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Post by Casyopea on Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:55 pm

Hi guys! I'm new here and I'm so happy I bumped into this forum!!! YAY!

I'm currently polishing a Watermark version I copied by ear. Anyway, I'm not really satisfied with finger positions... Maybe you can help me. Here is a link of a vid I recorded, but when I look at my hands it just hurts!!! Any suggestions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbB1KvrFEI8&feature=user

Thanks a lot and most of all THANK YOU Andrew for your lessons, time and effort!
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Post by Jordan on Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:52 pm

I thought that was beautiful, honestly! If you're not satisfied with your fingering, try reaching more to higher notes instead of stretching your fingers, learn how to reach and use the momentum of your hand to prevent tension.


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Post by Admin Andrew on Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:24 pm

Hey there!

WELCOME aboard!

You said you weren't satisfied with your fingering? Did you mean RH or LH? One thing I did notice you were doing was using your RH to play notes that are written for the LH. This causes your RH to be jumping back and forth.

One thing you could do to fix this problem is to tuck yoru hand over the thumb in your LH, it's actually possible to reach all the LH notes with the LH with some practise:)

I looked for a video that I thought was a good example of fingering so I wouldn't have to make a video (i know i'm lazy hey? but if a good example is already out there, why not use it?)

Here's the link to that videoWatermark link

Anyway ^_^ Notice how he uses his LH fingering, I'd carefully watch this over and over until you get a good idea of how he's doing this.

I left a comment on your video as well Smile so go check it out!

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Post by Casyopea on Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:33 pm

Thanks so much, Andrew and Jordan! I've just had a look at the video you linked, Andrew, and now everything is much clearer to me!! Now I must practice ;-D

BTW, Thanks for the rating and comment, it's so wonderful to be able to share this with you... imagine here it's almost Monday Crying or Very sad and you have your Sunday almost intact to enjoy... So please do!!! sunny

Best,

Elena.
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Post by Admin Andrew on Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:13 am

Casyopea wrote:Thanks so much, Andrew and Jordan! I've just had a look at the video you linked, Andrew, and now everything is much clearer to me!! Now I must practice ;-D

BTW, Thanks for the rating and comment, it's so wonderful to be able to share this with you... imagine here it's almost Monday Crying or Very sad and you have your Sunday almost intact to enjoy... So please do!!! sunny

Best,

Elena.

Very Happy well thanks! Yes my sunday's over now! I taught pretty much ALL day, but it was fun Very Happy i got another 2 students today, I'm starting to have difficulties finding spots to put them. I think 4 more students and I won't take ANY MORE. Anyway Smile You seem like a really cheerful and wonderful person! I'm really glad to have you here! Very Happy

I'm really happy to hear that video helped, if you have any more questions be sure to post!

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Post by maggiekedves on Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:20 pm

Casyopea wrote:Hi guys! I'm new here and I'm so happy I bumped into this forum!!! YAY!

I'm currently polishing a Watermark version I copied by ear. Anyway, I'm not really satisfied with finger positions... Maybe you can help me. Here is a link of a vid I recorded, but when I look at my hands it just hurts!!! Any suggestions?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbB1KvrFEI8&feature=user

Thanks a lot and most of all THANK YOU Andrew for your lessons, time and effort!

Congratulation, it is really great you play by ear excellent.
Ive heard one little strange sound at 1:46 otherwise everything seems perfect.
I have 2 version of the sheet music if you would ever like to check it out Im glad to help you with that.
I only started 2 months ago but wooow I wish to play like you after 4 month playing ( if I understand well) cheers
I bought a strange book with Japanese letters the only thing I could read on it was Burgmuller
It was sheet music and only 20 cents so I thought why not. You were the first piano player whom I discovered playing that composer. I liked it.

Good job! Keep posting I will love to see other pieces.
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Post by Casyopea on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:06 pm

I'm glad you liked it Smile I'll sure keep on posting! Big THANK YOU, Maggie

It's so generous of you to offer me the sheet music... Yes please! You have my email in my profile. And if you need anything just ask Very Happy

Burgmüller is by now a friend of mine hehehe... not to mention my teacher's Very Happy It's excellent for technique, and much more entertaining than Czerny, Beyer & co. Sleep
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Post by maggiekedves on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:53 pm

Casyopea wrote:I'm glad you liked it Smile I'll sure keep on posting! Big THANK YOU, Maggie

It's
so generous of you to offer me the sheet music... Yes please! You have
my email in my profile. And if you need anything just ask Very Happy

Burgmüller is by now a friend of mine hehehe... not to mention my teacher's Very Happy It's excellent for technique, and much more entertaining than Czerny, Beyer & co. Sleep
Check your mail and have fun Cool
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Post by Admin Andrew on Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:14 am

aww Smile i'm starting to feel the music community love going on here!

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