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Topic: What Should I Buy?  (Read 1713 times)

Offline MusicLover

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What Should I Buy?
on: December 09, 2003, 01:41:02 PM
I need some help.. You see i recently won some vouchers for a music shop. This shop has got a lot of sheet music and some other stuff like technique and theory. I'm not a great piano player ( Grade 4 of ABRSM ) , but of course i wanna improve, so can u pros out there recommend like about 6 best books for me? THANX ;D

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Re: What Should I Buy?
Reply #1 on: December 14, 2003, 07:50:40 AM
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Get Liszt's Technical Studies complete, Beethoven sonatas complete , Chopin etudes, waltzes, mazurkas, nocturnes, scherzos, ballades , impromptus , polonaises, Mozart sonatas complete , Bach prelude&fugues complete etc ...

Offline Rach3

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Re: What Should I Buy?
Reply #2 on: December 14, 2003, 07:55:33 AM
I am unfamiliar with Liszt's technical exercizes, are they useful?
"Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them."
--Richard Wagner

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Re: What Should I Buy?
Reply #3 on: December 14, 2003, 08:04:12 AM
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I am unfamiliar with Liszt's technical exercizes, are they useful?


Yeah, I still study some of them ..
they are 3 thick books of different excersizes - in every key- . Everything you can think about the piano .

Offline Dave_2004_G

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Re: What Should I Buy?
Reply #4 on: December 14, 2003, 02:07:09 PM
I can't recommend any particular books I'm afraid, but why not a book from the grade 5 or grade 6 syllabus?  Different people learn in different ways but Ifind that the best way to improve is to present yourself with a challenge - I find that I'll work much harder on it.  This is true so long as you don't decide to take on the liszt Bm sonata or something, some of the things that I hear people talking of playing on the internet when they've only been playing for about 4 months are crazy!

Dave
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