
earlofmar Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 1774
Loc: Australia
well done, it's always nice to have your hard work well received.

Scales although they would appear to be quite easy are in fact quite tricky. I have heard that some teachers do build up towards them whereas I originally thought it was the first thing to learn. So perhaps he is waiting for the correct time.
_________________________
I thought I understood endurance sport; then I took up piano
XXXV-6-XXX

Top
#2118478 - 07/16/13 10:34 AM Re: piano teacher said "impressive" :D [Re: Sweet06]
PianoStudent88 Online   content
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 3206
Loc: Maine
The tricky thing about scales is not the fingering, but the technique of how you move your body, arm, hand, and fingers. Using the wrong technique can place enormous roadblocks in the way of achieving fluidity in scales, as well as possibly causing injury. A teacher who understands good scale technique and can teach it is a wonderful resource.
_________________________
Ebaug(maj7)

Top
#2118556 - 07/16/13 01:25 PM Re: piano teacher said "impressive" :D [Re: Sweet06]
Sweet06 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/22/13
Posts: 408
i am rolling shoulders. I love jazz its very awesome.
_________________________
"Doesn't practicing on the piano suck?!?!"
"The joy is in the practicing. It's like relationships. Yeah, orgasms are awesome, but you can't make love to someone who you have no relationship with!"

Top
#2118593 - 07/16/13 03:05 PM Re: piano teacher said "impressive" :D [Re: Sweet06]
PianoStudent88 Online   content
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 3206
Loc: Maine
Something to add to my previous post:

When you're just starting out, the fingering and the coordination between the hands can be tricky. But the thing that is much much MUCH harder to figure out without a teacher is the motions that allow things like fluidity, control, good tone, and speed, while avoiding things that can cause injury.
_________________________
Ebaug(maj7)

Top
#2118607 - 07/16/13 03:53 PM Re: piano teacher said "impressive" :D [Re: Sweet06]
Sweet06 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/22/13
Posts: 408
i use hannon to not only do what its designed to do, but also i'll go for a piano run thru, a cresendo run thru, a forte run thru. that way i can practice multiple things in a single exercise.
_________________________
"Doesn't practicing on the piano suck?!?!"
"The joy is in the practicing. It's like relationships. Yeah, orgasms are awesome, but you can't make love to someone who you have no relationship with!"

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
Christmas Lights at Piano World Headquarters in Maine 2014
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Need help picking a Beethoven Piano Sonata Slow movement
by oaklandraiders76
12/20/14 04:50 PM
What are some great ways to learn the blues?
by brucepiano
12/20/14 04:37 PM
Do you recommend a back cover on upright with Dampp-Chaser?
by thestar
12/20/14 03:56 PM
kawai model SA-8E upright
by EthanHawaii
12/20/14 02:28 PM
Piano Felt
by Modern Conner
12/20/14 01:37 PM
Forum Stats
77375 Members
42 Forums
160021 Topics
2349940 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

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 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission