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Re: What do you want to play in 2019 ? (Goal Thread :) )
Moo :) #2797739 01/02/19 09:24 AM
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I am trying to team up with a violinist who wants to play with Mozart sonata (K304) and also I'm going to try to do a Bach concerto for violin piano and oboe--(BWV 1060R). These are enormous stretches for me but I'm working toward less self absorption about my lack of abilities and more just plain enjoyment of playing and adding others into the mix.

I'm going to reduce or stop my formal piano lessons with my teacher who is feeding into my feelings of inadequacy, and I'll be having a "coach" for the piano, oboe, and violin piece. Finally, I'm going to try to have at least two 2-part inventions that I have memorized so that when I tell people that I play piano, and they say "play something," I'll have something I can just sit down and play without the musicin front of me!


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There's enough here to keep me busy for all of 2019.


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Originally Posted by malkin




There's enough here to keep me busy for all of 2019.


Nice piece. Good luck with it!

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It may not be overly difficult, but for my level, along with everything else I am doing, I would like to learn only one.

Sogno di Volare - Christopher Tin


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Originally Posted by SilentQ
It may not be overly difficult, but for my level, along with everything else I am doing, I would like to learn only one.

Sogno di Volare - Christopher Tin


It is difficult !

When music is not written for piano but for orchestra, it is often much harder to play it on piano.





Sometimes orchestra music



Can sound ok for an expert hands on the piano since they can play polyphonic and hard fingering patterns



But generally it makes it much harder and I tend to be cautious now. orchestra piece on a piano I tend to avoid from experience.

This Prokofiev piece was so difficult on piano, one of the few pieces I gave up on.

Whereas you can often find pieces that are similar but written for piano are much much easier. e.g. I went onto this instead. It was written originally for piano and later made into an orchestra piece.




Maybe not clearly explained but hope you understood.

Good luck, should be an excellent piece if you can pull it off this year ! x

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I actually have some experience with the polyphonic melodies. Not very hard pieces, but better than nothing. I plan on taking the whole year to learn and master it (10 pages). The sheet music for it doesn't seem overly difficult, but a good challenge.

I am also working on Mussorgsky's Promenade (3rd from Pictures at an Exhibition). Every note is a chord the hand movements are absurd, but I'll get it. It is just so grand.

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Why did you pick Promenade 2 , it is only a bridge to me, seems an odd choice ?

If you want to do it, I would try and combine it with the next part - caslte, like this.


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Ok sorry I think I misunderstood.

Did you mean this one ?



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My goal is to be able to play all the songs in the Alfred book 1 and move into book 2 and continue lessons and keeping up with the work he gives me as well. So far I have played every day even if 10 minutes sometimes but hope to get into some harder stuff this year.

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Apparently, it is Promenade V - https://youtu.be/TfpQ1eBNA3M?t=1008

I am not sure how to embed videos, so if this doesn't work, use the link above.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TfpQ1eBNA3M?start=1008" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>


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Ok nice

I am playing a piece that is lots of big chords at the moment. I think it takes longer to play such pieces well.



My tip would be try to learn very strict fingerings from your teacher.

You dont do any more hand movements than necessary this will minimise gaps / hesitations and make it sound awesome.

Good luck !

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Originally Posted by SilentQ
Apparently, it is Promenade V - https://youtu.be/TfpQ1eBNA3M?t=1008

I am not sure how to embed videos, so if this doesn't work, use the link above.


This, but without the space right behind both opening brackets.

[ video:youtube]https://youtu.be/TfpQ1eBNA3M?t=1008[ /video]

Which looks like this.



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

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Well, maybe just some of the riffs from Pine Top's Boogie Woogie. I have a transcript and the whole thing is pretty daunting.


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Originally Posted by malkin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL8q88jNUgA

There's enough here to keep me busy for all of 2019.


Nice to hear that you want to play some Grieg. This particular piece is very beautiful. Technically it is not the hardest, but the way from playing the correct notes to making great music is very long. Good luck!

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I have several pieces I consider studying this year, but haven't decided which. But I plan one or two concerts together with vocalists where I'll do the piano parts. I have already decided on the following pieces:

Faure - Notre Amour - https://youtu.be/jvI7tb20D7o

Mozart - Abendempfindung - https://youtu.be/Y9TlAJz5NaM

Mozart - An Chloe - https://youtu.be/-T2JuS9oYko

Accompanying is fun, and although these pieces sound easy I'll have to spend a lot of time working on them alone and together with the soloists.

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My goal is to finish Alfred's book 1 (I'm currently on the last exercise), then finish book 2 and begin to actually learn to play the Blues. I've been considering this book as the far away next step. Anybody have any opinions on it?

https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Blu...&hvtargid=pla-541008151845&psc=1


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Originally Posted by Finfan
My goal is to finish Alfred's book 1 (I'm currently on the last exercise), then finish book 2 and begin to actually learn to play the Blues. I've been considering this book as the far away next step. Anybody have any opinions on it?

https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Blu...&hvtargid=pla-541008151845&psc=1


Seems like a good fit for you. Might want to get it sooner to slowly start the book. Sometimes it is nice to have different style of music to play smile Start slowly and I bet you will progress because it is a style of music you are interested in playing/learning.


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My goal is to finish Alfred's book 1 (I'm currently on the last exercise), then finish book 2 and begin to actually learn to play the Blues. I've been considering this book as the far away next step. Anybody have any opinions on it?

https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Blu...&hvtargid=pla-541008151845&psc=1


This is my very favorite piano instruction book, by far. Tricia Woods presents a fun progression of blues songs, along with a good helping of theory and musical chops to foster improvisation skills, and some small bios of the 20th century "greats" of early blues piano.

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Originally Posted by Finfan
My goal is to finish Alfred's book 1 (I'm currently on the last exercise), then finish book 2 and begin to actually learn to play the Blues. I've been considering this book as the far away next step. Anybody have any opinions on it?

https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Blu...&hvtargid=pla-541008151845&psc=1


I have it. It's a combo of three books: Beginning, Intermediate, and Mastering Blues Keyboards. I've been working from the Beginning book a little here and there over the last seven or eight months, hoping to finish in another three or four. It's good, but I do have some reservations about it. It moves pretty slowly at times, and can be redundant, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I also feel that a little of the content in the Beginning book is a bit advanced. For example, she teaches a lick that's sixteenth notes in the right hand over a shuffle pattern in the left. That's basically four over three, which is pretty tough for a beginner. It's also interesting that she herself doesn't always play it very cleanly on the CD - she tends to lapse into straight eighths in the left hand. (I've also not been impressed by her tremolo technique on the recordings - it sounds more like classical trill than a blues roll.) I'm also not sure it's really as common a lick as she makes it sound. I have a few other blues books, and I don't see anything like that in them. That's all pretty nitpciky, though. It really is quite good overall. Having said that, you should also look at these, which I'm going to use after I finish the Beginning section and before I go on to Intermediate / Mastering:

https://www.amazon.com/Blues-Piano-Leonard-Keyboard-Instruction/dp/0634061690

https://www.amazon.com/Total-Blues-Keyboardist-Comprehensive-Overview/dp/0739075241


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For the first 15 years or so of my piano playing life I was too good at sight reading, so I never memorised anything. That was something I decided to rectify when I took it up again at the age of 60. Now, some 17 years later I am beginning to manage that - partly a matter of confidence. I've got 10 pieces more or less done and lots of others which will occupy me for the rest of the year. It starts off like this
Week 1
1) Nocturne in E Flat Op 9 No 2 Chopin
2) Fur Elise Beethoven
3) To a Wild Rose Op 51 No 1 MacDowell
4) Minuet in G Beethoven
5) September Song Kurt Weill
6) Etude in F from L’Alphabet Op 17 No 10 Felix Le Couppey
7) Night Journey op 82 no 65 Gurlitt
8) Rondo 12 little pieces Mozart
9) Once in Every Lifetime
10) Allegro from Sonatina Op 55 No 4 Friedrich Kuhlau

Week 2
11) Arabesques No 1 Debussy
12) Rustle of Spring Op 32 No 1 Sinding
13) Liebestraum Notturno No 3 Liszt

Week 3 = Week 1 + Week 2

And the current list goes up to 60, but I will be aiming for 100 and happy with 50.


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