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How is everyone doing? So quiet here, busy practicing?


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Sure thing!

On my first 24th day streak and counting.

I have some doubts about how to approach BachScholar Sight-Reading exercises but I will refer to them later on. I'm still at work.

I'll come back in a couple of hours and comment.

Happy Monday!


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Well, it's good here and for you Sarah?

I've started to open exercises/scores in a new faster way for me. Instead of going back from an exercise back to my favorites I go to PM start and open PM in a new tab instead. Save a few seconds! :-)

Originally Posted by Sol Finker
I have some doubts about how to approach BachScholar Sight-Reading exercises but I will refer to them later on. I'm still at work.
This is how I approach Bachscholar:
I follow first right hand and then left but before I go to a new exercise I play through the exercise with both hands together in very slow tempo, just with the exercise open.

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For me Bachscholar is a bit to complex as only sight reading book. I combine it with Bartok Mikrokosmos.

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I started in-person lessons now that I'm vaccinated, so I'm still stuck halfway through 5-E, as I have time to either do PM, or work on stuff from my teacher, but not both.

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I was stuck on 'De Colores' for quite a while but after finally getting a perfect run, I’m now motoring again and fast approaching 'Canon in C'. smile


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Originally Posted by Sol Finker
Sure thing!

On my first 24th day streak and counting.

I have some doubts about how to approach BachScholar Sight-Reading exercises but I will refer to them later on. I'm still at work.

I'll come back in a couple of hours and comment.

Happy Monday!

I bought the PDF version, I don't use the PM version. If the PM version does not have the full directions/guidelines I would gladly send you the directions he provides in the PDF, let me know! I actually really like that he laid out exactly how to practice and what to do.

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Originally Posted by Relaxing_Music
I've started to open exercises/scores in a new faster way for me. Instead of going back from an exercise back to my favorites I go to PM start and open PM in a new tab instead. Save a few seconds! :-)
I guess this is for PM on browser. I use an iPad and I have to go consecutively from one piece to another.

Originally Posted by Relaxing_Music
This is how I approach Bachscholar:
I follow first right hand and then left but before I go to a new exercise I play through the exercise with both hands together in very slow tempo, just with the exercise open.
I started the other day with Major/Minor Scales (89% complete so far)
Than I did the 17th first exercises for Grade 1, realizing there was no HT exercise there. Since I was used to PM system, I kept going until I realized there were 150 exercises for HS.
Then I changed to grade 2 and did the first three exercises. I love this little pieces. With HS I'm really doing Sight-Reading (prima vista) but with HT I have to "prepare" before "assess". So I guess I'm not doing sight-reading anymore.
Anyway, I'm not especially interested in Sight-Reading. I just love these little pieces.
Originally Posted by Relaxing_Music
For me Bachscholar is a bit to complex as only sight reading book. I combine it with Bartok Mikrokosmos
I'll give it a try and tell you something. Which level is it?

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I started in-person lessons now that I'm vaccinated, so I'm still stuck halfway through 5-E, as I have time to either do PM, or work on stuff from my teacher, but not both.
I'm currently on Method 4-D and Technique 5-A.


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Originally Posted by Sebs
I bought the PDF version, I don't use the PM version. If the PM version does not have the full directions/guidelines I would gladly send you the directions he provides in the PDF, let me know! I actually really like that he laid out exactly how to practice and what to do.
I like the comping in PM but whatever instructions you send will be welcome. I do love following guidelines.

Thank you Sebs.

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Originally Posted by Relaxing_Music
For me Bachscholar is a bit to complex as only sight reading book. I combine it with Bartok Mikrokosmos
I'll give it a try and tell you something. Which level is it?

All I guess, 3 books. It's in PM

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I use PM almost every day, but like you I find Bachscholar a bit too advanced for me and I rather use Mikrokosmos and the ABRSM evaluation tool to monitor my progress (started in the low 300's a month ago, I am now in the low-mid 400's).

I also find PM very useful to learn pieces assigned by my teacher. The slicing and chopping allows me to focus on the tricky parts while making sure I am keeping the correct rhythm. Right now I am learning a tricky (for me) Bagatelle from Beethoven (Op 119 no 9 in A min), and a few simpler pieces from Martha Mier jazz, rags, and blues collection (also on PM!).


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Originally Posted by Relaxing_Music
For me Bachscholar is a bit to complex as only sight reading book. I combine it with Bartok Mikrokosmos.


I don't like Bach, so I didn't like those exercises. Mikrokosmos, on the other hand, is great, nice little exercises that also sound beautiful, and you learn to use both hands together incredibly well, without even realizing it. I'm progressing faster since learning in Mikrokosmos. I don't do anything in method or technique anymore, I can't handle the speed. I choose a song slightly above my level and spend my time on it. And further the scale ninja, sight reading samurai and random pieces from the library...it doesn't matter what we do, as long as we play the piano wink


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I have tried Mikrokosmos Level 2 and 3 and I think I have to try it further, but drop by drop and little by little.
I think I still prefer the BachScholar little pieces (Grade 2 - Level 4 so far).
My Favorites list is increasing and I have to space out the time I want to devote to each book without dropping Method & Technique PM offers.
I have discovered several very interesting Bach pieces I want to undertake down the line.


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Hey everybody...the school year got too crazy and I kinda fell out of practice...what I did was restart Jr. Hanon, working up to 120 bpm...I think that was March, I worked on old pieces a little at a time...I’ve finally tried to fully get back on the horse with PM and Czerny’s Op. 599. I forgot how helpfully grueling the PM guidance can be, hopefully going to just start over with Level 3 in both Method and Technique...soon...


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I use it daily too. On 5B on both Method and Technique. I also spend a lot of time on Alfred All-in-one books. on page 26 of book two.

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Does anybody know how to favourite a piece within a book?


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Originally Posted by Sol Finker
Does anybody know how to favourite a piece within a book?

Are you on PC or iPad?


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Originally Posted by Sol Finker
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Sorry, on iPad there is no possibility to upload and therefore no way to place a song from a book in your favorites. If you have access to a PC somewhere you can do it there and it will show up on your iPad


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I'm trying to get rid of the comping instruments except for the piano. I have created a mix preset without anything but piano and metronome and all kinds of flutes and clavinets keep sounding.
Is there a way to get rid of all 13 instruments different from the piano?
I'm using iPad.

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