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Post by Klavier on Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:30 am

Marnex wrote:That's the first song you're learning? What grade level are you?

Uhhh... zero! Razz But I don't see it as being a problem, I'm only gonna start the 1st Movement and I think I'm very musical so, we'll see what happens. I'm just the kinda guy who likes to learn something worthwhile which I like right from the outset and wouldn't mind if I can only play 3 bars, it would mean more to me than completing a whole simpler song which I don't like! Wink
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Post by Marnex on Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:48 am

I suppose so xP I recommend you learn simpler songs, though. Maybe video game songs. Most of which are good and easy, like "Together We Ride" from Fire Emblem.
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Post by Thomandy on Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:02 pm

Marnex wrote:I suppose so xP I recommend you learn simpler songs, though. Maybe video game songs. Most of which are good and easy, like "Together We Ride" from Fire Emblem.

Still If he got talent the beginning of Fur Elise shouldnt be a problem Smile .. and only way of finding out is trying Smile - My cousin started Fur Elise Main theme, with my help, and he managed to learn and play it in a couple of weeks, and it was his first piece Smile .. But your idea is good! Lots of great video game pieces that are easy and nice! Smile
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Post by Klavier on Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:55 am

I do admit I love my computer games and their melodies! I never naturally think of their simpler pieces though for some reason and I gathered the sheet music would be hard to find but if you're telling me its not I'll go lookies now! Razz
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Post by Marnex on Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:24 am

Thomandy wrote:
Marnex wrote:I suppose so xP I recommend you learn simpler songs, though. Maybe video game songs. Most of which are good and easy, like "Together We Ride" from Fire Emblem.

Still If he got talent the beginning of Fur Elise shouldnt be a problem Smile .. and only way of finding out is trying Smile - My cousin started Fur Elise Main theme, with my help, and he managed to learn and play it in a couple of weeks, and it was his first piece Smile .. But your idea is good! Lots of great video game pieces that are easy and nice! Smile

Yeah, very true. I learned Fur Elise from Andrew's video as my first piece. There's no reason to try. The Zelda songs are wonderful ^_^
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Post by Klavier on Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:57 am

Sonatina by Clementi! ^_^

I absolutely adore a part in this tune because it sounds like Vivi's Theme from Final Fantasy 9 at one part! Razz

I just managed to play the first 4 bars in good rhythm and I'm so excited!
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Post by Circle_of_Fists on Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:07 pm

Klavier wrote:Sonatina by Clementi! ^_^

I absolutely adore a part in this tune because it sounds like Vivi's Theme from Final Fantasy 9 at one part! Razz

I just managed to play the first 4 bars in good rhythm and I'm so excited!

Is that Op. 36 No. 1? That's what I'm currently learning now too!

It's a wonderful piece. I'm almost done with the second movement, but a little nervous about the third. No
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Post by Klavier on Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:50 pm

I think mine is the basic melody for the first 2 minutes of the piece, movement 1 probably. But it has some two handed parts and some complicated (for me) successive C scales up the piano and down, on both hands! Razz

I can manage the first line but after that they add some flats and they are the first ones I've come across so they feel unnatural (Haha!) because I've only had to use white keys til now. I'm keeping with it though! study
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Post by pathetic_pianist on Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:33 pm

I have started with the mozart turkish march. It is the first really tough piece to be attempted by me, so I guess I am going to take lot time just to get it at 50% tempo.

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Post by Thomandy on Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:05 pm

pathetic_pianist wrote:I have started with the mozart turkish march. It is the first really tough piece to be attempted by me, so I guess I am going to take lot time just to get it at 50% tempo.

Good Luck Smile Its a fun piece for sure Smile
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Post by pathetic_pianist on Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:03 pm

Thanks thomandy. Just one thing I want to be sure of. The trill around bar 25, indicated on B, I assume it goes CBCBCB followed by ABA right?

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Post by Ermijo on Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:22 am

I am very beginner and amateur. What piece to learn after Chopin nocturne op55no1 ? Ballades are too strong, Nocturnes hmmm - i wish make a pause with nocturnes. Maybe Fantasie Impromptu of Etude op25no7 - this etude is strong to play ?

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Post by jaquadro on Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:26 pm

New Beginnings, from The Sims (Build Theme 1). It's way over my skill level, so I'm just working up to the first key change for now, and as my skill and technique improves I can do more with it.

Other than that I'm going through some of my old music books and playing random pieces. Already learned Dire, Dire Docks from Super Mario 64, so one thing accomplished Smile
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Post by VictorCS on Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:05 pm

I'm currently learning Rikku's Theme from FFX, I'm fairly sure I'll be finished with this in a week or two... Elfenlied - lilium is still at standby Neutral

I've also planned to learn The Sims - Build Theme 3 ( Since we met ), I think that one is awesome, even tho all of the piano pieces in the first game was just epic. I loved them. And the good thing is that The Sims was so populare that alot people will recognice those pieces, both girls and boys.

I dont know why I dont pick a classical piece instead, but it just doesnt seem natural for me.
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Post by Kjetil on Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:11 pm

Currently learning Morgenstemning by E.Grieg and trying a little on Forrest Gump suite, but it's very difficult!

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Post by Ermijo on Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:22 am

Me currently learning Chopin (i think shortest and weakest his piece ) Prelude Op 28 no 7 Smile

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Post by Circle_of_Fists on Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:49 am

I hit a major wall after attempting a couple of songs that I just couldn't play. I was a little discouraged, but realized that I'm still fairly new to this whole piano thing and needed to develop. So I went back to this list that was posted a while back on this forum to find some music:

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Graded_Pieces_Sorted_By_Difficulty.PDF

This is what I'm working on right now:

Thomandy's Prelude in F minor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYFK1pzyRxA

The competition ends next week, so I gotta get cracking. I hope to add a little something special to this, but the clock is running. I just need to get the fingering worked out. Xianning already has an amazing video posted, so I'm not really participating to win, but mainly to join in for the fun and to show how much the piano is part of my (hobby) life now. I hope to get my video posted this weekend. I hope everyone enjoys it!


Andrew's Dolphin song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkrbJwpTUtw

Crickey, another competition! I had just given up on this one, but now that it's a competition, I have to get back to it. Like I said above, I had already given up on playing this one for a while, but I might as well keep trying. I curse at Andrew whenever I practice this. Razz It's terribly difficult for a beginner because of the timing. Apparently Andrew did this on purpose. *shakes fist at Andrew* Razz


Bach Menuet in G Minor BWV Anh. 115: http://www.mutopiaproject.org/ftp/BachJS/BWVAnh115/anna-magdalena-05/anna-magdalena-05-let.pdf

This one is supposed to be played with the 114 menuet which I have already learned, so I'm excited about it. I'm having a harder time with this one than the first one. I don't know if it's because I was more familiar with the melody of the 114, or because this one is just more difficult, or because I've stuffed my brain with too much piano stuff already. I've almost memorized it, but this still requires a lot more practice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpDwAviv56g


Burgmueller "Progress" op. 100, no. 6:

This was one of the songs I hit the wall on. It's easy enough to memorize, but the fast two handed scale runs are killing me. So, I realize it's a little out of my league for now, but I keep practicing the runs daily to hopefully get them in better sync and up to tempo. *shakes fist at Burgmueller*





Scarlatti Aria in D minor K.32 L.423: (sorry, don't have a link but it's out there)

I just started this one tonight. I know I have a lot on my plate already, but I wanted to start memorizing it. Great song! (and well within my ability (I think:scratch: )




These songs are on the list next:

Bach Praeludum In C minor (BVW 999)
Bach March in E flat major (BWV Anh. 127)
Bach Praeludium nr 1 (BWV 939)
Bach March (BWV Anh. 122)

I better get cracking! Very Happy
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Post by Kentz on Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:33 pm

I recently learned the Hungarian rhapsody 2 even if it sounds really bad but I am proud about my progress anyway, I tried learning a few Liszt etudes like Mazeppa even though they are extremely hard.
I'd rather learn something hard that I like than something easy I don't.
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Post by aendym on Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:50 pm

Im finished with the Canon in D and with Prelude in C major (Bach) and now Im working on Ballad pour Adeline though it is a bit too difficult. But as you are, Kentz, Im proud of my progress!! sunny
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Post by Kentz on Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:12 am

Update about my Mazeppa progress:

Learned about 1 minute in, tempo and everything seems to be fine. Working on the dynamics of the horse leaps.

What grade is this piece? It must be one of the top 10 most difficult pieces ever written.
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Post by Ermijo on Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:24 pm

I am learning CHopin prelude op 28 no 7 e-minor

listen below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvEkBCCYPSc
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Post by jis on Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:29 pm

Chopin 28 no 4, I really love I love you this nocturne. I never get bored playing it.

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Oops, sorry, of course it's a prelude Embarassed


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Post by Matthieu Stepec on Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:12 am

Hehe, opus 28 n4 is a prelude, not a nocture Wink my girlfriend just started learning it!

Currently, I'm learning Beethoven's sonata opus 31 n3 (finished the 1st movement, now working on 2nd and 4th ones), Messiaen's prelude "les sons impalpables du rve"; last week I also worked a bit on my Rachmaninoff prelude n5 op.23 and n2 op.3.
I work daily on Chopin's etudes n1, 7 and 11 opus 10, n6 op. 25. (Using them as technical exercises)

I'd really like to learn Rachmaninoff's 1st concerto soon, it's really good and not too hard... I've only played one concerto so far (Liszt's second) and it wasn't that good as I only had 3 weeks to learn it... frustrating...

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Post by cheesesandwitchs on Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:44 am

Im learning Beethoven's op33 #1 and im just finishing touches on fur elise I.E memorizing the hard bits Smile . op33 is proving to be a lot harder than is sounds ,BUT i can just about play it right through sloooowly Razz any words of wisdom from any of you pro's would be cool as Smile

http://www.sheetmusicfox.com/Beethoven/114.pdf
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Post by Alistair123 on Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:09 pm

The next peice i want to learn are the three Gnossiennes from Erik Satie, the third being by favourite. His pieces are so mysterious and soothing. Also his pieces allow you to very easily make into your own Smile If you havnt hered a Satie piece i'd suggest you check him out.

Gnossienne n 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_w_lckqz8A
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