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OK, What's your New Year's obsession?
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Mine turned out to be Chopin's 27/2 nocturne.


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Re: OK, What's your New Year's obsession?
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Tryin` out a bit o` trance (dance) music which I thought was simples but isn`t. Dunno how they write these complex rhythms down on standard notation, but they always do. Was all set to buy this, but found a free copy instead which is guaranteed to put a smile on a fella`s face. LH & RH are different rhythms, so I`ll use the metronome and play each part separately. . . then impose it all on you lot!


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Somehow I'm not surprised about the Chopin, -Frycek smile We'll have to hear it in a quarterly recital one of these days.

And I'd love to be imposed on, peterws. I love rhythms (not that I can play very many) and I'd love hear this.

Hm. Obsession for the new year - hm. I think this year is keep on keepin' on year. It has to be better than last year, no?

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Hmmm, sometimes I don't find out what my obsession was until the year is over and done. smile

I recently started working on the first and last sections of Joplin's Solace, but it's too early to tell how sticky that will be. I start piano lessons this week, so I'm thinking that will be a big factor in deciding what this year's Big Thing will be.


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Acquiring that daily-practice habit I hear tell about so often.

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Last year I played a few pieces with syncopated rhythms that were challenging to get into my fingers, so this year I want to do more pieces with interesting rhythms. Not that I don't love Einaudi, because I do, but I want to be sure to branch out and play more composers and more styles because I can tell that will improve my playing in an all-around way. I recently purchased this sheet music collection:

"Blue River" by Elena Cobb

You can listen to all 6 pieces here:
Elena Cobb's website

I'm planning to get Tango Leone and Cloud Seven Latin into my fingers. I have never played either types of music before, so it's going to be a challenge. As a precursor, I thought I'd play Mozart's variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (no, I'm not joking) with a goal of playing it at MM=120.

The other piece I'm currently obsessed with is George Winston's Joy, which is his "arrangement" of Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. This is supposed to be played at MM=134, so my combined goals this year are speed and rhythm. laugh



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Speaking of dancing and rhythm - I just bought a vintage copy of "Putting on the Ritz" off eBay. (I'm pretty sure my performance will be more evocative of The Monster stomping around in Young Frankenstein than Fred Astaire. grin)


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATHY!!!!!

edit: I missed the special thread for you...

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same as last year........sightreading. Maybe this year my teacher will tell me ....in a hushed tone, in a darkened room, those rarely spoken words of how the black art is acquired. Providing of course enough silver changes hands.


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The same as every year, Pinkie. Try and take over THE WORLD!


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The same as every year, Pinkie. Try and take over THE WORLD!


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Keeping up the so called "Easy" Stravinsky long enough to make a recording. Could be forever with my technological lack of skill.


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