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Trying to learn a new song

Post by Biko on Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:22 pm

Andrew, I'm trying to learn this new song, but Its been giving me alot of trouble.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBFXJw7n-fU

Its Avril 14th by Aphex Twin. I realise that after awhile some of it does become impossible to play, but that's only about the last 20 seconds. I even downloaded the sheet music, it either complicated or I have not got my head around sheet music yet Razz

I did watch an instructional video on Youtube, but its very hard to follow and the only one up there Sad

Any tips or ideas? Thanks.

-Calum Razz
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Re: Trying to learn a new song

Post by Admin Andrew on Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:43 am

to be totally honest, I actually don't have much useful advice since, I don't know the piece, can't see any sheet music, and don't know exactly what you're having trouble with (since i'm not physically there). Sad i'm sorry i can't help more than that.

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Re: Trying to learn a new song

Post by Biko on Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:29 am

Thats okay. I don't know what I was expecting anyway!

Its a very nice song though.
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Re: Trying to learn a new song

Post by VictorCS on Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:34 pm

Doesnt seem to diffucult to play, downloaded the sheet, I'll prolly have to learn that piece myself, never heard it before, but loved it.

14th Avril:
http://www.lapsura.com/music/AphexTwin/Avril14.pdf
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Re: Trying to learn a new song

Post by Biko on Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:51 am

Is it just me or IS IT FREAKIN' HARD TO LEARN A NEW SONG! Sad

But I'll keep trying.
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Re: Trying to learn a new song

Post by VictorCS on Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:18 pm

calumisdead wrote:Is it just me or IS IT FREAKIN' HARD TO LEARN A NEW SONG! Sad

But I'll keep trying.


Trust me, it just depends on how much you practice Cool

And pick music made for your level....
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Re: Trying to learn a new song

Post by Amro on Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:02 pm

VictorCS wrote:Trust me, it just depends on how much you practice Cool

And pick music made for your level....

Yeah !!

That's Totally Right !!

Keep Practicing & Practicing, Don't Give UP pale

Think that : I'll Make it ..
And as Victor Said take a Piece that fits You ..

I'm not a Pro. to say this But I have Faced the same Problem ..

Just Keep Practicing It Cool
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Re: Trying to learn a new song

Post by maestoso on Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:02 pm

what a cool, mellow song!! thanks for sharing.

I also find learning new music slow and frustrating. One thing that keeps me going is thinking back to a piece that I can play really well now but how difficult it was when I was learning it. Then you know it's only a matter of time before you crack the new piece Smile

This particular piece has a very distinct melody and fairly simple left hand part. I would practice the left hand part, first few bars very slow, over and over again until comfortable, then try adding the right hand melody - again only a few bars and very slow. Stay calm and remember that in time you WILL get it if you persevere... good luck! Smile

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Re: Trying to learn a new song

Post by VictorCS on Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:15 pm

Never try to play both at the same time....

maestoso here does left hand first it seems, I usually prefer to start with my right, then add the left.
I usually practice a few bars with my right, then add a few left bars when I can play the right without looking at the sheet.

It's all about what you like the best, left or right.....
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Re: Trying to learn a new song

Post by Thomandy on Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:28 pm

I actually did something different the other day. I learned all 91 bars for the right hand day 1. The next day, i didnt mind learning the lefthand first, but I added it right away. That spared me some time for sure. So I got down 91 bars, lefhand and righthand And contected them in 2-3 hours. I guess I spared 1 hour or so by doing this right away. Usually I do like Vic and learn both hands separatly, then adding and adding untill im done. Smile
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Re: Trying to learn a new song

Post by Biko on Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:48 pm

THANKS GUYS! I LOV-ED YOU ALLZ SO MUCH CUZ U IS HELP MEH WEN I PIANOZ LOLOL FAX!!!!11/one

P.s, that wasnt sarcasm. I was just thanks likt that. Razz
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