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Offline bginner

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What repertoire to learn?
« on: September 18, 2013, 01:23:18 AM »
I'm 15 and I want to start formally training myself. I am going to get a teacher, but I'd like to know exactly what kind of repertoire I will be starting with and in what direction I will wind up? I don't plan on becoming a professional pianist but I want to get as good I can. I know a little of the repertoire. I listen to classical religiously. I have mostly just played Chopin works like waltzes and mazurkas and nocturnes. My guess is that my teacher will start me on Bach? What kind of Bach? After, Bach, then what? etc, etc.

Thanks.

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Re: What repertoire to learn?
«Reply #1 on: September 18, 2013, 01:58:27 AM »
Work on ear training for a while as you do research about the best teachers in your area.

Be able to sing all of your scales in all keys, recognize and identify all intervals, etc.

Don't make the mistake of focusing on repertoire too early before you have enough aural skill!

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Re: What repertoire to learn?
«Reply #2 on: September 18, 2013, 06:11:10 AM »
i have no aural skill t.t i can only somewhat recognize C scale because i sing the do re mi song in my head h4h4h4h
my advice 4 u is to spam czerny and hanon if you haven't played the piano in a long time

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Re: What repertoire to learn?
«Reply #3 on: September 18, 2013, 06:16:57 AM »
i can only somewhat recognize C scale because i sing the do re mi song in my head he

Then what you can probably recognise is a major scale, not necessarily C major per se.
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Re: What repertoire to learn?
«Reply #4 on: September 18, 2013, 06:23:59 AM »
Then what you can probably recognise is a major scale, not necessarily C major per se.
i can guess the pitch of C pretty accurately, all i have to do is sing doe a deer in my head. if i were to try to recognize other major scales, i would have to count up the steps in my head, which would probably make it very inaccurate. i think everyone knows what a major scale sounds like, lol.

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Re: What repertoire to learn?
«Reply #5 on: September 18, 2013, 02:03:43 PM »
i can guess the pitch of C pretty accurately, all i have to do is sing doe a deer in my head. if i were to try to recognize other major scales, i would have to count up the steps in my head, which would probably make it very inaccurate.

If you know C, you should know all the other notes automatically. Is your head not very good at counting?