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Graham Fitch's free email course on piano practising
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Graham Fitch has created a free email course on piano practicing. You can find the details and sign-up here.

I'm familiar with his practice tools, but knowing and applying are two different things in my case. I hope that the course format can help me to start to apply these tools more consistently.

Greta

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Cool! Thanks Greta! I will be signing up.


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Thank you Greta, if I could find that mystery “Like” button I’d pass one your way. I’ve seen some of his videos that I thought were good and this is interesting.


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Thank you for the information. I signed up.
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Thank you! I just got done unboxing and setting up a Roland FP30 I ordered this week. This will be PERFECT! At first I thought it might be a little suspect with the typo in the name, but I Googled and in Brittish English pratising is a verb and practice is a noun. So I learned something already.

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Originally Posted by Bigheaded
Thank you! I just got done unboxing and setting up a Roland FP30 I ordered this week. This will be PERFECT! At first I thought it might be a little suspect with the typo in the name, but I Googled and in Brittish English pratising is a verb and practice is a noun. So I learned something already.

There’s some terms in theory that are different from the US too.


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Thank you! I just got done unboxing and setting up a Roland FP30 I ordered this week. This will be PERFECT! At first I thought it might be a little suspect with the typo in the name, but I Googled and in Brittish English pratising is a verb and practice is a noun. So I learned something already.

There’s some terms in theory that are different from the US too.

Oooh right, I forgot that! It might take a little getting used to. The UK refers to notes as semibreve, minim, crotchet, quaver, semi quaver.

Thanks for the reminder!

We spell like the Britons but our musical terminology is like the Americans, go figure!

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Hi Greta,

I just signed up too. It'll be good to have a new focus for practice.
Thank you so much for sharing this information.


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I'm glad you found this interesting. Maybe we could use this thread to exchange our thoughts about the course when it starts.

Please take care everyone and stay safe.

Greta

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I signed up for the course and did the 1st assignment - analyzing the score. I am going to use this online class as a test case on a new piece to see if this approach makes a significant difference in how quickly I get a new piece to performance level. I chose a Chopin Mazurka (Op 59/2) that is within my ability and does not pose any new technical challenges. I will try to assess the Graham Fitch approach compared to my haphazard approach of learning a piece and report the findings.

Good luck to everyone participating.



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Listening portion of Analyzing the Score

I listened to 4 pianists version of Chopin Op 59/2. Quite the variety of performances. Tiffany Poon - delicate, judicious use of sustaining pedal, great rubato, lively tempo. Eric Lu - gorgeous melodic line, brings out drama. Martha Argerich - bold, aggressive, fiery, forte. Aldo Ciccolini - brings out the mazurka rhythms, forte.

Assessment: I liked Eric Lu’s performance the best, followed by a tie of Poon and Ciccolini. I thought that Argerich’s interpretation was too aggressive for the character of the mazurka.




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