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Offline dolcemusik

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returning to piano
« on: August 27, 2012, 09:55:02 AM »
Hi guys

I'm returning to piano after about 18 years! :) and I am rubbish!  This whole thing about "just being able to pick it up again".  No way!  I have managed to "just pick up" my clarinet but piano, its so much harder!

To give you an idea of where I'm at, I did up to grade 6 when I was at school and there are lots of pieces that I could play back then that I'd like to be able to play now e.g. Sibelius - Romance, Chopin - Waltz Brilliante, Mozart - Fantasy in D minor, but I am really struggling.  My right hand treble clef is not so bad but my bass clef in the left is shocking.  I have to keep stopping to make sure I am reading the notes right!

I work hard all week and I really want to get good at piano but I need some of it to be fun too and at the moment it feels like extra work is is likely to make me want to give up.

Firstly, can anyone recommend any good books for the level at which I'm at now.  And yes, any general advice.  I know you're all going to say get a teacher... :P

Offline outin

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Re: returning to piano
«Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 10:27:02 AM »
There are many of us here, who have returned after various periods. I would suggest just selecting a few pieces below the level what you were and soon you will be up to it again. You don't need books, just print scores from internet. Gradings are also available on many sources.