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I'm not quite sure you qualify as an "adult beginner" :-)
Thank you for the flattery! Not going to lie, I definitely thought about whether I was out of bounds before I started posting here. However, I felt reassured when I started listening to the recitals and looked up the surveys of the forum. There are definitely people here of all levels. Also, as I mentioned before, I only recently returned to the instrument after a ~7 year hiatus. Like the OP says, I'm using this goal to try and become a better pianist, like everyone else here!
If anyone feels like it's too intimidating, I'm more than happy to bow out or post less frequently.
Originally Posted by initK
Kapustin is breathtaking! Loved your playing very much. Also, wanted to thank you for reminder - I fell into nice youtube rabbit hole this afternoon listening to his jazz etudes.
Oh he's such a wonderful composer! Make sure you listen to his recording of the etudes! It's awesome that we're able to listen to the composer perform his own works! I'd also recommend listening to his first piano sonata and the Rite of Spring variations.
Lovely! Very good job on new challenging piece. Note about mazurkas: I'm a not a fan either, but it helps to picture the dance. The rhythm and repetitiveness is easily explained once you know how the dancers are supposed to move and change positions. What may look like monotony on the score - is being complimented by changing geometry of the dance. Here is little bit about the dance and tradition of it (and Chopin contribution of course too):
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I am back again! Just managed to do 15 pieces for the challenge in 2019. Hopefully I can achieve 40 this year. Recently, I have come across a new (to me) exam board Rockshool and find that the songs are rather interesting. There are 6 songs per grade, in all kind of styles, which some are accompaniment, and some are played with backing tracks. I am going to try to get all of them recorded as a goal for 2020.
1. Emeli Sande - Next To Me 2. John Lennon - Imagine 3. Alan Menken - Beauty and The Beast 4. Bill Withers - Lean On Me 5. Justin Biebier - Love Yourself 6. Yann Tiersen - La Valse d'Amelie 7. Ariana Grande - Tattooed Heart 8. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah 9. Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight 10. Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams 11. The Beatles - Let It Be 12. Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One
1. Well Tempered Clavier Volume I - Prelude in C Major 2. Robertson - Celestial Cloud 3. BWV 227 ~ A Minor ~ Grade 1-2 4. La Candor - Burgmuller 5. Robertson - Tiny Lullaby 6. Robertson - Lazy Afternoon 7. BWV 273 - G minor by Anonymous 1568 8. BWV 7 - B minor by Johann Walther 1524 9. Kabalevsky - Waltz in D minor 10. Beethoven - Russian Folk Tune 11. Robertson - Dreamers Nightfall 12. Sarah Teaser O'Brien - Heart on Fire 13. Ludovico - Primavera 14. Craig Armstrong - Glasgow Love Thème from Love Actually 15. Enya - Watermark 16. BWV 275 - D minor by Matthaus Spelled von Lowenstern* 17. BWV 285 - C major by Anonymous