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#1026446 - 10/01/07 05:00 PM What was your first ever piece  
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Hi All,

i've finally done it and got myself a piano teacher but i've been playing for about 20 years or so. I was just wondering what was your first piece that you learnt. The reason i ask is my brother wants me to teach him a little and was wondering what to teach him first.

my first piece was schumann the little study and mozart 40.

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#1026447 - 10/01/07 05:08 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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the first thing i learnt was "Do your ears hang low" with chords in all ;]

#1026448 - 10/01/07 05:19 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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My first piece was I've Loved These Days by Billy Joel - it took me over a month to learn it but was a fun experience.

#1026449 - 10/01/07 05:30 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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my first "piece": CDE EDC (RH), lower octave DED CBC (LH). at 6 years old - ha


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#1026450 - 10/01/07 06:32 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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"Gymnopedie No.1", Erik Satie.


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#1026451 - 10/01/07 07:16 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Mine was a very simplified arrangement of Ode to Joy from the Alfred Adult book 1. I remember being very excited that I could play it! I was like "Woohoo I am playing real music!" laugh

#1026452 - 10/01/07 08:32 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Moonlight sonata, first movement. It took me six months, but I never got bored with it.

#1026453 - 10/01/07 08:33 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Jesus Loves Me...back in 1963...still have most of my lesson books. (read between the lines...a pack rat)


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#1026454 - 10/02/07 11:58 AM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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If you discount all the three or four measure stuff in the method books, mine was 'The Mournful Worm' by Elizabeth Greenleaf. I made up a little story that went with the music to help me put some expression into it!

#1026455 - 10/02/07 02:01 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Fur Elise (1st page), even before i started any instruction book!

#1026456 - 10/02/07 02:41 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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first part of Jesu Joy of Man's desiring


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#1026457 - 10/02/07 02:51 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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'The Heart Asks Pleasure First' by Michael Nyman, and Chopin's Nocturne in C#min.

Not exactly suitable for beginners, but those were the pieces which inspired me to start in the first place

#1026458 - 10/02/07 03:37 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Ok If I really consider my first piece as a child using one of those air organs....It would be silent night.

But if you talk about 3 yrs ago with my clavinova, which I consider to be the actual time I began to take seriously to learning piano....it would be Fur Elise.

Peter


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#1026459 - 10/02/07 04:58 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Back in the 1950s, my first piece of sheet music was the "Fairy Queen Waltz".

And, Monster M & H, I still have most of my books, too. Probably a good thing we don't live together-we'd be buried in stuff!

#1026460 - 10/02/07 05:35 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Self-taught myself to figure out some tunes when I was a kid, like Imagine or Let It Be.

But since I started playing Classical, that was Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 1st Movement.


Started playing in mid-June 2007. Self-taught... for now. :p
#1026461 - 10/02/07 05:48 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Bach's minuet in G major (the one with the arpeggios).

After that was Sara's Band from Fresh Aire.


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#1026462 - 10/02/07 09:13 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Who can remember that far back? confused

Kathleen


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#1026463 - 10/02/07 10:22 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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If I remember correctly, mine was `Cockles & Mussels`. I can`t remember it anymore :-(


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#1026464 - 10/02/07 10:56 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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I don't remember the name of it, but most people that heard it called it "Noise" laugh


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#1026465 - 10/04/07 09:19 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Doggerel set to music:
"Here we go
Up a row
To a birth
day party."

I was five.


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#1026466 - 10/05/07 05:11 AM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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I think it was Bach's first invention.


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#1026467 - 10/05/07 05:46 AM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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The Entertainer, horribly simplified...
but it was fun while it lasted :p

#1026468 - 10/05/07 06:03 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Greensleeves, from one of the Canadian books, I think the grade 5 or 6 one. It was a hard piece for a beginner, but I couldn't play the simple ones because I didn't know how they were supposed to sound. I managed to pull off the Greensleeves though. I was about 15 or so, and we had a player piano!

#1026469 - 10/09/07 06:04 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Who can remember that far back? confused

Kathleen
Not even 3 years. It's the most recent slice of my life, and I haven't learned that many pieces.


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#1026470 - 10/09/07 07:40 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Mine was some really dumbed down waltz or dance type song. I don't remember the name but I think I still have the sheet somewhere.

#1026471 - 10/09/07 09:44 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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I think it was either "Happy Birthday" or "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", it was too far back to remember laugh

#1026472 - 10/09/07 11:27 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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I first song I learned was Jingle Bells from Alfred book 1. It was a big deal for me!

#1026473 - 10/09/07 11:28 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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Sorry about the typing error. Too late at night!

#1026474 - 10/12/07 08:27 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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My first piece was the "Theme from Romeo and Juliet". What made this memorable was I played this by ear after being subjected to listening to this on the radio for many years. And I fooled around with the octaves as well. I also played "Happy Birthday" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" mixing the treble and the bass registers. What joy! laugh

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#1026475 - 10/12/07 11:01 PM Re: What was your first ever piece  
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My first piece was C D E F G F E D C. My second piece was one octave of C major scale. laugh


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