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Post by :.Smiley.: on Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:37 am

I got a keyboard about a month ago, I've been teaching myself through a Dummies book Razz and Andrew's lessons. I can play some of those easy beginner songs like "This old man" and "twinkle twinkle" etc., i just learned how to play "Auld Lang Syne". But I am getting bored with little songs like that, i wasn't to start a new song that's like a full length song. Have any easy, first song type songs for me to try?

P.S. I will need help finding sheet music
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Post by aendym on Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:00 pm

I was bored with the short songs too... my first bigger pieces that I found "easy" to play were Canon in D (Pachelbel), Prelude in C (Bach), Ballade pour Adeline which is a bit more difficult but also "easy" enough for a beginner or comptine d'un autre été (yann tiersen)... not sure if you like those pieces, but they are my "beginners-pieces" and I love playing them! =)
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Post by :.Smiley.: on Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:05 pm

Thanks, I haven't heard most of them^_^ , but I will try them, I will search them on Youtube. Razz
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Post by :.Smiley.: on Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:30 pm

Omg, I just listened to Canon in D and i like it a lot. It kind of looks hard but I will try it.
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Post by eVerlasting on Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:33 pm

I gather my fav songs here https://afpa.hooxs.com/songs-f5/my-fav-music-t1403.htm

Btw does ur keyboard have usb or midi connection ? If Yes, then connect it to your pc and then download synthesia from http://www.synthesiagame.com/default.aspx Its already loaded with 100+ songs sorted by difficulty. I personally recomend this ;P
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Post by aendym on Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:59 pm

I have a not so difficult version of canon in D where the left hand does the same thing throughout the whole piece. So if you have the left hand going, it really isnt that difficult. Unfortunately I have no idea where I got the sheetmusic from... Ill take a look around and see if I can find it again.
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Post by aendym on Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:06 pm

Ok, got it...
http://www.free-scores.com/download-sheet-music.php?pdf=8112
Its the easy version of Canon in D, written in C major... which probably is quite stupid, since the song is called "in D" and one should probably play the piece in D as well,... but as I started playing the piece I didnt even know what the heck "in D" meant and once I found out I was so happy with my ability to play the piece at all that I thought oh well... who cares anyway... =)
(of course pachelbel might not have liked the idea of playing his D tune in C. Good hes not here to give me a hard time about it... =)
Anyway, its a nice tune, either in D or in C and I wouldnt even notice a difference.
Hope you enjoy!!!
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Post by endre on Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:48 pm

It's the thing that kinda stopped me from going for it, I guess.
Although I could just probably transpose it to D... hmm maybe one day...

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Post by :.Smiley.: on Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:43 pm

Thanks, your so nice. Smile

P.S. The person who gave me the keyboard said that you can't connect it to the computer, unfortunately.
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Post by eVerlasting on Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:07 pm

huh, tell me the model/name of this keyboard and ill tell u for sure ;P
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Post by :.Smiley.: on Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:09 pm

I don't really know what it is, all it says is Yamaha :S
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Post by eVerlasting on Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:24 pm

does it have usb or midi port on its back ? [ "back" is the same side u plug in the AC adapter/power cable] Midi port should look like this : http://www.pianoclues.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/rec-midi.jpg
Usb should look like printer usb port ;P
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Post by MooN on Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:49 am

:.Smiley.: wrote:Omg, I just listened to Canon in D and i like it a lot. It kind of looks hard but I will try it.


not that much. The one I find hard is "Ballade pour Adeline" and "Prelude", I broke out in sweats when I read the scores. XD

Hm, these posts are very helpful! Please keep them coming Smile
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Post by aendym on Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:15 pm

Prelude isnt that difficult... its all about memorizing the notes and playing with a lot of feeling, thats all! But the tempo is always the same and its not like you have two different things to do with your hands. they play the same tune together (does that make sense... haha)

Im trying out Prelude in C moll now - also from Bach - and that is kinda like the one in C major but naturally with a whole different feeling to it.
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Post by MooN on Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:06 am

well would you be kind enough to rank the pieces you gave from easiest to hardest? Smile
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Post by ROBIN on Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:00 am

HI moon ...the pieces aendym posted are very gd for learning as they also have nice melody ...it may be hard to rank them as they may be simplified to accomodate new players ...my advice is pick a piece you think you can play and also like ...and go for it .......just keep plugging away at it and it will come eventually Wink

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Post by aendym on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:54 pm

thanks robin... i was just thinking about how on earth i should rank those pieces... =)
ballad pour adeline is the most difficult, thats for sure.
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Post by ROBIN on Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:31 pm

Smile

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Post by Marnex on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:57 am

Prelude by J.S. Bach and Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven are pretty easy to learn. Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell is very beautiful too. Although it's not so easy.

I'm currently trying to learn Sonatina Op 49 No 2 by Beethoven, which isn't easy at all =/
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Post by aendym on Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:18 pm

Im going for the Moonlight Sonata now! =) Lets see how long it will take for me to get it down properly!
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Post by endre on Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:56 pm

Post a recording Smile

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Post by Circle_of_Fists on Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:20 pm

aendym wrote:Im going for the Moonlight Sonata now! =) Lets see how long it will take for me to get it down properly!

wow, awesome! Very Happy
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Post by Marnex on Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:32 am

aendym wrote:Im going for the Moonlight Sonata now! =) Lets see how long it will take for me to get it down properly!

Good luck! =D
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