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Murray Perahia: Not of this World

Perahia’s now legendary status means that he is often regarded as someone who is somewhat removed from normal life – which corresponds to the title of the documentary “Not of this world”. But it is only Perahia’s playing, with its otherworldly beauty, that seems to be beyond all earthly limitations. As this film shows, the artist engages in all facets of life as well as his work. Read more >>

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el dragon
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« on: June 24, 2008, 04:12:32 PM »

 
I play Bass, and The the standard introductory method book for double bass is written by Franz Simandl (1840-1912)

 I would believe that there is such a book for Piano? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008, 07:23:15 PM »

  High 'brow crowd...hmmm? Is it the Bass playing part? Sorry, not everyone can be as "talented" as you folks.

I am outta here!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008, 03:02:16 AM »

Try moving your question to the student corner.

Because piano is a widely studied instrument for both young and old, there is such a diverse selection of publications one could use.  A good piano teacher would select music and exercises that suit your particular experience and skill. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2008, 09:57:45 AM »

there's like a billion of those books. All for different schools (russian school, with a lot of arm, the blablabla school with no arm at all etc.)

Sooo... There's the Leschitzky(somthing)-methode, which builds on hand possition
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well, that's the only one I can think of now, but there is a lots more books and methods =)
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 05:07:01 PM »

Have a look here:

http://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4405.msg40979.html#msg40979
(method books)


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Bernhard
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 09:04:55 PM »

Best wishes,
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