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Offline Infernal_Nerd

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When I started
on: August 26, 2003, 10:36:55 AM
Hey, I'm a 14 year old boy and I started studying the piano only when I was 13. :-/
My question is if I started too late?
I'm not planning to be a concert pianist but I really work hard on each piece and because of that, I now study pieces like Rondo Alla Turca ( Finished it :) ) and Chopin's valses etc.
So did I start too late? Is there a chance for me to work hard and one-day (in a year from now maybe) study one of choping etudes? maybe the third? (i love it).
;D
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Re: When I started
Reply #1 on: August 27, 2003, 08:40:25 AM
infernal nerd, seeing that this is your first post, welcome to Piano Forum

And 14 is definately not a late age, it all depends on the amount of time and committment you're willing to pitch in.  If you were 50 and you wanted to start learning, then I'd havta take that back  ;D

And congratulations on finishing Mozart's Rondo Alla Turca.  And btw you have just done great dishonour in front of the millions of fans of Chopin (including me ;D ) by spelling his name wrong, so if you could just remember to spell his name correctly in the future =]

To play the Chopin etudes in a year from playing Rondo Alla Turca, I'd say it should be fine if you're playing the more easier ones (don't even think about Winter Etude until later) and as long as you keep on practicing very hard each day and your teacher is good, you should do fine.

Good luck on your piano playing.  ;D

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Re: When I started
Reply #2 on: August 27, 2003, 10:50:57 AM
I like Chopin too  ;D
I like Chopin and Beethoven the most anyway...
The easier etudes that i know about are: op. 10 n3 & n9, I mean, I know ALL etudes but these are the ones I know people consider as the easiest...
I spoke with my teacher about Tristesse and she agreed we'll go over it soon...
Op. 10 no 1, Winter Wind & Revuloutunary (BUHA!!! how to spell it?!) are cosdiered as the hardest, right?
And about my age, I'm not planning to be a conert pianist so most people tell me that I started too late to go over technic etc. :P
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Re: When I started
Reply #3 on: August 29, 2003, 04:09:03 AM
not really revolutionary.. the commonly perceived hardest etudes are op.10 no.1, Winterwind, op.10.4, op.10 no.8.... something like that..
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Re: When I started
Reply #4 on: August 30, 2003, 04:47:40 PM
Yo man your dooing well. you needen't wory, I started piano when I was 15 and I'm 18 now and if your playing Alla turca you not far behind me.
I love Beethoven too and I'm working on the pathetique sonata which I would recomend. it's challenging anough to make it intresting although with anough work it's achivable, Probly a noh up from alla turca but it's fun to play and can sound fairlly impressive.
keep up the good work. And I'm not saying you do but if you did want to be a concert pianist then you cauld as long as you where dedicated anough. Study other styles such as jazz and Latin to give yourself a better understanding of the piano and it's all grate fun.
Sharma Yelverton

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Re: When I started
Reply #5 on: September 01, 2003, 09:57:26 PM
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infernal nerd, seeing that this is your first post, welcome to Piano Forum

And 14 is definitely not a late age, it all depends on the amount of time and committment you're willing to pitch in.  If you were 50 and you wanted to start learning, then I'd havta take that back  ;D

It's never late! I have started when I was 53, 1-1/2 yrs ago, and I think I am doing quite well.
I know I will not be a concert pianist, but I enjoy it and that's the main thing, isn't it?
   Peter
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