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Post by ichris87 on Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:21 am

Hi everyone,

So far I'm in MUSIC THEORY #11 and PIANO LESSON #2

I do not have piano yet but i am going to purchase YAMAHA YDP 141 next month.

One thing that I am afraid is that I might get myself into wrong direction when learning which I do not want it to be happened.

Not to mention extra information but Andrew's vids.
Which one do I need to follow? MUSIC THEORY or PIANO LESSON as priority?

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Post by Petter on Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:49 am

Hi there Smile
Youre close to get some nice sounds then when you get your Yamaha.

As a beginner myself im not sure if we should have priority on one thing more than the other. But i am mixing things;
Going through theory, and try to follow up practical. Since i dont have an instrument, im spending most time in training my fingers, hands, tapping rythms on my desk while listen to music and counting. Also practising some sheet readings, and note training.
I am now able to keep a bit steady eigth notes rythm with left hand - right hand and both hands while tapping, Trying to work my way down to 16th notes. When i get that far i will be focusing much more time in rythm figures, and finger patterns. For the theoretical part, im trying to find notes online and got some notes for a few pieces wich i will start on in a week or so to start learning the notes for a song.

Good luck with your practising and enjoy Smile

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Post by Liam19 on Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:36 pm

The piano lessons do give some basic theory to start you off, so I suppose that's not a bad idea to go with, but I don't know what's best, I'm sure the theory videos will go into a lot more detail though. Smile Can't see both doing any harm.

Though the piano lessons might be better for the playing, the theory works for any instrument.
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Post by jazzylady on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:31 am

Hi . Just thought i'd tell you about today . I started piano lessons again at my music store .. I have a yamaha 900 keyboard . I play great home ..At the shop I have to play on a piano, totally different , the keys are a lot heavier ..And of course I made mistake after mistake and so on -- I'll ask at the shop if i can play on a keyboard might be a lot easier for me ...thanks for any suggestions

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Post by Petter on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:45 am

Hope you get it sorted out Lady Smile
I wanted a keyboard myself too, but the teacher wanted me to get pianolike tangents, so thats what ill get.. i think.

When it comes to my "practising", lol i think i whas too optimistic about the time for 16th notes. harder to get control of those, so will be longer time to controll them, hehe. One great bennefit with this physical training of fingers is that typing on my pc-keyboard goes much better >.<
Happy playing all of you which have an instrument Very Happy

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Post by ichris87 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:51 am

Actually one of my main concern is that whether i should put more effort on the MUSIC LESSON or the PIANO LESSON...

Some Music lesson really quite tough for me Sad
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Post by jazzylady on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:08 am

ichris87 wrote:Actually one of my main concern is that whether i should put more effort on the MUSIC LESSON or the PIANO LESSON...

Some Music lesson really quite tough for me Sad

Do both -- you can learn lots of theory in utube -- take notes . I have learnt lots by watching videos in utube Very Happy

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Post by Rickard on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:26 am

I think you should do both. Do some music theory and then switch to reading The Fundamentals of Piano Practice and watching Andrew's videos. You can't really do much piano learning without piano but it's good to get an idea about great practice methods (the ones in the Fundamentals of Piano Practice). You might also start to look for some sheet music. I recommend this site for sheet music:
http://www.gmajormusictheory.org/Freebies/freebies.html

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Post by Petter on Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:06 pm

Thanks - Nice one Smile

have added to my favourites

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Post by ichris87 on Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:20 pm

Thanks Smile
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