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Re: Are you lonesome playing the piano?
bennevis #2902820 10/21/19 02:12 PM
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When I was a student......,. Also, I occasionally sing Schubert Lieder while accompanying myself on the piano. (If Elton can do that with his songs, so can I with Franz's whistle). Just simple songs like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-VqK088TF4

Ah, one of my favourites. I have a book of Schubert Lieder and that particular one is nice to play, including playing the melody at the same time (which needs a bit of leaping / altering which hand plays which bit etc., but I tend not to sing whilst playing - far too upsetting for those within earshot!)

After I started playing Schubert Lieder on the piano without singing (to avoid frightening the locals), I heard this on the radio:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJxcbOK62eU

With good finger control, you only need to jump hands once, otherwise tune and chordal accompaniment are all played with RH.



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]For some reason it also brings to mind Vaughan Williams' 'Linden Lea -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5ChDbpJTbo which I'm sure you know. A piano version of that (not too complicated so that hacks like me can play it) I think would be very pleasant - not sure I'd want to sing it though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOKfBbp9HJA

It's quite feasible to do the same with this song - play both the tune and all the accompaniment without leaving out any notes, the same as with An die Musik. Or, you can just leave out most of the passing notes and simplify some of the RH chords.

Thank-you, much appreciated.
With An Die Musik (?), yes I agree, it isn't a great feat of prestidigitation to play the tune and accompaniment together - I guess I was just trying not to sound as if I thought I was being 'too clever.' Linden Lea, though, I don't have a score - just know the song from hearing it and occasionally twiddle around with the tune (in D, for some reason) but I'd never pass muster as an arranger. As you say, that arrangement doesn't look too frightening for pulling out the tune and it is nice to have something like that so I'll search it out. Oddly enough, that sort of thing I find more pleasant than playing somebody else's straight piano arrangement.
Once again, thank -you.


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Re: Are you lonesome playing the piano?
Tyrone Slothrop #2902830 10/21/19 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop

Have you tried out any clarinet+piano repertoire with her?

Sure, from Recital #50:



We are working on Brahms first Clarinet Sonata, slow movement, for my senior recital.
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Sam S #2902840 10/21/19 02:52 PM
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Have you tried out any clarinet+piano repertoire with her?

Sure, from Recital #50:

We are working on Brahms first Clarinet Sonata, slow movement, for my senior recital.
Sam

Bravo! That was great! smile


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Talking about appealing clarinet sonatas, this is one of my favorites - French of course:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHt4PFKiQE0


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Yes it was, Sam. Really enjoyed that. Thank you.


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Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
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Marvelle #2902850 10/21/19 03:28 PM
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Yes it was, Sam. Really enjoyed that. Thank you.

I find there is something special when more than just piano is involved, but other instruments that can complement the piano. I love the interplay between Laurie's clarinet and Sam's piano. Beautiful.


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Re: Are you lonesome playing the piano?
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For me, piano has been a lone pursuit for most of my life, which is both good and bad. I had fun in group lessons (3 to 6 people) and a large university group course with 20 to 25 students (digital pianos with heads of course). I’ve worked with other students on duets and in my private lessons I would play along with my teacher. Playing music with others taught me and continues to teach me how to be sure to keep the tempo. One of my bad habits was if I lost my place or something happened I’d just play along with the melody. But I was taught that the piano is really used as bass or rhythm, so keep the left hand going. I’m not taking lessons anymore and not in a band so I play for my own entertainment and amusement. I wish I had some piano friends in the vicinity. Maybe a “Pianos and coffee” club. Check out everybody’s piano and coffee and pastries (not allowed close to the piano).


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Well, this is the documentary about my local New Horizons band, which is what got me thinking about it. Apparently, we have a few of these bands in my area, and they're all around North America now.

https://www.tvo.org/video/documentaries/the-beat-goes-on


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Re: Are you lonesome playing the piano?
WeakLeftHand #2902984 10/22/19 05:18 AM
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As has been mentioned, piano duets. There have been several times I've been approached to be a duet partner. Unfortunately I wasn't able to those times - but if the opportunity came up again, I'd probably jump at it.

I'm not sure if you have a teacher - if so, ask him/her if they have any potential duet partners, or maybe a piano store might know.


Alan from Queensland, Australia (and Clara - my Grotrian Concert & Allen Organ (CF-17a)).
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