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#2559016 - 07/27/16 05:14 AM Mendelssohn - Songs Without Words (Op. 19, No. 4)
Dave Androos Offline
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Registered: 03/18/15
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Loc: Essex, UK

I'm a self taught amateur pianist based near London, England. I started playing the piano again in February 2015 (I had lessons as a 6 year old for a couple of years. I'm now 34.)

I've been playing every day since and finally plucked up the courage to make a website for my recordings and writing about how the piano helps me to live with OCD. To be honest, I'm feeling a bit dejected and disappointed because I've had very little feedback from my friends since I uploaded it last week. I know they're not fans of classical music but I thought they'd see beyond that to offer encouragement. Alas not and I feel a bit weird and soiled(!) about offering up my efforts to almost total indifference! I wasn't expecting huge acclaim (I'm well aware of my limitations!)...but something! I feel like taking it all down, running for the hills and nailing pieces of virtual wood against the doors and windows!

...but maybe I'm sharing it with the wrong people and so before I hit the red self destruct button on it, I'll post about it here. Whatever happens I'll keep playing but it'd be nice to have the opportunity to share it with others who would genuinely be interested to hear it occasionally. The website is http://www.keyfingers.co.uk and my recording of Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words (Op. 19, No. 4) will be the first thing you hear if you feel the desire to visit. smile

Edited by Dave Androos (07/27/16 05:14 AM)

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#2559180 - 07/27/16 06:43 PM Re: Mendelssohn - Songs Without Words (Op. 19, No. 4) [Re: Dave Androos]
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Loc: Italy
To the exception of the people posting here and guests, this is a quite inactive forum...

If you post in Pianist Corner - Member Recordings you will get feedback and tips if you ask. Pianists who post there are usually the experienced ones.

In Adult Beginners there are recitals every 3 months + occasional themed recitals. People listen to the recordings and provide feedback if desired.

I think your Mendelssohn recording is nice and I enjoyed it. I can't really say much else, I'm not experienced enough and I've never played that piece but considering you've restarted playing less then 2 years ago, you're doing very good IMO.

I also believe in the power of music (and piano music, of course) as a therapy.

I suggest you to keep posting on Facebook without expecting anything, even if you receive no feedback maybe someone will eventually get the bug. I certainly would do as I wrote but Facebook is currently of no use for me.

Just share your love for music, without pushing, without being pedantic.

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