Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
What's Hot!!
Hurricane Irma & Our Piano Friends!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Who's Online Now
101 registered members (Agent88, Alexsms, ando, AndyP, alfredo capurso, Aspiring, 30 invisible), 1,878 guests, and 2 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#2047895 - 03/13/13 10:08 PM How goes the battle?  
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,588
findingnemo2010 Offline
1000 Post Club Member
findingnemo2010  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,588
Haven't been on here in awhile. Just saying hello whome and seeing where everyone is at. I haven't been practicing as I should I must confess. Although it is still a big part of my life and I am very eager to get back in it. Well hope all is well.


music to me is kind of like putting together pieces of a puzzle
i call it the paino because its where i put all my pain
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2048046 - 03/14/13 05:35 AM Re: How goes the battle? [Re: findingnemo2010]  
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 504
justpin Offline
500 Post Club Member
justpin  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 504
Holmes Chapel
Addictive.

I just bought myself a complete Chopin book, looks like I won't be leaving the house for a bit.

#2048074 - 03/14/13 08:06 AM Re: How goes the battle? [Re: findingnemo2010]  
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 11,284
Rickster Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Rickster  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 11,284
Georgia, USA
Hi,

Welcome back! smile

I'm chugging along as well, drifting in the fog of dreams and fantasies that I will actually be able to play a piano one of these days. What few music books I do own were given to me... I've never bought one. I've taken on the challenge of teaching myself to play the songs that I want to learn to play. It doesn't really matter if they are played right or wrong, as long as they are somewhat recognizable to me.

I must confess that I like boogie-woogie most of all. And, I think I'm making some good progress there. I usually augment my playing with singing, because it masks the playing a bit. Chord progressions and a simple bass line are within my ability, and the playing and singing can sound nice at times... to me at least.

Others tell me that I play well, but that is because they've never really heard anyone play the piano that plays really well... or, they don't want to hurt my feelings. smile

Glad to see you back!

Rick


Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel
#2048077 - 03/14/13 08:15 AM Re: How goes the battle? [Re: findingnemo2010]  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,322
malkin Offline
4000 Post Club Member
malkin  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,322
*sigh* Salt Lake City
Learning to play piano doesn't seem like a battle to me. It's more like a long train trip, lots of interesting stuff going on when you look around, and like Rickster says "chugging along."


Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.
– Roald Dahl

(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#2048119 - 03/14/13 10:13 AM Re: How goes the battle? [Re: malkin]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 575
torquenale Offline
500 Post Club Member
torquenale  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 575
Italy
Originally Posted by malkin
Learning to play piano doesn't seem like a battle to me. It's more like a long train trip, lots of interesting stuff going on when you look around, and like Rickster says "chugging along."

+1!
my trip is sometimes really exciting, for example when a new piece clicks and starts being music (sort of), other times a bit frustrating, when it seem, for several weeks in a row, that I'm not making progress at all.
but still, I like this journey, I like when a practice session is good even if I didn't play a single piece but only few measures.


[Linked Image] [Linked Image]
[Linked Image] [Linked Image]
#2048150 - 03/14/13 11:19 AM Re: How goes the battle? [Re: findingnemo2010]  
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,465
peterws Offline
6000 Post Club Member
peterws  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 6,465
Northern England.
It`s like riding yer bike uphill. In the rain . . .
Welcome my friends, to the hill that never ends!

I enjoy uphill cycling. But not the rain. And it rains plenty.


"I am not a man. I am a free number"

"[Linked Image]"
#2048299 - 03/14/13 04:24 PM Re: How goes the battle? [Re: malkin]  
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,588
findingnemo2010 Offline
1000 Post Club Member
findingnemo2010  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,588
Originally Posted by malkin
Learning to play piano doesn't seem like a battle to me. It's more like a long train trip, lots of interesting stuff going on when you look around, and like Rickster says "chugging along."

Your right. It shouldn't be a battle. I was kind of alluding to life in general as well but good point.


music to me is kind of like putting together pieces of a puzzle
i call it the paino because its where i put all my pain
#2052170 - 03/21/13 10:46 PM Re: How goes the battle? [Re: peterws]  
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,322
malkin Offline
4000 Post Club Member
malkin  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,322
*sigh* Salt Lake City
Originally Posted by peterws
It`s like riding yer bike uphill. In the rain . . .
Welcome my friends, to the hill that never ends!

I enjoy uphill cycling. But not the rain. And it rains plenty.


The worst bit about cycling in the rain is trying to stop on a wet road by using wet brakes.
The worst bit about cycling in general is motorists. I haven't ever seen a news item about someone killed by a car while practicing piano, so at least I'm safe there.
The best thing about uphill cycling is downhill cycling!



Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it.
– Roald Dahl

#2052272 - 03/22/13 05:12 AM Re: How goes the battle? [Re: findingnemo2010]  
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,275
LarryShone Offline
1000 Post Club Member
LarryShone  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,275
England
Hi, just started again, virtually from scratch. Playing Ode to Joy with two hands over and over, slowly....

Last edited by LarryShone; 03/22/13 05:13 AM.

If the piano is the King of instruments then I am its loyal servant.
[Linked Image]

My Piano Group
#2052565 - 03/22/13 03:53 PM Re: How goes the battle? [Re: malkin]  
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,588
findingnemo2010 Offline
1000 Post Club Member
findingnemo2010  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,588
Originally Posted by malkin
Originally Posted by peterws
It`s like riding yer bike uphill. In the rain . . .
Welcome my friends, to the hill that never ends!

I enjoy uphill cycling. But not the rain. And it rains plenty.


The worst bit about cycling in the rain is trying to stop on a wet road by using wet brakes.
The worst bit about cycling in general is motorists. I haven't ever seen a news item about someone killed by a car while practicing piano, so at least I'm safe there.
The best thing about uphill cycling is downhill cycling!


Ahhhhhh. Downhill smile


music to me is kind of like putting together pieces of a puzzle
i call it the paino because its where i put all my pain

Moderated by  BB Player, casinitaly 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


New Topics - Multiple Forums
Your Piano's Character Flaws
by Grandman. 09/19/17 06:39 PM
Earthquake in Mexico City
by Duke of Dunning. 09/19/17 04:51 PM
External Pedal For CA97
by Fan Yu. 09/19/17 01:20 PM
Good stencil brands
by PhilipInChina. 09/19/17 11:57 AM
August Forster grands
by Duke of Dunning. 09/19/17 11:43 AM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics181,939
Posts2,658,771
Members88,868
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
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 |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0