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1. Pony Ride (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/1 2. Tick Tock (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/8 3. Floating Candles (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/15 4. Robots (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/22 5. Burgmuller 25 Progressive Pieces Op 100 No. 1 "Sincerity" 1/24 6. Magic Dust (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 1/29 7. Burgmuller 25 Progressive Pieces Op 100 No. 2 "Arabesque" 1/29 8. Knight In Shining Armour (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 2/5 9. Minuet in B-flat Major BWV Anh 118 2/5
Sticking to the piece a week Harris book as I promised my son I'd do it with him. He's enjoying it much more than me, but he gets to do the puzzle pages Took a break from the Burgmuller as my son got a new piece this week, the Minuet in B-Flat Major by JS Bach. I thought it looked like a good candidate for my piece a week, so giving it shot. Not too bad!
Yamaha CLP-685, Kawai ES110 Pieces In Progress:
Chopin Waltz in A minor (playing for PW Waltz Recital)
Chopin Mazurka in B flat Major Op 7 (spring recital)
Beethoven Easy Sonata 20 No 2 (working)
Schumann Fantasy Dance Op 124 No 5 (just starting)
For some ideas, try Piano Syllabus. You can search for pieces based on levels. Of course levels, to some degree, are subjective. You can also look at the syllabus from different established programs, here is RCM for one: RCM-Piano-Syllabus-2015.pdf
Oh wow, Piano Syllabus is a great resource! Thank you!
1. Song of the Gondolier - Joy of First Classics 2. Beauty and the Beast - Alfred Greatest Hits Bk. 1 3. Simple Gifts - arr. G. Benedetti 4. Circus March - Alfred Adult AIO Book 2 5. White Sails - Joy of First Year Piano - Denes Agay 6. Alexander March = Joy of First Year Piano - Denes Agay 7. Ladybug Boogie - Mier 8. Melody With Varied Accompaniments - Joy... Denes Agay
ALFRED'S ADULT BOOK 1 GRADUATE Faber Adult PA Bk. 1 Graduate
01: Burgmuller: Op. 100 No. 7 - The Clear little Stream 02: Satie: Gnossienne No. 3 03: Schaum: Rhythm and Blues 2 - Chip Dip 04: Schumann: Op.68 (Album for the Young) No.5 - Little Piece 05: Bach: BVW 924a 06: Schaum: Rhythm and Blues 2 - She-Won't-Listen Blues
Managed to record the invention over the weekend. Man, was it a looooooong process. As you can probably hear from the audio that there are some uneven touch (some notes are way louder than they should be), but since this is the only take that has no mistakes, I am posting it and considered it done for now.
Did some more in February, in bold X 40 Club: 2018 1 Ballin' The Jack: Alfred's Bk 2 2 La Donna E Mobile : Alfred's Bk 2 3 Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair: Alfred's Bk 2 4 Frankie and Johnnie: Alfred's Bk 2 5 When Johnny Comes Marching Home: Alfred's Bk 2 6 Just Struttin' Along : Mier's Jazz Rags & Blues 7 Don't Wanna' Leave You Blues : Mier's Jazz Rags & blues 8 Waltz in G Minor: Alfred's Bk 2 9 Theme From Symphony No. 6: Alfred's Bk 2 10 Ragtime Do-Si-Do: Mier's Jazz, Rags, & Blues Bk 1 11 Whistle Stop Blues: Faber, Jazz & Blues Lv 2B 12 Fascination: Alfred's Bk 2 13 Deep River: Alfred's Bk 2 14 Ol' Man River: Faber Jazz & Blues Lv 2B
Hallo - I'd like to join in too! I had piano lessons in my youth up to about age 18, but got quite discouraged in the end - my sight-reading was abysmal and I got so bored taking months to learn a just handful of pieces. Since then I've concentrated on the violin, doing a lot of orchestral playing. However my pianist son-in-law is encouraging me to take up the piano again, and being nearly retired I now have the time to do so.
At the moment I'll be sticking to slow pieces and nothing too difficult but hope that with some scale practice and tech exercises I can improve my technique and be a little more adventurous. The piano tuner came today so I'm all set to go - no excuses!
06 Gymnopedie #1, Erik Satie - Youtube - There's an edit at the end of this because I could NOT get a single take without some kind of flub, things like going to the wrong bass note even though I'd played that bit correctly in the previous 10 takes. Think this is one of those 'medium' pieces that isn't easy enough for me to bash it out without thinking about it, but isn't hard enough to make me sit down and go over little sections in detail to make sure I really know it well.
05 Broon's Bane, Rush - Youtube - Originally for guitar, this is as close as I'll get to playing Bach in the near future. I used it as an exercise in finger pedalling, i.e. holding notes down to sustain them rather than using the damper pedal, as it gave a less muddy sound but still kind of simulated guitar strings ringing out.
04 Memories of Green, Vangelis - Youtube - Spent a lot of time on this one, it was my desert island piece for a week, and since this recording I've not touched it again. Maintaining repertoire is tough.
03 Limehouse Blues, Philip Braham - Youtube - A quick tune for the Reddit piano jam, the only version of this I'd ever heard was the Django Reinhardt version, so tried to go for a Hot Club style of chord voicing and rhythm. Very rough and ready.
1 Sonata No. 11 - Variation V from Movement 1 (KV 331, 300i) (no recording) (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) 2 Farewell to Cheyenne <Recording>(by Ennio Morricone, arranged by Jan Koláček) 3Venetian Gondola Song (Songs Without Words, Opus 19, No. 6) <Recording>(by Felix Mendelssohn)
Oh my I need to catch up to all the great recordings everybody has done. Here's some comments on the latest ones I have listened to/watched:
barbaram: Most excellent on On-Off Boogie! Great fun! BitSpirit: She Won't Listen; Another great and fun sounding piece. GoldmanT: I love your ending in Limehouse Blues! I also like your creativity in the start of Memories of Green; I don't know the pieces but I liked how you explained why you did what you did. AnitaPotter: Zum Anfang: This is a very pretty piece and very nicely done! JoBert: Very nice. I've never heard this one before. I really liked the melody a lot. fishandchips: Bach Prelude in G Minor: I'm not familiar with this piece but I found it very enjoyable to listen to.
Here is an updated URL for my recital piece this month as well. Currently working on Prelude in D Flat Major by Catherine Rollin and Sonatina in F Major (Anh 5, No 2) by Beethoven.
1. Study in C (Op. 65, No. 3) - Albert Loeschhorn - Pianist Magazine 2. Écossaise (WoO 23) - Beethoven - Masterwork Classics Lvl 3 (RCM Level 2) 3. Nuvole Bianche (YouTube) - Ludovico Einaudi - Essential Einaudi (Islands) 4. German Dance in G Major (WoO 42, No. 6) - Beethoven - Masterwork Classics Lvl 4 5. Loch Lomond - Traditional - Alfred's Vol 2 6. Écossaise in E Flat (WoO 86) - Beethoven - Pianist Magazine Issue 100 7. Menuet in G Minor (BWV 842) (YouTube) - Bach - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 8. Sweet Sorrow (Op. 100, No. 16) - Burgmüller - RCM Celebration Series Piano Etudes Level 5
Hi bSharpCyclist, I listened to your Menuet in G. Minor and really enjoyed it. I also really loved the Nuvole Bianche. I really like Einaudi but have never managed to pull any of his pieces off; even what are supposed to be the simpler ones. All around Wonderful! I really love this style of music. I have to read your info on recording in more detail too!
I see your #8 piece is Sweet Sorrow; this is a piece I have learned in the past. I would really LOVE if you did a recording of this. Does this forum accept requests? :-)
Thanks, Zoe! Yes, I plan to do a recording of Sweet Sorrow. I plan to record whatever RCM 5 pieces I work on. I hope to record Prelude in D flat soon as well. The sonatina by Beethoven (and list B in general) take a bit longer ;0