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Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: Johan B] #2558494
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What I worked on today:
At my last lesson, my teacher taped my playing. Today, I have been playing the audio to actually hear the measures/sections that I thought were 'good to go' but actually needed some spiffing up and working on those parts.

My tip: record yourself so you better know how you actually sound and what needs the concentrated practice. I have just gotten lazy about taping my own practice... I need to get over that as it really is a big help.

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Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: dogperson] #2558497
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Originally Posted by dogperson

My tip: record yourself so you better know how you actually sound and what needs the concentrated practice. I have just gotten lazy about taping my own practice... I need to get over that as it really is a big help.

Good advice and so true. I'm working on the last piece of the Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Suite for the Russian recital. I think it sounds pretty good until I record it. This is what I found: uneven tempo, notes accented that should not be accented, not bringing out the top note melody, limp dynamics, and more. Recording is not a substitute for a teacher, but I think it provides valuable feedback that can fill in the gaps between lessons.



Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: Johan B] #2558745
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Hi there,

This week I was lurking around in a music-library and found Sieben Sonaten of Johann Joseph Fux for organ/cembalo. I took the book to scan but it didn't work.....I went to an employee and asked why I could not lend this book, .....sorry sir....we have this book not for lend anymore, we'll put to the carbage.......or do you want it for present.....
The book was hardly used and it's mine yet.....

Very nice baroque music 3hearts..... just for free grin grin
Present.....

Best regards,
Johan B





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Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: Johan B] #2559380
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Yesterday did my weekly summer organ playing at the organ of the St.Willibrorduschurch in Kloosterburen (North of the Netherlands)......

Did a little experiment by playing Mozart at the organ......The Wiener Sonatinen....made the pedal-part by myself.......originally written for three basset horns,.....sounded very nice at this organ from the romantic period.....the audience was enthusiastic.....

Wiener Sonatinen, Mozart

Mozart and organ....not heard very often...

Best regards,
Johan B

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Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: Johan B] #2559843
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Did a lot of work at Mozart, repolishing a number of Piano Sonatas and Sonatines.......but want to share next.......

A smaller piece of Mozart.....Andantino KV236.....so easy, so nice, so cute, so smooth, so relaxed......so Mozart...... 3hearts 3hearts

Andantino, KV 236

Have a look, play it......have fun.

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Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: Johan B] #2561063
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4 August 2016

For fans of Fugues.......today I played these six Fugues of Kellner

Six Fugues, J.C.Kellner

What did you play today?

Best regards,
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Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: Johan B] #2561554
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Today I played Karganov's March of the Tin Soldiers :



Delightful little piece. I love it very much.

Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: Johan B] #2562839
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13 August 2016

Started this morning with some nice baroque music:
Pachelbel: Hexachordum Apollinis 3hearts

Hexachordum Apollinis, Pachelbel[/b]

Worth to give it a try........

After that in the afternoon something quite different: [b]Album for the young. Schumann
(My age just 63 grin grin never mind)

Best regards,
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Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: Johan B] #2563210
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13 and 14 August

Very naughty, spent most of the weekend playing piano apart from a long wonderous swim in the sea.

Mozart K309 Rondeau
Beethoven Pathetique Mvmts 1 and 2
Liszt Consolation No 4.
Schumann Album for the Young Untitled (No 30 I think)
Lots and lots and lots and lots of scales!
Elton John - Sorry seems to be the hardest word (just for something different!)
Chopin Prelude in E Minor (Op.68 No. 4)

Johan, I love Album for the young. And thanks for the Pachelbel tip, I have downloaded and will give these a go next weekend.

Have a great week!
Cathryn.


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Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: Johan B] #2563346
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Cathryn,

Yesterday played something real different........

Dinner Jazz, Keneth Baker

Kind regards,
Johan B


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Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: Johan B] #2563442
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Today I played some Brazilian music :


Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: worov] #2563451
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Originally Posted by worov
Today I played some Brazilian music :



What's the name and composer of this music?

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Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: Johan B] #2563548
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Originally Posted by Johan B
What's the name and composer of this music?

Kind regards,
Johan B


The composer is Alberto Nepomuceno, a brazilian composer of the early 20th century. The piece is called "Melodia". It is part a of set of pieces for left hand "5 Peças para Piano escritas para mão esquerda só".

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You can listen to it here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2okk9iHoUI

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Originally Posted by Johan B


Yesterday played something real different........

Dinner Jazz, Keneth Baker

Johan B


Johan - that's very different. I love the description "A superb collection of 10 “improvised” jazz arrangements".

Cheers
Cathryn

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Re: What did you play today? Tip for other pianists? Daily...... [Re: cathryn999] #2564238
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Originally Posted by cathryn999
Originally Posted by Johan B


Yesterday played something real different........

Dinner Jazz, Keneth Baker

Johan B


Johan - that's very different. I love the description "A superb collection of 10 “improvised” jazz arrangements".

Cheers
Cathryn


19 August 2016

This book is part of a complete serie 'The complete pianoplayer'. There are among others books about Latin and Blues etc. I ordered the whole serie at a musiclibrary. In that way I can see what is worth to buy.

Best regards,
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Today played a lot of Zipoli and Händel and something quite different.......

[b]The complete pianoplayer Chart hits[/b]

Just easy playing around...... grin grin

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Today I played a little gavotte by James Hook :


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Originally Posted by worov
Today I played a little gavotte by James Hook :




Well done..... thumb.....go on....

Kind regards,
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These days played just for fun Pam Wedgewood Book 1 and 2.........
Worth to have a try......

Pam Wedgewood After hours

Best regards,
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