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Re: Faber Graduates [Re: BrianDX] #2917178 11/27/19 09:28 PM
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found this on youtube: Playlist PA Christmas book level 3A, Jingle Bell Boogie sounds so good to me, but might be a little hard for my level to play... I'm learning the first song: Angels we have heard on high.


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Originally Posted by Wish4 Thing
found this on youtube: Playlist PA Christmas book level 3A, Jingle Bell Boogie sounds so good to me, but might be a little hard for my level to play... I'm learning the first song: Angels we have heard on high.


Happy Thanksgiving WishForThing, enw10, and everyone out there!!! The Christmas book sounds like a good one. It would definitely be stretch songs for me, but excellent foe enw10 ! I’m starting to move along again though, and it feels so good to be able to play even the simple songs. I have a lot to be thankful for this year!!!

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Happy weekend everyone! I've been lurking and have enjoyed the progress reports, and information from everyone on what you are up to. I'm just about done with Unit 4 of 8 in the Faber 3a book so still slowly moving along. In addition to Lesson, T&A, Theory and Performance I asked my teacher if we could add the Faber 3a Rags & Marches to the routine she was all for it. I really enjoy rag pieces in this book (the marches are not as interesting to me). The Fabers have simplified the left hand of the rags and they are shortened arrangements but still sound good and are fun to play. I like the Faber supplemental books and for the amount of enjoyment I get out of them the price seems right.

I need to get busy on some more songs & hymns to make ithe 40 in a year challenge. Three day weeend for me so I'm going to hunker down in the piano room and get busy playing.


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Happy Thanksgiving weekend to Chili_Time, Fran, enw10 and everyone too!

I just completed accelerated book 2 (43 pieces in 2 months, no supplemental repertoire smirk), and I think I'm going to be on 3A for a long while since I plan to go through all the pieces in lesson/performance/Christmas books.

Here is my first 3A piece grinAngels We have Heard on High This doesn't sound as good as I wanted to be... hopefully I'll get better as time goes by... grin


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Originally Posted by Wish4 Thing
Happy Thanksgiving weekend to Chili_Time, Fran, enw10 and everyone too!

I just completed accelerated book 2 (43 pieces in 2 months, no supplemental repertoire smirk), and I think I'm going to be on 3A for a long while since I plan to go through all the pieces in lesson/performance/Christmas books.

Here is my first 3A piece grinAngels We have Heard on High This doesn't sound as good as I wanted to be... hopefully I'll get better as time goes by... grin


This is beautiful!!! If I could play as well, I would be thrilled!!!

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Originally Posted by pagirl
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Happy Thanksgiving weekend to Chili_Time, Fran, enw10 and everyone too!

I just completed accelerated book 2 (43 pieces in 2 months, no supplemental repertoire smirk), and I think I'm going to be on 3A for a long while since I plan to go through all the pieces in lesson/performance/Christmas books.

Here is my first 3A piece grinAngels We have Heard on High This doesn't sound as good as I wanted to be... hopefully I'll get better as time goes by... grin


This is beautiful!!! If I could play as well, I would be thrilled!!!

Fran...


Hey Wish
Great job— there was a really nice balance between the two hands, something that is not easy to do. We can always do better, and those negative things are we concentrate on, but take a minute to be proud of yourself. We often forget to applaud the good. (And I can’t see this ever changes)

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This is beautiful!!! If I could play as well, I would be thrilled!!!

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Hey Wish
Great job— there was a really nice balance between the two hands, something that is not easy to do. We can always do better, and those negative things are we concentrate on, but take a minute to be proud of yourself. We often forget to applaud the good. (And I can’t see this ever changes)


Thank you for the encouragement, Fran and dogperson! I don't think I'm hitting/touching the keys right, still taking the time to get the feel of the keyboard...

Fran, you can definitely play it one of these days! With the wrist rotation technique, I'm sure you can bring out more pleasant melody than I did!

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Originally Posted by Wish4 Thing
Happy Thanksgiving weekend to Chili_Time, Fran, enw10 and everyone too!

I just completed accelerated book 2 (43 pieces in 2 months, no supplemental repertoire smirk), and I think I'm going to be on 3A for a long while since I plan to go through all the pieces in lesson/performance/Christmas books.

Here is my first 3A piece grinAngels We have Heard on High This doesn't sound as good as I wanted to be... hopefully I'll get better as time goes by... grin


That was great! Thanks for sharing! And congrats on finishing another book!!

Chili Time, I love playing ragtime, too. Have you seen the Jazz, Rags, and Blues books by Martha Mier? I've been super curious about those.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

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Originally Posted by Wish4 Thing
Happy Thanksgiving weekend to Chili_Time, Fran, enw10 and everyone too!

I just completed accelerated book 2 (43 pieces in 2 months, no supplemental repertoire smirk), and I think I'm going to be on 3A for a long while since I plan to go through all the pieces in lesson/performance/Christmas books.

Here is my first 3A piece grinAngels We have Heard on High This doesn't sound as good as I wanted to be... hopefully I'll get better as time goes by... grin


Great job. Any shortcoming falls on the quality of the instrument.


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Originally Posted by Wish4 Thing
Happy Thanksgiving weekend to Chili_Time, Fran, enw10 and everyone too!

I just completed accelerated book 2 (43 pieces in 2 months, no supplemental repertoire smirk), and I think I'm going to be on 3A for a long while since I plan to go through all the pieces in lesson/performance/Christmas books.

Here is my first 3A piece grinAngels We have Heard on High This doesn't sound as good as I wanted to be... hopefully I'll get better as time goes by... grin



Congratulations!

I've been in 3a for a while now. I just keep adding supplemental books and my teacher always say "yes let's do that!'. Anyway there are a lot of really fun pieces in 3a that sound good (to me anyway). Sometimes I play something and just sit there and think..."I can't believe I can do that." I know 3a is not terribly difficult but I don't have much (if any) natural talent, so it just makes me feel good about me to play 3a piano.

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Great job. Any shortcoming falls on the quality of the instrument.


ha I'd rather think it's my problem... the piano does need some tuning though smirk Thanks for listening!

Chili_Time, thank you for sharing your 3A experience! It's always nice to have a teacher helping to pick the right supplemental pieces thumb and yes, I like the arrangement of Faber series too.

I think I'm getting ahead of myself, I started 3A with the Christmas book, which I think it's above my level. there're 7 pieces in 3A Christmas book, I'm planning to play the first 3 this year and leave the rest 4 for next Christmas after I complete the 3A lesson book.

Here is the 2nd Christmas song of my recording Carol of the Bells (I found recording can keep me focused and sit in front of piano for longer time grin) and I'm working on the 3rd piece: Jingle Bell Boogie, which is a fun piece but a bit harder for me to play.

Happy holiday season to everyone!

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Merry Christmas everyone! Wish4Thing, thank you for another beautiful rendition of Carol of the Bells!!! I am keeping a copy of both your pieces for my family’s Christmas listening! I am still working to correct my errors in technique, and learning to count the beats. I so wish I had learned these things from the beginning! I’m finding it is a lot harder to relearn things, but am so grateful to be finally moving in the right direction! Next year...

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Aww, Fran, I'm flattered 3hearts We all know you can play better than this! I'm so looking forward to listening to your recordings next year (in a couple of weeks smile )

I'm counting beats too, with a metronome app. The boogie pattern in Jingle Bell Boogie makes it hard for me to coordinate both hands...

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Hello everyone, I see a lot of new names too. That is great. I’ve been in a slump but I’m climbing out and look forward to getting back in the groove. I hope everyone is doing well.


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Here is my first 3A piece grinAngels We have Heard on High This doesn't sound as good as I wanted to be... hopefully I'll get better as time goes by... grin


That was great! Nice arrangement and well played. Loved Carol of the Bells too!

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Thanks for all the encouragements! Here is my Jingle Bell Boogie. One of my friends said this sounds like Santa walks with a heavy gifts sack in a heavy snow grin I wish I can play this lighter and merrier next year's Christmas blush

Merry Christmas!

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Love that bass line Wish4. Good tune, you’ve got a year to get it loose.


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you’ve got a year to get it loose.


Yes, get it loose, that's exactly what I need to do... I'll give it another try in a few weeks blush Thank you!

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you’ve got a year to get it loose.


not loose enough... but here is the faster version of
Jingle Bell Boogie.

Should we have Faber-themed recitals among us "the faberites"? That would be cool cool

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Originally Posted by Wish4 Thing


not loose enough... but here is the faster version of
Jingle Bell Boogie.

Should we have Faber-themed recitals among us "the faberites"? That would be cool cool


Great job, again! And I'd do a recital... assuming I can figure out how to record myself.

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