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Re: Duane Shinn 52 Week Crash Course
dcupright #2826988 03/14/19 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by dcupright
Tonight I was going back through some of the old songs in the course practicing swing bass(I don’t think I will ever get smooth) and there was Oh Suzanna early in the course. Thought was funny since you just posted your version.


That's interesting. It's been so long since I started this course (2 years and 3 months) that I don't even remember that song being covered earlier in the course. Although I do recall at least one other song making two appearances.

I really wish this course had all hymns in it. It's hard to stay motivated to learn some of these songs. Oh Susanna is one of them.

God Bless,
David

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Re: Duane Shinn 52 Week Crash Course
David B #2827640 03/16/19 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by David B
[quote=dcupright]I really wish this course had all hymns in it. It's hard to stay motivated to learn some of these songs. Oh Susanna is one of them.

Well,*I* loved your version - really, really entertaining!

Re: Duane Shinn 52 Week Crash Course
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Here is another song from lesson 35 called Lagoon Waltz. I kind of enjoyed arranging this song, but I have no desire to play it anymore. It's not perfect, but good enough to move on. No new arrangement techniques were taught. The piano sound is the N1X Bosendorfer Imperial. I really like this sound. I'll play it once through as written and then arranged.



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Beautiful, David, you keep me going. Thank you for that. I put lesson 10 behind me tonight and plan to start 11 tomorrow. I notice your iPad on the music stand, have you moved your music on it? I am asking because I go back and forth.

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dcupright #2827989 03/17/19 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by dcupright
Beautiful, David, you keep me going.

As an outside observer not doing this series, I am really impressed that David has made it 35 weeks. That is some dedication. I can only imagine the overwhelming majority of those who started this course have quit long before week 35. David is well past the halfway mark.

Keep it up, David! I guess the new piano was one of the incentives for you to finish? smile


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Re: Duane Shinn 52 Week Crash Course
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Originally Posted by dcupright
Beautiful, David, you keep me going. Thank you for that. I put lesson 10 behind me tonight and plan to start 11 tomorrow.


Wonderful! It feels good to move forward.

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I notice your iPad on the music stand, have you moved your music on it? I am asking because I go back and forth.


I purchased the Yamaha UD-WL01 (wireless adaptor) so that I could try the Smart Pianist App to control the N1X. It works ok. I can record a wav file right onto the iPad.

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As an outside observer not doing this series, I am really impressed that David has made it 35 weeks. That is some dedication. I can only imagine the overwhelming majority of those who started this course have quit long before week 35. David is well past the halfway mark.

Keep it up, David! I guess the new piano was one of the incentives for you to finish? smile


I was hoping to be done with this course by now, but there is still more to go. It's hard for me to quit once I start something. Also, I really believe this material is helping me learn how to play the piano. After this course is done, I'll start Duane's Praise and Gospel series.

I'm definitely more motivated to practice with the N1X compared to the other digital pianos I've owned. It's a beautiful instrument.

God Bless,
David

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Originally Posted by David B
After this course is done, I'll start Duane's Praise and Gospel series.

I'm definitely more motivated to practice with the N1X compared to the other digital pianos I've owned. It's a beautiful instrument.

God Bless,
David

After 52 weeks and the Praise/Gospel series, there better be an opening in your church for a new volunteer pianist, because you'll be fully qualified! grin


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Re: Duane Shinn 52 Week Crash Course
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop

After 52 weeks and the Praise/Gospel series, there better be an opening in your church for a new volunteer pianist, because you'll be fully qualified! grin


Occasionally I will slip to the piano and play a couple songs in-between services when nobody is really paying attention. That is all I feel comfortable doing for now. Maybe in 10 years if I'm still alive I will be able to do more.

God Bless,
David

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Originally Posted by David B
Maybe in 10 years if I'm still alive I will be able to do more.

You've already progressed so far from the Alouette on your YT channel. I think you will end up surprise yourself! smile


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Re: Duane Shinn 52 Week Crash Course
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop

You've already progressed so far from the Alouette on your YT channel. I think you will end up surprise yourself! smile


Yeah, that was way back at the beginning of the course. I think that was the introduction to swing bass. I remember really struggling to learn that.

I was looking ahead to lesson 37 and there is one song with some crazy ascending and descending runs. I can tell that's going to take a long time to learn.

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The course is really expensive.
Is it worth the price?

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Originally Posted by chongjasmine
The course is really expensive.
Is it worth the price?


It probably is …. if you do it.

There is a clear path (step by step) leading you toward being a very good piano player.

BUT …. you have to do it.

That is not always what happens.

It depends upon the type of person you are.

Bulldogs that never let go …. do well.

Those looking for a fast or easy way … fall by the wayside.

Only you can judge which you are.


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Originally Posted by chongjasmine
The course is really expensive.
Is it worth the price?

For me it is. What I do is buy 4 DVDs at a time for 100.00. This last me 3 months or so as I can’t do a weeks lesson in a week( partly because it costs a lot and I want to make sure I understand what I need to). I do lots of reviewing and applying the techniques to other songs so it takes me a while.

Your mileage may vary, from the posts on this thread it appears most people don’t stay with it or at least they seem to quit posting. It is not worth the price if you don’t stay with it.

Good luck whatever you decide to do. There are lots of ways to learn.

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Originally Posted by dmd
Originally Posted by chongjasmine
The course is really expensive.
Is it worth the price?


It probably is …. if you do it.

There is a clear path (step by step) leading you toward being a very good piano player.

BUT …. you have to do it.

That is not always what happens.

It depends upon the type of person you are.

Bulldogs that never let go …. do well.

Those looking for a fast or easy way … fall by the wayside.

Only you can judge which you are.




Since I started the thread, I will respond to this, strictly speaking for myself. I have found that, for myself (i.e. others may feel differently about their own experience), posting in forums all the time becomes my piano life. I don't want that, so I don't often post anymore. I do occasionally skim through one or two of the sub-forums, but otherwise prefer to spend my time playing piano. I find, again for myself (i.e. again, others may feel differently about their own experience), that talking about playing piano seems to detract from my own motivation to play. Playing motivates me to play.

So, just because some of us don't post frequently, does not at all mean that we fell away because we were looking for a fast or easy way. Quite the contrary - we may well be actually playing piano instead of posting frequently to online forums. Clearly, there are those who do post AND are playing regularly, as evidenced by the videos that one person here has been posting of his progress.

Tony



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Re: Duane Shinn 52 Week Crash Course
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So, just because some of us don't post frequently, does not at all mean that we fell away because we were looking for a fast or easy way. Quite the contrary - we may well be actually playing piano instead of posting frequently to online forums.


Hi Tony,

Clearly, you took exception to my comment about "falling by the wayside".

You read more into it than was intended.

I never implied that you could identify those who have "fallen" by noting their lack of postings on this forum.

It was my intention to stress the point that the course would not be worth it if the user was looking for a fast and easy way to learn.

It is not.


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Originally Posted by TonyB
So, just because some of us don't post frequently, does not at all mean that we fell away because we were looking for a fast or easy way. Quite the contrary - we may well be actually playing piano instead of posting frequently to online forums.


Hi Tony,

Clearly, you took exception to my comment about "falling by the wayside".

You read more into it than was intended.

I never implied that you could identify those who have "fallen" by noting their lack of postings on this forum.

It was my intention to stress the point that the course would not be worth it if the user was looking for a fast and easy way to learn.

It is not.




What I took exception to is how you worded your opinion regarding the course and the folks working through it. As you must know, since you seem to comment on nearly all of them, there is a multitude of self-study courses available these days. I believe that the Duane Shinn course has been around longer than many of the other courses, and may well be more intense than some of the newer courses. Someone who has real experience with a wide variety of such courses could comment knowledgably on that. Each course has its own approach and ultimate musical goal for teaching folks to play piano. This is a good thing, since there are many learning styles and at least as many individual musical goals.

Just as a person might shop for a "live" teacher by interviewing and even taking a number of lessons from each teacher being considered, so might a person try a number of courses before finding those that are best suited to a given person's musical goals and learning styles. It can take time to determine what one's musical goals really are, and possibly to discover what one's learning style is. This process does not necessarily have to indicate that a given individual is looking for an easier way, but instead a more individually suitable learning path. I suspect, but cannot prove, that those who find what is right for their individual needs, will tend to stick with it, even if, to those watching that individual's process of searching for that "right" course of study, might wrongly conclude otherwise.

Tony



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Ok Tony,

Now, I get it.

You think that since you may not have continued with the course (yet, anyway) I am including you as someone looking for fast and easy methods and "falling by the wayside".

I truly never intended that.

I would have to have included myself in that category.

I understand that one must "try" a course before determining whether there is a "fit"

I guess I was just trying to warn the op that it is not a quick and easy method in terms of being "worth it".

Probably worded it badly. Sorry.


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Originally Posted by dmd
Ok Tony,

Now, I get it.

You think that since you may not have continued with the course (yet, anyway) I am including you as someone looking for fast and easy methods and "falling by the wayside".

I truly never intended that.

I would have to have included myself in that category.

I understand that one must "try" a course before determining whether there is a "fit"

I guess I was just trying to warn the op that it is not a quick and easy method in terms of being "worth it".

Probably worded it badly. Sorry.



Not at all. What makes you think I am not working my way through this course? That seems quite an assumption on your part, since I never said anything to indicate that I am not working on the course.

This isn't about me, but instead about exactly what I explained in my earlier response. I think this concludes our little discussion. There really isn't any more to say here without just repeating ourselves.

Tony



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What makes you think I am not working my way through this course?


Well, I did not say you were not …. I said MAY not have …. I knew you might be (are) a bit sensitive on that point.

Since you asked …. I now think you are not working through it because you are (I think) overly sensitive about that point.

I certainly could be mistaken.

You can clear that up very easily …. if you choose to ….. just indicate that you are … indeed … still working through the course.

Are you ?


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Originally Posted by TonyB
What makes you think I am not working my way through this course?


Well, I did not say you were not …. I said MAY not have …. I knew you might be (are) a bit sensitive on that point.

Since you asked …. I now think you are not working through it because you are (I think) overly sensitive about that point.

I certainly could be mistaken.

You can clear that up very easily …. if you choose to ….. just indicate that you are … indeed … still working through the course.

Are you ?



OK. Yes, I am working through the course. Now, return the favor. Are you working through the course? You are participating in the course thread and doling out opinion and advice about the course to folks interested in it.

Tony


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