Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 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

the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
77 registered (AprilE, augustm, ando, 17 invisible), 1619 Guests and 8 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
#2272081 - 05/06/14 10:20 PM ***Chattanooga Choo Choo*** (Updated)
angelsong Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/06/13
Posts: 81
Loc: NW England
Have just watched Beth_Francis video and all has become clear. Thanks.

***Edit*** Thanks Casinality for yr comment - can see now that my question was very vague, perhaps because I wrote it at around 3.00 am. I can't upload a photo, but I can attempt to clarify the problem.

In the second measure, on the Treble Staff, there are 3 'G' notes linked to 'diminished' F Sharp, which seems to suggest that the F Sharp is played first as a short note, followed by the G as a longer note. I'm 'almost' sure that must be the case, yet I get confused when I watch videos where it looks as though the G is played first - and, as I say, my teacher has written in 'long short' above these notes, which has added to my confusion.*****

*****I posted this question a couple of days ago, then deleted it immediately because the 'answer' seemed so obvious. But now I'm not so sure!! At a recent lesson, my teacher focused mainly on Laura, which I'd been doing for some time and suggested that I move on to Chattanooga .... She gave me some quick pointers - and wrote 'Long/Short' at the top of the page where the first 'grace notes' appear.

All seemed very straight-forward till I started to play. The notes to me seem to clearly indicate 'short-long' - so I've been playing the black F Sharp very quickly and then the G. However, there's a constant 'niggle' that this is wrong. I've watched different videos - Syndal's is very good - but my 'strong conviction' that what I'm doing is correct seems to waver constantly.

Edited by angelsong (05/07/14 05:23 AM)

Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2272165 - 05/07/14 02:25 AM Re: Chattanooga Choo Choo [Re: angelsong]
casinitaly Offline

Gold Supporter until March 1 2014

Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 6343
Loc: Italy
It might help if you posted a picture of the notes in question.

Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard. BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90
Another thing you learn along the way is that the music will still be there when you are ready for it.There's no reason to rush.JimF

#2272194 - 05/07/14 05:12 AM Re: Chattanooga Choo Choo [Re: angelsong]
Beth_Frances Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/14/12
Posts: 247
Loc: Brisbane, Australia
I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Do you have a video of you playing it?

In the meantime, here's my version of it. I'm a piano teacher so hopefully I've got it right wink


#2272196 - 05/07/14 05:21 AM Re: Chattanooga Choo Choo [Re: Beth_Frances]
angelsong Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/06/13
Posts: 81
Loc: NW England
Thanks you Beth_Frances - have just watched your video and it is so clear now. My question has been answered. Thanks laugh

#2272216 - 05/07/14 06:40 AM Re: Chattanooga Choo Choo [Re: angelsong]
Beth_Frances Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/14/12
Posts: 247
Loc: Brisbane, Australia
Awesome smile


Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

Piano Classified Ads
Piano Lamps
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com, beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
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 Caster Cups and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
What are your thoughts on Knabe 5'3"? (1956)
by Nicbo
10/24/16 11:49 PM
Opinions on used pianos
by RickG1
10/24/16 10:16 PM
Taming the Upper Range of VSTs?
by newbert
10/24/16 08:29 PM
Practice Report
by Kenan
10/24/16 07:59 PM
Learning Ledger Notes?
by Digi Dave
10/24/16 07:43 PM
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,349 Registered Members
44 Forums
175,953 Topics
2,565,578 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 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission