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Post by Sable_smiles Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:20 am

For the next few weeks, perhaps even months I don't have a piano to practice on. It's driving me a little bit crazy so I'm looking for things I can learn without a piano keyboard in front of me.

I've taught myself the names of all the keys and can name them at random. I'm teaching myself enharmonics. I'm watching Andrew's videos and watching videos of greats like Lang Lang, Vladimir Horrowitz, Martha Argeritch,etc.

I'm looking for more practice ideas, and would really love to hear any suggestions people have. Smile
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Post by wamaral Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:03 am

Wow, I wouldn't know what to do without my piano! And it's only a digital Laughing

Well if you have the will, you can become a master on music theory. It won't help you with the piano technique, but it certainly helps your performance and you will get things faster when you're at the piano. Plus, you don't specifically need an instrument to learn theory. I think I have some material if you'd like.

Another thing that I think would help a lot is learn how to read sheet music. If you learn to read them, it would certainly help your sight-reading when you're at the piano. It will make your life a lot easier Smile

Well, there's such a lot of things! I'm sure other people here can think of a dozen more Smile

But try to get a piano soon, you won't be able to stay away from it once you get one Laughing
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Post by Sable_smiles Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:42 pm

Hehehe, I know! It sucks sooo bad. There are so many things I want to try, and I also just want to get started! It's hopefully going to be a Christmas gift from my parents, but it's not a sure thing yet.

I would love to see the material you mentioned. That's exactly what I'm after. I'd like to learn anything and everything that will help me understand and mentally process faster. That's about the only thing that I can do right now, lol. bounce
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Post by Maho Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:32 pm

What wamaral said is true... if you learn how to read sheet music, things will be easier for you. Because then, you will be able to try to learn everything by yourself just by practising!...
Ok, I'm not a sheet music player reader... My transverse flute teacher used to tell me that he knew I had such a good hearing perception and that I play always just by reading the sheet once an learning the rest by ear but... believe me, it helps a lot, and you will be able to but a sheet book in the future and you will be able to actually understand it and play it ^_^
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Post by d.chimeraan Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:13 pm

T_T I'm going to have the same problem this Winter Break. I just started playing piano too (as in... three days ago? I forget) and it's going to be a pain sitting at home without access to a piano. And I haven't even considered how I'm going to play over summer and still keep my progress on the dl, haha

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