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#2401173 - 03/22/15 03:14 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
PhilipInChina Offline
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Registered: 10/19/13
Posts: 1437
Loc: China
I am now able to memorise a few simple pieces. I won't pretend it is easy but I am confident it will become easier as those particular neurons start firing.
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#2401177 - 03/22/15 03:37 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Registered: 03/14/14
Posts: 222
And it can be an interesting journey...
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Software instruments,5.1 sound system.
Ending John Brimhall's Piano Method,book 5.
Started The Grand Conservatory method for the piano,1885 edition. Rain Drops.

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#2401187 - 03/22/15 04:07 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: RaggedKeyPresser]
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Registered: 01/09/11
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Loc: Switzerland
I had a good lesson last week and received a "pass" on Chopin Nocturne in C# minor and a "very nicely played". I still have some polishing to do, before I make a final recording, and this is one I definitely want to keep in my repertoire. It should be my May quarterly recital piece as well. I was pleased with the fact that this one came together faster than previous nocturnes, and that I can play it without looking away from the score, and also from memory. That is a first for me. In the past, I have always had to memorise and watch my hands, because of the the large jumps in most nocturnes. This one, I learned by keeping my eyes on the score, and it really paid off! I never lost touch with the score, never had a problem with getting lost. Learning that skill is my AOTW.

We are starting Sinfonia #11 in G minor next, which will be one of my exam pieces. It will be my first Sinfonia, and I absolutely love it. It should be fun!
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#2401308 - 03/22/15 02:07 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Registered: 12/16/10
Posts: 635
Loc: Midwest USA
PhilipInChina, congrats on getting some pieces into memory. It's a good skill to have in your toolbox.

SwissMS, nice work, getting a "pass" on the nocturne and working totally from the score. Another nice tool to have on hand.


My AOTW: We went shopping for an acoustic yesterday. We're aiming for a grand in the 5 1/2 to 6 foot range, based on budget and space considerations. There's a lot more shopping and playing to be done, but we took the necessary first step! I'm excited!
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#2401328 - 03/22/15 03:07 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
wimpiano Offline
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Registered: 09/16/13
Posts: 1834
Loc: The Netherlands
Thanks all for your nice words, I appreciate it very much. @JimF, I wish your parents the very best. They're the age of my grandparents for whom it has also been a tremendous loss. My mother was only 57.

@Philip, good work! Memorizing is hard!
@SwissMs wow, a Chopin Nocturne!
@Stubby, hardly anything beats a new piano! Good luck and make sure you're well informed. the Piano Forum is a good resource ans so is PianoBuyer.
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#2401404 - 03/22/15 07:34 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
Ben Boule Offline
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Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 89
Loc: Massachusetts, USA
This was an exciting week for us, Friday we had a rental Yamaha P22 delivered. It's 25 years old but seems to be in pretty great shape, the dealer tuned & regulated it quite nicely.

I can't believe how nice it is to play on an acoustic at home!

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#2402697 - 03/26/15 04:11 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
rnaple Offline

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Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 2117
Loc: Rocky Mountains
I keep you people in mind, always. Wish you all the best.
A little update on my health. It appears I'm in the process of rising from the grave again. Did it 11 years ago. Doing it again.
I don't think you all are interested in hearing my whining on all the details. Am starting to get back on piano. Can sit in a new chair with heating pad on my lower back. All in all. Am not doing great. But definitely better.
Just want to say Hi. I appreciate all the well wishes from the last time I posted. Yes, I did see them.
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Your brain is a sponge. Keep it wet. Mary Gae George
The focus of your personal practice is discipline. Not numbers. Scott Sonnon

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#2402699 - 03/26/15 04:28 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: Stubbie]
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Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 4188
Loc: Northern England.
"My AOTW: We went shopping for an acoustic yesterday. We're aiming for a grand in the 5 1/2 to 6 foot range, based on budget and space considerations. There's a lot more shopping and playing to be done, but we took the necessary first step! I'm excited!"

Not surprised! I reckon the size is perfect for sound and playability! Have fun!

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#2402711 - 03/26/15 05:09 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: rnaple]
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Registered: 03/21/13
Posts: 2070
Loc: Australia
Originally Posted By rnaple
I keep you people in mind, always. Wish you all the best.
A little update on my health. It appears I'm in the process of rising from the grave again. Did it 11 years ago. Doing it again.
I don't think you all are interested in hearing my whining on all the details. Am starting to get back on piano. Can sit in a new chair with heating pad on my lower back. All in all. Am not doing great. But definitely better.
Just want to say Hi. I appreciate all the well wishes from the last time I posted. Yes, I did see them.


wishing you all the best Ron, we are missing your distinctive voice in the forum so hope you do make a return one day.
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#2402771 - 03/26/15 10:02 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 5805
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Ron - please do keep in touch. I'm sorry it's such a haul for you, but I'm glad you're still around smile Hope it gets better and better for you - I'm always interested in how the piano system is working.

Lots of good thoughts coming your way - you're certainly valued here -

Cathy
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#2403062 - Yesterday at 07:19 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
JimF Offline
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Registered: 10/08/09
Posts: 1885
Loc: south florida
Good to hear of your health and piano resurrection, Ron. Welcome home! thumb
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#2403170 - Yesterday at 12:06 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: JimF]
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Posts: 1090
Loc: Switzerland
I am glad to hear that your health is improving and you are playing piano again! Welcome back!
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#2403176 - Yesterday at 12:15 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
wimpiano Offline
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Loc: The Netherlands
Good to have you back Ron!
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#2403347 - Yesterday at 09:58 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: wimpiano]
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Loc: First Town, First State
Falling behind on my newly assigned pieces. I'll try to do another "six hour challenge" this weekend to try to prepare for Monday's lesson.
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