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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2740022
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Hi QuinGold - have you tried the Nielsen Humorous Bagatelles (nos.12 and 13 in my list)? They are quite short, lie well under the hands, and have Nielsen's tyical quirkiness.

I'm not sure I learn pieces particularly fast, but for this challenge I always have several on the go, with some easier than others. E.g. note-wise the Piazolla was straightforward and most of the time was spent on phrasing and pedal control. The Schubert was easy apart from a few bars here and there so it didn't take long to get it up to speed. I had actually started on one of his Moment Musicaux but then found that the Gade was taking longer than I expected - the middle section LH accompaniment was harder than I thought to get up to speed.

I had piano lessons as a child until I left school, but was a hopeless sight-reader (my teacher actively discouraged it) and it took me for ever to learn a piece. By the time I had done so I had unintentionally memorised it, and I watched my hands all the time which was great for doing jumps. However I got awfully bored - I probably only learnt about four pieces a year.

Since leaving school 50 years ago (!) I've played the piano very little, preferring to concentrate on the violin which gives me lots of opportunities for ensemble playing. This 40 Pieces challenge has been great for getting me back into the piano - each day I work on technical stuff, pieces for the challenge, and sight-reading. I enjoy playing far more than I ever used to. At the moment I don't record - my piano needs tuning, for one thing, and in any case recording would raise the stress levels considerably. I'm doing this for FUN. smile

Umm, this got a bit long - sorry!

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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2740058
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Hi,
Thank you for the encouraging message. This challenge and MOYD keeps me going! Have a fun & safe Memorial holiday!

18. Song for a Young Prophet, Damian Lundy
17. Abba Father, Carey Landry
16. Tanging Yaman, Philip Gan & Manuel Francisco


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2740243
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hi Malone, thanks for the Nielsen Humorous Bagatelles tip; downloaded now. I also heard the Piazolla piece from someone a while back and it's on my list as well.

I hear you on only playing 4 pieces a year growing up; I did the same thing through Grade 6 before moving into playing synths and then giving up. Just got back to playing again two years ago after 30 years away. This challenge has been great for learning new pieces and for focusing me on learning and finishing pieces instead of flailing around.

I guess I like to record so I have a record of what I've learned, since I don't expect to keep most of them up. It adds a little pressure for sure, but I find I don't give up on them so soon if I want to polish them for recording. The trick is to make sure I really like a piece so I'm not sick of it! And the pressure always stands in for what it feels like to play in front of an audience.

Will be adding more to my list soon. I was happy to have my right hand working again after trigger thumb surgery last Nov., but then I had to go injure my left hand in April and it's been a month healing to the point where I can play again. (A friendly warning to anyone out there with those water bottles with the "hook" on the top: I put mine in the car coffee cup and didn't realize it was jammed in there. I picked it up quickly with my thumb and the bottle stayed put, tearing my thumb away from the wrist. Four chiropractic visits just to get the thumb and wrist reset, and a month for the ligaments to heal. No fun...so be warned about those hiking bottles!)

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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2740849
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Ending the month of May with the piece from Programmed Music of the Romanic Era.

20. Winter, Movement 3 - Vivaldi

I really love the Winter, all movements, of Vivaldi, and I was so excited to find an arrangement I can play on my level (from the Piano Adventures and they even have a short blog post about it https://pianoadventures.com/2018/01/11/vivaldis-winter-delights/).
I have been learning the piece for a few weeks, and it is coming along. I have memorized it 100% so I don’t need to sheet music when I am playing it. Although I am marking this as complete, I am certainly not satisfied with how it sounds coming from my fingers smile. It is missing something, and I can’t figure out what (I guess this is when a teacher come in, but I don’t have one).

Regarding the piece itself, I really like the transition between bars 14 and 15 - where the melody shifts from Bb to A (the melody drifts back and forth and has a very nostalgic feel). The chromatic scale for bars 34-37 gave the most trouble as I have not seen that before, and it certainly took me multiple tries before I was able to connect the pieces (although that is still my weakest spot in the piece). There is one thing in the arrangement that I actually don’t like very much - it is the transition to the ending. It has you running 16-th notes (as if you run on ice), but then the shift back to 8-th notes for the ending is too sudden, and I feel like I am literally tripping there each time. Perhaps, that was intentional. I am going to listen to the original and try to hear if it has the same awkward transition.

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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: Melchiorblade7] #2741311
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Took some time off to record one of my favorite piano pieces (Besaid Island)
New pieces in bold and video format.

1. Bach - Invention No. 3
2. Bach - Invention No. 4
3. Mitsuda - Another Guldove
4. Bach Chorale No. 174
5. Bach - Invention No. 5
6. Bach - Invention No. 6
7. Hamauzu - Aqua Memory
8. Bach Invention No. 7
9. Hamauzu - Prelude
10 Bach - Invention No. 8
11. Bach - Chorale No. 188
12. By the River (Original Composition)
13. Ever Onward (Original Composition)
14. Mozart - Minuet K.1 https://soundcloud.com/melchiorblade7/mozart-minuet-k-1
15. Hamauzu - Besaid Island

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2741390
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I got 3 more pieces done. I found the Gigue a l'Angloise very challenging, it didn't come together until the day before my lesson today, thankfully. I want to move on but my teacher is asking that I play it a couple more days to see if I can improve the speed for our next lesson. I am also learning a piece from Pride and Prejudice but I am also finding it challenging and putting it aside for just one week. Both hands are played in the treble clef and I find it is messing with me, particularly with fingering. My teacher picked an etude that has both hands in the treble to see if that helps me with the P&P piece which I really really really want to learn.


1) E Dorian with Modulation, Robert D. Vandall, RCM Grade 2
2) Colors of the Wind, Really Easy Piano
3) The Wind, Chee-Hwa Tan, RCM Grade 2
4) Quiet Lagoon, Jon George, RCM Grade 2
5) Ladies in Waiting, William Gillock, RCM Grade 2
6) Pinwheels, Linda Niamath, RCM Grade 2
7) Etude in F Major op. 190, no. 27, Christian Louis Heinrich Kohler, RCM Grade 2
8) Atacama Desert, Wynn-Anne Rossi, RCM Grade 2
9) Little Dance in Canon Form, Bela Bartok, RCM Grade 2
10) Turkish Bazaar, Mark Mrozinski, RCM Grade 2
11) Etude in C Major, Carl Czerny, RCM Grade 3
12) Theme from Jurassic Park, John Williams, Faber & Faber Adult level 1
13) Sonatina in G Major I, Thomas Attwood, RCM Grade 3
14) Sonatine in C Major op. 36. no. 1, Muzio Clement, RCM Grade 3
15) Gigue a l'Angloise, Georg Philipp Telemann, RCM Grade 3
16) Invention in C Major, Renee Christopher, RCM Grade 2

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2741557
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Started playing January 2017

Nothing is too easy is where I keep track of my progress.
Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2741699
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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
10. Little Bird (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 2/12
11. Late For School (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 2/19
12. Burgmuller 25 Progressive Pieces Op 100 No. 3 "Pastorale" 2/19
13. Dreamy Clouds (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 2/26
14. Beeping Horns (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 3/5
15. Luminous Night Part 1 (Roberto Cacciapaglia) 3/5
16. Icy (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 3/12
17. Luminous Night Part 2 (Roberto Cacciapaglia) 3/12
18. Camels in the Desert (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 3/19
19. Luminous Night Part 3 (Roberto Cacciapaglia) 3/19
20. Dungeon (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 3/26
21. Luminous Night Part 4 (Roberto Cacciapaglia) 3/26
22. Hamster On A Wheel (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 4/2
23. What's That In The Mist? (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 4/9
24. A Little Flower [Op. 205, No. 11] (Cornelius Gurlitt) 4/9
25. Games in the Playground (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 4/16
26. At the Funfair (Harris Piece A Week Grade 1) 4/23
27. Minuet in G Minor BWV Anh. 115 4/30
28. Minuet in G Major BWV Anh. 116 5/7
29. Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh..119 6/4



Currently learning: Beethoven "Easy" Sonata Op 49 No 2, Clementi Sonatina Op 36 No 1, JS Bach WTC Prelude No 2 in C minor
Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2741705
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1: Sonatina in A Minor (George Anton Benda)
2: Praeludium 1 (C Major) - BWV 846 (Bach)
3. Bourree in E minor - Bach

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2741743
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13-Freebird
14-Great Balls of Fire
15-Some Kind of Wonderful

16-Uncle John’s Band
17- All My Love
18- A Day in the Life

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2741761
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Adding my May pieces:

My 2018 list:
1. Telfer -(Celebration Series 5)When Rivers Flowed on Mars
2. Heller - (Masterworks Classics 5)Etude in C Major
3. Chopin - (Celebration series 8)Prelude in B Minor op. 28 #6
4. Astor - Valses Venuzuelos # 1 Adriana ABRSM selections grade 8 2017-2018 Adriana
5. Scarlatti -(ABRSM grade 4)Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K34
6. Kalinnikov - (Celebration Series RCM 8) Chansom Triste
7. Kember - (ABRSM grade 2 2011-2012) Bah-ba-doo-bah
8. Handel - (ABRSM Selections Grade 3 2017-2018) Sonatina in G "Fugue"
9. Darius Brubeck - (ABRSM Selections Grade 5 2013-2014) For Lydia
10. Hassler - (Celebration Series RCM 4)Allegretto in E Minor
11. Rebikov - (RCM Celebration Series Grade 7) Waltz in F# Minor
12. Kossenko - (RCM Celebration Series Grade 7) Waltz in B Minor
13. Martha Mier - (Jazz, Rags, and Blues 3)Persistent Rhythm
14. Chopin Prelude 28-15 "Raindrop"
15. Bach Invention in Bb Major
16. Mier (Jazz, Rags, and Blues 3) Worrisome Blues
17. Mier (Jazz Rags and Blues 3) Pine Cone Rag
18. Mier *Romantic Sketches 4 Enchanted Waterfall
19. Czery - Op 849 #1
20. Martha Mier (Romantic Sketches 3) Faded Dreams
21. Czerny - Op. 849 #2
22. Czerny - Op. 849 #3
23. Czerny - Op 849 #4
24, Chopin - Prelude in A Major Op. 28 #7

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: akc42] #2742429
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Made live the recital piece (No 95) and also the first time I managed to get from beginning to end of Bach's Invention No 8. so that becomes No 96


01 A Little Tea Pot
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90 Silver Lit Night. (Piano Marvel Method 5E exercise 14) Soundcloud
91 Memories (Piano Marvel Method 5E exercise 16) Soundcloud
92 Low Bridge, Everybody Down (Piano Marvel Method 5E exercise 18) Soundcloud
93 Minuet in G Minor, Christian Petzold (Representing Piano Marvel Method 6A exercises 1 to 6 which are subsections of this piece with trills in unusual places) Soundcloud
94 Cool Stephen J Wood. ABRSM Grade 5 2017 & 2018 Syllabus Piece C:3 Soundcloud
95 Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata Op 13 2nd Movement (Adagio Cantabile) Youtube
96 J.S Bach Invention No 8 Soundcloud

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: JimZipCode] #2742785
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Originally Posted by JimZipCode
14. "Cafe Vienna" from the Alfred Method book.
15. Brahms Lullaby from the Alfred Method book

The Russian Folk Song is coming along, but not quite at a level where I can pronounce it "learned".

New:

16. Russian Folk Song by Beethoven, Op107 #3, from page 70 in "Essential Keyboard Repertoire" vol 1 (Alfred; ed by Lynn Freeman Olson)
17. "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin; the "easy" first two pages from the Alfred Method book (not the whole piece!)


Originally Posted by JimZipCode
So: I'm doing the Natl Guild of Piano Teachers auditions next month, first or second wkend of June. I've settled on a program and run it past my teacher:

  • Bach (Petzold) Minuet in G
  • Brahms Lullaby
  • Beethoven "Russian Folk Song"
  • Joplin "The Entertainer" (2-page version in the Alfred Method book)

This is an exciting batch of music for me. Challenging, but doable (I think!).
...
I'll probably slow down on new-piece-acquisition for a few weeks, while I prepare for the audition.

So I did my Guild Audition yesterday. My teacher put me up for Elementary level E; and I passed! With an actual judge having evaluated my rendition of the Russian Folk Song and Entertainer, I think it's safe to check them off as "learned enough" for my 40 pieces list. smile

The whole audition process was extremely positive. I started a thread on it a week or so ago; I'll add some detail there, for anyone interested.

The great thing is, with the audition behind me I can go back to learning new pieces again. I ordered the Christopher Norton Microjazz Collection 1 book, because I loved learning The Entertainer so much. It's one of the books that Allysia PianoTV recommends on her blog; though it might be ambitious for a first-year student like me.

I also might order Bartok's Mikrokosmos. Since the audition yesterday, I'm feeling froggy. Ambitious.

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2743201
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21. Scarborough Fair - English Folk Song from the Piano Adventures Book 2

This is a nice melody that introduces a new time signature - 3/8 in the same key I have been working for the last month - D minor. The arrangement is rather easy, so it took me about a week to declare this done (although not perfect, I didn’t feel like hanging here longer). The piece also introduces to Dsus4 although I didn’t like its sounds very much (it has a slightly dissonant sound — I guess that the idea).

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: JoBert] #2743204
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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)
3 Sonata No. 11 - Variation VI from Movement 1 (KV 331, 300i) (no recording) (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
4 Sonata No. 11 - Menuetto from Movement 2 (KV 331, 300i) (no recording) (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
5 Sonata No. 11 - Trio from Movement 2 (KV 331, 300i) (no recording) (by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
6 Klavierstück "Lustig und traurig" (WoO 54, "Happy-Sad Bagatelle") <Recording> (by Ludwig van Beethoven)
7 La Candeur (Opus 100, No. 1) <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
8 Volksliedchen (Folk Song, Opus 68, Album für die Jugend / Album for the Young) <Recording> (by Robert Schumann)
9 Arabesque (Opus 100, No. 2) <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
10 Gymnopédie No. 1 <Recording> (by Erik Satie)
11 Walzer (Opus 39, No. 3) <Recording> (by Johannes Brahms)
12 Pastorale (Opus 100, No. 3) <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
13 Petite Réunion (Opus 100, No. 4) <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
14 Goodbye Blue Sky <Recording> (by Pink Floyd, arranged by Daniel Redly)
15 Innocence <Recording> (by Friedrich Burgmüller)
16 Abendmusik (Evening Music - Opus 99, No. 12) <Recording> (by Robert Schumann)
17 Hedwig's Theme - Harry Potter <Recording> (by John Williams)


#17 is from the soundtrack of the Harry Potter movies. For this arrangement, I mashed together two arrangements that I found on the internet, plus a few changes of my own. Hope you like the result!


Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: akc42] #2743369
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Found this arrangement of Greensleeves on Piano Marvel and decided to try and learn it. Despite a slight glitch at one point I still scored 100% with this recording, so decided to add it to my list of pieces learnt this year.


01 A Little Tea Pot
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90 Silver Lit Night. (Piano Marvel Method 5E exercise 14) Soundcloud
91 Memories (Piano Marvel Method 5E exercise 16) Soundcloud
92 Low Bridge, Everybody Down (Piano Marvel Method 5E exercise 18) Soundcloud
93 Minuet in G Minor, Christian Petzold (Representing Piano Marvel Method 6A exercises 1 to 6 which are subsections of this piece with trills in unusual places) Soundcloud
94 Cool Stephen J Wood. ABRSM Grade 5 2017 & 2018 Syllabus Piece C:3 Soundcloud
95 Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata Op 13 2nd Movement (Adagio Cantabile) Youtube
96 J.S Bach Invention No 8 Soundcloud
97 Greensleeves Soundcloud

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2743552
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My update for May in bold face, thank you!

-----------------------------------Feb 2018------------------------------
1. Robots - Anne Crosby Gaudet, RCM Level 1
2. Bears - Linda Niamath, RCM Level 1
3. Ecossaise in E flat Major - Ludwig van Beethoven, RCM Level 1
4. Lost - Elissa Milne, RCM Level 1
5. Menuet - Christian Petzold, BWV Anhang 114
6. Menuet - Christian Petzold, BWV Anhang 115
7. Czerny Op.599 1-16
-----------------------------------Mar 2018------------------------------
8. German Dance in D Major - Franz Joseph Haydn, RCM Level 1
9. Polonaise - C. Ph. E. Bach, BWV Anhang 125
10. Czerny Op.599 17-22
-----------------------------------Apr 2018-------------------------------
11. Dance of the Martians - Mike Schoenmehl, RCM Level 1
12. Spring Light - Stephen Chatman, RCM Level 1
13. Praludium - C. Ph. E. Bach, BWV 846
14. Menuet - BWV Anhang 116
15. Czerny Op.599 23-27
-----------------------------------May 2018------------------------------
16. A Starry Night - Italo Taranta, RCM Level 1
17. Dream Journey - Christine Donkin, RCM Level 1
18. Solo Per Il Cembalo - C. Ph. E. Bach, BWV Anhang 129
19. Melody - Schumann, Op. 68
20. Czerny Op.599 28-30

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1: Sonatina in A Minor - George Anton Benda
2: Praeludium 1 (C Major BWV 846) - Bach
3. Bourree in E minor - Bach
4. Aria in F (BWV Anh. II 131) - J.C. Bach

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2744164
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Completed a couple more:
32. Variations on the Theme…Canon in D: Alfred's AAIO Bk 2
33. The Spirit of God: music Anon, ca. 1844


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22. Campbells are coming - Traditional Scottish. F major. 6/8

This arrangement from the Faber Adult Adventures (Book 2) does not take too long to learn at a slower speed. The challenge comes when you want to play it at its suggested tempo which is really fast.
The most interesting pieces are bars 9 through 16 that have a very nice and simple melody that asks you to shift the right hand back and forth by one note which is kinda cool. Nice piece, but not my style.

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2744755
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3 more pieces for me. As I mentioned last time the Etude was mostly in the treble clef which threw me off a bit. So we picked another piece this week that is completely in the treble clef to help develop the skill. I am determined!

1) E Dorian with Modulation, Robert D. Vandall, RCM Grade 2
2) Colors of the Wind, Really Easy Piano
3) The Wind, Chee-Hwa Tan, RCM Grade 2
4) Quiet Lagoon, Jon George, RCM Grade 2
5) Ladies in Waiting, William Gillock, RCM Grade 2
6) Pinwheels, Linda Niamath, RCM Grade 2
7) Etude in F Major op. 190, no. 27, Christian Louis Heinrich Kohler, RCM Grade 2
8) Atacama Desert, Wynn-Anne Rossi, RCM Grade 2
9) Little Dance in Canon Form, Bela Bartok, RCM Grade 2
10) Turkish Bazaar, Mark Mrozinski, RCM Grade 2
11) Etude in C Major, Carl Czerny, RCM Grade 3
12) Theme from Jurassic Park, John Williams, Faber & Faber Adult level 1
13) Sonatina in G Major I, Thomas Attwood, RCM Grade 3
14) Sonatine in C Major op. 36. no. 1, Muzio Clement, RCM Grade 3
15) Gigue a l'Angloise, Georg Philipp Telemann, RCM Grade 3
16) Invention in C Major, Renee Christopher, RCM Grade 2
17) Menuetto II in F Major, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, RCM Grade 3
18) Etude in D Minor op. 261, no. 53, Carl Czerny, RCM Grade 3
19) Echoes of November, Stephen Chatman, RCM Grade 3

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2745026
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Scorpio,
I would like to be added to this list if possible, so late in the year.
Thanks,
folly

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: akc42] #2745027
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I had two tiny fragments of this last piece in my fingers when I restarted piano after a 56 year break. After sharing those fragments in Pianist Corner on PW and also on the ABRSM forum, I discovered it was Henry Purcell's Hornpipe in E-minor. That was two days ago. After downloading the sheet music from IMSLP I set about trying to relearn it. After a very little effort in the last two days and a more concerted effort this morning for about 30 minutes, its come back to me.

I can remember how enthralled I was having learnt this piece in 1961, I had considered it a major achievement. Now, just 9 months of learning later is seems such a trivial little ditty.

01 A Little Tea Pot
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90 Silver Lit Night. (Piano Marvel Method 5E exercise 14) Soundcloud
91 Memories (Piano Marvel Method 5E exercise 16) Soundcloud
92 Low Bridge, Everybody Down (Piano Marvel Method 5E exercise 18) Soundcloud
93 Minuet in G Minor, Christian Petzold (Representing Piano Marvel Method 6A exercises 1 to 6 which are subsections of this piece with trills in unusual places) Soundcloud
94 Cool Stephen J Wood. ABRSM Grade 5 2017 & 2018 Syllabus Piece C:3 Soundcloud
95 Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata Op 13 2nd Movement (Adagio Cantabile) Youtube
96 J.S Bach Invention No 8 Soundcloud
97 Greensleeves Soundcloud
98 Henry Purcell Hornpipe in E Minor Soundcloud

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2745101
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Hi, It’s been busy May and June. Here is my update for May and June till now.
New pieces are in bold. I tried to keep on practicing but recently has been difficult to find time for it so I tried to add a relaxed pieces and save longer and challenging pieces for later. 😅

40 pieces challenge

1. J.S Bach- Little prelude in D minor BWV 926
2. Beethoven- 6 Ecossaisse
3. Tchaikovsky- op. 39 No. 3. Mamma
4. Tchaikovsky- op. 39 no.5 March of the Wooden Soldiers
5. Tchaikovsky- op.39 no.9. Waltz
6. Mozart - Rondo K.15hh
7. Debussy-Page d’album(Album Leaf)
8. Debussy-Le Petit Negre(The Little Negro)
9. J.S Bach- Prelude in E Minor BWV 941
10. Edward MacDowell- To a wild rose
11. Kuhlau- Sonatine Op.88 No.1
12. J.S Bach-Prelude in C Minor BWV 934
13. Haydn-Sonata Hob XVI 27 1st Movement
14. Heller- The Ballet Op.45 No.20
15. Tchaikovsky- op.39 No.2 Winter Morning
16. Bach- Invention No. 6
17. Mozart-Fantasies K397
18. Haydn- Sonata Hob XVI 27 2nd movement
19. Burgmuller - Op.109 No.14 Song of the Gondolier
20. Debussy - Little shepherd
21. Tchaikovsky- op.39 No. 4 The Hobby-horse
22. Martha Mier - Katy’s Dance
23. Heller - op. 45 No. 9. Celestial voices
24. Martha Mier - Steamboat Rag

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2745109
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23. Habanera - George Bizet; arranged by Faber’s Adult Adventures book 2

This is the most difficult piece I have learned to this day. I found the fingering pattern challenging to get used to, but after a month of practicing, it became more natural. It has a very enticing melody with a staccato rhythm which took awhile to play at the right volume for each hand. Overall, I really like it!

Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2745613
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Update:
34 The Sound of Music: Alfred's Greatest Hits Bk 1
35 A Super-Special Sorta Song AAIO Bk 3
36 Calypso Rhumba AAIO Bk 3


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2746601
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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
9. Snowboard Boogie - Mier
10. Chimichanga Cha Cha - Mier
11. Moody Twins - Joy of First Year Piano
12. Wooden Shoe Dance - Joy of First Year Piano


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2747243
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Hi,
It's been a busy couple of months. Thank you for tracking our progress. Have a great week!

26. Blessed Be the Lord Almighty, Bob Fitts
25. I'll Walk with God, Nicholas Brodszky & Paul Francis Webster
24. Wings of a Dove, Bob Ferguson
23. Alle, Alle, Alleluia, Fr. Richard Ho Lung
22. For God So Loved, Stuart Dauermann
21. Pie Jesu, Marcy Pyrtle
20. Not for Tongue of Heaven's Angels, Timothy Dudley-Smith & Michael Joncas
19. Pie Jesu, Andrew Lloyd Webber
18. Song for a Young Prophet, Damian Lundy
17. Abba Father, Carey Landry
16. Tanging Yaman, Philip Gan & Manuel Francisco


Dona Nobis Pacem
Yamaha DGX 660 (portable 88)
Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2018 [Re: scorpio] #2747814
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Looks like I'm quite like to the party. I'm back to piano after a while.

1. Melodie from Schumann's Album for the Young; also in its minor Minor

2. Chopin E Minor Prelude

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19 - Hey, Good Lookin’ *
20 - Move it on Over*
21 - Your Cheating Heart*

22 - Wild Horses
23 - Last Date
24 - The Sound of Silence

*Simple melodies as I work on left hand shuffle/boogie pattern

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