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This morning I played jazzy music.........Jazz Standards....

Jazz Standards budgetbooks

........just playing around in this book, something quite different than baroque .... grin grin grin

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Some years ago I was inspired by the Dutch pianist Daria van den Bercken who brought Handel's Suites to the attention of the general public. Since then I have been playing many of these beautiful baroque suites regularly.......
Daria van den Bercken: Händel at the piano

Have a look at this fine music......
Händel Keyboard suites

Have a nice day, kind regards
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I working a night shift at the hospital. Just found out that one of my patients is turning 60 tomorrow, so I’ll be wheeling a piano onto the ward and playing ‘Happy Birthday’ in the morning. She’s had a stroke and plays the piano with just her left hand. I hope she’ll appreciate the effort of my piano removals.

I’ll download some sheet music off the internet if it isn’t in copyright.

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Working on a Bach chorale that was an orchestral piece with an organ continuo. The organ part was reworked for piano so some of the bass notes got moved around to accommodate playing with 2 hands.

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Sight reading 2 of the 4 (?) gondolas songs by Mendelssohn op19-6 and op30-6.
Also the beautiful walz lente by Oskar Merikanto.
And of course my long term project piece Chopin ballade 3.

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Originally Posted by NordWest
I working a night shift at the hospital. Just found out that one of my patients is turning 60 tomorrow, so I’ll be wheeling a piano onto the ward and playing ‘Happy Birthday’ in the morning. She’s had a stroke and plays the piano with just her left hand. I hope she’ll appreciate the effort of my piano removals.

I’ll download some sheet music off the internet if it isn’t in copyright.

NordWest,

What a great idea!! I hope you and the patient enjoy it ....... have fun ..... thumb thumb

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Hi there,

This morning I lurked around in this album of popular music.....
Best songs ever

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Yesterday's menu for me was:

Waltz in A minor - Chopin
Cry Me A River - Hamilton arr Dan Coates
As Time Goes By - Hupfeld
Dansul Romanesc - James Wellburn
Gravity Falls theme


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I worked on some of my old compositions, which were getting sloppy, then developed left hand cells for later use in improvisation. The latter caused my Apple watch to say I had done 50% of my exercise for the day which, together with handmowing a large lawn of kikuyu grass and the usual spin-bike session put me up to 200% - today's useless forum fact.


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Hi there,

Today I played among others compositions of Maurice Greene, A collection of lessons for harpsichord. These nice baroque music is also fine by piano. Greene is not a well-known musician/composer and was organist at St Pauls cathedral and worked also for the king. Wiki: Greene

Greene, A collection of Lessons for harpsichord
My favourites pag 9 and a very nice highly syncopated alla breve. He wrote also nice voluntaries

Have a look en enjoy it....kind regards,
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Sorry I forgot in my previous post the page of the ALLA BREVE.......
Greene, Collection of lessons for harpsichord
PAGE 80

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Hi there,

Sometimes you don't believe what you find in early music. Beautiful melodies and chords...... Likewise today when I poked around in works of Dandrieu. Wiki Dandrieu Today I enjoyed playing pages 4-11 and 28-30. Piece by piece candy 3hearts
Dandrieu, Pieces de clavecin book 1

There is also a book 2 and 3 grin grin

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A few play-throughs for me today, as well as working on Satie's Gnossienne no. 3, and Schubert's Moments musicaux no. 3. I find it terribly difficult to memorize the Satie work, so the for me highly unusual situation is that I need to play it while reading, in order to play it at all. Normally, I need to play from memory, in order to play at all (sight reading is not exactly my strong point).


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It's been a few days since I practiced. Or maybe not, perhaps the time I spent hanging around this forum counts as piano practice smile Ha ha. Actually, I've been hooked on some old series that I checked out of the library; 7 seasons, 5 discs each. My sleep time is all messed up.

Anyway, finally I played a new song today: Star Wars Imperial March (easy piano arrangement). If I hadn't pledged this song for the themed recital here, I'll never touch it. I think it needs a few more days from me. I also played Clementi's Sonatina op 36 no 1. It's been on-again-off-again deal with this piece; I'm making progress. I hope to get some feedback from this forum on my playing. It is difficult to self-teach.

I'll have to be more disciplined with piano practice; maybe I'll set aside 30 min each day just for piano. I know, it's easier said than done. Who knows; let's see.

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I'm still working on Primavera by Lucivido. My teacher let me know this week that my first 'duet' will be with this piece - her on the cello, me on piano. I'm excited and scared!


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Originally Posted by KrisR
I'm still working on Primavera by Lucivido. My teacher let me know this week that my first 'duet' will be with this piece - her on the cello, me on piano. I'm excited and scared!


Be excited but don’t be scared😊
Just don’t forget that piano lessons are not a performance— they are a time to learn. ... and you will learn about playing duets.


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Originally Posted by KrisR
My teacher let me know this week that my first 'duet' will be with this piece - her on the cello, me on piano.

I'm self-taught, and I love being my own guide. But this duet of yours highlights a deficiency of learning on your own; you won't get any practice in ensemble playing (at least not without some effort finding someone else to join you, and even then having a teacher would be very useful).

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Be excited but don’t be scared😊
Just don’t forget that piano lessons are not a performance— they are a time to learn. ... and you will learn about playing duets.

I so agree.


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A very light day for me yesterday. I blew off my usual evening practice time as I got caught up doing something else. But fortunately I had done a couple of shorter sessions during the day and I worked on:

Dansul Romanesc - James Wellburn - I've really fallen for this piece in a collection by this composer I recently purchased (in hard copy! The pleasure of a beautiful physical product!) and I'm planning/hoping to have it ready for the next ABF recital

Cry Me A River - a relatively simple arrangement of this one. Initially I thought I would do this as a quick study and then tackle a more complex arrangement for the ABF Great American Songbook recital, however as my other intended piece for that is more complex and features a number of things that are weak points for me, I realised it would be smarter to stick with this version. It's actually really effective and it's time well spent to work on polishing this instead. I've even made a conscious decision to memorise it with the idea that it can form part of a small repertoire of pieces I can play if I happen across a piano.


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I might not play anything today as I am still recovering from Wednesday’s titanic improvisation recording; just work on technique with the Virgil I expect and attend to duties around the house and section.


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Total beginner here. I worked on the intro to The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby.

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