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#2683315 - 10/19/17 12:12 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2 [Re: Mark...]  
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Hi All, Blackjack To a Wild Rose is a nice piece, thanks for post. I am still grinding away, currently working on The Magic Piper in the key of Bb Major. Do you guys mark your flats on your music sheets when you see e.g. a B or E in the key of Bb Major? It would be nice to just automatically play them as flats. Well, that's all for now. Happy Piano to you all !


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#2683370 - 10/19/17 04:07 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2 [Re: Mark...]  
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Birdgolf thanks!

If there are 2 or 3 sharps/flats in the signature I will usually go through with a highlighter and mark up the music to help remind me which ones need to go no the black keys.

Although, I have noticed that on Danny Boy which has 3 flats in the key signature that I didn't do that this time so I think I'm slowly getting better at hitting those black keys


Half way through Alfred's Adult All in One - Level 2

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#2683401 - 10/19/17 08:16 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2 [Re: Mark...]  
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Birdgolf,
There are no rules about what you're allowed to do with your sheet music. If you want to highlight sharps and flats of the key signature then go ahead (I used to do that myself, eventually you won't need to). If you want to change the fingering to something that fits better with your hand, go for it. If you want to write chord symbols above the staff to help you learn to recognize chord patterns, that can be quite a useful thing to do. Do whatever will help you.

With that said, I like to photocopy my scores before I mark them up (I mark up the copies and leave the original in pristine condition). That's worthwhile as well.

Warm Regards,
Fizikisto


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#2683550 - 10/20/17 11:56 AM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2 [Re: fizikisto]  
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I had my lesson this morning and I'm still polishing up Danny Boy, but it is really starting to sound good.

I'm also working on a little Bach Polonaise which is quite challenging and a little modern piece.

The best part of my lesson though, was at the end my teacher gave me 3 sight reading excerpts to play through and I did really well on all 3 of them. Normally, I completely bomb on sight reading so it was really a nice change from how I was doing over the last few weeks. Hopefully I can keep it up!


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#2686919 - 11/03/17 05:27 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2 [Re: blackjack1777]  
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It's been way too long since I last posted so I just wanted to give a quick update.

I finished Danny Boy a couple weeks back and my teacher passed me on it and she was really impressed with what I had done with the piece. I'm hoping ot record it this weekend and post it. I've been a bit lazy lately with doing some of the things I normally do like recording so I'll try to work up the energy and motivation and do it this weekend.

I'm definitely going out of order in Alfred's and I think I will pick Loch Lomond next which is another song that I used to sing in school when I was a kid so that one should be fun.

I also passed Ivan Sings which is a little Level 4 piece for my exam and I will also record it this weekend.... hopefully. If you enjoy minor keys and a bit of sad melody this is a really nice piece to learn so I recommend it for any of the folks on this thread looking for something outside of Alfred's.

And I'm continuing to work on a Bach Polonaise which I basically have memorized but is not at all comfortable or flowing so I have a bunch of work to do there. I have been lazy with it and my teacher knows it so I need to try harder on it this week.

I hope everyone is doing well and progressing!


Half way through Alfred's Adult All in One - Level 2

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#2687071 - 11/04/17 12:25 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2 [Re: Mark...]  
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It’s good to hear from Blackjack and his progress. I wanted to complete Alfreds book 2 before
Christmas but doesn’t look like it with 16 songs to go. I have really slowed down. I often wonder how
Many people are working in the second book since we have very few respondents. Cheers, Birdgolf


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#2687074 - 11/04/17 12:46 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2 [Re: Mark...]  
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I did the first book and am working on the second. I struggle but keep trying. For a couple of weeks now I have been forcing myself to keep my eyes on the music and feel for where the notes are. Of course it is slow but I learning the keyboard that way without depending on looking down. I think in the long run it will be much better because by keeping my eye on the music, I don't lose my place.

#2687306 - 11/05/17 12:19 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2 [Re: sue_deutscher]  
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birdgolf nice to see your post in here, which piece are you working on right now?

sue_deutscher I too struggle with lots of piano related things so keep up the good work and eventually we all will improve. Which piece are you working on?


OK I finally got ambitious this morning and recorded a couple of pieces that my teacher passed me on. The first is Danny Boy which is towards the back of the Alfred's book and the second is Ivan Sings which is a nice little outside piece my teacher found for me.

Hope you enjoy them.

Danny Boy --> Danny Boy

Ivan Sings -->Ivan Sings


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#2688385 - 11/09/17 05:57 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2 [Re: blackjack1777]  
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Hey Blackjack...I listened to D.B. and I.S. and liked them. Thanks for posting. I am on page 110 in Alfred's, 'He's Got the Whole World In His Hands.' Hey look mom ! I can play chords with my right hand now ! smile Do you post a soundcloud for HGTWWIHHs ? Sometimes I play an eighth note as a quarter and it throws off the rhythm. But I'm learning this song. It's different to play in Bb major after playing in C, F, & G for so long. I can't decide whether to move on to Faber Piano Adventures Level 4, or continue on with Alfred's Book 3 when I do finish Alfred's Book 2. About two years ago (after I graduated from Level 3A) I purchased all of the level 4 books i.e. Lesson, Performance, Technique, Theory, Sight reading, Popular Repertoire, even Christmas. But then I stumbled on Alfred's and the rest is history. Hope everyone is doing well. Regards, Birdgolf


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#2688579 - 11/10/17 12:51 PM Re: Alfred's Basic and All in One Adult Piano Course Book #2 [Re: Birdgolf]  
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Hi Birdgolf thanks for listening and glad to see your update in here!

I didn't post HGTWWIHHs yet because I haven't gotten to that song - you're still several songs ahead of me. I'm at p 104 Battle Hymn of the republic. But I've started skipping around because I really wanted to play Danny Boy. And will probably do Loch Lomond next since that is a song I remember singing as a kid in school.

I think a lot of people struggle with whether to continue with Alfred's or change to a different method or skip the method books altogether. I have Alfred's 3 and will probably stick with it although I'm not sure I'll play every song in Alfred's 2 or 3 since I've been working on a lot of outside and pieces it's really slowed my Alfred's work down a lot! At the current rate I will finish Alfred's 2 in about 5 years laugh

Good luck and hope to see some more post soon!


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