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#2135950 - 08/20/13 11:57 AM My new old upright :)
Mateas Catalin Offline
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Registered: 08/19/13
Posts: 2
I recently bought an old, about 100 y.o. Ant. Petrof upright piano. Tomorrow i am getting it tunned and i can't wait to get my hands on it, right now it doesn't sound so nice. I've always wanted to be a pianist, so this is is when my dream starts.
So...i need recomandations with what i should start, i played a little bit 2 years ago and started praticing Hannon, so i am going to start it over again. But i want names of books that would help me beging my road to becoming a great pianist.

PS - next month i will also be getting a piano teacher, but it's a few weeks away and i don't want to waste time just sitting around and doing nothing.

Will apriciate any advice. Thanks grin

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#2136037 - 08/20/13 02:22 PM Re: My new old upright :) [Re: Mateas Catalin]
Pierre-Luc Offline
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Registered: 11/21/12
Posts: 33
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Congrats on the new/old piano! Must be pretty exciting smile

I suggest starting with Alfred's books as they start from the very beginning and will get you some solid foundation for when you start your lessons.

Edited by Pierre-Luc (08/20/13 02:23 PM)
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#2136100 - 08/20/13 04:10 PM Re: My new old upright :) [Re: Mateas Catalin]
Rickster Offline

Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 9328
Loc: Georgia, USA
Congratulations on your new-to-you piano!

Hope the tuning goes well...

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

#2136223 - 08/20/13 07:33 PM Re: My new old upright :) [Re: Mateas Catalin]
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Originally Posted By: Mateas Catalin
So...i need recomandations with what i should start, i played a little bit 2 years ago and started praticing Hannon, so i am going to start it over again. But i want names of books that would help me beging my road to becoming a great pianist.

Disregard the Hanon. If you don't have or plan on getting a teacher in the near future, a children's or adult's piano method book would be the way to get started. Many on the forums here use or got started with Alfred's Adult All-in-One - there are three volumes.
Bernhard - Always Have a Plan

#2136313 - 08/20/13 11:12 PM Re: My new old upright :) [Re: Mateas Catalin]
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Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 2427
Loc: Australia
Congratulations on the new/old piano. Your teacher will be your guide for suitable material, however I think scales are a great start. Yeah I know they can be kind of boring but so essential and what you learn will not be wasted.
If this life is a simulation can I not be in the easy version where Bach was a drummer


#2136685 - 08/21/13 04:03 PM Re: My new old upright :) [Re: Mateas Catalin]
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Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 1607
Loc: California
Congrats on getting a new-to-you piano! Don't do Hanon on your own.
Art is never finished, only abandoned. - da Vinci


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