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« on: December 09, 2004, 06:26:50 PM »

Hi everyone! I’m new here and I’m really glad I found this message board!
I need all the good advices that you experts and piano teachers can give me. I read a few threads here (like memorizing…) But if I could get all you can give me at one place it would be nice. Here’s what I would like to know:  What are the best ways to progress continually in my learning process? What are the best ways to practice daily EFFICIENTLY?  What do you, piano teachers, tell your students to do between their lessons?  I want to maximize the efficiency of my work time on the piano. Here’s my situation:  I’ve been playing for a while, but only by ear( I could not read music at all). I Play piano at my church . 1 ½ year ago, I decided to learn about everything I didn’t know (sight reading, theory etc) and found a teacher. She’s a good teacher, but somehow I don’t progress the way I’d like. That’s why I’m asking for a little outside help. What could I do to really improve my sight reading for instance…how long should I practice everyday, what should I practice everyday or regularly   (aside from the work my teacher gives me…scales, chords…?) What do you suggest. What’s the best way to learn a piece of music? It takes time I know but if you don’t do it properly and don’t have the good methods, I guess it’s like wasting your time. What I’d like to know is what are the tips end advices other piano teachers give to their students that might benefit me. Also, after 1 ½ year, what should normally an adult student be able to play? Can you give some examples Thanks a lot (sorry for my English, I know it’s not perfect…  Smiley)  Can you help me to improve faster on the piano…I know there are a lot of question in my post, but I’d appreciate it if you could provide some help. Didn’t know where to put this topic so I placed it in two different sections.

Sebastien
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2004, 11:59:13 PM »

Of course this is not all. It barely scratches the very tip of the iceberg Tongue. But I guess it is a start… Wink

Best wishes,
Bernhard.

Have a look here:


http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2714.msg23310.html#msg23310
(how to teach/learn a piece form scratch using as example J. S. Bach’s invention no. 1)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3561.msg31700.html#msg31700
(7 X 20 principle, how do you know when you mastered a section, when to use the methods, and when they are not necessary – investigating the reasons for difficult)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4689.msg44184.html#msg44184
(7 X 20 minutes – practice starts when you get it right – definition of mastery : learned – mastered – omniscience – Aim for easy – final speed in practice must be faster than performance speed – Example: Chopin Op. 10 no. 2 – outline – repeated note groups – HS x HT)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4710.msg44538.html#msg44538
(7 x 20 minutes – Progress is the ultimate decider – How to break a piece in practice sessions – Example: Satie gymnopedie – importance of planning – aim at 100 pieces per year – Example: Bach Cm WTC 2 -)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4750.msg45125.html#msg45125
(more details: learned – mastered –omniscience – why repertory must be paramount – how to work on 20 pieces per month – a case for easy repertory – importance of discipline and of having a plan – analogy of mastering a piece and making wine – musicality is ultimately good taste – Example: Beethoven op. 49 no. 2- A list of progressive repertory to lead to Rach prelude op. 32 no. 5 – mastery is when it is easy)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4797.msg45744.html#msg45744
(No skipped steps - usual places where students go wrong – Ht x HS)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4858.msg46087.html#msg46087
(Paul’s report on B’s method. Feedback from Bernhard including: HS x HT – Example: Lecuona’s malaguena – 7x20 – need to adjust and adapt – repeated note-groups – importance of HS – hand memory – 7 items only in consciousness – playing in automatic pilot)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3917.msg35495.html#msg35495
(How to improve left hand – dropping notes for coordination)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4004.msg47440.html#msg47440
(3 correct X wrong attitudes when practising)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1825.msg13858.html#msg13858
(Accommodating practice times – 10 minute sessions – some mention on mental practice)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1844.msg13949.html#msg13949
(Overpractising – stopping at the last perfect rendition).

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1867.msg14268.html#msg14268
(Getting technique from pieces –  hand memory, dropping notes, repeated note-groups)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1651.msg14344.html#msg14344
(How to gain hand independence – dropping notes)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1894.msg14707.html#msg14707
(mental practice – Glenn Gould interview)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2053.msg16886.html#msg16886
(How should an adult beginner practice? Chang and practice spot)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2061.msg17178.html#msg17178
(how to deal with boredom)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2082.msg17230.html#msg17230
(how to concentrate).

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2097.msg17480.html#msg17480
(imitating pianists)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2075.msg17593.html#msg17593
(silent practice and its advantages – Good post by faulty damper about unenthusiastic parents)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2173.msg18976.html#msg18976
(dropping notes)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2241.msg19043.html#msg19043
(short attention span)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2255.msg19129.html#msg19129
(practising long pieces – Good discussion if one should or should not listen to CDs - Slow motion practice, comparison with walking/running)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2298.msg19672.html#msg19672
(Practice environment – Virgil Clavier)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2355.msg20277.html#msg20277
(common mistakes made by students)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2265.msg20306.html#msg20306
(How much practice a day?).

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2368.msg20470.html#msg20470
(Virgil clavier & silent practice – Ted gives some good information)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2429.msg21061.html#msg21061
(Technical studies x pieces – the genesis of Studies and how Czerny derived his exercises from Beethoven sonatas - why scales are useless and at the same time essential – Chopin x Kalkbrenner story – Unorthodox fingering for scales).

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2411.msg21202.html#msg21202
(Alkan op. 39 no. 4 –  outlining as the best strategy to deal with this piece).

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2449.msg21204.html#msg21204
(repeated note-groups as a way to tackle Czerny op. 740 no. 2)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2458.msg21365.html#msg21365
(Mental practice – tips for fingering)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2485.msg21499.html#msg21499
(How to keep a piece in the repertory –  learn/forget/relearn)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2526.msg21829.html#msg21829
(how to organise piano practise in short/medium/long term – Principle of memory retention – Principle of 15 minute sessions – stopping when you achieve your goals. Teachers should teach how to learn)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2599.msg22431.html#msg22431
(How long does it all take? –  self-taught students - the cake analogy - criticism  of ABRSM for expecting people to reach grade 8 in 10 years -  learning is not gradual -  comparison to reading - different ways of learning - the dispersive method of teaching).

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2615.msg22522.html#msg22522
(Piece analysis – delay going to the piano and spend most time analysing – Comparison with the process of film making)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2611.msg22637.html#msg22637
(Slow practice – Glenn Gould’s finger tapping)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2720.msg23353.html#msg23353
(How to practice aim and accuracy –  looking at the LH and giving verbal instructions to the RH – Full discussion on left and right brain).

[to be continued...]
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2004, 12:01:20 AM »

[continued from the previous post]


http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2802.msg24467.html#msg24467
(When to join hands)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2864.msg25252.html#msg25252
(how everyone in the forum practises – the scientific method to decide what practice routine is good and which is not. Comments on Chang book)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2916.msg25572.html#msg25572
(Bad habits when playing/practising)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3002.msg26246.html#msg26246
(When to use the metronome)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3039.msg26525.html#msg26525
(how big are your hands, and does it matter? 7 x 20 minutes – exercise/activities to strengthen the playing apparatus – ways to deal with wide chords – the myth that Richter was self-taught – 3 stages of learning – Example: Chopin militaire Polonaise- scientific principles for testing practice methods – Example: Prelude in F#m from WTC1 – when to join hands and why HS – practice is improvement – the principle of “easy” – Example: Chopin’s ballade no. 4 – repeated groups)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3064.msg26866.html#msg26866
(Repeated note-groups applied to Gottschalk)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3085.msg27140.html#msg27140
(Hands together: when and how – dropping notes)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3371.msg30141.html#msg30141
(zoom-zoom – all about speed playing)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3625.msg32673.html#msg32673
(PPI –  comparison with body building – brief mention of movement and intellectual centre – comparison with babies walking and coma patients- muscle tension and nerve inhibition – how to investigate and test practice ideas – How to teach by using progressively difficult repertory)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3833.msg34775.html#msg34775
(analysing pieces)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3778.msg35061.html#msg35061
(Speed: discussion about gradually speeding up with a metronome or using Chang’s approach)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4105.msg37603.html#msg37603
(Does age and practice time matter? Summaries of the 7 x 20 approach – averages and standard deviations are given for the several numbers – need for a practice diary – how to deal with mastering something and forgetting it next day – what exactly is mastery – the 3 stages of mastery)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4123.msg37829.html#msg37829
(several ideas are re-explained and reinforced in this thread – How to investigate the best movement pattern: Example Scarlatti sonata K70 – How to work out the best fingering. Example: CPE Bach Allegro in A – Slow x slow motion practice – HS x HT – practising for only 5 – 10 minutes)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4168.msg38569.html#msg38569
(Keeping pieces polished – learn/forget/relearn)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4244.msg39203.html#msg39203
(How long to practice – having an aim, achieving it and moving on – How to define aim)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4322.msg40260.html#msg40260
(mental practice)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4429.msg41217.html#msg41217
(differences between practice and performance)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3085.msg44855.html#msg44855
(Hands together – dropping notes – when to learn HT and when to learn HS)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4954.msg46883.html#msg46883
(mental practice)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1034.msg47320.html#msg47320
(summary of links)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4851.msg47341.html#msg47341
(Practising for speed – Example: Beethoven Op. 49 no. 2)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4988.msg47452.html#msg47452
(Summary of links to optimise practising and planning)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2153.msg18525.html#msg18525
(Fingering for chromatic scales)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2313.msg19807.html#msg19807
(Speed of scales – factors in speed playing and an alternative fingering for scales).

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2533.msg21955.html#msg21955
(an structured plan to learn scales and arpeggios – includes description of repeated note-groups and other tricks)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2619.msg22756.html#msg22756
(the complete unorthodox fingering for all major and minor scales plus an explanation)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2701.msg23134.html#msg23134
(Teaching scales – the cluster method and why one should start with B major).

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2758.msg23889.html#msg23889
(scales & compositions – the real importance of scales is to develop the concept of key, not exercise)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2920.msg25568.html#msg25568
(how to play superfast scales)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2983.msg26079.html#msg26079
(Best order to learn scales – what does it mean not to play scales outside pieces)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2998.msg26268.html#msg26268
(why and when to practise scales HS and HT – Pragmatical  x logical way of teaching – analogy with aikido – list of piano techniques – realistic x sports martial arts – technique and how to acquire it by solving technical problems – Hanon and why it should be avoided - Lemmings)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3499.msg31548.html#msg31548
(using scales as the basis for free improvisation)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2893.msg25500.html#msg25500
(how to teach/learn Schubert’s Impromptu op. 142 no. 2 and discussion of Burgmuller studies – Lots of practice tricks – discussion of the pragmatical x logical approach)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1871.msg14384.html#msg14384
(Reading notation – Richmann’s book – Cambridge word scramble example)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1976.msg15962.html#msg15962
(Sight reading – Richmann’s book)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2406.msg20820.html#msg20820
(the grand staff)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2577.msg22247.html#msg22247
(Keyboard topography – how to find notes by touch)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2713.msg23282.html#msg23282
(Teaching bass clef –  explanation for the grand staff)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2751.msg23710.html#msg23710
(detailed explanation of the sight-reading process)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3205.msg28255.html#msg28255
(how not to look at the keys – Richmann’s reviews)

[to be continued...]
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2004, 12:02:42 AM »

[continued from the previous post]


http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3334.msg29381.html#msg29381
(Reading both staffs as a single grand staff - Reasons for working on scales - Detailed discussion of Richmann’s book)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4461.msg41580.html#msg41580
(Looking at the keys: Good or bad? exercises to help finding notes by touch. Good contributions by Chang).

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4506.msg42967.html#msg42967
(accompanying to teach sightreading)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,5090.msg48850.html#msg48850
(the score is tabs for piano)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/board,4/topic,4880.3.html#msg46319
(how to acquire technique and what technique actually is)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1918.msg15015.html#msg15015
(Thumb under/over – Fosberry flop)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2024.msg16583.html#msg16583
(how to aim the pinky – using the arm to move the fingers)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2033.msg16635.html#msg16635
(finger strength)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2076.msg17157.html#msg17157
(Speed – the3 most important factors)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2079.msg17335.html#msg17335
(Hand tension)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2106.msg17587.html#msg17587
(developing both hands equally – website for left handed pianos)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2163.msg18345.html#msg18345
(Colour – overtones)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2359.msg20442.html#msg20442
(Fingering placement on the keys)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2230.msg20686.html#msg20686
(Octaves and fast octaves – excellent post by Robert Henry)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2477.msg21403.html#msg21403
(Double thirds)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2502.msg21594.html#msg21594
(Independence of the 3rd and 4thfinger –  it is impossible; one should work towards the illusion of independence: it is all arm work)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2507.msg21688.html#msg21688
(Round fingers – the role of fingers)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2552.msg22037.html#msg22037
(Accuracy – the causes for inaccuracy – One possible solution: repeated note-groups, explained here in detail)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2581.msg22252.html#msg22252
(Question on piano height, octave playing, wrist movement, etc. – Anda gives some good suggestions).

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2740.msg23635.html#msg23635
(Staccatto x light accents)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1808.msg23879.html#msg23879
(Ultra fast arpeggios – slow practice x slow motion practice – good post by Herve – Abby whiteside is also mentioned)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2814.msg24872.html#msg24872
(How a student’s physicality affects teaching – discussion on arm x fingers – moving from the centre: tantien and taichi – Seymour Fink gets discussed as well)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2809.msg25013.html#msg25013
(Body movement – comparison of piano playing with the martial arts)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2948.msg25927.html#msg25927
(Czerny x Scarlatti to acquire technique – Ted gives an excellent contribution)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2973.msg25970.html#msg25970
(How to create a cantabile effect – several approaches: creating a mental image, outlining, the three basic ways to bring out a melody)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3036.msg26638.html#msg26638
(trills and melody in the same hand)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3100.msg27113.html#msg27113
(thumb over –  hand displacement – practising with awareness – awareness is not thinking – learning by imitation)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3530.msg31559.html#msg31559
(how to bring out a melody – 3 different ways – Importance of a mental representation: hear in your mind and the fingers will comply)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3726.msg33453.html#msg33453
(playing with curved fingers)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3987.msg36197.html#msg36197
(etudes and alternatives to them)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4082.msg37362.html#msg37362
(you cannot learn technique in a vacuum. At the same time you cannot simply play pieces – comparison with tennis)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4182.msg38775.html#msg38775
(Hanon: pros and cons – Robert Henry’s opinion)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4164.msg39149.html#msg39149
(CC Chang and relaxation for playing fast passages)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4282.msg39831.html#msg39831
(How to increase speed: slowly using metronome x fast with chord attack – analogy against slow practice using juggling and skiping rope as examples)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4144.msg40259.html#msg40259
(improving speed of LH – moving the whole LH not only fingers)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4385.msg41226.html#msg41226
(technique is personal and relative to the piece – Fosberry flop – the best books on technique)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4734.msg44770.html#msg44770
(how to acquire virtuoso technique – aiming at 100 pieces in five years)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4880.msg46339.html#msg46339
(definition of technique: quotes from Fink, Sandor and Pires – Example of the A-E-A arpeggio)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4887.msg47334.html#msg47334
(more on Hanon)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,5034.msg47829.html#msg47829
(The finger strength controversy –some excellent posts by xvimbi)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1936.msg15691.html#msg15691
(Chords and how to practise them – basic books)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2109.msg17715.html#msg17715
(how to practise chords using the cycle of 5ths – comparison with language)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,665.msg25125.html#msg25125
(how to read different clefs – the history and the solution: the grand staff )

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2004, 12:25:53 AM »

Wow!   Shocked  Thank you so much Bernhard for this it's much appreciated. I've been reading in this forum for the past two or three days and everyone here seem to enjoy and get great benefits from your posts...well you can add me to those people. Thanks again for the time you took to gather all these informations, to go back and find were they were. I will go through all of these dicussions and get the best out of it. I'm sure it will help me a lot. Once again, thank you very much! By the way if you are a teacher, your students are very lucky!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2004, 12:53:55 AM »

You are  welcome Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2004, 03:03:36 AM »

Wow, I had time to learn an etude or two while you were typing  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2004, 03:41:04 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2004, 01:50:29 AM »

Wow!  Thank you so much for doing this!!!!!!  I have been waking up very early each morning to try to compile this information in an organized fashion (there is so much of it  ).  This is incredibly helpful and will save me so much time. 

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I think you are writing/compiling a book.........

Any way to get one?

Bernhard when are you going to write one?

It would be a BEST Seller.....for certain..

*Nan*


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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2004, 10:32:31 PM »

Wow!  Thank you so much for doing this!!!!!!  I have been waking up very early each morning to try to compile this information in an organized fashion (there is so much of it  Smiley).  This is incredibly helpful and will save me so much time. 

Thanks again,
Mayla

You are most welcome. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2004, 10:34:20 PM »

Wow!  Thank you so much for doing this!!!!!!  I have been waking up very early each morning to try to compile this information in an organized fashion (there is so much of it  ).  This is incredibly helpful and will save me so much time. 

Thanks again,
Mayla
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I think you are writing/compiling a book.........

Any way to get one?

Bernhard when are you going to write one?

It would be a BEST Seller.....for certain..

*Nan*




Writing a book (as you may have noticed Wink) is not really a problem. Convincing a publisehr to publish it and give me cartloads of money in the process is the real roadblock Cry
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Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2004, 03:20:35 AM »

Self publish!  I'd buy several copies.
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2004, 04:09:45 PM »

I'd be waiting on the buyers list myself Smiley
By the way, Bernhard, thank you again for all the valuable informations. Actually, since you provided me with all those links, I havn't stopped reading, copying and pasting everything I could use (in fact almost everything Wink...) It's nice of you to share your music knowledge this way!

Sebastien
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2005, 03:48:17 AM »

Bernhard, this encyclopedia of information is simply amazing. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share all this knowledge.
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2005, 05:21:09 PM »

Bernhard, hope you see this!
I've tried to click on the links you've so kindly provided but they keep sending me to the page's Index. Can't seem to be able to get  through to the actual topics. What am I doing wrong. Help!!!
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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2005, 05:27:53 PM »

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Bernhard, hope you see this!
I've tried to click on the links you've so kindly provided but they keep sending me to the page's Index. Can't seem to be able to get  through to the actual topics. What am I doing wrong. Help!!!
I am not Bernhard  Sad  but I can answer to your question:

Login first. May be it will work then.

If it does not, you have just to change the word "display" by "print" at the adress bar.
then you will access to a text version of the link.


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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2005, 05:40:12 PM »

Yes! I am logged in and
No! I don't even come to the page you are talking about ( the one that you change display to print- I know cause I've done it before!)
When I click on the link it just simply takes me back to the Piano Board.
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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2005, 09:23:18 PM »

ok,
it works again!
sorry for alarming everyone Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2005, 01:13:27 PM »

Writing a book (as you may have noticed Wink) is not really a problem. Convincing a publisehr to publish it and give me cartloads of money in the process is the real roadblock Cry
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Bernhard.
Make a digital edition. We'll pay for it! Congratulations for your work!Thanks!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2005, 09:47:30 AM »

Make a digital edition. We'll pay for it! Congratulations for your work!Thanks!!!!

Thank you. Smiley

Any tips on how to go about this? Huh

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2005, 10:31:30 AM »

What exactly do you mean by digital edition? Whatever form, if bernhard wrote a book it would surely be amazing and I'd definitely buy it.
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« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2005, 11:05:31 AM »

I believe he means an online book (like Chang's)
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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2005, 12:18:34 PM »

I believe he means an online book (like Chang's)

If possible,  add to this great compilation  video samples to demonstrate some great and important explanations, that are  difficult to dispose in words and understanding, ex.:

http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,7226.msg72166.html#msg72166

"Now look carefully at this position because here lies the key to everything. Your thumb should be in the air nail up, pad down, in line with the 3rd finger which is sideways resting on the E key. If you now rotate back the hand to the left (palm goes down) and do a minimal shift to the side (it is so minimal that you may not even need to do it) this rotation will bring your thumb right on the F with it never needing to be brought under the hand."


Bernhard, thank you for sharing your knowledge, that helps us  mastering  passages in difficult works.

Thanks!!!  When you come back to Brazil, please let me know ok!?

Excuses for  my poor English.

Pedro
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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2005, 10:36:40 PM »

Any tips on how to go about this?

A wiki? You might have seen http://www.wikipedia.org, which is probably the most famous wiki. wiki's are mainly for collaborative creation of a web site, but you can configure them to have specific editors.

[It'd be ideal for this site to take many of the older posts and get some folk to edit them into a wiki / faq type format]

But if I were you I write a synopsis and chapter headings and ring a publisher Smiley

Wild and wacky innovation to show technique? Video and photos have been done, and Chang [and probably you too] don't see much point as it doesn't help much. C Chang said on usenet, it's basically a problem of limited angles, invisible movements and/or not seeing the right stuff if you're not already aware. But I'm sure they are better than nothing at all.

But, if you could get one of the studios the game authors and George Lucas's of the world use to do motion capture for animating 3D models, cover someone in sensors and get them to play a piano with similar sensors [i.e midi] with correct technique, perhaps the results could be animated into something that would be more enlightening - and it'd be 3D so you could look at it from any angle, mebbe even get the "invisible" stuff from it to present in some way.

If nothing else, animating Yoda or Gollum playing Rach or similar would be fun to watch Smiley
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But, if you could get one of the studios the game authors and George Lucas's of the world use to do motion capture for animating 3D models, cover someone in sensors and get them to play a piano with similar sensors [i.e midi] with correct technique, perhaps the results could be animated into something that would be more enlightening - and it'd be 3D so you could look at it from any angle, mebbe even get the "invisible" stuff from it to present in some way.

If nothing else, animating Yoda or Gollum playing Rach or similar would be fun to watch Smiley

Do I get to wear a Sith Lord costume and have use of a light saber (I can already fence)? Please, please, please? Grin

Thanks. Some good food for thought there.

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2005, 03:33:27 AM »

Do I get to wear a Sith Lord costume and have use of a light saber (I can already fence)? Please, please, please? Grin

Sure Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2005, 11:37:52 AM »

Sure Cheesy

 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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