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#1123712 - 01/18/09 01:56 PM Last piece you have played...  
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#1123713 - 01/18/09 02:50 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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If by "coming on board" you mean logging on today, it was Avalon from the Hal Leonard Jumbo Easy Song Book. That's where I ended my daily sight reading practice. The last practiced piece I played was Le Onde sometime last night.

#1123714 - 01/18/09 02:55 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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(an attempt at) L'absente by Yann Tiersen.

#1123715 - 01/18/09 02:58 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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The last piece I played or should I say attempted to play was:
  • Braveheart-Main Title Theme
    composed by James Horner

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#1123716 - 01/18/09 03:39 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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I have just played Mussorgsky's "Promenade" from Usborne's Easy Classics.
I love this book, although it is aimed at children. It has some beautiful pieces, which inspire me to to learn the more difficult versions.

#1123717 - 01/18/09 03:49 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Palm Leaf Rag

#1123718 - 01/18/09 09:49 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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"Fairest Lord Jesus" from "The Definitive Hymn Collection: 218 Multi-Denominational Hymns.


Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on. Frederic Chopin

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#1123719 - 01/18/09 09:52 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Träumerei, and it was last night...haven't played any today. shocked


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#1123720 - 01/18/09 09:52 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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I'm working on an original arrangement of "Amanda" by Boston (the rock group). Since the group's sound used layers and layers of multi-tracked overdriven guitars and I'm using an MP-8 and a synthesizer my creation doesn't sound anything like Boston. Still I hope it'll be a lovely piece, eventually.

#1123721 - 01/18/09 09:53 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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"Slippin' Around" from the book Jazz, Rags and Blues by Martha Meier.


"Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!" J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997.

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#1123722 - 01/18/09 10:07 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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"Lucy in the sky with diamonds" cover.

#1123723 - 01/18/09 11:48 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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"Nene" by Ernesto Nazareth.

#1123724 - 01/19/09 02:44 AM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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"Michael Row the Boat Ashore" laugh
-Alfred's Level One

#1123725 - 01/19/09 07:20 AM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Ravel's "Prelude".

#1123726 - 01/19/09 08:30 AM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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"I'll build a stairway to Paradise" from "Gershwin at the Keyboard".


Buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
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#1123727 - 01/19/09 12:02 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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It's a new day, so now it's The Banana Boat Song, again from sight reading in the Jumbo Easy Song Book. "Hey, Mr. tally man, tally the ba-na-nas." Damn, now I'll be singing it all day. laugh

#1123728 - 01/19/09 12:14 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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"Fur Elise" the easy version
"Blow the man down" Alfreds All in one


Its been 7 years since ive played. But im back, and I have a teacher and im excited !!! and finally...a Baby Grand !!! Cheap & used, but I LOVE its sound smile
#1123729 - 01/19/09 12:53 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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The left hand of the first page of Chopin's Revolutionary Etude.

(much, much, much slower than it is supposed to be played)


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#1123730 - 01/19/09 12:55 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Billy Joel, Waltz #1 "Nunley's Carousel", Op. 2. I'm about 1/5 through it and slowing to a crawl around all those left-hand arpeggios smile


"The sun's not yellow, it's chicken!" --Bob Dylan
#1123731 - 01/19/09 06:10 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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David Nevue's "Song at the Speyer Cathedral." It's great fun to play. Sounds like a Cannon. Almost have it memorized.


Keep it fun, and stay motivated!

If you can achieve something without a struggle, it's not going to be satisfying.

#1123732 - 01/19/09 06:23 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Chopin 10/6


Slow down and do it right.
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#1123733 - 01/19/09 08:22 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Still butchering Minuet in G Major from Anna Magdalena. Been working on it since early November. Uggh.


Gary
Essex EUP-111 at the mountains
W. Hoffmann T-122 at the beach
#1123734 - 01/19/09 08:46 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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The Marine's Hymn, although it was butchered more than "played".


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#1123735 - 01/20/09 01:22 AM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Rachmaninoff's Prelude Op.23 No.5.

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A poultice of improvisation this afternoon, but before that Frank French's Bucktown Buck.


"It is inadvisable to decline a dinner invitation from a plump woman." - Fred Hollows
#1123737 - 01/20/09 01:59 AM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Pages 1-20 of the Hal Leonard Adult Piano Method, going through all the exercises and figuing out the teacher passages to brush up on my reading skills.

Then I spent a half-hour working out a solo piano arrangement for the cello passage in the Metallica instrumental, "To Live is To Die".

#1123738 - 01/20/09 05:53 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Fur Elise

#1123739 - 01/20/09 06:43 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Solveig's Song from the Peer Gynt suite. I've almost got it! I fell in love with it on a CD that I have and I'm so excited to be playing it.

#1123740 - 01/20/09 08:28 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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the last piece I ever played was Hog Town Blues by Oscar Peterson.Got through it with nary a slip-up and my fingers were on fire, knuckles were smokin'
That was two months ago, now I'm on Alfred's book 1 second page thanks to a nasty stroke. And I still don't like Alfred after almost 50 years...lol It sure is hard to relearn piano from the beginning, but nothing ventured nothin gained.

Fred Bieler


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#1123741 - 01/20/09 08:40 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Allemande from Bach's Partita in B flat. I like it a lot better than the Gigue from that Partita, which was the second to last piece :p


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#1123742 - 01/20/09 10:29 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Pineapple Rag

#1123743 - 01/21/09 11:25 AM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Polskie Drogi, so eloquently introduced to us by Mati in recital 12; just love it.


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#1123744 - 01/21/09 12:53 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Ancora by Einaudi (who else? wink ), trying to figure out (a) what parts I can cut out to get it short enough for the recital, and (b) if it's in good enough shape for the recital. help


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#1123745 - 01/21/09 01:21 PM Re: Last piece you have played...  
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Tooi Hi No Kizuato from Suzuka (anime)... love it, so calming.


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Come Un Fiore by Einaudi (sheesh, you'd think I was related to Monica) but fortunately very ready for the recital. Don't worry there Monica. You'll get something worked out.


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Bach, Prelude in C major

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