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Someone please shoot me!
#2501865 01/19/16 11:11 AM
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OK, I don't know when I should stop posting in the Adult Beginner's forum. After 3 years and having completed Alfred's Adult for Beginners levels 1, 2, and 3 my teacher got me Alfred Jazz/Rock Level 1 and 2 which is to be used after Alfred Basic Level 1B. On the book hierarchy chart, the Adult Beginner is the last book, the new Jazz/Rock books are almost at the top. I feel I should be able to sight-read these new books; they seem very simple and actually targeted to children. BUT, I still have to practice and learn them. All the short pieces are in the key of C. Each piece has accompaniment at the bottom of each page for the teacher (or an advanced student) to play along. I can't even come close to playing the accompaniment with the left while playing the melody with the right. This is so frustrating, because I can play one of the last pieces in Alfred Adult Level 3, Toccata in D Minor, the non-simplified version. What am I missing here?

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eighty80eights8s #2501870 01/19/16 11:23 AM
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I'm not aware of your history, so some questions:

- do you have a piano teacher?
- are you practicing songs that you love?

You neeeeed to be learning songs that you love in parallel with technical development.
Or, well, you won't get that love back from the piano.

Sight reading fluently just takes a long long long time. I've given up reading standard notation fluently. I can the weird piano roll notation I've come up with fluently, though.

And don't worry about being a non-beginner in the adult beginner forum. This is just the best forum period. No need to be an adult or a beginner. That's more of a "general recommendation". There are some people in this forum who in no way can be categorized as a beginner and that's perfectly cool by me.


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eighty80eights8s #2501884 01/19/16 12:11 PM
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It tells me your teacher is listening to you, providing you with rock/jazz material you wished for, and providing you with something at your level. Eventually we all get there. Learning slowly in the beginning is good and the best way to go; and you are very much at the beginning. Three years is nothing. You should not compare yourself to all those people on the Internet playing Chopin in their first year. Who knows what kind of program they are following. Just do what your teacher gives you. You'll do fine and make slow and meaningful gains. By 5-6 years, you'll get into the intermediate stuff and by 10 years you'll begin to touch what you started piano for. It is what it is, and there's no changing this time table for the average human. Recall (in another thread) you said your teacher had to spoon feed you the first 3 Alfred series books. She knows where you're at.

Oh, by the way, consider yourself shot! Now get back on the bench and keep practicing. grin

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eighty80eights8s #2501886 01/19/16 12:25 PM
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The answer to your first question… "I don't know when to stop posting in the adult beginners forum" is…. never.

It's safe here… smile

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It tells me your teacher is listening to you, providing you with rock/jazz material you wished for, and providing you with something at your level. Eventually we all get there. Learning slowly in the beginning is good and the best way to go; and you are very much at the beginning. Three years is nothing. You should not compare yourself to all those people on the Internet playing Chopin in their first year. Who knows what kind of program they are following. Just do what your teacher gives you. You'll do fine and make slow and meaningful gains. By 5-6 years, you'll get into the intermediate stuff and by 10 years you'll begin to touch what you started piano for. It is what it is, and there's no changing this time table for the average human. Recall (in another thread) you said your teacher had to spoon feed you the first 3 Alfred series books. She knows where you're at.

Oh, by the way, consider yourself shot! Now get back on the bench and keep practicing. grin


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