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Post by Admin Andrew on Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:04 pm

Hey guys, I was wondering what songs might you guys be learning? Or, what songs would you like to learn in the future.

I'm learning a Beethoven sonata at the moment, once it's finished I'll be making a video of it for youtube! ^_^

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Post by Jordan on Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:56 am

I definitely want to learn a Claude Debussy piece.
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Post by Admin Andrew on Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:11 am

ahhh Debussy is quite nice, do you have a certain piece in mind? Very Happy

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Post by FtOrReEeSsT on Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:07 am

Oh man, I'm learning a whole bunch of different songs right now, from classical pieces to more contemporary stuff. A couple of big ones would be Beethoven's Fur Elise (I know three quarters of it so far, though I'm hardly master at it), Bach's Prelude in C, and Pachelbel's Canon in D. I'm also trying to master Moonlight Sonata -- I have the whole thing memorized but I still can't get through it without 3-4 minor goof-ups.

There's a bunch of contemporary stuff I'm in the middle of learning as well, like Drops of Jupiter, Vanessa Carlton's A Thousand Miles (one of my favorites) and various songs from Coldplay. I should probably focus on one or two at a time and learn entire songs before I go on to other ones, but I keep running across more and more songs that I can't seem to wait to start learning. I'm like a kid in a candy store at this point! Very Happy

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Post by Admin Andrew on Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:15 am

FtOrReEeSsT wrote:Oh man, I'm learning a whole bunch of different songs right now, from classical pieces to more contemporary stuff. A couple of big ones would be Beethoven's Fur Elise (I know three quarters of it so far, though I'm hardly master at it), Bach's Prelude in C, and Pachelbel's Canon in D. I'm also trying to master Moonlight Sonata -- I have the whole thing memorized but I still can't get through it without 3-4 minor goof-ups.

There's a bunch of contemporary stuff I'm in the middle of learning as well, like Drops of Jupiter, Vanessa Carlton's A Thousand Miles (one of my favorites) and various songs from Coldplay. I should probably focus on one or two at a time and learn entire songs before I go on to other ones, but I keep running across more and more songs that I can't seem to wait to start learning. I'm like a kid in a candy store at this point! Very Happy

whoa, it sounds like you're taking on a lot! affraid you should post up some vids of you playing and post the links on here! I'd love to see you play!

out of all those songs which is your favorite right now?

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Post by FtOrReEeSsT on Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:20 am

out of all those songs which is your favorite right now?

Uh, probably Moonlight Sonata just because I can play through the whole first movement. That and it's one of my favorite classical pieces.

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Post by Admin Andrew on Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:21 am


Uh, probably Moonlight Sonata just because I can play through the whole first movement. That and it's one of my favorite classical pieces.

Very nice, that song is so wonderful, do you think i should relearn it and post it as a video?

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Post by FtOrReEeSsT on Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:33 am

Admin Andrew wrote:Very nice, that song is so wonderful, do you think i should relearn it and post it as a video?

That would be great. I'd really like to see your interpretation of it. I think one of the more difficult things for beginners like myself to get down when it comes to playing classical music is the emotional aspect of it: Most of the time I'm just so concentrated on remembering the notes and trying not to mess up that I find myself playing very robotic and boring. There are many things that separate a good piano player from a great piano player, but I think one of the big ones is the ability to infuse a lot of emotion into your performances. Right now I'm still in the "technical" stage of piano learning, so all of the other fine tuning stuff is still a ways off for me at this point. But I'm getting there, slowly but surely.

Lol, I hope that all made sense. Laughing

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Post by Admin Andrew on Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:36 am

FtOrReEeSsT wrote:
Admin Andrew wrote:Very nice, that song is so wonderful, do you think i should relearn it and post it as a video?

That would be great. I'd really like to see your interpretation of it. I think one of the more difficult things for beginners like myself to get down when it comes to playing classical music is the emotional aspect of it: Most of the time I'm just so concentrated on remembering the notes and trying not to mess up that I find myself playing very robotic and boring. There are many things that separate a good piano player from a great piano player, but I think one of the big ones is the ability to infuse a lot of emotion into your performances. Right now I'm still in the "technical" stage of piano learning, so all of the other fine tuning stuff is still a ways off for me at this point. But I'm getting there, slowly but surely.

Lol, I hope that all made sense. Laughing

That all made perfect sense!!! You're right about the technical stage of piano. It takes awhile until you can forget about the actual act of playing the piano enough that you can be free to express yourself as you please. I think I'll relearn the Moonlight sonata this summer after i'm finished with my current program! ^_^ If you've got certain questions about piano PLEASE post them on the forum! ^_^ Also i dont' know if you noticed but on the home page of the forum there's a chat box you can log into, I'm actually logged in there live right now ^_^ feel free to check it out!

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Post by FtOrReEeSsT on Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:42 am

Admin Andrew wrote:I think I'll relearn the Moonlight sonata this summer after i'm finished with my current program!

Awesome. Can't wait.

Admin Andrew wrote:If you've got certain questions about piano PLEASE post them on the forum!

I'll be sure to do that, Andrew, thanks. I have the forum bookmarked and everything, so hopefully you'll be seeing a lot of me.

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Post by Admin Andrew on Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:54 am

I'll be sure to do that, Andrew, thanks. I have the forum bookmarked and everything, so hopefully you'll be seeing a lot of me.

That's great! i hope to be seeing you alot as well! take care man!

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Post by Phobik2000 on Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:45 am

FtOrReEeSsT wrote:Oh man, I'm learning a whole bunch of different songs right now, from classical pieces to more contemporary stuff. A couple of big ones would be Beethoven's Fur Elise (I know three quarters of it so far, though I'm hardly master at it), Bach's Prelude in C, and Pachelbel's Canon in D. I'm also trying to master Moonlight Sonata -- I have the whole thing memorized but I still can't get through it without 3-4 minor goof-ups.

There's a bunch of contemporary stuff I'm in the middle of learning as well, like Drops of Jupiter, Vanessa Carlton's A Thousand Miles (one of my favorites) and various songs from Coldplay. I should probably focus on one or two at a time and learn entire songs before I go on to other ones, but I keep running across more and more songs that I can't seem to wait to start learning. I'm like a kid in a candy store at this point! Very Happy

I'm also learning Fur Elise cheers
But i'm still stuck on the first page where the treble clef changes scratch , so I'm gona post a picture of it and ask Andrew to post a video reply Laughing

I'm also learning Bach Prelude nº1 but I only have a small excert, annyone has the whole piece that can share? Rolling Eyes

I also enjoy Rob Dougan's - Clubbed to Death (nothing to do with baby seals, but still...) piano solo, it's very nice.
Watch it here: http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=PMq4akUZr8c
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Post by draw_de on Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:24 am

I'm currently learning Canon by George Winston. I'm close to finishing it. Smile

Fantasie-Impromptu is something i want to learn next but i know its way out of my league. I've attempted the first few lines but can't get the tempo correct. Everytime i try to speed it up, i can't tell whether I'm doing the 3:4s correctly.

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Post by Admin Andrew on Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:23 pm

draw_de wrote:I'm currently learning Canon by George Winston. I'm close to finishing it. Smile

Fantasie-Impromptu is something i want to learn next but i know its way out of my league. I've attempted the first few lines but can't get the tempo correct. Everytime i try to speed it up, i can't tell whether I'm doing the 3:4s correctly.

Hey man, so you want to learn fantasie impromptu?


Well, if you made a video of you playing the first bit i could figure out if your technique is up for it. Also if you want help with the polyrhythm's did you watch my lesson #20? That lesson is ALL about polyrhythms!

Anyway, make a video and i'll try to help you out on it ^_^

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Post by joegeran on Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:54 pm

Hey you know a nice song, schumann's symphoic etude number 12, those chords in the beginning are so beautiful Exclamation I could just learn the first 10 measures and be happy Very Happy

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Post by Jesse on Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:59 pm

I have trouble sticking to just one. And when I learn, I memorize it right from the beginning too.. but ya the ones I'm currently learning are:

Path of Repentance from Final Fantasy
Numb by Linkin Park
Fighting from Final Fantasy

Eh those are the main ones anyway. After I have at least one of those done I need to learn Fantasie-Impromptu.

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Post by Admin Andrew on Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:26 pm

joegeran wrote:Hey you know a nice song, schumann's symphoic etude number 12, those chords in the beginning are so beautiful Exclamation I could just learn the first 10 measures and be happy Very Happy

You could probably find the sheet music on. sheet music archive.net

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Post by draw_de on Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:19 am

Admin Andrew wrote:

Hey man, so you want to learn fantasie impromptu?


Well, if you made a video of you playing the first bit i could figure out if your technique is up for it. Also if you want help with the polyrhythm's did you watch my lesson #20? That lesson is ALL about polyrhythms!

Anyway, make a video and i'll try to help you out on it ^_^

Thanks for the video about polyrhythms. I'll try and get a video up for the first 3:4 measure.

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Post by wamaral on Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:24 am

Hey there! My first post here, just registered! (Nice site btw, Andrew)

For myself, I am just trying to play the first Promenade, from Pictures at an exhibition, by Modest Mussorgsky.
I don't think it's a very hard song, but since I know nothing (well, I watched all of Andrew's lessons, so that's definitely better than nothing), I cannot play it (well, except for the single-hand parts)
BUT! Tomorrow I am going to my first piano lesson (with a in-person teacher, that is)!!! Very excited! Hope I can play that song soon, it's one of my favorites!

Well, I'll be seeing you guys around here, it's my new source for information!
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Post by Admin Andrew on Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:35 am

wamaral wrote:Hey there! My first post here, just registered! (Nice site btw, Andrew)

For myself, I am just trying to play the first Promenade, from Pictures at an exhibition, by Modest Mussorgsky.
I don't think it's a very hard song, but since I know nothing (well, I watched all of Andrew's lessons, so that's definitely better than nothing), I cannot play it (well, except for the single-hand parts)
BUT! Tomorrow I am going to my first piano lesson (with a in-person teacher, that is)!!! Very excited! Hope I can play that song soon, it's one of my favorites!

Well, I'll be seeing you guys around here, it's my new source for information!
Take care!

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Don't worry man, soon you'll be able to play songs you like ^_^ If you ever have questions please post! Very Happy and even if you don't have questions and just want to chat with people who've got the same intrests, POST Very Happy

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Post by 1uc on Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:00 am

At the moment Chopin - Ballade no.1 in Gm - slowly and with heart Smile
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Post by Admin Andrew on Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:04 pm

1uc wrote:At the moment Chopin - Ballade no.1 in Gm - slowly and with heart Smile


I like that song! I really like chopin's 3rd ballade as well

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Post by VictorCS on Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:24 am

The last song I did was actually the MacGyver theme, had some difficulties with
some parts where I have to jump an octave, but it's almost 100% now.

What I'm working on right now is "Younha - Houki Boshi",
I quite happy song made by the korean singer Younha.
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Post by Admin Andrew on Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:34 am

joegeran wrote:Hey you know a nice song, schumann's symphoic etude number 12, those chords in the beginning are so beautiful Exclamation I could just learn the first 10 measures and be happy Very Happy

someone else said that as well! haha what a small world! ^_^

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Post by maggiekedves on Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:51 am

[quote="phobik2000"]
I'm also learning Bach Prelude nº1 but I only have a small excert, annyone has the whole piece that can share? Rolling Eyes

Well Im not a big expert on Classical but I collected tons of sheet music through the weeks...
I have Preludes from Bach but non of them named No1
I have Prelude in C major, A minor, D minor, D major, F major and they are 1-2 pages long each
Tell me if you need any of them... or anything else

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