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#2321700 - 08/29/14 08:22 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: CarlosCC]
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Thanks Carlos, it's a bit difficult because she just this month assigned me the 'Expressive Etudes" series and I will need her assessment of course not being very familiar with classical genre.

I hope these books get more advanced as we progress through them; I admit these might help my technique but I sure don't see how it will help my reading because this book (One) is all simple pieces/notes within the staffs and simple rhythms to boot.

Nevertheless, thanks for the kind thoughts. smile
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#2321705 - 08/29/14 08:36 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: SwissMS]
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I have another AOTW - I finally received my ABRSM grade 5 theory exam results: 89/100, a merit! I missed distinction by one point. Still, I am very happy with the results. With that passed, I am now cleared to sit practical exams grades 6-8. I plan on sitting 5 in November, and 6 in June.


Wow, congratulations SwissMS that's quite a good achievement. Just for that I'll just pour a glass of red and toast your AOTW. grin
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#2321706 - 08/29/14 08:42 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: FarmGirl]
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1) I hosted Phoenix Piano Club monthly performance! It was a good party. It started at 7:30 and ended 10:30. Many excellent performance. I swear several members (including our own Carey) can play professional. I enjoyed an endearing showmanship of an 85 year old pianist. I had 17 piano performers 1 clarinet and 7 non performing guests. It took a whole day to prepare the site (chairs placed around piano), food and beverage preparation. They liked my piano shaped cake, hehehe.


Sounds like a fun evening FarmGirl. Congrats on a successful party. smile
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#2321773 - 08/30/14 12:37 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: SwissMS]
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Originally Posted By: SwissMS
I have another AOTW - I finally received my ABRSM grade 5 theory exam results: 89/100, a merit! I missed distinction by one point. Still, I am very happy with the results. With that passed, I am now cleared to sit practical exams grades 6-8. I plan on sitting 5 in November, and 6 in June.


That is so awesome, SwissMS.
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#2321786 - 08/30/14 02:51 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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SwissMS
You are a roll model for many of us.
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#2321857 - 08/30/14 11:03 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Good to see so much activity and so many achievements.

BrianDX, 300 pieces in year! OMG dude. A well earned sticker
CarlosCC good to see your pixels and to hear that you are back at the bench.

Farmgirl, a big party, a new job, a plan for the future, a red letter week for you.
LarryShone, congrats on the marks at school.

SwissMS, well done on passing the exam, and a wonderful attitude towards it all too.
Every one else, good going, and keep posting.

Week 129: All my recent free play has me starting a new piece, tentative titles are Menagerie or Mirrors. Separately, I take one of my old pennywhistle tunes and try to play it on the piano. I haven't tried that before with my extensive catalog of songs that I wrote before piano. It sounds thin, and tinny. A basic arrangement muddies the melody line. I don't know if I can find an arrangement that brings out the vibrant and beautiful melody line that the song has on whistle. Thirdly, I go back to poking away at Simple Gifts, such a beautiful melody in that one.
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#2321944 - 08/30/14 05:05 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: FarmGirl]
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Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
SwissMS
You are a roll model for many of us.


Just realized that I mixed SwissMS with cinnamon roll.
Meant "role model"
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#2322544 - Yesterday at 07:20 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: BrianDX]
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Originally Posted By: BrianDX
AOTW:

OK if I'm the only adult in this forum who a) gets stickers and b) really enjoys them, then I'm seriously going to hide my head in shame. frown



My kids got stickers and I always wanted them but my teacher thought adults shouldn't get them. Bummer for me but GREAT for you. When my teacher says "not too bad" that's the verbal equivalent of the sticker.
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#2322549 - Yesterday at 08:00 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: WiseBuff]
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Originally Posted By: WiseBuff
Originally Posted By: BrianDX
AOTW:

OK if I'm the only adult in this forum who a) gets stickers and b) really enjoys them, then I'm seriously going to hide my head in shame. frown



My kids got stickers and I always wanted them but my teacher thought adults shouldn't get them. Bummer for me but GREAT for you. When my teacher says "not too bad" that's the verbal equivalent of the sticker.


My teacher is pretty similar to Wisebuff's.
I love his lessons but I confess, (blushing), I'd be thrilled with a sticker. smile
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#2322712 - Yesterday at 03:21 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Registered: 08/31/14
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Loc: Italy
As a self taught beginner (been playing for about six months), I am enjoying very small things laugh .
I tried to play this piece of music about a month ago, and failed miserably. Last week, I managed to play trough the first minute (not well, but with time I'll make it).
It has been a huge boost in confidence, can't wait learn the rest (I'm going to need a looooot of time)




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