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An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! #1314560
11/29/09 05:16 PM
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Hi all, my first post and by probably the oldest member here (73)!!

Have a very old electronic organ that I have never played (Yamaha PSR-300) and would like to be able to do so.

Tonight I went to a website http://seasidelee.com/dream/ where a gentleman has provided a download for some music entitled ”I dreamed A Dream” which he has done superbly. How I would like to play like that..! So I went up and paid for the download and got a receipt number from PayPal.

However unfortunately (and I have written to the gentleman called Lee) the download did not appear, so I am hoping somehow when he gets my email and posting on his website I will get a link to the download.

Thanks to his website I found this forum where I have a feeling I will be for a few years yet - if I live that long!!

I would like to take an online course and have been examining a company at http://www.pianomagic.com which looks very very interesting and I like the guy's approach there.

Perhaps a number of you will give me advice on whether or not I am on the right track for my studies (albeit not a piano..) forgive me please but I only have this old electronic organ.

Oh, is it possible too that Lee from the Seasidelee.com comes here fairly often and might be able to help with this download problem I have with the tuition information?

Many thanks for all your kind assistance, and I look forward to learning much from this Forum.

Dave

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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: eastcoast_dave] #1314576
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Welcome Dave. You're not the oldest here by much anyway. I had by 73rd birthday the 10th of this month.

Studying music will add years to your life. Live long and have fun.


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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: Studio Joe] #1314600
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Hi, Dave -

Seaside checks in occasionally here, as do some other piano magic folks. I'd suggest a pm to Seaside and one to Rosanna (who's in pianomagic,and checks in here more often than Seaside) asking her to contact Seaside if she could, and see if one or the other will check their pm's in the next week or so.

Here on PW it's Seaside_Lee if you're looking for him thru the user list.

I'm sure he'll be happy to help - he helped a couple of other folks from here when his paypal first went live. But it might be a little while if he finds your pm here rather than on his site, but he's a good guy so if he's around he'll get back to you.

Hm. As for the oldest - we'll see who else checks in. At one time we had a "geezers" thread here smile

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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: eastcoast_dave] #1314668
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I'm 72 and took up piano 7 months ago. Very pleased that I have memorized the 1st Movement of Moonlight Sonata and play it quite well for my ears, with only an occasional mistake. I'm making good progress on Clair De Lune. Never dreamed I'd be at this point so soon, but underestimated the advantage of being retired. Spend a minimum of 2 hours a day, and as much as 8 hours actually practicing (not in one sitting).

Between the piano and golf I have little time for less important things like painting the house. smile

Welcome and good luck. Hope you get the same pleasure from this challenge that I've been getting.

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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: eastcoast_dave] #1314705
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Hi eastcoast dave,

I received an email requesting assistance for you, so here I am. I read your post, and I assure you Seaside_Lee WILL respond and take care of you appropriately! He's a good guy that I've had the honor to personally meet face-to-face in London! His greatest joy is the same as mine...playing the music we LOVE!

Just so you know, my first instrument was ORGAN, and I learned to play it in about 5 hours. POWERFUL organs are still my favorite instrument, but the 'hey-day' for home electronic organs passed in the mid 1970's. Even so, I love the sound of BASS PEDALS, and have added them to my public performances on piano (Midi Bass Pedals by Roland).

There are many excellent online courses for playing piano (or organ), and PianoMagic is only one of them. Yet, I'm biased...the method I teach is the same method I use to play professionally, and performing as a musician has paid my bills for 42+ years! I learned to play in a day, got my first gig two weeks later, and I've been pushing keys ever since.

As the majority of folks in PianoWorld already know, there's an extreme JOY that one experiences from playing music; doesn't matter if they read, compose or play by ear...playing the music we LOVE is a WONDERFUL 'life experience', and it's far too GOOD to miss!

If you have any questions about PianoMagic, I would be more than happy to try and provide an appropriate response, but I would encourage you to check out my website first. Most questions have been asked many times, and I've been doing my best to respond to those questions within the public pages of my website. Still, I'm sure there are more questions to answer, and you are welcome to offer a few more!

If I can assist, please let me know. Meanwhile, I have emailed Seaside_Lee, and I'm certain he will assist you shortly!

Take care,


Mike



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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: pianomagic] #1314948
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Hi all

What can I say! Day one and the help and advice I have been given already I find incredible. This is such a friendly and supportive Forum and immediately I feel right at home. Now to each of you who have responded so far.

Studio Joe – I am older by 6 days then, my birthday on 4th November! Thanks for your good wishes which I will try to follow.

Jotur – Thank you Cathy. Did as you suggested and sent a PM to Seaside_Lee. Love the “geezers” thread expression. Great...! I didn't send a PM to Rosanna because I had the privilege of Mike at Pianomagic responding to me directly. Appreciate your guidance.

Liber_Ouchy – You have done well and put in a lot of practice. I will have to adjust in the evenings I think to practice, because my wife and I have a hobby of cultivating 2 allotments where we live on the East Coast at Grimsby in UK. We are up there digging and planting during most of the growing season from about 10.00 until about 15.00 for 5 days a week. Fit in shopping somehow!! So it is basically only in the evenings that I will have to make up the time and the occasional day at the weekend.

Really like your name “Liber_Ouchy” well thought out!!

Pianomagic - Well how do I start to reply to you. The fact you took the trouble to answer a raw old beginner's first post on this Forum when you are obviously a busy person – speaks volumes about the person you are. And confirms my original post when I felt you are a guy who I can work with well. Much appreciated Mike. Also THANKS to whoever sent you the email in the first place.

As you point out, there are many excellent online courses available, but one has to begin somewhere and I feel that in a week or two, my choosing to come along with Pianomagic is probably the right path for me.

Also I feel absolutely sure as you mentioned, that Seaside_Lee will give me a link to the download as soon as he picks up on my messages to him outlining my problem. Oh, and thank you again for sending an email to him on my behalf. Your help in the future will be very gratefully received by me, but for the time being I will check out your website first and go from there.

Finally - “Thanks to all” and I am very happy to think that I came across the website of Seaside_Lee by accident which in turn led me to this Piano Forum and then on to Pianomagic.

Will come back and let you know as soon as Seaside_Lee gets in touch.

Bye for now.
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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: eastcoast_dave] #1314955
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Hi Dave

You have mail

Thanks to Mike and you guys for the heads up smile


It should redirect you automatically Dave but I don't for the life of me know why it doesn't. You should have the link now smile

Enjoy



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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: Seaside_Lee] #1314982
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Hi Lee

They all said here you would sort things out immediately you got to hear of my problem, and you lived up to exactly their expectations.

Just received a link on both my email address and on PM about 30 minutes ago, giving me the link to the download.

Downloading file as I write....

Look forward to future correspondence with you in months to come.

Again thanks for everything today and for producing the video.
Dave

Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: eastcoast_dave] #1315017
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Welcome to the forum, Dave. smile Please let us know how your piano learning adventures go.


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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: Monica K.] #1315118
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Originally Posted by Monica K.
Welcome to the forum, Dave. smile Please let us know how your piano learning adventures go.

Hi there Monica

Thanks for the welcome. Yes sure I will let you know how my learning adventures go. Because they will be adventures..!!

I have just downloaded ”I dreamed A Dream” from Seaside_Lee and just wish one day to be able to play it a LITTLE like him.

But I will have to admit to being a little jealous of what I call his "piano fingers". I have always imagined for piano players to be a "must" was to have longish fingers.

Me I am small in stature and my fingers follow the stature!!

Nevertheless in all my future adventures I am going to give it my best shot, firstly with Seaside_Lee's video and then on to Pianomagic.

Will keep in touch.
Kind regards.
Dave

Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: eastcoast_dave] #1315585
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I am sure you will enjoy your piano adventures (as well as being here). I have short fingers too, but that doesn't stop me from playing, and I really love it!

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Thanks. I am sure I will enjoy being here for definite.

The short fingers comments. I will have to learn I suppose to "jump about" a bit! You obviously are well happy playing.

UPDATE:

I have just spent a couple of days on the Pianomagic website going through the free lessons and listening to some of the recitals of students that are progressing with Michael Anderson. Must say I personally was very impressed with it all.

For me I think that would be a very good place to start so I have written to Mike to let him know that before very long I will be joining the rest of his students. Just hope I can make the grade somehow - I can but try.

Regards and all the best for your continued playing.
Dave



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Dave, when you can let us hear some of your playing after you've tried pianomagic for awhile. I like the varitey of styles that posters here have developed from that course. It seems like, at least for some, it's a great way to learn.

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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: jotur] #1316075
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Hi Cathy

Of course I will when/if I achieve the ability to do so!

Because I will be learning right from the beginning or as some of the lessons indicated on Pianomagic from MIDDLE "C" !

What I would like to know though, is how I go about (a) recording my playing and then (b) submitting it to you so that you can hear it.

Sorry I am clueless on this, but I am certain that people here will help me in the future. No rush - just a little guidance will be much appreciated.

I would rather be honest in all this and say it as it is, and that is "I know nothing". As opposed to struggling on pretending to myself and others that I can sort it all out in the future when I can't.

Kind regards and thanks for your interest in my progress, and any help you can give along the way.

Dave

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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: eastcoast_dave] #1316190
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Originally Posted by eastcoast_dave
...What I would like to know though, is how I go about (a) recording my playing and then (b) submitting it to you so that you can hear it.

Sorry I am clueless on this, but I am certain that people here will help me in the future. No rush - just a little guidance will be much appreciated....


Boy, have we all been there laugh Since you have an old organ I'd guess it doesn't have an output hole that you could plug a cable into, so you'll need a way to record that *does* have one. Some people use their cell phones! But many people here use a Zoom H2, or a Zoom H4, or the new Zoom Q3, which has video, too! At any rate, they'll have to help with that operation. But then, what I do is to use a free program called Audacity which you can find here:

Audacity

(you'll also need the Lame file, which it will direct you to, in order to actually make an .mp3, the sound file you'll use to share your music).

When you've plugged in your zoom or your phone to your computer, you can open Audacity and import the music, and then export it as an .mp3.

Then you go to boxnet, here:

boxnet

and get yourself a free account, and follow the instructions to upload your .mp3 to your account. Then you can press on the SHARE button and get the internet address for your recording, and copy and paste it to here.

It sounds like a lot, but if you take it one step at a time, some of the ABF folks will help at every step, and pretty soon it will make sense. Believe me, if I can do it, you can do it laugh

Or get your grand kid or the neighbor kid to help out laugh

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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: jotur] #1316199
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A great site to go to for recording - piano, digital piano, keyboard, or organ - is www.pianoclues.com .

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mcasl - "Thanks"

jotur - Audacity, Boxnet, Zoom H4 etc.. great advice and appreciated. Some work to do for me. Sorry on this one, probably embarrasing but what do the initials ABF stand for. Such a lot to learn!!

DragonPianoPlayer - Thanks for the link to www.pianoclues.com and I went there quickly a few minutes ago and can see what you mean. Information everywhere - many thanks Rich.

UPDATE.

Be writing a post before long following a very helpful and friendly reply received today from Michael Anderson at Pianomagic after I had sent him a quite detailed note for his comments. He gave me good advice prior to my joining them which means I will have to investigate with him and yourselves further in particular about the electronic KEYBOARD I have. Did not realise until it was pointed out - I do not actually have an electronic organ.

I must say that since following the free lessons on Pianomagic and reading and grasping what people here and Pianomagic are saying - I am beginning to "think" more correctly about the whole subject. Building slowly with a solid base and friends around me I feel sure is going to help me win through in the end.

But that posting I am going to make will be in a day or two..
Take care in the meantime.

Dave

Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: eastcoast_dave] #1316681
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ABF = Adult Beginners Forum! laugh

And congratulations on starting piano! It is very rewarding, but it does take patience and perseverance, two things that many adults seem short on (myself included). Be sure to enjoy the journey and not just the goal! smile


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Morodiene

ABF!! well now - (I will just write "red-face....") bet I won't ask that one again. However, thanks for letting me know.

"...enjoy the journey.." you wrote. Will try hard to follow your advice.

There are some words in the back of my mind that go something like this.."it is better to travel hopefully...etc etc." and now as I forget the rest, I start to nod forward over the computer keyboard and resemble "Doormouse" at the "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" written by Lewis Carroll !!! then waking up quoting "Middle C, yes it is all about Middle C..!

Thanks again Morodiene. All the best.

Dave

Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: eastcoast_dave] #1317404
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Hi all

FOLLOW UP TO MY LAST POSTING...

Michael Anderson of Pianomagic responded very helpfully to some comments I sent to him in the last couple of days. At which time he mentioned that whilst my Yamaha PSR-300 will be fine for a very short while, to learn to play the BIG sounds a SUSTAIN PEDAL would be required.

My electronic keyboard does not have such a pedal or a connection allowing one to be joined to it. So my wife and I have decided to invest a little money in a digital piano sufficient for my learning purposes, (we are retired and do not have by any means the funds required to purchase really good equipment).

This is where I have asked Mike to advise me if he has a few moments spare and I would ask anyone here too to help on this one before we reach a decision.

I have had a look round the internet here in the UK and for the only funds we can spare I felt something called the Yamaha NP-30S 76 Key Portable grand keyboard in Silver would suffice. Can be found here http://www.dv247.com/keyboards-and-...portable-grand-keyboard-in-silver--42874

I have a support stand able to be used currently at home, so the only additional items are the SUSTAIN PEDAL and THE KPA3 Yamaha power supply, which with delivery brings the total cost to £229.02.

Look forward to your comments when it is convenient for you.

Many thanks.
Dave

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Dave, you may want to post this in the Digital Piano forum and get their opinion. What is your budget?


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Thanks - will do. Budget is as outlined in the link for the possible purchase, I suppose maximum would be around £250.

Go over to the Digital Piano forum now.
Regards.

Dave

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When I started piano years ago I began with a Yamaha digital, and it worked for me for quite a while. I have, over the years, generally liked Yamaha's touch and feel in digital pianos.

I wasn't familiar with the NP-30S so I googled it a little. Two things to consider: it doesn't have built-in speakers so you will need to add headphones or external powered speakers; it is a non-weighted action. This from Sweetwater's website:

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Technically a non-weighted action, the NP-30's new Graded Soft-Touch keyboard is the first of its kind bringing different levels of resistance without the extra weight of moving hammers the key contributor to the NP-30's fighting weight of only 12 pounds.


This is a significant issue and I would never recommend a non-weighted keyboard to someone who is aiming to learn acoustic piano. A weighted keyboard just feels more like a real piano and allows you to develop the touch for real piano playing.

I'm sure you'll get more and better advice on the Digital Piano forum.


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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: packa] #1317662
12/03/09 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by packa
Two things to consider: it doesn't have built-in speakers so you will need to add headphones or external powered speakers; it is a non-weighted action.


You know something packa, it takes time to do these posting and check things out BUT it is worth all the time that we spend.

Your advice about it not having built-in speakers had been completely missed by me. People such as myself who are inexperienced in this field could make very costly mistakes.

Mike Anderson of Pianomagic came back to me with his usual very helpful responses and mentioned about a Casio PX-120 he would use for small GIGS. Believe it to be discontinued now in UK according to one important website I visited, and they say it is no longer available to them. However I did find it highlighted somewhere and mentioned this back to Mike and am waiting for his response. This is an extract from the email I sent to him tonight...

"Your recommendation is available here in UK for £374.99 DELIVERED TO HOME. About $619 USD at current rates. DOLPHIN MUSIC in UK at http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/product/34416-casio-px-120-dark.html

Have a look when you get time and see what you think, bearing in mind the relatively cheaper cost than newer models.

All the best.
Dave


Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: packa] #1317695
12/03/09 04:47 PM
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Hi packa

Can you have another look please at the NP-30S on this website if you have a moment.

Digital Village:
http://www.dv247.com/keyboards-and-midi/...n-silver--42874

It seems that this specification includes built-in speakers

Quote:6W x 2 amplification - built-in speakers Endquote

Wait to hear.
All the best.

Dave

Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: eastcoast_dave] #1317714
12/03/09 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by eastcoast_dave
Hi packa

Can you have another look please at the NP-30S on this website if you have a moment.

Digital Village:
http://www.dv247.com/keyboards-and-midi/...n-silver--42874

It seems that this specification includes built-in speakers

Quote:6W x 2 amplification - built-in speakers Endquote

Wait to hear.
All the best.

Dave

I believe you are right (sorry). There are two models apparently: NP-30 (black) and NP-30S (silver). When I checked my favorite U.S. audio site (www.sweetwater.com) it wasn't clear there were speakers, but looking at the Yamaha site it clearly says you are right. In any case, 2x6W is going to be a pretty puny sound, and headphones or external speakers might still be important to you.


Paul Buchanan
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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: packa] #1317728
12/03/09 05:25 PM
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Hi Dave smile

Check out Ebay

here's something that would do just fine [click]

2 days left maybe keep an eye on it


Lee

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Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: Seaside_Lee] #1317740
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Originally Posted by Seaside_Lee
Hi Dave smile

Check out Ebay

here's something that would do just fine [click]

2 days left maybe keep an eye on it. Lee


Hi Lee

Thank you so much for what is obviously the best offer!

However you have a strange guy here Lee in that I NEVER (don't ask me why please! as I have no sensible answer) purchase from EBAY - despite all my experience of dealing over the internet for many years.

Also hardly ever drive out far from Grimsby so would not go to Hampton I believe to pick up. Strange co-incidence but when we were married in 1964 we moved straight away to live next door virtually to Hampton. My wife came from New Malden in Kingston, so we could have just trotted up the road to pick it up. A long time ago.....

However don't think I am not grateful, because I am. So please keep me updated with your advice...!

Also I do not understand the "bidding process" etc. so I keep well away from the site. I just purchase from what I call "ordinary websites" with which I am familiar most of the time and just pay by credit card in the usual way for the asking price.


Dave

Re: An OLD BEGINNER wants to learn to play music ! [Re: eastcoast_dave] #1318863
12/05/09 11:58 AM
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Hi all
UPDATE

In the end I decided to purchase today, the PX-120 with stand, plus the casio sp-20 sustain pedal, BUT from a different supplier than I had indicated earlier. Details follow:

Gear4Music.com in UK at link:

PIANO
http://www.gear4music.com/Keyboards-and-Pianos/Casio-Privia-PX-120-Digital-Piano-and-free-stand/7JD

SUSTAIN PEDAL
http://www.gear4music.com/Keyboards-and-Pianos/Casio-SP-20-Sustain-Pedal/7JP

Total a fair bit more than I set out to pay £428.99

DELIVERY TO BE on Tuesday 8 Dec 09

UPDATE ON PIANOMAGIC lessons
Registered with them on 4 December - so off we go!
Dave

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