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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701196
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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701200
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Hi - Happy New Year ! Please add me to the list for 2018 ...

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I definitely want to join this year - thanks for setting everything up, Scorpio! Looking forward to the accountability and camaraderie. smile


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Okay, I've thought about it and count me in again also.


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701404
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Happy New Year! This challenge is so helpful. Please sign me up.


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701411
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Thanks for doing this -- I found it really motivating last year - so I'm in.


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701435
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Please sign me up for 2018. Thank you for your work!

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: Greta99] #2701450
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Welcome aboard Greta99! It is nice to see new faces join the challenge.

The participant list - as of now - should be up to date. If there are any issues and/or omissions please let me know.

Remember, you can sign up at any time, so tell your friends and neighbors. Anyone is welcome all through the year.


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701578
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Please sign me up please!
I love so many pieces!I

I'm learning:
1. Back Sinfonia No11
2 Skryiabin Prelude in E
3 Mozart Sonata 545

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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701582
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How do you count fairly. Do you only include pieces you start in 2018 or can you include pieces you started earlier and are still working on?


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: MarciajsR] #2701586
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Originally Posted by MarciajsR
How do you count fairly. Do you only include pieces you start in 2018 or can you include pieces you started earlier and are still working on?


I encourage you to include them all, even the ones you started before the end of the year. "Fair" is not an issue.

Remember, we are not competing, so, getting to 40 first, last, in the middle, doesn't matter. 40 is just a number that emphasizes the need to take many repetitions through the cycle of learning a song. And, that's the fundamental program, learning lots of pieces.

Also, the more you post, the greater the collateral benefits for all participants. One of the very nice and oft cited benefits of posting as many songs as possible is that others get to learn of new composers and new pieces by seeing everyone else' lists.

So, relax, learn a lot of music, and post to your heart's content! smile

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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701591
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I agree with Ralphiano. I started this piece two weeks ago and couldn't get it to a decent level until the first of this year.

1: 19th Melody - Lecouppey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms_yo-2VAj8



Now I'm going to start work on the February recital piece. It's been sitting in my binder for 3 years now and it's time to work on it. But I'm taking the rest of this evening off and will start fresh tomorrow.


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701593
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Awesome, Anita Potter. Now we're rolling! thumb


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701594
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Count me in! 2018 is going to be the year where I try my best and be the most productive.

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My progress in the 40 Pieces A Year Club for 2018-
https://soundcloud.com/rachel-kia-oci/sets/40-pieces-a-year-challenge
Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701599
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I'm in! Can't wait to learn a bunch of music this year!

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701601
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Sign me up:) I'm finishing my first recording right now

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701602
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Welcome to the 40 Pieces A Year Club! You have been added.


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: Anita Potter] #2701611
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Originally Posted by Anita Potter
I agree with Ralphiano. I started this piece two weeks ago and couldn't get it to a decent level until the first of this year.

1: 19th Melody - Lecouppey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms_yo-2VAj8



Now I'm going to start work on the February recital piece. It's been sitting in my binder for 3 years now and it's time to work on it. But I'm taking the rest of this evening off and will start fresh tomorrow.


That was pretty, Anita!


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701612
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Yellow!

Can you sign me up, please?

Thanks in advance.

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I would love to be added for this year! I'm so excited!


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Dearly Beloved - Yoko Shimomura
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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701616
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Hey guys. I want to sign up for the challenge too. this would be my first time here, so im looking forward to discovering new music via this forum.

A little about myself. I'm preparing for my ATCL. I love Chopin's music! So i'll probably be learning a few too many Chopin pieces via this challenge haha!

i don't really have any proper recording device, only a smartphone, and am not sure how to go about with this aspect of the challenge. i know it's not a requirement, but i would like to try it out. can someone help me out?

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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: Anita Potter] #2701618
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Originally Posted by Anita Potter
I agree with Ralphiano. I started this piece two weeks ago and couldn't get it to a decent level until the first of this year.

1: 19th Melody - Lecouppey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms_yo-2VAj8



That's cheating. It doesn't count.

Just kidding!

It sounds really nice. Good start to the year.


Middle-aged curmudgeon, started learning on Nov. 3, 2016.

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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701683
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You are in! Welcome and have fun playing!


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: PooKay] #2701684
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Originally Posted by PooKay
i don't really have any proper recording device, only a smartphone, and am not sure how to go about with this aspect of the challenge. i know it's not a requirement, but i would like to try it out. can someone help me out?
I don't use a smartphone for recording, so I am not much of a help there. Many use Soundcloud (here) to host their recordings. Once you get an free account, you can probably upload the audio file, directly from your phone, to Soundcloud and share the link. That's just a broad overview of the process. There might be others that can give additional advice.


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Sign me up please. I am not at a very high level.....

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Just heard about this today and would like to join. Please add me smile

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We have some new Piano World users that have joined the 40 Pieces Club. Welcome all to the challenge and to Piano World!

I want to mention and introduce the quarterly recitals to anyone not familiar with them. Four times a year, the Adult Beginners Forum
hosts digital recitals. February is the next recital, the 49th recital in the series. Beginning February 1st, there will be a call for submissions that last two weeks.
During that time you can upload your piano piece in mp3 format using the recital submission process. Then on February 15, the
recital is released for public review. It is a great way to share your progress and to listen to others and their music.

Below are a few links (from the last recital) to get you acquainted with the process.

Recital 48 --- Call For Submissions

Recital 48 --- November 2017

Recital 48 --- General Discussion

And here is the link to the ABF Recital Index, essentially a history of all 48 recitals: ABF Recital Index

I offer this information as a public service announcement, if anyone is interested. This is by no means a requirement. If you have any questions just let us know.


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@ralphiano, @mom3gram, @fishandchips. Thank you smile

@PooKay I started out recording on a cell phone 3 years ago. It was an Android phone and the voice recorder app that came with it was hit or miss. Sometimes the recording would be fine but a lot of the time there were some stutters and skips that totally messed up the recording. Just test out what you have and place your phone in various areas to check the sound to see what works best and what sounds the best. Start with your phone close to the piano and record a test. If you don't like it or it sounds too loud, move it back a little and repeat until you get a recording that you like.

We all start out somewhere. I started with a cellphone, moved to a micorphone and a dinky web cam, plugged my digital piano into the computer and recorded like that for a few months up until last week when I finally got my Tascam 8 track recorder (I do other types of music and not just piano) which I recorded my first piece of this challenge on last night. It took me 3 years to get to what I have now and though the waiting was awful, it was well worth it.


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2701701
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@PooKay I'm just using the voice recorder like AnitaPotter mentioned and then adding a still photo of it to create a video on a free moviemaker. There are some websites which may help you with that if you just type: how to upload audio to YouTube. Or something along those lines.

On that note here is my first piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PZxJYD7PTg
Bach - Invention 1 (a.k.a. that piece recorded on literally every single digital keyboard in the music store)
1/40

I did have a bit of a headstart learning (about one week) the hardest part was definitely combining the left and right hand when both are playing the melody together.

I would say neither the playing nor the audio quality turned out all too bad. I've tried plugging in my laptop into the digital piano for a better quality of sound, but Yamaha has their own things which don't want to have anything to do with my laptop... And, it's all too much of a pain in the neck to set up and its costs are just not worth it with the Yamaha app. So, I decided to use this very spartan and humble equipment instead.

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