2022 our 25th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 3 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments.
Over 100,000 members from around the world.
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Pianoteq
Steinway Spiro Layering
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Wessell Nickel & Gross
PianoForAll
Who's Online Now
74 members (accordeur, AJB, Boboulus, Andrew E., Adem, btcomm, 18 invisible), 741 guests, and 281 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 96 of 189 1 2 94 95 96 97 98 188 189
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 722
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 722
Yes if I don't play a tune for a while it does get pretty rusty so I try to play half a dozen or so review pieces every day to keep them memorised. You only need to play them through once or twice so it doesn't take long. They're never quite as smooth as when I'm practising them properly though.


[Linked Image]
Korg SP200, Pianoteq
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,539
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,539
I started reviewing some of my later Book 1 pieces. I'm reviewing a few pieces each day, in addition to what I'm working on in Book 2. When I get to ones that I really want to keep, I will put them on my playlist, and continue to review them daily. I hate that I worked so hard to learn them and then forgot them so easily.

I started practicing the first phrase of "Alexander's Ragtime Band" today. I'm going to really like this one!

Unfortunately, I will be away from the piano for a week, starting Wednesday, so I will need to do a lot of "makeup" work when I get back.


mom3gram


[Linked Image]
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 674
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 674
Sorry for my poor participation here. I know I said I was going to cruise through some Book 2 pieces, but I am finding myself putting a lot of time in my recital piece. I'll be back soon.


[Linked Image][Linked Image]
Casio Ap-200
Almost midway thru Alfred's All-In-One Book Two
Blogging my family's piano learning experiences: http://aw2pp.blogspot.com/
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,534
M
Mark... Offline OP
4000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
4000 Post Club Member
M
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,534
Always Wanted to Play Piano, your name is so long it crunches all the titles on the AB forum... smile

And this post fixes it... lol

Last edited by Mark...; 04/08/10 09:38 PM.
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 334
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 334
Working forever on Guantanamera.
Theme from overature done.
Light & Blue coming along.
Hungarian Rhapsody just started.


Rod Michael
Mason & Hamlin AA, SN 93018
Yamaha CGP-1000, SN UCNZ01010
Zoom Q3
[Linked Image][Linked Image]

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 674
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 674
Originally Posted by Mark...
Always Wanted to Play Piano, your name is so long it crunches all the titles on the AB forum... smile

And this post fixes it... lol


Well, I'd have chosen "Mark..." but it was already taken. And it's not my name. Two major strikes against that. So I went with the next best thing.

Actually, doesn't it wrap?

Last edited by Always Wanted to Play Piano; 04/09/10 10:07 AM.

[Linked Image][Linked Image]
Casio Ap-200
Almost midway thru Alfred's All-In-One Book Two
Blogging my family's piano learning experiences: http://aw2pp.blogspot.com/
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,534
M
Mark... Offline OP
4000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
4000 Post Club Member
M
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 4,534
Originally Posted by Always Wanted to Play Piano
Originally Posted by Mark...
Always Wanted to Play Piano, your name is so long it crunches all the titles on the AB forum... smile

And this post fixes it... lol


Well, I'd have chosen "Mark..." but it was already taken. And it's not my name. Two major strikes against that. So I went with the next best thing.

Actually, doesn't it wrap?


It crunches the thread titles for me until I post...:)

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,539
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,539
I'm mostly just bumping this thread back up to page 1.

I returned from a week long trip to Georgia to visit family, and am back to working on "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and reviewing previous pieces. It only took me a couple of tries to get my fingers working again.


mom3gram


[Linked Image]
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 430
N
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
N
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 430
Originally Posted by mom3gram
...I returned from a week long trip to Georgia to visit family, and am back to working on "Alexander's Ragtime Band" and reviewing previous pieces. It only took me a couple of tries to get my fingers working again.
Glad to see you back, lively and happy mom3gram. Welcome home smile


Nguyen - Student Pianist
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,539
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,539
I hit a snag on the first bar of the second page of "Alexander's..". It looks simple enough, but my left hand just isn't cooperating. I've played just that section over and over again today but I can't execute it smoothly. Gee, the first page went so well that I thought this one would be a piece of cake. help


mom3gram


[Linked Image]
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 722
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 722
I struggled with that section too mom3gram but eventually it started to come.


[Linked Image]
Korg SP200, Pianoteq
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 674
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 674
I'm ramping up on the Hokey-Pokey. It's got that dangerous combination of "touch, but annoying". I tend not to finish such pieces.


[Linked Image][Linked Image]
Casio Ap-200
Almost midway thru Alfred's All-In-One Book Two
Blogging my family's piano learning experiences: http://aw2pp.blogspot.com/
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 60
K
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
K
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 60
I am in two books Two. Alfred's Adult AND Alfred's All-in-One book Two. I have a problem with collecting books. Guantanamera is giving me fits though. I have a problem with timing. I am much better at sight reading the notes. When my French horn playing daughter is home again I am going to get her to help me with this.

Kim in IL


Alfred Adult Level One graduated 2010
I've been taking lessons since 2005
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 430
N
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
N
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 430
I have a problem with collecting books too. As a matter of fact, I just ordered a set of Alfred Premier Piano Success Kit 1A yesterday. laugh After a recent discussion here and a read through its very promising Pedagogy, I have the urge to see what it’s all about. LOL.

Guantanamera has been and will always be giving almost everybody fits. Everyone else also has problem with timing, if by timing you mean rhythm & counting. grin

Hang in there Kim smile

Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 60
K
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
K
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 60
Quote
Guantanamera has been and will always be giving almost everybody fits. Everyone else also has problem with timing, if by timing you mean rhythm & counting.


Thanks so much. Does everyone else hate metronomes, also? smile My teacher says it's because the metronome is the boss of me. I am getting much better at working on pieces rather than just acting like a 7 yr old and not doing it. I spent the first five years of lessons acting like I needed a mom to make me practice. I am glad to find these forums.

Kim in IL


Alfred Adult Level One graduated 2010
I've been taking lessons since 2005
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,539
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,539
Ha ha! I'm a book collector too. I have a large collection of level 1 books, and now I'm expanding that with a collection of level 2 books. LOL I am also a watercolor artist, and have a VAST collection of watercolor books.

"Guantanamera" - didn't like it much but got through it. Probably never got it up to optimum speed. I too have a problem with timing - and I can only seem to play with the metronome once I've got the timing down myself - which sort of defeats the purpose.

"Light and Blue" is coming up for you - a nightmare in timing and rhythm for me. I'm still working on it.

As Nguyen says, hang in there. :-)


mom3gram


[Linked Image]
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 62
P
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
P
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 62
Started on La Bamba, looks like this one is going to take me a while.

If you're looking for something to supplement book 2, I can recommend Carol Barratt's The Classic Piano Course book 2 as well. It's around the same level, but not as focused on the chord approach. It's got a similar selection of different music genres, with perhaps a bit more classical music.

Last edited by Physics; 04/21/10 05:22 PM.
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 778
J
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
J
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 778
I had barely figured out the timing for La Bamba when I broke my arm. I finally got it by slowing it down to where I was counting each bar as 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and (= 8 beats) & had JUST got it up to something like normal speed. Knowing I'll have to relearn it has been one of the WORST things about not being able to play for the past 4 weeks!


Carol
(Started playing July 2008)

[Linked Image]
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 430
N
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
N
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 430
Ouch Carol. Didn't knowy ou broke your arm. Get well soon!

I put the entire Book 2 CD into my iPod and listen every morning on my train to work. I have to admit, there aren't many I like except for 1, "Introduction to Dance". :sigh:


Nguyen - Student Pianist
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,539
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,539
Ouch! When does your cast come off? You may have to take it very slow and easy for a while when it does, and maybe even find some physical therapy exercises to do to limber up.

It shouldn't take you as long to learn La Bamba the second time around. Or you could just take a pass on it if you really don't want to go through that again.

Here's hoping that you heal fast and well.


mom3gram


[Linked Image]
Page 96 of 189 1 2 94 95 96 97 98 188 189

Link Copied to Clipboard
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
Piano Buyer - Read the Articles, Explore the website
(ad)
PianoDisc

PianoDisc
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
(ad)
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Beginner: Boston GB156 or Yamaha GC1?
by Emeraldwynn - 05/22/22 11:20 AM
KAWAI ES920 need Technical Help !
by Chummy - 05/22/22 05:34 AM
Lack of motivation
by Josephine83 - 05/22/22 05:03 AM
Cliburn Amateur concerto list
by computerpro3 - 05/22/22 12:00 AM
Sound Generators - Quality? Capacity? Options?
by bob@pei - 05/21/22 11:22 PM
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Forum Statistics
Forums43
Topics213,178
Posts3,193,585
Members105,341
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers

Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | MapleStreetMusicShop.com - Our store in Cornish Maine


© copyright 1997 - 2022 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5