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#983026 - 07/10/06 11:56 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Registered: 04/16/06
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Loc: Orlando
Thank you Monica. My secret is self-hypnosis that my mother taught me. It gets rid of the pain in the fingers and wrists after 10 hours of straight practice. Now I play 11 hours straight:) And no, I don't stop to eat. Should I get help?

Actually, I do like to play for hours (2-4), because it is therapeutic for me. If I'm not doing so well on a song. I play it slowly and correctly a few times and let the central nervous system process it for a day or two and then come back to it. If that doesn't work, then I bang my head against the wall and forget who I am for a half hour. That's a quick way to forget about your problems for a while.
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#983027 - 07/17/06 10:09 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
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Loc: Canton, MI
Hows everyone doing????

bump
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#983028 - 07/17/06 10:12 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
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[wonders if she can pretend she didn't see this post.]

I'm stalled. I've been making good progress on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and struggling on Linus & Lucy, so I've been focusing my time and effort on GRYMG instead.
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#983029 - 07/18/06 07:37 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
Rico Offline
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Registered: 12/19/05
Posts: 6
Loc: North Carolina
Got my copy a couple days ago (eight page). About 7 years ago I had downloaded a MIDI transposed score that made L&L sound even worse than Monster M&H's example. I had not played it since (because I was in school without a piano).

It's good to have a real score and my own piano. If I could only choose what I will practive every day. I get distracted by six or seven pieces, but I will try to push through the jazzy sections of the piece.

Good luck! R.
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#983030 - 07/18/06 08:20 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 535
Loc: New Hampshire
Linus and Lucy, what's that?

*Andrew hopes he can rationalize his excuse*

I've pretty much focused my attention on my recital piece. I just don't seem to make much progress on several pieces at once, so I haven't been practicing this one much lately either. I think I'll be more motivated the closer we get to Christmas.
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#983031 - 07/18/06 08:37 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Rico..."downloaded a MIDI transposed score that made L&L sound even worse than Monster M&H's example." HEY...lol I'll try to record an updated sample...

Shortcircuit85...I know what ya mean...I have just 2 pieces I'm working on right now - L&L being 1 - and I find it hard to devote time to the harder sections. I do have the first part down pretty good (at least in my own mind).
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#983032 - 07/26/06 12:05 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Registered: 12/27/02
Posts: 80
Loc: SF Bay Area
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monster M&H:
Hows everyone doing???? [/b]
Okay, Monster...

I have completed Linus and Lucy. Yes, I mentioned that before, but this Group introduced me to try the song a little different from what I had already learned. That should count for something -- I hope -- for I had to de-program my hand and adjust to the more-efficient fingerings mentioned in this study (at least for me.)

Disclaimer: I know for a fact that I DO NOT SOUND AS GOOD AS VINCE, but do I win a little something?[/b] \:D

Oh, if I could record for you I wish I could. I have Cakewalk's Music Creator (USB) connected to my P-120, which I'm still trying to learn.
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#983033 - 07/26/06 10:32 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Congratulations, VibeRaider! That's impressive. You should be able to record pretty easily with your P120, so I hope you keep trying. I'd like to hear your version.

As for me, well, L&L is on the back burner where it's been the last two years. And where it will be for maybe the next two years. :p The progress I was making was just too darn slow, and I decided I'd rather spend my time practicing pieces I was actually getting somewhere with.

Where's a smiley waving a surrender flag when you need one?
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#983034 - 07/26/06 12:20 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Good God Man...lets hear it, record...record...


Nice job, so what's next on the list? and did I mention record it? so us S L O W folk can learn something...
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#983035 - 07/28/06 09:14 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Loc: Canton, MI
\:\( teacher pointed out I was off!!! So now I'm trying to un-learn and re-learn... bummer
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#983036 - 07/28/06 01:28 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
Agilita Offline
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Registered: 01/03/06
Posts: 476
Loc: Missouri
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teacher pointed out I was off!!! So now I'm trying to un-learn and re-learn... bummer
Hmmmm. I don't have a teacher. I guess that means I could be off and not know it?

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#983037 - 07/28/06 08:03 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
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Registered: 12/27/02
Posts: 80
Loc: SF Bay Area
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monster M&H:
\:\( teacher pointed out I was off!!! So now I'm trying to un-learn and re-learn... bummer [/b]
Where are you off?
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#983038 - 07/29/06 06:53 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Loc: Canton, MI
 Quote:
Originally posted by Agilita:
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teacher pointed out I was off!!! So now I'm trying to un-learn and re-learn... bummer
Hmmmm. I don't have a teacher. I guess that means I could be off and not know it? [/b]
I was OFF way before I had a teach...

The right hand part I was slurring the AbC -the third/forth notes- rather than playing separate. I'll try to record -although I have to work on wife’s car and home chores- the two different ways. He also mentioned to really bring out the LH, to listen to a recording and pay attention to the bass and rhythm. Our regular lessons are Over the Rainbow and Blues/walking bass with improvising RH fills
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#983039 - 08/03/06 05:55 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
Mario Ajero Offline
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Registered: 06/17/06
Posts: 99
Loc: Nacogdoches, TX
At the request of Dean (dk21208), I'm posting up a recording that I made of Linus & Lucy from my podcast. I personally don't think it's anything special, but if it helps out anyone, then knock yourselves out with it.

http://marioajero.blogspot.com/2005/12/linus-and-lucy.html

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#983040 - 08/04/06 09:45 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17876
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
You may not think it's special, Mario, but I have tried and failed to play that piece, so I beg to differ! Great job.
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#983041 - 08/04/06 10:18 AM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 3198
Loc: Canton, MI
Sounds Great...thanks
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#983042 - 08/04/06 02:17 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
dk21208 Offline
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Registered: 11/29/05
Posts: 339
Loc: FL
Mario,

Thanks for the response. Personally, I always think it is a benefit to hear different interpretations of the same piece of music. You never know when inspiration is going to hit...
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#983043 - 08/04/06 09:24 PM Re: Linus and Lucy Study Group
TX-Dennis Offline
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Registered: 12/09/05
Posts: 4126
Loc: Texas
 Quote:
Originally posted by Mario Ajero:
At the request of Dean (dk21208), I'm posting up a recording that I made of Linus & Lucy from my podcast. I personally don't think it's anything special, but if it helps out anyone, then knock yourselves out with it.

http://marioajero.blogspot.com/2005/12/linus-and-lucy.html [/b]
Very nice, Mario. I wish I could get it to that point. The main theme is relatively easy. It's that swing bit that's so difficult to master.
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