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Post by Thomandy on Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:28 am

Wow. That is quite high. 8/9 ... But, I guess its at a grade 8-9 when you play it like you do. I guess I wont be playing it so beautifull at first Razz Hopefully I am reeally tallented lol!
And nails it pretty good in a couple of months. Wink

I have seen you video a coupple of times actually Smile It is really pretty. Smile Maby I will upload a prgogress report for the first, and parhaps easyest two bars in a coupple of days, to see if Im on right track Smile
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Post by Jordan on Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:09 am

thomandy wrote:Wow. That is quite high. 8/9 ... But, I guess its at a grade 8-9 when you play it like you do. I guess I wont be playing it so beautifull at first Razz Hopefully I am reeally tallented lol!
And nails it pretty good in a couple of months. Wink

I have seen you video a coupple of times actually Smile It is really pretty. Smile Maby I will upload a prgogress report for the first, and parhaps easyest two bars in a coupple of days, to see if Im on right track Smile

Try to stick with stuff thats on YOUR level only. You can definitely play songs that are probably grade 8-9 but it's going to take you a while to actually learn it with fully potential.
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Post by Thomandy on Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:27 am

I can probably upload a vid of me, practiced a couple of houres in the easyest first two bars, and you can say if you think I should contiue or not. I am actually managing fairly okay, after 2 houers of practice.
So I will be satisfied to learn it, and use some weeks, and have it as a practicesong for some time to come.

If it is really terrible* Razz Then, I guess I will listen, but if its OK, then Ill continue, couse I just love to practice on it. Even though it is a big challange Smile
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Post by VictorCS on Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:19 am

While I am chiefly pratising "Younha - Houki Boshi" right now, I found this "Jahn Teigen - Det vakreste som fins" that I've been
practising a little bit this week, as it's not that hard. And it's always fun to play pieces your "done" with.

Houki Boshi playd by someone else than me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHpMWYCKQq4


I usually play "FFX - To Zanarkand" and "MacGyver Theme" every day to. What's scary is that I've noticed that I've forgotten the last part of "Canon Rock",
so I'm rememorizing it again. And at last we then have one of my favs, Bach's "Tocatta and Fugue in D minor", I've learned the Tocatta, and I'm at the start of the Fugue.

What annoys me is that I several times learn maybe 4-5 bars of a song, then I just quit.
I have a bunch of songs, especially Final Fantasy, that I can play the 4-5 first bars.....
And I do the exact same thing on the guitar... Bad habbit ^^
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Post by Admin Andrew on Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:54 am

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What annoys me is that I several times learn maybe 4-5 bars of a song, then I just quit.
I have a bunch of songs, especially Final Fantasy, that I can play the 4-5 first bars.....
And I do the exact same thing on the guitar... Bad habbit ^^

You gotta stick to one thing and finish it even if it KILLS YOU!!!! bom lol i'm kidding Smile but yea, it's just a matter of discipline! ^_^ just decide when you start something that you're GOING to finish it! and even set a day!

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Post by Thomandy on Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:33 am

This is to Andrew and Jordan in particular. But feel free to comment.


Facts:
1,5 hours on lerning the notes + 2 houres practice

Video on youtube:
Nocturne Op9 No2 - Practice




Some hesetation, but hopefully good enough to convince you Jordan that i can proceed my practice and learning on this song Smile The trill isnt all that aswell, but... Give me a couple of months Wink hehehe clown


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Post by pianohama on Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:27 am

Practice that left hand! It looks confused ^^
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Post by Thomandy on Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:33 am

pianohama wrote:Practice that left hand! It looks confused ^^

Just started practicing Wink It isnt NEARLY as good as it should be, but that is the whole reason! To see if I got the potential to complete and learn this song Smile I know that I hesetate, started learning and practicing yesterday. So you are right, at this point, I still must think before I move my hand, and my left hand is a bit confused Smile
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Post by pianohama on Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:49 am

well that part only has to do with your muscle memory, just give it more practice, looks fine for just 2 hours of practice
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Post by VictorCS on Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:40 pm

It's all about memory Smile
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Post by Admin Andrew on Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:02 pm

pianohama wrote:well that part only has to do with your muscle memory, just give it more practice, looks fine for just 2 hours of practice

You're right, muscle memory is the problem right now ^_^ so that's no problem.

From what I've seen you look alright ^_^ you've got to quiet up the left hand, focus on singing out the right hand melody so that it sounds like the RH has direction and pull towards the ends of the phrases. Your turn was alittle bit sloppy, so you gotta sharpen that baby up! I think you'll be able to sharpen it up ^_^

My verdict? Well to be hones the opening of the piece is very easy compared to the latter sections. BUT i can see that you're very determined to learn this, and there isn't really any negative health dangers here from learning this piece. So I think you'd learn ALOT of rhythmic lessons and voicing lessons from this piece. I say GO for it, but it won't be easy Smile Thanks for the video!

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Post by Thomandy on Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:37 pm

Your verdict is understoud. And the tips also.
Yupp, the rest is harder, and Ill stop if I see that Im no where near how it should be. I am positive, at the seme time realistic, so we'll see what happens Smile

Also I think it will be, as you mentions, a good way of lersnin to play "louder" with my right hand, and "piano" with my left. I dont master that yet. But, soon Wink This is my third day on a piano, must say that once more, couse its quite hard still to controll the pressure, especially pp-ish... ff is easyer Very Happy

Nothing in life is easy, but that wont stop my Wink hehe
At least not yet Razz
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Post by Jordan on Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:42 am

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pianohama wrote:well that part only has to do with your muscle memory, just give it more practice, looks fine for just 2 hours of practice
From what I've seen you look alright ^_^ you've got to quiet up the left hand, focus on singing out the right hand melody so that it sounds like the RH has direction and pull towards the ends of the phrases. Your turn was alittle bit sloppy, so you gotta sharpen that baby up! I think you'll be able to sharpen it up ^_^

My verdict? Well to be hones the opening of the piece is very easy compared to the latter sections. BUT i can see that you're very determined to learn this, and there isn't really any negative health dangers here from learning this piece. So I think you'd learn ALOT of rhythmic lessons and voicing lessons from this piece. I say GO for it, but it won't be easy Smile Thanks for the video!
I agree with exactly what Andrew said. I really think you can learn the piece, but obviously, it's not going to be so easy. Smile
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Post by Thomandy on Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:01 am

Jordan wrote:
I agree with exactly what Andrew said. I really think you can learn the piece, but obviously, it's not going to be so easy. Smile

And you both are right =)
But I would never tryed if it was a fast peace. So fun to see what I can manage at this early stage =)
If it takes years before I can play it Really beautyfull, its okay Smile
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Post by Thomandy on Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:14 am

Just started on Maxims Exodus - And its really new to me, to use 4 fingers(righthandchords) with my right hand while playing arpeggios at the same time with my left hand - =) But its fun =)
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Post by Adelbert0923 on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:49 am

The song/s that I'm currently learning is just Fur Elise and I want to learn in the future the MOONLIGHT SONATA 1st movement (pls. make a video on how to play moonlight sonata 1st movement) and Liszt Nocturne no. 3 (pls. make a video on how to play it) Very Happy Question
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Post by Thomandy on Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:00 am

Adelbert0923 wrote:The song/s that I'm currently learning is just Fur Elise and I want to learn in the future the MOONLIGHT SONATA 1st movement (pls. make a video on how to play moonlight sonata 1st movement) and Liszt Nocturne no. 3 (pls. make a video on how to play it) Very Happy Question

Isnt it easyer to learn how to learn basic music yourselfe? And thn learn them?? It isnt that hard as you might think. =)
And there is a toturial made by Andrew on Fur Elise =) Search for it, think its lesson 31#
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Post by maggiekedves on Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:37 pm

Adelbert0923 wrote:The song/s that I'm currently learning is just Fur Elise and I want to learn in the future the MOONLIGHT SONATA 1st movement (pls. make a video on how to play moonlight sonata 1st movement) and Liszt Nocturne no. 3 (pls. make a video on how to play it) Very Happy Question

First I would advice is to start with pieces on your level because a harder piece can be discouraging.
( I think most of Liszt's piece is for advanced player because he was such a virtuoso.)

Andrew has a philosophy to teach you how to play the piano , not to teach you how to play certain songs.

There are many videos on youtube which shows you how to play songs.

Here is one for Moonlight Sonata
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12O_YLdVFQw part1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1foEJYDED3E part 2

And for the Liszt piece
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsRn7HSMzKc

Enjoy and if you have any questions on techniques or reading sheet music, etc. we are all here to try to answer them.
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Post by Admin Andrew on Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:58 pm

Thanks guys ^_^ I'm glad you believe in my philosophy! (or at least defend it!)

I appreciate it! ^_^

Thanks maggie for providing the links! You're such a sweet heart! I love you

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Post by Jordan on Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:30 pm

Anyone a fan of Chopin's Nocturnes? Chopin Nocturne in C-char minor (Op. Post.) is absolutely beautiful. Probably one of my favourite pieces ever, and my favourite Nocturne.
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Post by Thomandy on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:31 pm

Jordan wrote:Anyone a fan of Chopin's Nocturnes? Chopin Nocturne in C-char minor (Op. Post.) is absolutely beautiful. Probably one of my favourite pieces ever, and my favourite Nocturne.

Yeah, Im also a big fan of his Nocturnes Smile
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Post by maggiekedves on Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:09 pm

Jordan wrote:Anyone a fan of Chopin's Nocturnes? Chopin Nocturne in C-char minor (Op. Post.) is absolutely beautiful. Probably one of my favourite pieces ever, and my favourite Nocturne.

I am a fan of Chopin in general Smile I think his pieces are beautiful.
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Post by maggiekedves on Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:13 pm

Admin Andrew wrote:Thanks guys ^_^ I'm glad you believe in my philosophy! (or at least defend it!)

I appreciate it! ^_^

Thanks maggie for providing the links! You're such a sweet heart! I love you

You're welcome Smile It is all make sense you know, you give the greatest gift to people, not only drops of it.
Personally I don't like to learn a song only by watching how they play. I like to have a sheet music and create the music as I can. Maybe it is old-fashioned lol!
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Post by CripKilla on Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:24 pm

The song I wanna learn is definely this one:(The guy is playing it on a slower tempo than the original.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z9p5KsIL2s&feature=related
Scorpion Fire - vikrato (japanese)
This song is so amazing and epic. It's also my own goal ^^

Look at the sheet it,s like OMG!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlGQBYw9qnA&feature=related

Another one epic for the win:(this guy have kinda crazy finger)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJAUUDPTeUY
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Post by VictorCS on Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:15 am

I've been looking into some DragonForce stuff, but I'm not really sure if I'm gonna do them on the guitar or keyboard.
But for the Through The Fire And Flames I think I'll use the guitar.

But who knows, maybe I'll learn it on both ^^
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