2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 3 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments.
Over 100,000 members from around the world.
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
(ad)
Wessell Nickel & Gross
PianoForAll
Who's Online Now
52 members (chopin_r_us, Ben_NZ, Anna Helena, Alfred La Fleur, busa, brennbaer, Bett, Adypiano, Anglagard44, 8 invisible), 937 guests, and 409 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 186
G
Greta99 Online Content OP
Full Member
OP Online Content
Full Member
G
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 186
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

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 1,678
W
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
W
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 1,678
Cool! Thanks Greta! I will be signing up.


Kawai K-500
Casio PX-735 (in retirement)
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,046
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,046
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.


Alesis Coda Pro
PianoVideoLessons.com Currently unit 4
Faber All In One -Level 2
Grateful Dead fan since 1987
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 562
500 Post Club Member
Offline
500 Post Club Member
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 562
Greta,
Thank you for the information. I signed up.
Judy


[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 5
B
Junior Member
Offline
Junior Member
B
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 5
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.

Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,046
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,046
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.


Alesis Coda Pro
PianoVideoLessons.com Currently unit 4
Faber All In One -Level 2
Grateful Dead fan since 1987
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 1,678
W
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
W
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 1,678
Originally Posted by dobro
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.

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!

Last edited by WeakLeftHand; 04/10/20 08:53 AM.

Kawai K-500
Casio PX-735 (in retirement)
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 107
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 107
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.


Dona Nobis Pacem
Yamaha DGX 660 (portable 88)
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 186
G
Greta99 Online Content OP
Full Member
OP Online Content
Full Member
G
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 186
@everybody
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

Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,321
P
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
P
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,321
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.



Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,321
P
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
P
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,321
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.




Moderated by  BB Player 

Link Copied to Clipboard
(ad)
Pianoteq
Steinway Spiro Layering
(ad)
PianoDisc

PianoDisc
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Best piano under 3600$ / 3000€
by PaJaC - 09/21/21 02:11 AM
FP-90 volume problems
by choppin - 09/20/21 10:15 PM
Pictures at an Exhibition: Yuking Chou Brandenburgh
by FrankCox - 09/20/21 08:16 PM
Roland FP30 Headphone/Line out hiss?
by Raf702 - 09/20/21 06:56 PM
Keybeds Korg SV2 vs D1
by David Izquierdo - 09/20/21 06:07 PM
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics209,216
Posts3,133,886
Members102,783
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers

Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | MapleStreetMusicShop.com - Our store in Cornish Maine


© copyright 1997 - 2021 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5