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#1086839 - 05/01/05 07:15 PM What are your music goals for May?  
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mine:

- Bach c minor fugue (going extremely slow, and hard to learn)
- Beethoven moonlight sonata 1st movement
- Beethoven op.49.1's 2nd movement, plus refresh 1st movement

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#1086840 - 05/01/05 08:01 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Mine:

-Finish Mussorgsky's Promenade and perform flawlessly at adjudication May 13.
-Debussy's Arabesque No. 2 - long piece, but have most of it sound like music when playing for my teacher
-Field's Nocturne in D minor
-Finish theory workbook #5
-continue sightreading 3 new pieces a day

#1086841 - 05/01/05 08:15 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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-Get my scales up to 132, arpeggios 110.
-Get the Scherzo from Beethoven Op. 26 up to tempo and learn the 3rd movement.
-Get the Brahms Ballade, Op. 118, No. 3 up to performance level.
-Finish up the Bartok Six Roumanian Folk Dances.


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#1086842 - 05/01/05 08:31 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Get to page 44 in Alfreds Book 2.


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#1086843 - 05/01/05 09:37 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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I REALLY have to get Chopin prelude 17 Ab Major in shape to play at my next recital June 4th. It will be a race against time!


"These are the good old days" --Carly Simon
#1086844 - 05/01/05 10:42 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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For May, to learn one eighth of three quarters of Chopin's Etude Op 10,3. About 2 lines on my score.

Why the funny math?

This piece is way too difficult for me. It's taken about 4 months to learn the first page, but I'm hanging in there because I really like the piece. Only another 3 pages to go and I figure I'll be done by Christmas (8 months).

Two lines seems like such a modest goal. And I won't say anything about playing it well smile

#1086845 - 05/01/05 11:43 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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- Complete Chopin Etudes op.25 and op.10
- record Poulenc Piano concerto for Deutsche Grammophone

... which May have you in mind ...?

#1086846 - 05/02/05 03:08 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Start 2 new pieces and finish 2 new pieces. My piano teacher is having a recital and I just finished the festival so I'm guessing we'll be starting new pieces.

#1086847 - 05/02/05 04:06 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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For May. Finish and record Chopin Waltz in B minor and Moonlight Sonata. For over the summer (when I don't have lessons), review old pieces that I've forgotten, record them, and most likely, forget them again....but at least have them recorded - for my "used-to-be-able-to-play" collection......


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#1086848 - 05/02/05 04:07 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Hey Prophetic!
What part of Nova Scotia are you from??


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#1086849 - 05/02/05 05:18 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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I'm traveling M-Th and separated from both piano and lessons mad cursing

I'm going to buy an inexpensive portable keyboard that I can take in the car with me and into the hotel, so I can work on blues/jazz patterns.


Michael

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He is so solemn, detached and uninvolved he makes Mr. Spock look like Hunter S. Thompson at closing time.'
#1086850 - 05/02/05 10:06 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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(1) Prepare for RCM Grade 4 Exam on 6/4:

Study in G Major (Gedike)
Scherzo (Paterson)
March in D Major (CPE Bach)
Sonatina (Melartin)
Play It Again (Norton)
Various Skill Tests

(2)Perform the above pieces in recital on 5/15.

Good luck with your May goals, everyone thumb . . . Linda

#1086851 - 05/02/05 10:39 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Here are a few of my goals for May:

--Purchase and have fun with some new pieces. Am thinking about buying a Ben Folds Five songbook, and am trying to find the Band of Brothers theme.

--Learn to not just play, but play Fantaisie Impromptu with some finesse.

--Continue with Brahms' Rhapsody. Build up tempo and secure notes.

--I totally ignored my theory-based goal for April, so I am going to add it for May. Specifically, work through at least two lessons in the ABRSM books my teacher handed to me at my last lesson.

#1086852 - 05/02/05 10:44 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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For now -

-Scales
-Scales
-..and more Scales

Half and Whole notes laugh

and whatever else Casey throws at me...

BRING IT!

*uh em*

Mali


Beginner -
1. Find the tool. Sitting in the living room covered.
2. Take Lessons. No longer taking lessons.
3. Practice 30 mins. - Failed frown
#1086853 - 05/02/05 11:26 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Originally posted by Mali:
For now -

-Scales
-Scales
-..and more Scales

Scales ? SCALES ? OMG !!! So early ?!! eek

Even HANON recomends starting his exercises at the end of the first year !

Have a look at the "Dozen a day". My young kid used them : Dozen a day

#1086854 - 05/02/05 11:40 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Is it really too early to learn scales? It seems easy and understandable to me. Just the finger placements are difficult but sure to overcome in time. I understand sharps and flats now laugh ...gosh you know I have a lot of stuff in my head right now, none confusing, just wish I could be at home working on all of them ... but gotta pay bills some how...oh and lessons...work work work frown .

Mali


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#1086855 - 05/02/05 11:53 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Same as April. Gotta run. The short bus is here. whome smokin

#1086856 - 05/02/05 12:33 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Learn more theory.

Work on some non-classical pieces.

Quit trying to play everything and get what I have been working on to a more presentable state.


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#1086857 - 05/02/05 01:21 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Originally posted by Mali:
Is it really too early to learn scales?

Yes, it is too soon. Now you should learn to press the keys (which is not as simple as it may sound) and play evenly with all your five fingers.
You won't beleive it, but Leschetizky (an old master from imemorable times) actually described how one shoud practice pressing and releasing a key in four tempi /steps.

It will take some time until you'll be able to push the keys with the same force/velocity for all the fingers , at an even pace. Then you'll have to learn to play soft.

It's a long way to Tipperary,
It's a long way to go.
It's a long way to Tipperary
To the sweetest girl I know.

#1086858 - 05/02/05 01:24 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Mali, what are your eventual goals regarding piano?


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#1086859 - 05/02/05 01:47 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Well, I want to learn theory, technique, and as much as other things I can about the piano. I was looking into doing classical and jazz.

Mali

Edit: 5/2/2005 (13:51)
I was also looking into Rock, Pop, I guess I want to venture into being able to play what my interests are....I like various musics.

I like some theme songs too, like "Where everybody knows your name" Cheers Theme

I am no where near to decide if I want to perform or anything, I will leave that for later ventures.

Mali


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#1086860 - 05/02/05 11:01 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Have a look at the "Dozen a day". My young kid used them : Dozen a day
LOL! I remember these from when I was a kid. The stick figures on the cover?


"These are the good old days" --Carly Simon
#1086861 - 05/03/05 01:35 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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[qb] [QUOTE] The stick figures on the cover?
In those troubled days, our kids become addicted to "Stick soldiers" , a PC game where Stick figures shoot all around and fill the screen with blood !

#1086862 - 05/03/05 09:34 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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ohhhh...evil just plain evil hehe.

Scales is getting easier and easier to play. I have noticed I can do it with my eyes closed now and in my mind visualize where my fingers are being placed...(just wanted to see if I could do it without looking at my keyboard)

Its going great! Practiced for 2 and a half hours lastnight and 30 mins this morning...all I can think about is piano...gosh I wanna go home now and practice frown .

At times I find myself practicing scales without mistakes and not really thinking about it too much...its almost automatic.

Mali


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#1086863 - 05/03/05 09:40 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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1. Perform well at the recital on May 22.

2. Learn last page of Chopin Nocturne in C minor. Be able to play whole piece. Probably not polished.

3. Play Mozart Minuet Duet with teacher.

4. Polish K545 Andante -begin learning the Rondo.

5. Polish Venetian Boat Song #1

6. Sight read 10 minutes per day and do scales and technical exercises 10 minutes per day.


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

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#1086864 - 05/03/05 09:45 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Practice correctly. The rest will take care of itself.

Sounds simple......not easy!


Keep a song in your heart!

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#1086865 - 05/03/05 12:24 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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i agree there.
i would like to work on more disciplined practice...like theory,technique,sight reading. i don't do any of that right now. so for what i'm doing now, i hope to finish Chopin prelude op45 and start Mozart Fantasie cminor 475(?)

#1086866 - 05/04/05 06:59 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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1. Minor arpeggios (already know the majors)
2. Contrary major scales and arpeggios
3. Start on contrary minor scales and arpeggios
4. First page of Mozart's Sonata K545
5. First page of Beethoven's Sonata Op. 49, No. 2
6. "No Holly For Miss Quinn" by Enya
7. Study my theory book

That means I'll be practicing over 2 hours per day! eek smile


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#1086867 - 05/05/05 12:44 PM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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1. Section A of In a Sentimental mood with both hands.
2. To be able to play all the major scale tone triads with both hands.
3. To get the Melody of Autumn in New York at least on the RH.


"There is no such thing as a wrong note."
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#1086868 - 05/06/05 03:02 AM Re: What are your music goals for May?  
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Now I have a little different goal. I'm doing a grade 8 exam this coming year, the spring session. I just finished the grade 6 book. O.O I've never done a scale in my life. O.O

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Hey Prophetic!
What part of Nova Scotia are you from??
I'm from Cape Breton, New Waterford to be exact

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