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I found PW through reading Perri Knize's book a couple of months ago, and have been lurking ever since.

A year ago, just before my 64th birthday I decided to act on a long time desire to learn piano. Total newb, though I did come with basic sight reading skills from being in high school band (played euphonium) and taking some guitar lessons around that time.

Bought a Yamaha P45, signed up for lessons with a local studio. Felt an immediate connection with my teacher Daniel. Made it through Alfred All in One book 1 and am about two thirds of the way through book 2. Also have worked on additional music given to me from time to time by Daniel. Like everyone else here, find that some practices/pieces progress relatively smoothly and others are a struggle.

I've learned plenty from browsing this forum, and appreciate the sharing/caring environment you've created.

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Welcome to PW Paul!

That was a lovely birthday present to yourself one year ago. I started with Alfred's as well, but have moved in a different direction. Have you seen that there is a thread for Alfred's book 1? If you wish, you can start a thread for book 2...
Enjoy your practice!

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I recently started working on book 2. I'm so glad you posted this today! It's motivating me to work through it smile

There is a book 2 thread here, as well. Though, not as giant as the one for book 1. Perhaps you have already frequented it for reference. If not, here it is:

http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/991204/1.html



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Welcome Paul. Glad to have you here.

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Welcome. Lurking here is good. Great tip bits. So happy to hear you are joining us in this amazing journey.


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Welcome to the forum! Many of us skipped Book 2 and went on to repertoire, albeit beginner level. Just a thought; as you're well into it, you may be committed. Keep it up, before you know it you'll be playing beautiful music!


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Welcome! I'm pretty new here too...I've spent the last 2 weeks reading years of posts. So much good info here, and great people!

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Animisha - thank you for the warm welcome. With Daniel I always have the option to go in a different direction whenever I choose; I decided to stick with Alfred for now because without structure I'll easily get pulled in too many directions 😉. I discovered there is a thread here for book 2, and even book 3.

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I had intended to respond to each of you individually, but have now learned that I can only post once every five minutes, so please excuse this omnibus reply.

Tyrone - thanks for the welcome; I've enjoyed your posts in other threads

Kevin - thank you so much, I'm glad I found you all here

Pianoperformance - thank you! Amazing journey is an excellent description

Noblehouse - thank you for the welcome

cmb13 - thanks for the welcome and suggestions regarding repertoire vs continuing with Alfred. Daniel gives me other pieces to work on and I've done a bit of songwriting with him

JB_PW - thanks for welcomin me, and let me in turn welcome you as a relatively new member

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nice to have you here studiocentrale, and keep up the good work


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earlofmar - thank you for the warm welcome and encouragement.

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Welcome, Paul! I'm so excited for you. This an endless and endlessly fascinating hobby, though occasionally frustrating. I also found the forum through reading a book, though it was one written before forums existed--Playing the Piano for Pleasure. I highly recommend it, as well as Piano Girl whose author is also a valued forum member.

Upload something to the next recital! Again, I'm glad you've found PW.


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Nancy - thank you so much for the warm welcome and book suggestions. And for the encouragement to participate in the next recital.

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"Omnibus replies" are perfectly acceptable.


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Thanks, Charles!


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