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#2307619 - 07/27/14 02:38 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: Sand Tiger]
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Originally Posted By: Sand Tiger
Even though you have fewer months in, you are on the piano immersion program of intensive training (level 4/5/6 after 15 months!), and I am doing an hour a day with half spent composing (level 1+ after 2+ years). As such, you have already lapped me several times as far as skill and progress. Sometimes my physical problems or schedule limit my time to less than an hour.


I like the description - "piano immersion program", it is an apt descriptor of how I have approached learning piano.

I take your point about practicing in smaller chunks, I have tried that but it may be worth a revisit. I will also be doing a lot of slow practice as I have found this to be very beneficial.


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#2307628 - 07/27/14 03:08 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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After I played half of the Schubert piece in our studio class, my teacher said "good, off to a good start". I was happy because she does not give praise easily. I still have lots more to go for this piece which I'm going to play in my first master class. After I read sight reading thread, I too started it using the books I had. Amazingly I'm getting better.and feeling the benefits when I practice the current pieces. I'm still reading slowly but I'm motivated now.
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#2307664 - 07/27/14 07:14 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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AOTW..... doing the bare minimum to keep MOYD. smile

My sister and niece have been with us for 2 weeks - they just left this morning. We've been away more than half that time and super busy even when home.

I have barely touched the piano and am hoping to get a lot of practice in so I can get my reording done this week!!
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#2307781 - 07/27/14 12:54 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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I'm very excited to be learning a piece I have long wanted to play. It's the Chopin Prelude no 17 in A flat Major. I heard a recording of it. I mistakenly thought it sounded easy to play. Years ago, looked at it, and was totally overwhelmed.

Now trying it for real with a teacher, I think I will be successful. I've learned the first 5 and a half lines before all the accidentals start coming into the picture. I'm probably lingering on what I can play longer than I should. But, I get chills when I play the part I can play. I've wanted for so long to learn this piece.

I guess this is in the category of learning a piece of your dreams. I'm really excited about it!
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#2308290 - Yesterday at 08:23 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Excited to start learning Hommage a Rameau. Started it last saturday, it will be slow going, but how I progress, I try to work on tidbits here and there and have about a good half dozen pieces slow-cooking on the stove. Hopefully by January I can come out with this and other fresh after-christmas-sounding pieces into my 'repertoire'.
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#2308299 - Yesterday at 09:38 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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I have a bad habit of over extending myself. I thought those days were over now that I'm unemployed. However it was not the case. I notice now I have 1 piano duet partner, another potential duet partner and finding myself being asked to accompany other instruments. Also my violin teacher set up a duet session with her other violin student who is also a pianist. Each individual activity is fun but I'm getting really busy with interview too. I feel like a kid in the middle of the candy store. I think I need discipline to say no.

Btw (grinning a bit) the piece I'm gonna accompany is Haydn concerto in C major for Oboe and orchestra. I do the orchestra part. My teacher was supposed to shoot me if I take any more, but she said I can do this. Here's a YouTube for the piece. I think it will be fun. I still need to work, but I can see retirement could be lots of fun.

http://youtu.be/3xn7Q9yzi4A
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#2308363 - Today at 02:35 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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dynamobt - I don't think that there is truly any "easy" Chopin - but it is all beautiful and music for the soul - enjoy your piece!

Brian - How great to have a repertoire building up so beautifully.

My ATOW isn't really any achievement, but I'm looking forward to exploring a new music book - Dennis Alexander Jazz - book 2 smile
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#2308365 - Today at 02:47 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Congratulations Cheryl!!

My non-AOTW is that my teacher went on a holiday. For a whole month!! frown

Anyway, the upside is that he told met that I could play anything I liked as long as it wasn't too far ahead of my current abilities. So I intend to surprise him when he's back.
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#2308681 - Today at 07:15 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Just posting here as there is no question/answer stickied thread. When is the next signup for whatever recital? Not a last call like someone else directed me to the aug15th for some reason. An early signup as possible. thanks.


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#2308683 - Today at 07:20 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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The call for submissions will open Aug 1, and close on Aug 14th, and read the thread carefully for what time it's closing on Aug 14th smile

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#2308686 - Today at 07:26 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: jotur]
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The call for submissions will open Aug 1, and close on Aug 14th, and read the thread carefully for what time it's closing on Aug 14th smile

Cathy

thanks but this meaning we need to submit a piece by 14th or declare we will do a certain piece? 'closing on aug14th' implies that we submit a recorded piece because joplin recital was open indefinitely. just submitting a recording was a closing date.
soory im confused. and i cant find that recital thread
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#2308693 - Today at 07:42 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: briansaddleback]
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Originally Posted By: briansaddleback

thanks but this meaning we need to submit a piece by 14th or declare we will do a certain piece? 'closing on aug14th' implies that we submit a recorded piece because joplin recital was open indefinitely. just submitting a recording was a closing date.
soory im confused. and i cant find that recital thread


The Joplin was a themed recital, and I knew it would take some time for people to coordinate and work on non-duplicate pieces. So it was announced in Oct of last year with the aim of giving folks 6 months to sign up and work on it. Like the ABF General recital, it opened on a specific date (Mar 1), chosen not to conflict with the ABF General Recital, and the submissions closed about 2 weeks later (Mar 14).

The ABF is a regular thing, so it always opens on the 1st of the respective month (Feb, May, Aug, Nov) and closes on the 15th. And you submit whatever single recording you want within that time window. It's a side effect of the recital software: once you lock in the dates and close the recital, no more submissions for that recital can be accepted.
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#2308706 - Today at 08:00 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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thanks for the clarification.
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