Welcome to the Adult Beginners Forum! This thread contains links to topics that the members of the ABF think are of enduring interest. Click on any of the highlighted areas below to see more and don't be afraid to join in the discussion!

Not sure if you're in the right place? We welcome pianists of all levels but here is where we talked about who the ABF is for . And if you're thinking about starting (or restarting) at the piano but are worried that since you didn't start at age 3 you'll never amount to much, have a look at the it's never too late thread for some inspiration.
About us

Want to get to know some of the people here? Some of the members have posted introductions and more than a few have posted pictures as well. As you can see, we're a pretty diverse (not to mention good looking) group! Make sure you stop by and introduce yourself and add a photo.
Recitals

We hold recitals 4 times a year and invite you to participate! Recital dates are always the same: February 15th, May 15th, August 15th and November 15th.

ABF Recital FAQs

Since you'll need to record your playing to participate, here are some resources to help:

Recording your piano
Recording using the Zoom H4

And for those who don't feel like they "ready" to participate in a recital, we have our Ecco Fatto Café where you can submit your first recording.

Here is a link to wonderful web page created by ABF member Sam Smith of the recitals we've had so far. Have a listen to some amazing playing!

ABF Quarterly Recitals

And also please enjoy our Mendelssohn Recital -- which is also available as a youtube video playlist

Practice makes perfect

Here is where you can log all of those hours you've been practicing!

We also have our "Master of Your Domain" thread where you pledge to practice every day and have to "fess up" when you don't.

And to help you with being organized on your practice routines, and goals, check out FOYD - Focus on your Domain

Some resources to help in your studies

As you might imagine, there are lots of helpful resources available on the web. Here are a few:

Primer on Chord Voicing by our very own Rodney.
Practice drills in theory and sight reading
Piano theory
Fundamentals of piano practice gives lots of tips on how to practice and play.
Legal sheet music lists sites with sheet music available for download.


And here is a link containing links and references for a whole slew of materials which have been suggested by members to other members! LINKS AND BOOK TITLES SUGGESTED BY MEMBERS


Study Groups

We have study groups where we'll examine a particular work or area of a composers ouevre in detail.

Hugh Sung's "Clair de Lune from scratch" video lesson series
Chopin: Revolutionary Etude (aka 10/12)
Joplin: The Entertainer
Chopin: Nocturne 48.1
Mozart: Fantasy in D Minor
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in C# Minor
Chopin: The Nocturnes
CPE Bach: Solfeggietto
Huljic: Croatian Rhapsody
Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3
Chopin: Waltz in Ab
Chopin: Waltz Op. 34 No. 2
Schumann: Op. 15 Kinderszenen
Piano Adventures
Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course Book1 , Book2 and book3 and PopPianoPro
And finally, the jazz and hymn study groups.
Composers we love to talk about

Frederic Chopin
Franz Liszt
Ludovico Einaudi
David Nevue
Felix Mendelssohn

Once again, welcome to the ABF! We look forward to your participation in the forum.


Edited by casinitaly (Today at 11:11 AM)
Edit Reason: added recital FAQs
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