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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 KinderszenenPiano Adventures
Alfred's Basic Adult Piano Course Book1
And finally, the jazz
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.