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Post by moonlight21 on Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:24 pm

thomandy wrote:
moonlight21 wrote:hm.. my favorite piano pieces Very Happy

1. Polonaise by Chopin
2. Canon in D by Pachebel
3. Moonlight Sonata 1st Movement by Beethoven
4. Fur Elise by Beethoven
5. Revolutionary Etude by Chopin

there.. Very Happy

Great favorites Wink

hehe. thanks! sunny
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Post by Angela on Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:37 am

maggiekedves wrote:I cant really set an order

Chopin Nocturne in B flat minor and many other Chopin compositions

Liszt Hungarian Raphsody #2
Liszt La campanella
Liszt Liebestraume 3

Pachebel Canon

Bach Menuet in G major
Bach Jesu Joy of Man Desiring

E Grieg Peer Gynt, Morgendämmerung

Dvorak Largo New World Symphony

Michael Nyman - The heart asks the pleasure first

Johannes Brahms- Hungarian dances No 1 in g minor (thats actually not piano)

You like La Campanella?? SWEEEET! I played that before! No one was really interested in teaching it to me, so I learned most of it on my own! It's SOOOO pretty! You have many favourite pieces! Let's seeeeeee.... what are MINE??? Ah!
1.) Moonlight sonata by Beethoven (the whole kitten kaboodle!)
2.) Toccata and Fugue in d minor by Bach- Busoni
3.) Fantasie in C major by Robert Schumann
4.) Brahms concerto in in d minor
5.) Venetian boat song by Mendelssohn (hmmm, Andrew dear??)
6.) English Suite in g minor by J. S Bach
7.) Appassionata by Beethoven
8.) Sonata op.78 by Beethoven
9.) Scherzo in c# minor by Chopin
10.) Miroirs by Maurice Ravel (he's not french, he's BASQUE! Isn't that SO cool!)
11.) Barcarolle op.60 by Chopin
12.) (The) Moldau by Smetana (AMAZING orchestra piece!)

Anywho I could go on forever but those are some of the pieces I love!!!! The Venetian boat song is a simpler piece but absolutely STUNNING! It's about a gr.7 level alien. And the Barcarolle by Chopin is also amazing. I'd DEFINITELY recommend giving that a listen!

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Post by Thomandy on Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:14 am

That was many favorites. Im going to check some of them out! Smile
I also hold Moonlight Sonata very high! Smile
But M2 is like just another song. but M1 and M3 Is Awsome! Smile
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Post by Angela on Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:59 pm

Thomandy wrote:That was many favorites. Im going to check some of them out! Smile
I also hold Moonlight Sonata very high! Smile
But M2 is like just another song. but M1 and M3 Is Awsome! Smile

Yeah it sure IS a lot of favourites! And that isn't even ALL of them!!!! haha! Yeah Moonlight sonata was my first complete sonata I learned. Yeah the third movement is crazy awesome and the second is beautiful too! it's harder than it looks! By the way, were you the one who wanted to learn Turkish March by Mozart?? I just remembered I have a simplified version buried beneath all my other books here. I think it's about a gr.2 or 3 level. It's fun! even I like to play that version! hahaha! affraid

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Post by Sepheron on Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:15 pm

hmm... why do you say a hand span of a 9 keys is a small hand? confused

I can reach a 10th with some effort gets a little hard to play fast 10th... and i consider that i have a somewhat big handspan... it's not like you need to be a giant to play music, you know? ^^;

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Post by Thomandy on Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:38 am

Yup, its a great thing. I read somewhere that everything you learn, at least almost everything, before you are 20 years olsd sticks really great. To bad I started at 23 Razz hehe
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Post by harmony on Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:41 am

right now it is Comptine d'Un Autre Été composed by Yann Tierson
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Post by Thomandy on Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:16 pm

Aaah =) I see Wink Hehe..

But yeah, be carefull. I dont know how long you practice every day?? But I guess you used some houres on that 30min piece?
I found way down on this page:

http://www.ninsheetmusic.net/sheetmusic.php?franchise=TheLegendofZelda

Under; The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Filename: GRA-A-NDMA

I guess this is a song you can sightread pretty easy? Smile
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Post by Thomandy on Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:30 pm

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Yep! I'm watching for your next performance!!!! That's good that your memory is getting better:) You sound like you are getting FASTER at learning pieces too which is ALSO very good!!! I mean recording a new piece after only learning it for 1-2 hours!? AAAAAAA! Yeah I know what you mean about perfecting small details!! I do that too! If something just DOESN'T sound right, I start over until I get EXACTLY what I want. That's impressive that you are already doing that NOW! Soooo, you are thinking of learning the fantasie impromptu before Xmas?? affraid Aaaaa! Now THAT'S a little soon! Holy geez you're one ambitious guy!!! hahaha! Hmmmmm....... bounce ...... OK like don't do THAT!!! but if you ever DO try to play around with it, it would be interesting for me and Andrew to see what you've done. Then we can both help you out in some way. Anyways, I'm watching for your next performance! And remember: NO OVER DOING ANYTHING!!!!!!! tongue

Yeah Smile Hope to get it done soon Smile That would be fun. But Ill wait until im ready and got good time. Planing on putting abit of work into the creation aswell Smile Yeah, Its nice to sit and learn for a short time when I used maby 2-3 and 4 weeks on learning these kinds of pieces in the beginning, I got them down within 2-3 days Smile I am glad that has happened, couse then I can learn more songs Very Happy

Yeah, you do that to hey? I guess I knew that. Smile Its all about the details. On thing many said when I asked about the ups and downs with a teacher, was that a good teacher Makes you perfect the pieces. So Why not just make me myselfe Wink hehe

Hehe, well It was just a joke Wink .... I think Wink haha
But yeah, I could do a practicevid to show you guys, that would be awesome.. If I start it.
Its a fast litte thing that Fantasy. Ill keep that in mind. Wont overdo anything Smile
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Post by Angela on Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:19 pm

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Angela wrote:That's good that you are able to work on your own to perfect pieces. That shows you are being more independent! At the university level, that's practically EXPECTED of us! Even though we still have a teacher to guide us, we still have to learn to figure things out on our own as well:) Yeah the Fantasie IS fast! I tried it a few minutes ago and it does go pretty fast!!!! But I find if you just DON'T play TOO loudly, it's easier to get through and less stressful. And being able to learn pieces QUICKLY is a good skill because THEN you can focus more on the finer details instead of being hung up on NOTES all the time! Oh and speaking of learning pieces quicker, I can ACTUALLY get through my Brahms d minor concerto in ONE day now!! hahaha! Awesomeness! I LOVE brahms!!!! Do you like any Liszt pieces?

Yeah Smile Well, its like that on evere universaty i think, if its piano or history it doesnt matter really. You got to show independency. That is a important skill to learn generally in life. In the norwegian reform, from highschool and up, it written somthing like this: "Responsebility for own learning" Smile

Mhm, fast is fun Smile hehehe Im looking forward to that day where I can learn these hard pieces quickly Wink
That will be a great day, hehe

Ah, That very good Very Happy So are you performing this piece or did you just want to learn it because you felt like it?

Well, im not that familiar with Liszt yet. But of course: la campanella, hungarian rhapsody, Liebestraum are ex of three great pieces. Im not into the "less popular" pieces yet. Its harder to find them since my source is youtube Smile

ah ok!!! Well I used to play La Campanella and it is STUNNING! Hungarian Rhapsody? I'm assuming you mean Hungarian Rhapsody no.2? That really famour one? I never played that but I love it too! Have you ever heard Hungarian Rhapsody no.12? I saw an awesome vid or Van Cliburn play it on YouTube. And Liebestraume is also beautiful. I think that piece is in gr.10? At least that's what it was the last time I checked!!! lol! Razz So it might actually be one of Liszt's "less hard" pieces! As for the Brahms d minor concerto 1st movement? I am planning to perform it SOMEWHERE if I can find an occasion to actually play it AT. AAAH! it is so beautiful! Even romantic flower ! And as for learning hard pieces quickly, that will happen!!! Of course keep learning new pieces so you can develop that SKILL of learning:) And if you can find patterns happening in your music, that is a great help too!!!! But with PATTERNS, make sure you learn the particular pattern CORRECTLY or else you might learn a whole section of something wrong affraid . I guess it's possible. I've done it! haha! Anyways, here's a funny version of the hungarian rhapsody no.2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTlWMRf4Hjs and here's another hungarian rhapsody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzM8IDp-isA This one is also beautiful. Very gypsy-ish!!!!! This one is hungarian rhapsody no.12 (I played this one before!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAqA2E5D0lI Anyways, have fun with those What a Face

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Post by TheGirl on Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:40 am

Well I don't know a whole lot about classical music, but so far I really like-

Moonlight Sonata 1st Mvt.
Fur Elise
Canon


Hearing Canon was what got me start up piano again, well and Andrew, my youtube teacher- he can be inspiring Smile

& one of my fav. songs, "Runaway" -The Corrs
I will def. learn this one one day
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Post by Thomandy on Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:49 am

TheGirl wrote:Well I don't know a whole lot about classical music, but so far I really like-

Moonlight Sonata 1st Mvt.
Fur Elise
Canon

Awesome favorites Smile
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Post by Angela on Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:51 am

TheGirl wrote:Well I don't know a whole lot about classical music, but so far I really like-

Moonlight Sonata 1st Mvt.
Fur Elise
Canon


Hearing Canon was what got me start up piano again, well and Andrew, my youtube teacher- he can be inspiring Smile

& one of my fav. songs, "Runaway" -The Corrs
I will def. learn this one one day

Moonlight sonata and Fur Elise seem to be popular pieces!!! Have you heard the whole moonlight sonata??? Oh and Canon? So you mean the Pachabel Canon in d major?? Here's another beethoven piece played by Wilhelm Kempff. It is BEAUTIFUL! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfjD-DQ5REk

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Post by CripKilla on Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:23 pm

Angela wrote: Here's another beethoven piece played by Wilhelm Kempff. It is BEAUTIFUL! https://www.youtube.com/watch/v/LfjD-DQ5REk
Wow yeah! Very Happy Kempff is the best Beethoven performer in my opinion Exclamation
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Post by Thomandy on Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:06 pm

CripKilla wrote:
Angela wrote: Here's another beethoven piece played by Wilhelm Kempff. It is BEAUTIFUL! https://www.youtube.com/watch/v/LfjD-DQ5REk
Wow yeah! Very Happy Kempff is the best Beethoven performer in my opinion Exclamation

Yup, you are probably right Crip Very Happy
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Post by Angela on Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:27 am

From seeing some of the posts, Bach seems to be a favourite baroque composer to many:) Has anyone heard of Scarlatti? He was a baroque composer who also wrote some beautiful music. He has written MANY sonatas! Like.... hmmmm.... over 500?? I kid you not! Here's some of his music played by the AMAZING Horowitz!!! ENJOY!!!!! cheers

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Post by CripKilla on Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:22 pm

Sounds so great!
But I got a question: in baroque time, there was not Piano, it was Harpsichord..?
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Post by Thomandy on Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:25 pm

CripKilla wrote:Sounds so great!
But I got a question: in baroque time, there was not Piano, it was Harpsichord..?

Nah... There where both! Smile But there was no pedal on the pianos, and the strings would often snap...
Thats why the notes are so "fast"
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Post by CripKilla on Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:28 pm

Ah! OK! Smile
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Post by Angela on Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:17 am

CripKilla wrote:Sounds so great!
But I got a question: in baroque time, there was not Piano, it was Harpsichord..?

Hi Cripkilla!!!! Yeah harpsichord was used a lot in the baroque era. The piano was there too but it wasn't as developped as the ones are today:)

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Post by CripKilla on Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:22 pm

ok! Smile
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Post by Thomandy on Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:52 pm

CripKilla wrote:ok! Smile

Hehe Very Happy
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Post by Angela on Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:18 am

Just to put more SCARLATTI out there, here's another one of his 500+ sonatas!!!! This sonata is called Sonata in b minor op.449. It's played by the italian pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli. He is also very brilliant!!!! Enjoy!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXHUIpNCu2k&feature=PlayList&p=1F2A203E78176181&index=0

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Post by Angela on Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:18 pm

Now HERE'S an amazing recording! It's a Bach concerto for THREE harpsichords!!!!! Hope you enjoy this! I'm listening to it for the 4th time in a ROW!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiU8xQGr1yU&feature=related

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Post by Thomandy on Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:19 pm

Angela wrote:Now HERE'S an amazing recording! It's a Bach concerto for THREE harpsichords!!!!! Hope you enjoy this! I'm listening to it for the 4th time in a ROW!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiU8xQGr1yU&feature=related

Awesome Very Happy Didnt really know that harpsicord could sound that good. I got it on my digital piano, but I havnt really tryed it out... *Running to my piano* bounce
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