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"40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2019 #2797076 12/31/18 10:18 AM
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This is the official signup and participation thread for the 2019 "40 Pieces A Year Challenge"! We'll use this thread for signups, tracking progress, recordings (if you decide to share them) and discussion.

The Goal: To learn, perform and experience forty piano pieces in a year.

The Method: Pieces can include any genre (e.g., classical, jazz, rock, pop, arrangements). Most of these will be (should be) below your current skill level. These pieces do not have to be completed to a polished final standard. Ultimately, the pieces are for skill building, technique development, rhythm work, sight-reading, exploring new music and having fun.

The Rules: There are no rules. It is up to you on how to craft this challenge.

Tracking Your Progress: Please check in with this thread when you complete your pieces - we'll keep a running total for everyone at the top and edit it as needed. Please feel free to upload any recordings that you're making (this is not a requirement). We are a supportive group, so the more you participate and ask questions, the more you will get out of the challenge!

Some Notes About Skill Levels and Competition: We all have many different backgrounds and skill levels, so this challenge will look different for each one of us. Our goal is to support and foster people's drive to complete the challenge, no matter what skill level. Please be kind and refrain from bringing negative attitudes into the thread, whether towards yourself or towards others! This is about meeting the challenge (and the piano) where you are rather than comparing yourself to others.

For more details about the inspiration and source of this challenge, please read these pieces by Elissa Milne:

Where Did the 40 Piece Challenge Begin?

The Surprising Power Of Quantity

Suggestions for Getting Started



Resources and Recommended Books

40 PIECES A YEAR CLUBS FROM PRIOR YEARS
2017
2016
2015

PUBLIC DOMAIN SHEET MUSIC
IMSLP (classical) 
NYPL Archives (Tin Pan Alley) 

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First Lessons in Bach
Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Volumes 1-8 (Alfred Music)
Joy of First Classics, Books 1 & 2 - Denes Agay
Classics to Moderns Series - Denes Agay
Melodious Masterpieces Series - Jane Magrath
RCM Celebration Series
Lyric Moments Series - Catherine Rollin
Romantic Impressions Series – Martha Mier
Jazz, Rags and Blues Series - Martha Mier
Masterwork Classics Series (Alfred Music)
Nocturnes - Dave Brubeck
Solo Piano - Phillip Glass
Piano Works - Max Richter
The Best of Ludovico Einaudi: Piano Solo


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I'm afraid that I see little benefit in this idea despite it's apparent popularity. For starters, what's a "piece"? Why give twice as much real estate to two one page pieces as one two page piece? The idea that 40 pieces is a large or significant quantity is false because it does not take the above into consideration. It seems like this thread would encourage some to learn very short pieces. But I think that is not a particularly good criterion for selecting a piece.

The guidelines talk about performing 40 pieces but I doubt most could accomplish this. Also, I don't think it's pedagogically sound to spend so much time learning pieces below one's skill level as the guidelines again suggest.

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Please sign me up. I did it a couple of years ago and then got too busy . I am going to try again this year.


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I'm in. Recently I’ve been enjoying learning more complex pieces so my goal is to learn 20 pieces in 2019 plus lots of sight-reading of easy pieces (that I won't keep track of).

For the skeptics, the idea is to get better at sight reading by constantly learning new pieces. Whether they are below your level or not is up to you. I was brought up in the "one exam a year/three pieces" environment, and it's not conducive to reading music fast.

I LOVE this new way of learning and practicing. I get to pick the pieces I want to learn, and I make sure I'm constantly learning new material that interests me. The challenge, if there is one, is keeping up my favorites so I have some repertoire built up over the years. As I accumulate faves and keep them up, there is less time to focus on the current year!


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Originally Posted by QuinGold
For the skeptics, the idea is to get better at sight reading by constantly learning new pieces. Whether they are below your level or not is up to you. I was brought up in the "one exam a year/three pieces" environment, and it's not conducive to reading music fast.

I admit to being a skeptic to the idea of '40 pieces a year' until I read what you just wrote. OK. I'm in then! I suck at (sight-)reading so I hope this will work. confused


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For the skeptics, the idea is to get better at sight reading by constantly learning new pieces. Whether they are below your level or not is up to you. I was brought up in the "one exam a year/three pieces" environment, and it's not conducive to reading music fast.

I admit to being a skeptic to the idea of '40 pieces a year' until I read what you just wrote. OK. I'm in then! I suck at (sight-)reading so I hope this will work. confused


Great! I think you'll find most participants say their sight reading improves with this challenge. Remember that the goal is your own: It's not a bad idea to learn one challenging piece every month (or two) and then one little piece every week or so, most of which you might later forget. I find that has worked for me, but the goals are yours to set – and change if they are not working. (I'm currently learning a 4-page piece that is progressing at one line a week, but it's so beautiful I'm not inclined to give it up!)

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Originally Posted by QuinGold
my goal is to learn 20 pieces in 2019 plus lots of sight-reading of easy pieces (that I won't keep track of).

This is exactly it.

This club/challenge is whatever you make it. It doesn't need to be 40 (it can be 20, 60, whatever); you can modify this concept to suit your needs for improving at the piano.

The idea is to see more music over time. By doing so, you hope to improve sight-reading skills and practice strategies. The aim is to learn to become more efficient.


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Sign me up. One of my goals for 2019 is to improve my sight reading.


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Almost all good sight readers never "practiced" their sight reading. They just played through tons of music because they were interested in the piano literature. Although 40(I'm guessing mostly short 1-2 page pieces) is better than less than that amount, that's only 1-3 pages/week and a minimal amount. It seems like less than 10 minutes/week.

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Hi - Please sign me up for the coming year !

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I'm in again.

My personal goal will be the same again as last year, to leave me some room for larger and more difficult pieces: I want to reach 20+ completed (and recorded) pieces, plus whatever else strikes my fancy. I also reserve the right to include some pieces that I already started (and counted) in 2018, that I plan to work on more.

As scorpio said, the challenge (at least here in this thread) is whatever you make of it. For example for me it is not about sight reading (having only played from scores my whole life with almost no memorization at all, I'm pretty good at that already). For me it is about giving me structure and finishing goals, so that I don't meander from one piece to another too much, without ever finishing any of them. Well, and of course one of the original challenge's goals: To be exposed to more different music. (Although I must admit I still tend to gravitate back to a small group of preferred composers even with this challenge - but the challenge helps to mitigate that tendency).

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I'm in. I didn't make 40 last year, so this year I think I'll set the goal of 20 and then see if I can beat it. I did find that it kept things fresh to sprinkle easier, shorter pieces in amongst the stretch pieces. I stopped doing that so much towards the end of the year, so now's the time to hit reset and start up again.

Good luck everyone and happy practicing!


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Thank you scorpio!

I've been waiting for the 2019 version of this thread so sign me up. While I'd love to bang out a piece from First Lessons in Bach I'm not ready for that this year so I'll be using the "Religous Favorites" book from the Bastien Older Beginner Piano Library Series to start with. Basically easy hymns in C D F G with right hand meolody and I IV and V7 in the left hand. I think I'll be able to keep moving through the Faber method books and do one of these a week on the side.

Alan Chan has a playlist on his You Tube Channel of this book if anyone wants to check it out.




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Chili Time - I'm working on one from the "Religious Favorites" book right now (Nearer My God to Thee). I've used a few of them in the previous years' challenges too.


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Please sign me up. For now, I'll mostly be working on Alfred's Adult Book 1, plus whatever supplemental pieces my teacher prescribes. On the side, I am looking forward to working on easier pieces from "Essential Keyboard Repertoire- Volume 1", as and when I get time.

Hopefully, it will be a fruitful year!


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Sign me up again please - didn't sign up last year as I was focusing on learning jazz/pop repertoire with my tutor, am aiming to focus a bit more on classical this year - it's also a good excuse to buy more books or download more scores.


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In 2018 I managed to learn 15 pieces within 7 months of playing with teacher (had to take 5 months off to heal my hands after initial shock I served them by playing improperly in 2017, which triggered early OA symptoms).
In 2019 I aim to reach 25 pieces (getting harder pieces as I progress and still have to go easy on my hands).

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I was thinking about a new year resolution of learning a new easy piece every week, having over 52 pieces in 2019, and then someone directed me to this post in this forum. I just register here to participate. I think it would be a great motivator and will help to keep track of progress. I just learned a new piece today, I will be recording it soon.
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I was thinking about a new year resolution of learning a new easy piece every week, having over 52 pieces in 2019, and then someone directed me to this post in this forum. I just register here to participate. I think it would be a great motivator and will help to keep track of progress. I just learned a new piece today, I will be recording it soon.
Please, count me in smile

Welcome to PW, facdo. You might also be interested in the MOYD thread.


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Hmmm, that translates to learning a piece every 9 days or so... let me get though a month of classes and see how that works out.
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I'm just getting back into piano and after not consistently playing since being a teenager and I'd be down for this. Should we upload recordings somewhere? Can we count sonata movements as individual pieces?

I'll probably try a mix of Bach inventions/symphonias/P&Fs, Mozart/Haydn/Beethoven sonata movements, and some smaller romantic pieces e.g. Chopin preludes/mazurkas/waltzs/etudes, Brahms klavierstucke etc

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1. Prelude, Op. 28, No. 20 (Chopin)
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I am ready for another year of the 40 piece challenge as well. For me, I plan to bring back some pieces that I have played to build a working repertoire. That means some pieces here will be repeats from the past, that I will take to a higher level. My total number for the year will probably be less that 40, but hopefully I will make them more permanent!

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Originally Posted by Tech-key
Please sign me up. For now, I'll mostly be working on Alfred's Adult Book 1, plus whatever supplemental pieces my teacher prescribes. On the side, I am looking forward to working on easier pieces from "Essential Keyboard Repertoire- Volume 1", as and when I get time.

Hopefully, it will be a fruitful year!


I am new to piano too, but have many years of music experience playing guitar. I will be working through Alfred's Adult Book 1, as well as online lessons at Playground Sessions. So, I should easily complete 40 "pieces" between the two resources, although I don't know that most of them would be called complete songs. Anyway, as is said in the "rules" above, the challenge is what I want to make of it and perhaps this challenge will motivate me and keep me on task.

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Question, just out of curiosity:

Do sonata movements count as individual pieces, or does the whole sonata count as one piece? What about a prelude and fugue, such as from the WTC? Does that count as two separate pieces, or one piece?

One could argue these questions either way, I'm just curious.


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Question, just out of curiosity:

Do sonata movements count as individual pieces, or does the whole sonata count as one piece? What about a prelude and fugue, such as from the WTC? Does that count as two separate pieces, or one piece?

One could argue these questions either way, I'm just curious.

Entirely up to you. There are no rules as to what constitutes a piece.

Me personally, I'd probably count each Sonata / Sonatina movement as a separate piece (I've done so in the past with the one Sonatina I have recorded).


I've started playing January 2017, Nothing is too easy is where I keep track of my progress.

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Originally Posted by Dr. Rogers
Question, just out of curiosity:

Do sonata movements count as individual pieces, or does the whole sonata count as one piece? What about a prelude and fugue, such as from the WTC? Does that count as two separate pieces, or one piece?

One could argue these questions either way, I'm just curious.

The object is to work on an average of one new piece every week using the 40 week academic year as a base.

If you work on three pieces a day, one a challenging three month piece (4 a year), an easier piece taking about four weeks (12 a year), and a very easy piece taking only a week or two (say, 24 pieces) that's a total of forty pieces over the year.

The easier pieces allow an exploration of unfamiliar composers, unfamiliar genres, fun pieces, finishing easier collections like Schumann and Tchaikovsky's Albums for the Young, and so on.

For the beginner it's better to whizz through very easy pieces and rack up the numbers but once the exam cycle begins it's common to bog down on only the exam pieces. This challenge overcomes that problem.

Once you're good enough to work on sonata movements it's no longer a question of numbers but broadening our musical horizons and exercising a wider variety of skills. It prevents students going stale on a few long term pieces and keeps up their lesser used skills of reading, analysing, memorising and problem solving. The latter skills don't usually get much of an airing once a piece has been on the rack for a week or two.


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Posting the pieces I learned so far this year. The recordings are far from perfect, but these will have to do for now!

1) Cafe Vienna (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
2) Fantasia in G minor, by Telemann (Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Volume 1) <SoundCloud>


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Okay, I think I'm in...

Not 100% certain what level I will be looking at for getting through them all. Currently prepping for my RCM level 8 so sight read level for that is around level 6 so I am thinking I will probably start around the level 4 or 5 for the first few pieces and see how they go with the goal being to get to where I can learn a level 6 piece in a few sessions which hopefully means can competently read at that level? And will pick a few harder pieces to start now with the goal of having them done for later in the year.

First time taking an approach like this so excited to see how it goes.

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I think 40 is too many. I will for 20.

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I am in for this year as well. I did it for the first time last year, and, although I was very skeptical for learning 40 pieces I year, I did it. I have submitted 50 pieces total. So it is very doable.

Some pieces were easier and it would take me a week, while they were a few that would take more over a month. I usually learn about four pieces in parallel. Most pieces were 1-2 page long, so it is definitely not a lot, but sufficient for my level (late beginner-early intermediate). I have to say it is this challenge that allowed me to shift to the early intermediate phase.

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I'd like to join for this year, even though I only got about 20 pieces listed for last year.

One great outcome from discussing the challenge last year with my teacher is that we added two new "tracks" to my lessons: learning easier pieces (from Agay's "Easy Classics to Moderns") and playing simple pieces by ear. One of my 2019 goals is to learn new pieces more efficiently. I did get more efficient learning and my ear improved too.

Looking forward to another year...

Thanks, scorpio, for your work on this thread.


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I would like to join for this year.

My motivations for doing so are actually opposite to the thinking behind why the challenge was originally created. My natural inclination is to race through piece after piece, and move on as soon as the notes and rhythm are correct. I am going to challenge myself to focus more deeply on 40 pieces, and not consider them complete until I have really thought about expression and musicality. I hope to even record at least some of them, which is something I have never done before.

Looking forward to following along with everyone's progress.

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I started seriously practicing again in July 2018 and managed 20 Prep and Lev. 1 pieces before the end of the year, but must admit to being daunted by the "40" of this challenge. Here goes, I'm in.

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but think how good I could be in five years...
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Okay,
I didn't really start this challenge until Friday the 4th but here is my first entry.

Gooseberry Goose, Schaum Preliminary Method.

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I am in!

Is it okay to post a video?

1. Jingle Bells by Martha Mier

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I am in!

Is it okay to post a video?

Sure! I do so all the time with my posts for the challenge and didn't get any complaints (yet wink).

And: Nice playing! smile

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Abby.c - that was a really cool version of Jingle Bells! Sort of ragtime-like. I enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing.


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3) Rock It Away! (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>


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I’m excited to try this 40 piece challenge. Please sign me up! Adult beginner so will mainly be working out of method books, Denes Agay and other popular repertoire books. Thank you to participants from past years! Your lists provided some great recommendations!

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3) Rock It Away! (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
4) Lullaby (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>


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Thank you for organising this, Scorpio.
I’d love to join too.
Thanks

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Originally Posted by Tech-key
1) Cafe Vienna (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
2) Fantasia in G minor, by Telemann (Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Volume 1) <SoundCloud>
3) Rock It Away! (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
4) Lullaby (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>


Nice job, Tech-key! Your Alfred pieces sound a lot better than I remember mine sounding.


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Thanks a lot for listening, mom3gram. I’ve read many of your posts these past months. You come across as such a gem of a person. To me, you are “Forum Royalty”!
Sending lots of love your way 3hearts


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Thank you. I hope one day I could play as great as you smile

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Thanks, Tech-key. I wish that I were as good at piano as I am at posting. LOL


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I would like to join this year. I know it’s a little late but I really need to practice my sight reading.

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Here's my first piece for 2019:

1 To Catch A Dream <Recording> (by Martha Mier)

Another one of the easy Martha Mier romantic pieces.


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Here's my first piece for 2019:

1 To Catch A Dream <Recording> (by Martha Mier)

Another one of the easy Martha Mier romantic pieces.




Beautiful as usual, JoBert.


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I was thinking to join the 40 a Year Club last year but finally decided to take the challenge. Sign me up please!

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Really enjoying the links and videos you all are posting. Shout out to JoBert that was wonderful! I'm on track and will post my list of pieces @ month end.


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4) Lullaby (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
5) Minuet in G Major, BWV Anh. 114, from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Volume 1) [<SoundCloud>

I've been working on this Minuet for at least a month now. But from last week onwards, I've seen zero perceptible improvement in it. And that too after bringing out all the tools I know; counting, metronome, slow practice.. you name it! I'm at my wit's end trying to fix it. So, I'm calling it "learned" for now, and will come back to it later, once I'm acquainted to ornamentations.


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This was not the "Heart of My Heart" that I am familiar with, although I did vaguely remember this one also. It should be called "Heart of My Heart, I Love You".


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I’ll try to get 40 pieces this year.


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You played it so beautifully.. I want to learn this piece, but it's too tough for me at the moment.

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I've been working on this Minuet for at least a month now. But from last week onwards, I've seen zero perceptible improvement in it. And that too after bringing out all the tools I know; counting, metronome, slow practice.. you name it! I'm at my wit's end trying to fix it. So, I'm calling it "learned" for now, and will come back to it later, once I'm acquainted to ornamentations.

Revisiting something after laying it aside for some time is a great way to make progress without having to put in any additional effort! That being said, ornaments are tough to consistently get right. I'm finally starting to get my ornaments with 2-3 right more often than not. Now, only all the other finger combinations remain...

You play it well, by the way! Nice clarity, with a steady rhythm, and I really like your staccatos in the second half of the piece!

What you could try is to slow a bit down in the final bar, to sort of round off your piece. In fact, that's something that you could try with every piece that you learn, as it works every time!

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Three new recordings. I do have a couple more pieces which are ready to be recorded, but my pedal is once again acting up. It occasionally lets out a loud clicking noise, and that just disrupts my recordings too much. My piano technician does know what the problem is, so I hope he'll come and fix it soon.

1 Robert Fuchs – Sad at Heart (Op. 47, No. 5)
2 Cornelius Gurlitt – Wild Mignonette (Op. 205, No. 1)
3 Dmitri Shostakovich – Waltz (Op. 69, No. 2)
4 Alexandre Tansman – Dreams (Happy Time, Book 1, No. 14)
5 Erik Satie – Chocolate-Almond Waltz (Menus Propos Enfantins, No. 3)
6 Béla Bartók – In Three Parts (Mikrokosmos, Book 3, No. 76)
7 Cornelius Gurlitt – Lullaby (Op. 101, No. 6)


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Number 2 for 2019, another Martha Mier pice (probably the last one for a while, but you never know smile):

1 To Catch A Dream <Recording> (by Martha Mier)
2 Shadows At Sunset <Recording> (by Martha Mier)


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Thanks Kesolo, for the suggestions!
Will work on all the things you recommended. I think this piece was a little over my current abilities, and will try to stick to the easier ones in the book for now.

Enjoyed your videos a lot. You have put together quite a nice set-up.


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5) Minuet in G Major, BWV Anh. 114, from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Volume 1) [<SoundCloud>

I've been working on this Minuet for at least a month now. But from last week onwards, I've seen zero perceptible improvement in it. And that too after bringing out all the tools I know; counting, metronome, slow practice.. you name it! I'm at my wit's end trying to fix it. So, I'm calling it "learned" for now, and will come back to it later, once I'm acquainted to ornamentations.

Great job on that Minuet. It is tricky. I did it myself after about 4 and a half months of self-teaching, and recorded this just a week or so after I started piano lessons. I found it challenging at the time, and I too couldn't get in any of the ornaments since as Keselo alluded to, my fingers don't like ornaments wink , so my recording is ornament-less.

But what I did was put my scores of all of my repertoire pieces in a 3-ring binder with a date on each one. Minuet has a date of 6/28/18, and when that anniversary comes, I'm going to revisit the piece and see if I can't bring something new to it. This is also in keeping with my little personal theory of not beating pieces to death but moving on an returning later when one has more skills, resources (and yes, even patience! laugh ).

I was hoping 6/28/19 would see me adding ornaments, but seeing as I haven't yet learned ornaments, and my fingers still don't like ornaments, perhaps I'll only be able to improve the dynamics and add some voicing, since this recording from June is essentially with one level of dynamics for the entire piece - probably made it before I could control dynamics to any degree while maintain the tempo.

You too may want to date your performances and revisit after a suitable time since I'm sure each revisit will allow you to add something new technically or musically.

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You did well six months back, Tyron! Binding your repertoire together is a good idea. I was thinking of doing something like this too. It gets tiring to keep shuffling the books on the stand.
On ornamentation, why not try an easier piece with just one or two measures with fancy ornaments? That will help gain the needed confidence, and prepare you well for the scheduled revisit in another 6 months.


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I would like to give this a try this year. I will be working on pieces from John Thompson Modern Course for the Piano Grade Three and First Lessons in Bach. Also, I will learning to play the pieces that I am singing in my voice lessons.

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Moving along in the Faber Piano Adventure books. Update in bold:
1 Allegro Grazioso, Biehl
2 Moonlight Sonata, Beethoven
3 Strawberry Malt, N. Faber
4 Mazurka in F Major, N.F.
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6 Greensleeves, Traditional English
7 The Spy, N.F.[b]


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1. Square-O, Elissa Milne, 1/23/19


I've got six more in progress. Guess as long as I don't fall more than 12 weeks behind, I'm on schedule?


but think how good I could be in five years...
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Oops already a month behind but yes sign me up. I've only ever studied pieces for exams and juries, and, have never gone backwards. I didn't learn very many pieces probably not even 40 in my life.

This 40/yr sounds like a good idea. I'll be very interested to see what happens.


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4. Time Alone by Rick Robertson from Kaleidoscope Volume 1 (Level - Late Beginner; 2 pages
5. Fantasia in G minor, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767), TWV 33:8, Piano (Grade 1 - 1 page)
6. Le Onde by Ludovico Einaudi Graded Pieces - Arrangements (Level Preparatory; 2 pages

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4) Lullaby (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
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6) Ländler, by Schubert (Trinity- 2015-2017 syllabus) <SoundCloud>
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It would take me a year to learn the pieces some of you post and I’d be lucky to sound half as good even given a year. So, my hat is off to all the quality players who post recordings. I enjoy listening to your recordings as I play fetch with the dog at night or am just relaxing by the fire. I recently began to tune into the Piano Bar thread and that is fantastic also.

Since we get to make our own rules for the challenge I’m going to attempt to avoid counting anything I learn in the Faber method books. I’m using supplemental pieces I can learn and play (in time, at tempo, sound decent) in about a week. However, I reserve the right to bend my own self imposed rule if I fall behind. laugh

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1. Come, Thou Almighty King (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
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3. Morning Mood (Classic Themes by the Masters - Bastien)
4. Jesus Shall Reign (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
5. Ode to Joy (Classic Themes by the Masters - Bastien)

In process but it’s going to take more than a week… Here comes the Sun (The Beatles Best: Easy Piano Dan Fox arranger). I look forward to the day when "easy piano" books become easy for me.


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I really liked "Sad Autumn". All of the new pieces that you posted were beautiful, but I am drawn to the sad, haunting sound of this one. Nice playing!


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Originally Posted by mom3gram
I really liked "Sad Autumn". All of the new pieces that you posted were beautiful, but I am drawn to the sad, haunting sound of this one. Nice playing!

Thank you so much! It's been one of my favourites for a long time; took me 1.5 years to get to this point. It really was way too hard when I first learned it, but it's really nice to experience growing into a piece like that.


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4 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.4, Petite Reunion - youtube
5 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.5, Innocence - youtube


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1. Milne, Elissa - Sqaure-O
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I've decided not to list "lesson" pieces from Faber as originally planned. Frankly Cherny and Mikrokosmos exercises are more deserving of the effort.


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Keslo that is a cool shot of the pinao in your Sad Autumn video. I like that piece.

Facdo you make it look so easy! Well done.


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Keslo that is a cool shot of the pinao in your Sad Autumn video. I like that piece.

Facdo you make it look so easy! Well done.

Thank you, I'm happy I finally found a way to record from that angle. Now I just need to not film it at a slight angle.


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Facdo you make it look so easy! Well done.


Thank you, I am practicing a lot to handle learning one short piece per week. I hope I can keep up with this progress for the entire year.


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Wow, I am amazed by the quality of your playing and your recordings. There is so much depth and musicality in your interpretations, congratulations!

Oh my, so many nice comments. Thank you very much, facdo!


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I feel I'm making good progress, although I haven't managed to get any pieces recorded. Some people are really powering through, good work guys. smile

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Hi everyone! I'd like to join the 40 pieces a year challenge as well please. My teacher is a proponent of a 'repertoire-rich' curriculum so hopefully I'll make it and improve my sight reading in the process.


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4 Mazurka in F Major, N.F.
5 Polka, Secondo and Prima
6 Greensleeves, Traditional English
7 The Spy, N.F.
8 Dance in F Major, W.A. Mozart
9 Silver Rain Etude. N.F.
10 French Minuet, Jean-Baptiste Lully


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3. Little Prelude in C Major (BWV 939) - J.S. Bach <youtube link> (trills are 16th notes, advised by my teacher, as my hand was going to tense with 32nds; so most likely I will revisit this piece in the future)

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8. Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis - Favorite melodies the World Over
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3) Rock It Away! (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
4) Lullaby (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
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I just binge-watched all your videos. Great going! Are you planning to do all 25 in order?


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I just binge-watched all your videos. Great going! Are you planning to do all 25 in order?

Thank you! That is the plan. But these are progressive studies, they are getting harder, I don`t know if I will be able to keep up learning a new one every week.


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facdo, I too have enjoyed all 6 of your Burgmuller videos. Nice playing!!!

Thank you, I am glad that you enjoyed smile


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Thanks a lot, Chili_Time! I love this collection. It's the most 'value for money' book I've got in recent times. The 100 pieces in it should keep me working for many many years. At least, I hope so!


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Tech-key your recordings have convinced me to put the Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Volume 1 on my list of books to get. Thanks for the recordings!

Thanks a lot, Chili_Time! I love this collection. It's the most 'value for money' book I've got in recent times. The 100 pieces in it should keep me working for many many years. At least, I hope so!


Hey Tech-key! I love your recordings! The sound is so clear and much more enjoyable to listen to than my youtube clips lol! How do you do it? What do you use to record your practice? I assume you plug your digital piano to your pc and record it with a recording software?


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Hey Tech-key! I love your recordings! The sound is so clear and much more enjoyable to listen to than my youtube clips lol! How do you do it? What do you use to record your practice? I assume you plug your digital piano to your pc and record it with a recording software?

Thanks Superman! I wouldn't say these are more enjoyable than your youtube clips. Personally, I enjoy watching videos much more smile

Coming to the recording part, I find it very confusing. My user-name is such a misnomer! I just use a USB 2.0 Cable A-Male to B-Male (standard printer cable) and connect it to my Mac. Then record the MIDI using GarageBand. Thereafter, I convert the recorded MIDI to an mp3 file using GarageBand itself. You can use the free Audacity software too. I've read it works just as well.

Starting out, most of my information came from reading this article.

Since you are uploading videos (which is just fab), you'll get a better result, if you can record the audio separately and mix it with the video. There are some free softwares for that too. But since I don't have any hands-on with those, I probably shouldn't recommend anything particular.

BTW, I see that you have finally tamed your left hand pinky and uploaded such a nice rendition of Scarborough Fair. Well done thumb. Looking forward to more such videos!


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Originally Posted by Tech-key

Thanks Superman! I wouldn't say these are more enjoyable than your youtube clips. Personally, I enjoy watching videos much more smile

Coming to the recording part, I find it very confusing. My user-name is such a misnomer! I just use a USB 2.0 Cable A-Male to B-Male (standard printer cable) and connect it to my Mac. Then record the MIDI using GarageBand. Thereafter, I convert the recorded MIDI to an mp3 file using GarageBand itself. You can use the free Audacity software too. I've read it works just as well.

Starting out, most of my information came from reading this article.

Since you are uploading videos (which is just fab), you'll get a better result, if you can record the audio separately and mix it with the video. There are some free softwares for that too. But since I don't have any hands-on with those, I probably shouldn't recommend anything particular.

BTW, I see that you have finally tamed your left hand pinky and uploaded such a nice rendition of Scarborough Fair. Well done thumb. Looking forward to more such videos!


Thank you Tech-key you're too kind! smile I've downloaded Audacity, will try some pieces with audio only and maybe mix them together with the clips!

I have finally tamed my pinky haha! One thing I found out with that piece is that I need to work on my hand independence laugh I'm looking forward to your uploads too! Oh which reminds me, I hear good things about Essential Repertoir. Would you say it's useful for someone like me (5 months practice)? Are the pieces in the book ordered from easy to hard or random put together? Bye happy playing!


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I have finally tamed my pinky haha! One thing I found out with that piece is that I need to work on my hand independence laugh I'm looking forward to your uploads too! Oh which reminds me, I hear good things about Essential Repertoir. Would you say it's useful for someone like me (5 months practice)? Are the pieces in the book ordered from easy to hard or random put together? Bye happy playing!

No, the pieces in Essential Repertoire are not ordered from easy to hard. These have been grouped together by composers. (Inside the composer groupings, they are ordered by difficulty.). The book does mention a list of a dozen easiest pieces, which is helpful. Since I have too much time in my hands currently, researching is not much of a problem. But in case of limited time, this book may not be suitable. I think I remember Masterwork Classics Level 1 being recommended for beginners somewhere. The site describes it as "A progressive repertoire series". Not very sure here either.

I've listened to the Essential Repertoire playlists so many times now, that I've got a bit attached to this book. LOL. So I'll continue with this as of now. The pieces in this book are too tough for me though, and take weeks!

I'm also around 5 months in, so really don't know much about the options available. I'm basically going by hit and trial. I really hope someone more experienced answers your question. If not, please start a new thread. That will be helpful for all of us beginners, and searchable for future generations too wink

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One thing I found out with that piece is that I need to work on my hand independence

Take a look at this on hand independence.

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Josh Wright recommends the Keith Snell series for graded classical music. Each level has a baroque/classical volume and a romantic/20c volume.

As well as a separate etudes volume per level. But there is also a more abridged version of his series where there is one volume per level, but it contains fewer, only select pieces, gathered from the different specialized volumes.


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4 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.4, Petite Reunion - youtube
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Originally Posted by Tech-key

No, the pieces in Essential Repertoire are not ordered from easy to hard. These have been grouped together by composers. (Inside the composer groupings, they are ordered by difficulty.). The book does mention a list of a dozen easiest pieces, which is helpful. Since I have too much time in my hands currently, researching is not much of a problem. But in case of limited time, this book may not be suitable. I think I remember Masterwork Classics Level 1 being recommended for beginners somewhere. The site describes it as "A progressive repertoire series". Not very sure here either.

I've listened to the Essential Repertoire playlists so many times now, that I've got a bit attached to this book. LOL. So I'll continue with this as of now. The pieces in this book are too tough for me though, and take weeks!

I'm also around 5 months in, so really don't know much about the options available. I'm basically going by hit and trial. I really hope someone more experienced answers your question. If not, please start a new thread. That will be helpful for all of us beginners, and searchable for future generations too wink

Happy playing to you too!


Ok thank you. I'll keep the Essential Repertoire on my book wish list and maybe buy it sometime later.


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Take a look at this on hand independence.

Thanks Tyrone I'll check that link! I love this forum there's so much materials/info laugh

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Josh Wright recommends the Keith Snell series for graded classical music. Each level has a baroque/classical volume and a romantic/20c volume.

As well as a separate etudes volume per level. But there is also a more abridged version of his series where there is one volume per level, but it contains fewer, only select pieces, gathered from the different specialized volumes.


Those books look interesting as well! Will keep them in mind thank you!


Edit: Facdo what a joyful, happy, pleasant piece! laugh



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Jobert, your recordings are just so awesomely awesome. And you described your latest submission so beautifully in the recital page!

Thanks! blush

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JoBert - Love your "Lonely Flowers".

Keselo - I enjoyed all or your recent selections, especially the Menuet. I don't think I've ever heard that one before.

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Keselo - I enjoyed all or your recent selections, especially the Menuet. I don't think I've ever heard that one before.

Thank you. It's my favourite Menuet from the book so far, it's such a happy little piece. Should definitely be much better known.


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Tech-Key, I really liked playing "On Top of Old Smokey" in Book 1. I think it was the first piece that used broken chords in almost every measure, and it was fun to play.

Yeah mom3gram, I'm also having good fun with broken chords. I learnt Chiapanecas first, which I found somewhat difficult. Playing Old Smokey after that felt very soothing.


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4. Go Down, Moses (Alfred's BAPCLB1) Youtube
5. Scarborough Fair (Alfred's BAPCLB1) Youtube
6. Raisins and Almonds (Alfred's BAPCLB1) Youtube
7. J.S.Bach - Minuet (Big Book of Beginner's Piano Classics) Youtube


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4. Faith of Our Fathers (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
5. For The Beauty Of The Earth (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
6. Morning Mood (Classic Themes by the Masters)
7. Ode to Joy (Classic Themes by the Masters)

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8. Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
9. Sun of My Soul (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
10. All My Loving (Beatles – The Easy Fake Book)
12. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Random Lead sheet off the internet that Google found)



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2. Jericho (Alfred's BAPCLB1)
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4. Go Down, Moses (Alfred's BAPCLB1) Youtube
5. Scarborough Fair (Alfred's BAPCLB1) Youtube
6. Raisins and Almonds (Alfred's BAPCLB1) Youtube
7. J.S.Bach - Minuet (Big Book of Beginner's Piano Classics) Youtube
8. Ach, Du Lieber Augustine (Alfred All-Time Favourites Book 1) Youtube
9. Over The Rainbow (Alfred Pop Song Piano Book 1) Youtube

Originally Posted by Chili_Time
Superman - Your post reminded me that I have a copy of Big Book of Beginner's Piano Classics. I bought it when I first started lessons and then realized it was over my head and filed it away. I need to find it as I think I'm ready for some of the pieces now.


Hey Chili! I came to the same conclusion after Bach haha! It's way too hard for me atm so I have put it aside and bought the two Alfred books, All-Time Favourites and Piano Pop. Going to play from these two from now on as I am nearing the end of Alfred Basic Adult 1 and feel that I'm not ready for Book 2 yet. Happy playing!


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2 Shadows At Sunset <Recording> (by Martha Mier)
3 Einsame Blumen (from Waldszenen, Opus 82) <Recording> (by Robert Schumann)
4 Arietta (from Lyric Pieces, Opus 12, No. 1) <Recording> (by Edvard Grieg)

With my #4 I'm finally getting around to finishing the first of Grieg's Lyric pieces, of which I got the full collection as a Christmas gift (and it's also the very first of Grieg's collection of lyric pieces, from the very first book). A wonderful little piece...


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4. Alexander Tcherepnin, Joy and Tears (Keyboard Musician)
5. Minka (Russian folk song) (Keyboard Musician)
6. Frances Clark, Peaceful Valley (Keyboard Musician)
7. Frances Clark, Off-Beat (Keyboard Musician)
8. James Hook, Minuetto (Keyboard Musician)
9. V. Brumberg, Regrets (Keyboard Musician)
10. Alexander Tcherepnin, Relays (Keyboard Musician)
11. Fritz Spindler, Immortelle (Keyboard Musician)
12. Mozart, Minuet, K.6 (Keyboard Musician)
13. Beethoven, Russian Folk Song, Op. 107 No 3 (Keyboard Musician)


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4. Go Down, Moses (Alfred's BAPCLB1) Youtube
5. Scarborough Fair (Alfred's BAPCLB1) Youtube
6. Raisins and Almonds (Alfred's BAPCLB1) Youtube
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8. Ach, Du Lieber Augustine (Alfred All-Time Favourites Book 1) Youtube
9. Over The Rainbow (Alfred Pop Song Piano Book 1) Youtube
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1 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.1, La Candeur - youtube
2 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.2, Arabesque - youtube
3 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.3, Pastorale - youtube
4 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.4, Petite Reunion - youtube
5 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.5, Innocence - youtube
6 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.6, Progres - youtube
7 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.7, Courant Limpide - youtube
8 - Liszt S.172 No.1, Consolation No.1 - youtube
9 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.8, La Gracieuse - youtube
10 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.9, La Chasse - youtube


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2. Nuvole Bianche by Ludovico Einaudi Graded Pieces - Arrangements (Level Preparatory; 2 pages - Key of E minor
3. Etude by Felix Le Couppey (Gade 1 - 2 pages ))
4. Time Alone by Rick Robertson from Kaleidoscope Volume 1 (Level - Late Beginner; 2 pages
5. Fantasia in G minor, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767), TWV 33:8, Piano (Grade 1 - 1 page)
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8. I Giorni by Ludovico Einaudi Graded Pieces - Arrangements
9. Sarabande by Ludovico Einaudi Graded Pieces - Arrangements
10. Scherzo by Dmitry Kabalevsky - Grade 2
11. Peacefull Calm by Rick Robertson from Kaleidoscope Volume 1 (Level - Late Beginner)
12. Cloudy Day by Rick Robertson from Kaleidoscope Volume 1 (Level - Late Beginner)
13. Repetition no.26 - Bella Bartok Mikrokosmos Volume

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13) Sonatina, William Duncombe (Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Volume 1) <SoundCloud>
14) The Can-Can (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
15) The Marine’s Hymn (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>


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1 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.1, La Candeur - youtube
2 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.2, Arabesque - youtube
3 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.3, Pastorale - youtube
4 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.4, Petite Reunion - youtube
5 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.5, Innocence - youtube
6 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.6, Progres - youtube
7 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.7, Courant Limpide - youtube
8 - Liszt S.172 No.1, Consolation No.1 - youtube
9 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.8, La Gracieuse - youtube
10 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.9, La Chasse - youtube
11 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.10, Tendre Fleur - youtube


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Originally Posted by facdo
1 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.1, La Candeur - youtube
2 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.2, Arabesque - youtube
3 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.3, Pastorale - youtube
4 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.4, Petite Reunion - youtube
5 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.5, Innocence - youtube
6 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.6, Progres - youtube
7 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.7, Courant Limpide - youtube
8 - Liszt S.172 No.1, Consolation No.1 - youtube
9 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.8, La Gracieuse - youtube
10 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.9, La Chasse - youtube
11 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.10, Tendre Fleur - youtube




I love your Burgmuller series. Really a good interpretation on the last smile

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1. Bouree in e minor (BWV 996) - J.S. Bach <youtube link>
2. Sonatina in C Major 1st mov. (Op 36. No 1/1) - M. Clementi <youtube link>
3. Little Prelude in C Major (BWV 939) - J.S. Bach <youtube link>
4. Etude in e minor (Op 37, No. 10) - H. Lemoine <youtube link>

After reading some comments I realised that the way I work on pieces does not go along with the concept of this thread (getting assigned only challanging (for me) pieces and not able to squize more time into sight reading easier ones). However I'm going to update my list for 2019 and hopefully reach with number of pieces somewhere near the level I assumed (25 pieces).

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Originally Posted by Darth

I love your Burgmuller series. Really a good interpretation on the last smile


Thank you very much!


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13) Sonatina, William Duncombe (Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Volume 1) <SoundCloud>
14) The Can-Can (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
15) The Marine’s Hymn (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
16) Why Am I Blue? (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
17) Goodbye, from Hachi: A Dog's Tale (Random Simplified Arrangement) <SoundCloud>

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1 To Catch A Dream <Recording> (by Martha Mier)
2 Shadows At Sunset <Recording> (by Martha Mier)
3 Einsame Blumen (from Waldszenen, Opus 82) <Recording> (by Robert Schumann)
4 Arietta (from Lyric Pieces, Opus 12, No. 1) <Recording> (by Edvard Grieg)
5 Folkevise (Popular melody - from Lyric Pieces, Opus 12, No. 5) <Recording> (by Edvard Grieg)

My #5 is another lyric piece from Grieg's well known opus 12.


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3. Little Prelude in C Major (BWV 939) - J.S. Bach <youtube link>
4. Etude in e minor (Op 37, No. 10) - H. Lemoine[/b] <youtube link>
5. Polonaise in g minor (BWV Anh 125) - C.P.E. Bach <youtube link>

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1 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.1, La Candeur - youtube
2 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.2, Arabesque - youtube
3 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.3, Pastorale - youtube
4 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.4, Petite Reunion - youtube
5 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.5, Innocence - youtube
6 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.6, Progres - youtube
7 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.7, Courant Limpide - youtube
8 - Liszt S.172 No.1, Consolation No.1 - youtube
9 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.8, La Gracieuse - youtube
10 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.9, La Chasse - youtube
11 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.10, Tendre Fleur - youtube
12 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.11, La Bergeronette - youtube

I made a youtube playlist with the Burgmuller etudes that I have recorded so far, here is the link.


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Originally Posted by facdo
1 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.1, La Candeur - youtube
2 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.2, Arabesque - youtube
3 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.3, Pastorale - youtube
4 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.4, Petite Reunion - youtube
5 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.5, Innocence - youtube
6 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.6, Progres - youtube
7 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.7, Courant Limpide - youtube
8 - Liszt S.172 No.1, Consolation No.1 - youtube
9 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.8, La Gracieuse - youtube
10 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.9, La Chasse - youtube
11 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.10, Tendre Fleur - youtube
12 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.11, La Bergeronette - youtube

I made a youtube playlist with the Burgmuller etudes that I have recorded so far, here is the link.

You are approaching the milestone half-way point with dogged determination. Good work. BTW, I imagine you are in the small percentage that have made it this far through Burgmüller's Op. 100 and that alone is noteworthy. An earlier thread on Op. 100 ground to a halt at the 20% point.


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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop

You are approaching the milestone half-way point with dogged determination. Good work. BTW, I imagine you are in the small percentage that have made it this far through Burgmüller's Op. 100 and that alone is noteworthy. An earlier thread on Op. 100 ground to a halt at the 20% point.


Thank you! I am determined to complete this set, one piece every week. I hope I can make through the harder pieces.
I wasn't aware of that topic. Maybe it is a good idea to share my recordings and thoughts about the etudes there.


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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop

You are approaching the milestone half-way point with dogged determination. Good work. BTW, I imagine you are in the small percentage that have made it this far through Burgmüller's Op. 100 and that alone is noteworthy. An earlier thread on Op. 100 ground to a halt at the 20% point.


Thank you! I am determined to complete this set, one piece every week. I hope I can make through the harder pieces.
I wasn't aware of that topic. Maybe it is a good idea to share my recordings and thoughts about the etudes there.

You could share there. Perhaps you will motivate others to join your quest wink


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"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
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Here is my list so far.
1 A Quiet Song by Nikolay Petrovich Rakov
2, Romance by Reinhold Giliere
3.Wind Master by Robert Schultz
4. Little Waltz, opus 205, no 10 by Cornelius Gurlitt
5.Etude, opus 139, no 7 by Carl Czerny
6.Opus 12, no1 by Moritz Moszkowski
7.Moonlight Reverie by Martha Mier
8. winter splendor by Martha Mier
9.frosted Windowpanes by Martha Mier

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1. Samuel Arnold, Gigue (Keyboard Musician)
2. Emil Söchting, Reflections (Keyboard Musician)
3. John LaMontaine, Highland Song (Keyboard Musician)
4. Alexander Tcherepnin, Joy and Tears (Keyboard Musician)
5. Minka (Russian folk song) (Keyboard Musician)
6. Frances Clark, Peaceful Valley (Keyboard Musician)
7. Frances Clark, Off-Beat (Keyboard Musician)
8. James Hook, Minuetto (Keyboard Musician)
9. V. Brumberg, Regrets (Keyboard Musician)
10. Alexander Tcherepnin, Relays (Keyboard Musician)
11. Fritz Spindler, Immortelle (Keyboard Musician)
12. Mozart, Minuet, K.6 (Keyboard Musician)
13. Beethoven, Russian Folk Song, Op. 107 No 3 (Keyboard Musician)
14. Alexander Goedicke, Hopak (Keyboard Musician)


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"Discipline is more reliable than motivation." -by a contributor on Reddit r/piano
"Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration." -by some other wise person
"Pianoteq manages to keep it all together yet simultaneously also go in all directions; like a quantum particle entangled with an unknown and spooky parallel universe simply waiting to be discovered." -by Pete14
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4. Heart of My Heart - Favorite Melodies the World Over
5. The Autograph - Alfred 2A
6. Bells of London - English Folk Tune
7. The Answering Machine - Alfred 2A
8. Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis - Favorite melodies the World Over
9. Classic Dance - Alfred 2A
10. Rainy Day Blues - Alfred 2A
11. The Shepherd Plays - T. Salutrinskaya
12. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - Bacharach (arr.)


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2019 [Re: facdo] #2830760 03/24/19 09:43 AM
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1 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.1, La Candeur - youtube
2 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.2, Arabesque - youtube
3 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.3, Pastorale - youtube
4 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.4, Petite Reunion - youtube
5 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.5, Innocence - youtube
6 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.6, Progres - youtube
7 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.7, Courant Limpide - youtube
8 - Liszt S.172 No.1, Consolation No.1 - youtube
9 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.8, La Gracieuse - youtube
10 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.9, La Chasse - youtube
11 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.10, Tendre Fleur - youtube
12 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.11, La Bergeronette - youtube
13 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.12, Adieu - youtube

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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2019 [Re: facdo] #2830791 03/24/19 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by facdo
1 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.1, La Candeur - youtube
2 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.2, Arabesque - youtube
3 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.3, Pastorale - youtube
4 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.4, Petite Reunion - youtube
5 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.5, Innocence - youtube
6 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.6, Progres - youtube
7 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.7, Courant Limpide - youtube
8 - Liszt S.172 No.1, Consolation No.1 - youtube
9 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.8, La Gracieuse - youtube
10 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.9, La Chasse - youtube
11 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.10, Tendre Fleur - youtube
12 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.11, La Bergeronette - youtube
13 - Burgmuller Op.100 No.12, Adieu - youtube

Youtube playlist with the Burgmuller etudes that I have recorded so far.

Congrats! You've crossed the halfway point!


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1. Samuel Arnold, Gigue (Keyboard Musician)
2. Emil Söchting, Reflections (Keyboard Musician)
3. John LaMontaine, Highland Song (Keyboard Musician)
4. Alexander Tcherepnin, Joy and Tears (Keyboard Musician)
5. Minka (Russian folk song) (Keyboard Musician)
6. Frances Clark, Peaceful Valley (Keyboard Musician)
7. Frances Clark, Off-Beat (Keyboard Musician)
8. James Hook, Minuetto (Keyboard Musician)
9. V. Brumberg, Regrets (Keyboard Musician)
10. Alexander Tcherepnin, Relays (Keyboard Musician)
11. Fritz Spindler, Immortelle (Keyboard Musician)
12. Mozart, Minuet, K.6 (Keyboard Musician)
13. Beethoven, Russian Folk Song, Op. 107 No 3 (Keyboard Musician)
14. Alexander Goedicke, Hopak (Keyboard Musician)
15. Czerny, Op. 599, No. 23 (Burgmüller, Czerny & Hanon)


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2019 [Re: JoBert] #2831194 03/25/19 10:31 AM
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1 To Catch A Dream <Recording> (by Martha Mier)
2 Shadows At Sunset <Recording> (by Martha Mier)
3 Einsame Blumen (Lonely Flowers - from Waldszenen, Opus 82) <Recording> (by Robert Schumann)
4 Arietta (from Lyric Pieces, Opus 12, No. 1) <Recording> (by Edvard Grieg)
5 Folkevise (Popular Melody - from Lyric Pieces, Opus 12, No. 5) <Recording> (by Edvard Grieg)
6 Eintritt (Entry - from Waldszenen, Opus 82) <Recording> (by Robert Schumann)

The #6 is another piece from Schumann's opus 82 (Forest Scenes). This one, "Entry", is the very first in the opus. It is the musical equivalent of the beginning of a walk through the forest, to experience the various forest scenes from the opus 82.



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Originally Posted by JoBert


The #6 is another piece from Schumann's opus 82 (Forest Scenes). This one, "Entry", is the very first in the opus. It is the musical equivalent of the beginning of a walk through the forest, to experience the various forest scenes from the opus 82.




This is lovely. I love the playing and the sound of your digital piano. I preferred your playing compared to this faster version which I've been listening to which left me underwhelmed by Maria João Pires. I will have to add this piece to the growing list of pieces I want to learn.

I was going to add a comment on YouTube but it said if I did I would be creating a YouTube channel.

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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2019 [Re: scorpio] #2831292 03/25/19 02:56 PM
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*** January 2019
1. Come, Thou Almighty King (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
2. My Faith Looks Up To Thee (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
3. Jesus Shall Reign (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
4. Faith of Our Fathers (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
5. For The Beauty Of The Earth (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
6. Morning Mood (Classic Themes by the Masters)
7. Ode to Joy (Classic Themes by the Masters)
*** February 2019
8. Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
9. Sun of My Soul (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
10. All My Loving (Beatles – The Easy Fake Book)
12. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Random Lead sheet off the internet)
*** March 2019
13. Abide with Me (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
14. More Love To Thee (Religious Favorites - Bastien)
15. Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers – The Easy Fake Book)
16. Wake Me Up When September Ends (Green Day – Youtube/Synthesia) I blame the Synthesia thread for this one grin


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Re: "40 Pieces A Year Club" for 2019 [Re: JoBert] #2831293 03/25/19 02:57 PM
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Argh!

While working in YouTube I managed to accidentally delete the "Eintritt" video from my previous post, so I had to upload it again. Which however breaks the video links in the post above.
Since I cannot edit that post anymore, here are the new links:


1 To Catch A Dream <Recording> (by Martha Mier)
2 Shadows At Sunset <Recording> (by Martha Mier)
3 Einsame Blumen (Lonely Flowers - from Waldszenen, Opus 82) <Recording> (by Robert Schumann)
4 Arietta (from Lyric Pieces, Opus 12, No. 1) <Recording> (by Edvard Grieg)
5 Folkevise (Popular Melody - from Lyric Pieces, Opus 12, No. 5) <Recording> (by Edvard Grieg)
6 Eintritt (Entry - from Waldszenen, Opus 82) <Recording> (by Robert Schumann)

The #6 is another piece from Schumann's opus 82 (Forest Scenes). This one, "Entry", is the very first in the opus. It is the musical equivalent of the beginning of a walk through the forest, to experience the various forest scenes from the opus 82.


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Joy of First Year Piano
Denes Agay
1. First Serenade
2. Mysterious Procession
3. On the Merry-Go-Round
4. Old World Melody
5. Spring Morning
6. Cathedral Bells
7. Lullaby for a French Doll
8. Psalm Without Words
9. Shepherd’s Hay
10. On a Country Lane
11. Summer Afternoon

An Intro to Classics to Moderns
Denes Agay
12. Dudelsack - Unknown composer
13. Old German Dance - Michael Praetorius
14. Curtain Raiser - Daniel Gottlob Turk
15. Minuet - Alexander Reinagle

The Classical Piano Method
Method Book 1
Heumann

16. Arrangement by Heumann of Ode to Joy - Beethoven

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11) On Top of Old Smoky (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
12) Chiapanecas (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
13) Sonatina, William Duncombe (Essential Keyboard Repertoire, Volume 1) <SoundCloud>
14) The Can-Can (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
15) The Marine’s Hymn (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
16) Why Am I Blue? (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>
17) Goodbye, from Hachi: A Dog's Tale (Random Simplified Arrangement) <SoundCloud>
18) Red Square March (Trinity 2015-2017 syllabus) <SoundCloud>
19) Good People (Alfred's AIO, Level 1) <SoundCloud>


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Hi,
sorry if I am "off the subject" here, but can anyone tell me which sonatina this is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG_uBtEIXPw

Thanks a lot!

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Hi,
sorry if I am "off the subject" here, but can anyone tell me which sonatina this is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG_uBtEIXPw

Thanks a lot!


I think it’s Sonatina In G Major, Op. 151 No. 1, 3rd Movement (Diabelli).

Check this: https://youtu.be/YD4q38Ka7JE


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