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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: Johan B] #2359334
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5 December
- Started learning "Samba" - Einaudi
- "Le Once" it's too hard to play with my small hands... I understand the structure of the piece, but the progress is too slow... I'm in the beginning. Of the 3rd page fo several days so I think I'm going to quit for now.
- Played some pieces of the repertoire: "Life", "Brothers" and "Nefeli"

6 December
- "Samba" is great! At the end of a couple of hours I can play half of it, by memory, and with a nice flow
- I ended the night playing some original phrases and trying different chords


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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: Johan B] #2359648
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8 december

Monday.....my weekly day off......went with my car to the dealer for some small issue....in the afternoon I played

Diabelli Melodische Übungsstücke für vier Hände; first recording secundo and next playing primo......nice job...

In the evening Hummel Sonate 7 & 9. Played sometimes smaller work of this composer. Now lurking around his bigger works.......wow....nice...... 3hearts ...interesting composer.....'some' work to do before I play it acceptable...... blush

What did you play tonight......?

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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: Johan B] #2359657
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7 December
- played some improvised phrases during the day
- "Samba" is getting better and better. I think I've got the right tempo and flow. I'm getting close to the end of the piece.


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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: Johan B] #2359840
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8 December
- I decided to play simple and original phrases to warm-up;
- Then, I returned to "Samba", which is memorized and sounding better and better. Not finished yet.
- Tried "Un mondo a parte", Einaudi. It's a solemn piece and it sounds really nice with a celo in the background. I tried the first chords and it's a elegant solo piece too. Again, my short hands will give me some troubles playing this.
- I ended my session with another set of original phrases and some improvisation.


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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: Johan B] #2360010
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9 december

Yesterday started Hummel. I'm impressed. Now working on..........

Hummel Piano Sonate 7 G dur & Piano Sonate 9 C dur (last part....mmm.....so nice)

Still have a lot of work to do on it....... smile confused blush

Read about this composer at wiki. They said he is a kind of composer between classic and romantic, influenced by Mozart, Haydn but a prelude on the romantic period. Especially in his his line of melody. He also loved Bach. When I was playing I could recognize this.....parts made you thinking of Mozart and in the same composition you hear Haydn. Even I saw some Bach-like parts......like a fuga....

Composer who is worth to play.......

what did you play tonight.......?

Best regards,
Johan B

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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: Johan B] #2360149
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9 december

Didn't manage to play any piece... I was too tired to stay focused and concentrated...
Anyway, while I was doing other duties I "played" some pieces in my mind, which is also funny smile


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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: CarlosCC] #2360345
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Originally Posted by CarlosCC
9 december

Didn't manage to play any piece... I was too tired to stay focused and concentrated...
Anyway, while I was doing other duties I "played" some pieces in my mind, which is also funny smile


10december

Me too, Carlos....just home at 10pm.........whole day working at my highschool and in the evening I did a speech, information-evening, for about 250 parents and afterwards organising workshops......

To morrow the same and in the evening a meeting of the works council...till about 10 pm...........so friday I can play seriously....

Arghhhhh.....work is interrupting my second love=piano......(my first love is my wife.....)

Regards,
Johan

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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: Johan B] #2360366
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'Played' a few pieces this afternnon, paganini rhapsody, the slow one that got nicked by Nielson, chariots of fire theme by Vangelis, had a go at The Entertainer, slowly!
When i say played I mean interpreted from memory. I can't read sheet music yet so it's all from memory.
The Entertainer is tricky, lot of those nasty black keys in there wink



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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: Johan B] #2360530
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Johan B, imagine adding two teenagers studying for exams, and you'll have the perfect "storm"... smile

LarryShone - "The Entertainer" by ear? Wow, that's quite challenging for sure!

10 december
I've got a good moment yesterday. After dinner, girls were doing a break and sharing a computer while surfing FB; I was playing piano with my headphones. Then they asked me to turn on the piano speakers because they want to listen what I was playing. So, it was like a "request and play" session: they choose a piece, I tried to play it smile

Among several requests, I remember playing (by memory) these :
- No Holly for Miss Quinn, Enya
- Dietro L'Incanto, Einaudi
- High Heels, Einaudi
- Julia, Einaudi
- Ambers, H.J. Long
- Sky, original
- Samba (half of it...), Einaudi
- Two Trees, Einaudi
- Life, Einaudi

Quite challenging, but very rewarding.


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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: CarlosCC] #2360533
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Originally Posted by CarlosCC
Johan B, imagine adding two teenagers studying for exams, and you'll have the perfect "storm"... smile

LarryShone - "The Entertainer" by ear? Wow, that's quite challenging for sure!


Just the basic melody, du du du du, di du. Finding what I think are the right notes. I now have sheet music for it so I can work thru it, slowly.


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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: LarryShone] #2360534
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Originally Posted by LarryShone
Originally Posted by CarlosCC
Johan B, imagine adding two teenagers studying for exams, and you'll have the perfect "storm"... smile

LarryShone - "The Entertainer" by ear? Wow, that's quite challenging for sure!


Just the basic melody, du du du du, di du. Finding what I think are the right notes. I now have sheet music for it so I can work thru it, slowly.


I've a easy version of it: The Entertainer.pdf
I know you "can't" read, but I think it's a good opportunity to start decoding the sheets. I did it when I was doing my first steps and it's not so difficult as you may think - I'm a self thaugh player, remember? -. It's worth trying


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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: CarlosCC] #2360560
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Originally Posted by CarlosCC
Originally Posted by LarryShone
Originally Posted by CarlosCC
Johan B, imagine adding two teenagers studying for exams, and you'll have the perfect "storm"... smile

LarryShone - "The Entertainer" by ear? Wow, that's quite challenging for sure!


Just the basic melody, du du du du, di du. Finding what I think are the right notes. I now have sheet music for it so I can work thru it, slowly.


I've a easy version of it: The Entertainer.pdf
I know you "can't" read, but I think it's a good opportunity to start decoding the sheets. I did it when I was doing my first steps and it's not so difficult as you may think - I'm a self thaugh player, remember? -. It's worth trying

I found a sheet for it, beginner level


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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: Johan B] #2360887
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Yes, lots of "Entertainer" versions...

11 December:

I started doing another live session for family:
Played first sessions of "Le Onde", then "Julia", "Monday", "Snow prelude nº15", "Nefeli", and a couple of original phrases.
They really like Einaudi smile

I ended practicing - now with headphones -:"Le Onde" and "Samba"





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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: LarryShone] #2360916
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Originally Posted by LarryShone
'Played' a few pieces this afternnon, paganini rhapsody, the slow one that got nicked by Nielson, chariots of fire theme by Vangelis, had a go at The Entertainer, slowly!
When i say played I mean interpreted from memory. I can't read sheet music yet so it's all from memory.
The Entertainer is tricky, lot of those nasty black keys in there wink


I saw that Playground Sessions have added a couple of super-simplified versions of Joplin tunes to their store. The Entertainer and Maple Leaf Rag; I've been having a go at the former.

The most simplified is the bass with just a single note per bar, which takes away a lot of the high-low ragtime bounce, but it's still tricky for someone at my level so I'me glad I'm able to play a version of the tune at all!

I'm also learning O Holy Night which, thankfully, has a much slower pace! laugh


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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: Johan B] #2361013
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11&12 december

11 december, no time to play......arghhhh

12 december, playing baroquemusic during several hours in the afternoon and evening.....

Buxtehude Suites for harpsichord.........mmm.....so nice 3hearts 3hearts

Remembers me to the period 1966-1973, when I studied churchorgan ( much Buxtehude).....today it looked like my beloved teacher was looking over my shoulders......

Best regards,
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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: Johan B] #2361027
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Nice thread. :-)

Since I'm having a cold right now, I didn't practiced a lot (skiped Bach, Chopin and the scales...) and just played my current favorite piece. It's a new composition from my teacher and it's still untitled. Some measures are giving me a hard time but I got hooked to this piece from the moment when I first heard it and I just want to get it into my fingers...

If you want to hear it (not me playing) and maybe you have an idea for a name too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LblmGnb0k7E

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Originally Posted by Cat_W
Nice thread. :-)

Since I'm having a cold right now, I didn't practiced a lot (skiped Bach, Chopin and the scales...) and just played my current favorite piece. It's a new composition from my teacher and it's still untitled. Some measures are giving me a hard time but I got hooked to this piece from the moment when I first heard it and I just want to get it into my fingers...

If you want to hear it (not me playing) and maybe you have an idea for a name too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LblmGnb0k7E


Nothing wrong playing your favourites.......music is for your own pleasure....enjoying music......let your feelings go.........relaxing......good for your emotions......so.....Cat....go on.....

Best regards,
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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: Johan B] #2361035
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Thank you, Johan for your nice words. :-)

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Originally Posted by Cat_W
Thank you, Johan for your nice words. :-)


Cat.....wow...I saw you've got a Schimmel...........nice instrument......inspiring....

Best regards,
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Re: What did you play tonight? [Re: Johan B] #2361186
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Hi Johan, it's a small piano. I bought it second hand years ago. It's ok. But the high keys are not so brillant due to it's compact construction. ;-)

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