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Offline godlike

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Love Piece
« on: August 10, 2006, 08:41:28 PM »
Hi all :)

I've been playing for about a year, so my skill level is low. Atm I'm working on Turkish March by Mozart, in order to give you an idea.
What I'm searching is something easy, romantic, lyrical... Something I could play to my girlfriend, something technicaly not very demanding, I have about a week to learn it...
Any suggestion?

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006, 08:59:57 PM »
Fur Elise... lol it isn't hard, if your gf isn't a piano virtuso, then she'll really appreciate the piece!
Interested in discussing:

-Prokofiev Toccata
-Scriabin Sonata 2

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006, 09:05:52 PM »
1 week? hmm, what about the Grieg arietta? you should learn it pretty fast, only 1 page, + its very lyrical and nice. Its Op. 12 no.1. I would recommend some more of his lyrical pieces but there are so many that fit your description so i suggest you give them a listen yourself :)

Off the top of my head i can think of Melody Op.47 No.3, Lonely Wanderer Op.43 No.2 and maybe the homesickness op.57 no.6.
"Without music, life would be a mistake." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006, 09:16:09 PM »
I would play her Opus Clavicembalistica rather then Fur Elise, but it's a long long story

I'll try Grieg and tell you like it... Thank you!  ;)

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #4 on: August 10, 2006, 10:01:40 PM »
WOOT WOOT!!!
Glad you've got a gurl that likes music. Way to go. ;D
Try some Mendelssohn.
On Wings of Song is really good, but I haven't tried it in a while so it might be harder than I remember it.

Pretty much anything by Mendelssohn is good. Try to play something from Songs w/o Words.

Good luck, mate! ;)
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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006, 11:22:03 PM »
We need another subforum about attracting members of the opposite sex.  :P

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #6 on: August 10, 2006, 11:49:08 PM »
Hi all :)

I've been playing for about a year, so my skill level is low. Atm I'm working on Turkish March by Mozart, in order to give you an idea.
What I'm searching is something easy, romantic, lyrical... Something I could play to my girlfriend, something technicaly not very demanding, I have about a week to learn it...
Any suggestion?

Here you have a list by Bernhard:

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php?PHPSESSID=cf5798828dafc1a200f2dbf4c611b64e&topic=7008.msg69624#msg69624
(Beautiful music that is not hard to play)

http://www.pianoforum.net/smf/index.php?PHPSESSID=a11a266b8b44ffc1144a8df8bb7e3683&topic=2147.msg18098#msg18098
(Easiest yet greatest music ever written)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2851.msg24984.html#msg24984
(Introduction to romantic pieces)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4238.msg39061.html#msg39061
(easy show off pieces)

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4416.msg41105.html#msg41105
(nice slow romantic piece for beginner)

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #7 on: August 10, 2006, 11:55:44 PM »
I'd be willing to wager that what you play for her on the piano has almost nothing to do with how much your girlfriend likes you.  Do other things for your girlfriend and play piano for yourself.

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #8 on: August 11, 2006, 02:00:43 AM »
aww...that's sweet that you're learning a piece for your girl! 

I wish that I had something helpful to insert...but truthfully, I just wanted to say that I think it's quite romantic of you.  8) 

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #9 on: August 11, 2006, 11:58:45 AM »
I'd be willing to wager that what you play for her on the piano has almost nothing to do with how much your girlfriend likes you.  Do other things for your girlfriend and play piano for yourself.

Of course, I know. I'm not learning piano for her. I just though it would be nice to play her something...

What Mendelssohn should I try? I don't know anything of him...

Thx Gonzalo for the links! ;)

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #10 on: August 11, 2006, 07:26:56 PM »
What about The Promise by Nyman? Is it hard?

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #11 on: August 11, 2006, 07:51:09 PM »
What about The Promise by Nyman? Is it hard?

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #12 on: August 11, 2006, 09:28:10 PM »
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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #13 on: August 12, 2006, 11:52:46 PM »
Of course, I know. I'm not learning piano for her. I just though it would be nice to play her something...

What Mendelssohn should I try? I don't know anything of him...

Thx Gonzalo for the links! ;)

Pretty much anything from Songs Without Words.
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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #14 on: November 18, 2006, 10:43:57 PM »
Touch the Wind.

IT IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!
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Offline pianohenry

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #15 on: November 19, 2006, 12:32:45 AM »
hahah... "the girl from ipanema"

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #16 on: November 19, 2006, 12:42:39 AM »
Play her Scriabin's 6th sonata.

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #17 on: November 23, 2006, 01:34:10 PM »
Maybe Clair de Lune (Debussy)? It's fairly easy, and many people find it romantic.
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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #18 on: November 23, 2006, 01:48:59 PM »
Nocturne Op9 No2 by Chopin.

Its beautiful...

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #19 on: November 25, 2006, 08:52:39 PM »
For the intermediate student:

Liebestraume No. 3 by Liszt
Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor op. posth.
Chopin Nocturne in E flat major op. 9 no. 2
Chopin Nocturne in C minor op. posth.


For the slightly more advanced pianist:

Un Sospiro by Liszt
Harmonies du Soir by Liszt
Sposalizio by Liszt
Prelude in D major op. 23 no. 4 by Rachmaninoff
Morceaux de Fantasie op. 3 by Rachmaninoff
Ballade 1 by Chopin
Pathetique: Adagio by Beethoven
Schumann Fantasiestucke op. 12

For the very advanced pianist:

Liszt sonata
Gaspard de la Nuit
Chopin B minor sonata op. 58
Beethoven sonata op. 109, 110, 111
Scriabin sonatas 1-10
Schubert Wanderer Fantasy
Schumann Fantasy Op. 17

I can't promise it will help you GET a girl, but it could lead to more exciting or romantic sex afterwards. Enjoy!
My favorite piano pieces - Liszt Sonata in B minor, Beethoven's Hammerklavier, Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit, Alkan's Op. 39 Etudes, Scriabin's Sonata-Fantaisie, Godowsky's Passacaglia in B minor.

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #20 on: November 27, 2006, 08:41:45 PM »
If you can play the entire Schumann Fantasy, Liszt Sonata, or Chopin Sonata No. 2 (or 3), then you will be vey fortunate indeed to find a girl with such an attention span.

I suggest some Szymanowski- or one Bartok song.  I need to find out which one that was...
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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #21 on: December 02, 2006, 12:15:34 AM »
 :) I thinks Fur Elise and Romance by John Field are very suitable.

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #22 on: December 02, 2006, 12:20:35 AM »
Conversely, you could play something stultifyingly boring and long, and if, when you're done, she's still there, you know you've got a catch.
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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #23 on: December 02, 2006, 03:20:02 AM »
Conversely, you could play something stultifyingly boring and long, and if, when you're done, she's still there, you know you've got a catch.

But you might risk losing her altogether as she thinks you're boring...

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #24 on: January 24, 2010, 11:06:56 PM »
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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #25 on: January 24, 2010, 11:18:41 PM »
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Indeed, that's it. 8) If you don't get her with this one... ;D

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Re: Love Piece
«Reply #26 on: January 26, 2010, 02:32:36 AM »
Look up an arrangement of the 18th variation on a Theme by Paganini by Rachmaninov. She'll float away--- this piece was once used by a harpist in a gig, when she had to play the backround music in a sky scraper while some guy proposed.

Very romantic to say the least!