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

the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) The Best of Both Worlds
Yamaha Hybrid the Best of Both Worlds
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
146 registered (AndrewJCW, ando, accordeur, Akino, 41 invisible), 1625 Guests and 17 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
#468623 - 03/24/07 09:50 AM Wow! I noticed something today!
LiszThalberg Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 3288
About a year and a half ago, I bought a book called the Applause Book 1. It has some intermediate pieces that are crowd pleasers. When I bought it, I figured I should just go for it. I failed big time. I put the book away only playing 1 or 2 pieces from it. 2 weeks ago, I brought it out again. I can now play almost everything in the book. I guess it doesn't scare me much anymore. I just finished the Molto Vivace (etude for left hand) from Bartok's For Children in 5 days.

Everything seems less intimidating to me now. It went from, I'll never be able to play that to with a lot of work, I might be able to play that. Is this what it is like to improve?

Lastly, I'd like to thank all of you out there. You all have helped me so much. A nicer more intelligent group of people there never was.


Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#468624 - 03/24/07 01:00 PM Re: Wow! I noticed something today!
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 18950
Loc: Victoria, BC
Matt :

This is known as progress, growth and development.

It's a great feeling, isn't it?


- - - - -
Estonia 190

#468625 - 03/24/07 01:07 PM Re: Wow! I noticed something today!
Piano Fingers Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/27/07
Posts: 65
Loc: Owings Mills, Maryland
Yes, I've had the same experience. I discovered that after a year of site-reading lessons with my instructor, I can play music from my old intermediate level books with relative ease. Still not perfect, but the pieces sound like they should and with very little stop and start.

It's a wonderful feeling, isn't it!?
Words seem to get in the way of the message.
Fingers seem to get in the way of the piano.

#468626 - 03/24/07 01:31 PM Re: Wow! I noticed something today!
signa Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
i guess such experience happend to everyone. there're several times, when i picked up a piece i used to think it's impossible to play, i found it's no longer that impossible. i just started Chopin etude op.10.2, which i tried a few bars once and felt terribly difficult. but now, i've learned 1.5 pages of that just in a week, and mostly i could just slowly sight read through it. although playing this piece at tempo would still be extremely difficult to do, it still tells that how much i have improved... yeah, i feel great about it!

#468627 - 03/24/07 06:08 PM Re: Wow! I noticed something today!
mmmmaestro007 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/15/06
Posts: 420
Loc: australia
ah,the fruits of hard work! - well done and keep it up.
"musical training is a more potent instrument than any other because rhythym and harmony find their way into the inner places of the soul" -Plato

#468628 - 03/24/07 07:05 PM Re: Wow! I noticed something today!
Bassio Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/24/03
Posts: 2480
Loc: Alexandria, Egypt
Congratulations \:\)


Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
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 and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Write musical scores on iPad (or Mac)?
by Eric NYC
Today at 01:10 PM
Any reasons, other than cost, NOT to go for a hybrid?
by barbaram
Today at 11:23 AM
Are today's concert ppianists boring?
by Steve Chandler
Today at 10:45 AM
Site update
by mikka942
Today at 10:41 AM
Baldwin 243 - good buy for advanced pianist and student?
by Nicole_B
Today at 09:48 AM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Forum Stats
80,978 Registered Members
44 Forums
167,392 Topics
2,453,071 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 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission