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#2226053 - 02/04/14 10:46 PM Beginner piano, self learning. Help with repertory please TY  
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So guys, i started playing the piano exactly 2 years ago, because i just love this instrument. I never had any classes till now, and im pretty much learning all by myself.

I can play Chopin Waltz 69.1, 69.2, Moonlight Sonata 1st movement, mozart sonata no.16 (not so decent though hehe), sonata patetique mvmt II and Nocturne op 9 n 2, and they sound decently enough.

Im thinking about taking my learning to a new level. I really don´t have much time for classes. Do you guys recommend any exercises, compositions that i could learn, at the same level of those im playing now?

Btw I love romantic compositions, my favorites are chopin, rachmaninoff, liszt , satie and beethoven.

Any directions you guys could give me? Oh, and i can learn sheets by the way, altough i know very little abou theory.

Thank you very much, my friends Smiley.

BTW, this is a really lame video i made a few monthis ago, when i had 1 yeah a 6 monthis of learning, plase dont be so harsh on me. Thanks for the help.

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I recorded this with 1 year and 6 months playing. Is it atrocious, ou barely audible? Hehehe

Thank you all for the help.

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#2226091 - 02/05/14 12:37 AM Re: Beginner piano, self learning. Help with repertory please TY [Re: leonardohans]  
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Can't understand why someone doesn't have time for lessons and at the same time says they want to take their playing to a whole new level. But here is a list of graded pieces you should look at here


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#2226103 - 02/05/14 01:28 AM Re: Beginner piano, self learning. Help with repertory please TY [Re: earlofmar]  
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I´m sorry, is just that im learning things on my own now, so i believe i need a teacher to reach a new level, and thats what im planning to do. Thank you very much for you info!

#2226133 - 02/05/14 03:17 AM Re: Beginner piano, self learning. Help with repertory please TY [Re: leonardohans]  
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I think your Pathétique movement II doesn't sound too bad, for someone of your experience ... but it would be *SO* much better if you played it on a piano that was actually somewhere close to in tune! This just hurts my ears wink.


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#2226153 - 02/05/14 05:26 AM Re: Beginner piano, self learning. Help with repertory please TY [Re: leonardohans]  
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Isn't that a digital piano in the video?!?


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#2226177 - 02/05/14 07:20 AM Re: Beginner piano, self learning. Help with repertory please TY [Re: sinophilia]  
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Huh.

Either it isn't, or the sound of that video does not come from the instrument seen in it. I can't check which. I get a verification error when clicking on the link now.


Plodding through piano music at a frustratingly slow pace since 9/2012.

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#2226241 - 02/05/14 10:01 AM Re: Beginner piano, self learning. Help with repertory please TY [Re: leonardohans]  
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I'm having the same " issue " my eyes are telling me that is a digital piano and my hears screaming about the lack of tuning.

btw, get a teacher.

you can progress without.. no doubt about it.
you will just end up with so many bad habit and defects that will stop you to progress beyond a certain point..



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Albeniz: Iberia
Beethoven: Op 53
Bartok: Mikrokosmos vol. 5
Debussy: Estampes
Moszkowski: Op 72
#2226361 - 02/05/14 02:08 PM Re: Beginner piano, self learning. Help with repertory please TY [Re: leonardohans]  
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Nice playing. FYI pianos need to be tuned twice a year, in the fall and spring, if your climate has seasons. If the temperature and humidity stay constant year round then you can get away with once a year. And is that a drink on the piano?? shocked

From the sound of it you could probably stand to add a fast piece or two. People usually have too much fast and not enough slow though smile Try something a little easier than the slow pieces you have, and short, to start with -- one of the Beethoven Bagatelles from Op. 33 might be good -- Beethoven is considered classical, btw, not romantic. Or the Schumann Fantasy Dance in E minor, it's from the Album Leaves Op. 124 no. 5, very fun to play and definitely romantic period.

If that goes well then it might be time to try one of the easier Beethoven sonata-allegro first movements like either of the Op. 49s.

Have a look at the Level 7 and 8 lists here
http://www.musicdevelopmentprogram....ianoSyllabus_2013%20online_SECURE(1).pdf


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learning: Fauré, Preludes Op. 103
preparing for performance: Dvorak "Dumky" trio, and four-hands program of Mozart, Corigliano, Schubert and Barber

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#2227402 - 02/07/14 11:30 AM Re: Beginner piano, self learning. Help with repertory please TY [Re: Saranoya]  
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Found out that my digital piano was out of tune when i bought it. I had to factory reset now, sounds much much better now haha.

Well, thanks!


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