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Offline urikor

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Progress after 6 months
« on: February 18, 2016, 09:43:59 PM »
I started playing the piano exactly 6 months ago and this is the piece I am learning right now:http://imgur.com/e4eGiw0
How is my progress?

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #1 on: February 18, 2016, 10:11:48 PM »
What you play does not matter. It is how you play it.
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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 11:04:29 PM »
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"England is a country of pianos, they are everywhere."

Offline briansaddleback

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 12:19:47 AM »
I think this is like one of those realistic emails or texts I receive interested in buying whatever I listed on craigslist for sale , but the response is vague and misdirectional and then just disappears. He already got me to text back or email.
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Offline chopinlover01

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #4 on: February 19, 2016, 12:38:43 AM »
There's no way of knowing your progress unless you post your playing. You could play the simple piece you linked beautifully enough to move us to tears, or you could play Beethoven's Pathetique completely monotone and boring.
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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #5 on: February 19, 2016, 04:26:16 AM »

That you are capable of taking a photo and uploading to the internet.


But not capable yet to create a direct link in the post... Would that be grade 2?  ;D

Offline pencilart3

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #6 on: February 19, 2016, 05:34:22 AM »
But not capable yet to create a direct link in the post... Would that be grade 2?  ;D

I was thinking the same thing... LOL

Copy the link, click the little third square to the left....
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Offline jimroof

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #7 on: February 20, 2016, 10:23:22 PM »
I started playing the piano exactly 6 months ago and this is the piece I am learning right now:http://imgur.com/e4eGiw0
How is my progress?

If I take your logic a bit further, I guess I could have been accepted at Julliard had I sent them photocopies of Brahms Second Piano Concerto, a handful of Chopin Etudes, a Ballade, 2-3 preludes and fugues from the WTC and throw in some Prokofiev or Shostakovich to cover a 20th century work.

Chopin Ballades
Chopin Scherzos 2 and 3
Mephisto Waltz 1
Beethoven Piano Concerto 3
Schumann Concerto Am
Ginastera Piano Sonata
L'isle Joyeuse
Feux d'Artifice
Prokofiev Sonata Dm

Offline mjames

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #8 on: February 20, 2016, 11:57:49 PM »
good work pal

time for the ballades
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Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
Scriabin Op. 42 no. 1, 2, and 3.
Bach Partita No.4

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #9 on: February 21, 2016, 12:18:44 AM »
good work pal

time for the ballades

LOL
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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #10 on: March 19, 2016, 02:40:18 AM »
I started playing the piano exactly 6 months ago and this is the piece I am learning right now:http://imgur.com/e4eGiw0
How is my progress?
You could shave your legs, get $1000 worth of swim gear, go to an olympic-sized swimming pool and doggy paddle all you want, you're no where near even qualifying for a sub-regional, minor-circuit, amateur  swim competition, let alone some national competition or league.
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Offline mjames

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #11 on: March 19, 2016, 03:16:57 AM »
You could shave your legs, get $1000 worth of swim gear, go to an olympic-sized swimming pool and doggy paddle all you want, you're no where near even qualifying for a sub-regional, minor-circuit, amateur  swim competition, let alone some national competition or league.

i blame anime
and korean dramas
and the hollywood movies (Ever seen august rush? LMFAO)


They really love the whole "omfg amazing genius that mastered the piano (or any other field) in 5mins and pretty much makes everyone orgasm with his music" type of stories
because screw hard work
"god given" talent is much more interesting.

really gives people some unrealistic expectations.
"omg i can hear music in my head (everyone can...)...maybe I'm a genius too?"

august rush was the best
"omg look at all the random musical notation he scribbled all over the place...WHAT A GENIUS!"
Composing/improvising

Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
Scriabin Op. 42 no. 1, 2, and 3.
Bach Partita No.4

Offline reiyza

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #12 on: March 19, 2016, 03:22:41 AM »
How can anyone evaluate a person's playing from just a picture of a piece?

OP could have done an initial recording then another recording after 6 months, In my opinion the best way to evaluate what is learned. Or better yet. A video! :D


Maybe I could also post a picture of a rachmaninoff concerto too and claim I'm learning it? hehe, then I would get targeted and shot down by trollbuster. :D
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Offline distantfieldrelative

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #13 on: March 19, 2016, 03:36:45 AM »
i blame anime
and korean dramas
and the hollywood movies (Ever seen august rush? LMFAO)


They really love the whole "omfg amazing genius that mastered the piano (or any other field) in 5mins and pretty much makes everyone orgasm with his music" type of stories
because screw hard work
"god given" talent is much more interesting.

really gives people some unrealistic expectations.
"omg i can hear music in my head (everyone can...)...maybe I'm a genius too?"

august rush was the best
"omg look at all the random musical notation he scribbled all over the place...WHAT A GENIUS!"

I feel sorry for whomever is with you when you see the movie Amadeus.

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/4-33-sheet-music/1008430 How's my progress?

P.s: I can't believe they are charging 8$ for that sheet music. The editorial preface&notes better be great.
Sometimes I can only groan and suffer and pour out my despair at the piano.

Offline mjames

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #14 on: March 19, 2016, 03:49:04 AM »
I feel sorry for whomever is with you when you see the movie Amadeus.

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/4-33-sheet-music/1008430 How's my progress?

P.s: I can't believe they are charging 8$ for that sheet music. The editorial preface&notes better be great.

dude
I love stuff about music, why do you think I watch it? I just don't like it when people think that's how it actually works ie "god given talent" and no hard work. Too often I see people raving about Chopin's "gift from god" and not the fact that he spent days and days agonizing over a few bars of music (just read George Sand's letters/diaries).

roflmaocopteroverpancakes @ 8 bucks for John Cage

holy crap dude I'm dying. Did John Cage seriously sell 4"11 back when it was first introduced?
"oh man i cant wait for my teachers new musical masterpiece.
huh
wait
where the hell is the music
JOHN what?
WHY IS IT BLANK"

"because...music is everywhere..even in silence.."

"I hate you."

John Cage makes me laugh. Did you know he used a cactus to make music?? I wonder what the score for that looks like...
I think my piano contemp professor is getting annoyed at the fact that I keep laughing at these composers during class.
Composing/improvising

Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
Scriabin Op. 42 no. 1, 2, and 3.
Bach Partita No.4

Offline distantfieldrelative

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #15 on: March 19, 2016, 03:58:58 AM »
Oh! You love music? I had no idea... I thought that your strongly worded paragraph on the matter was there to instil the idea that you don't care about music. My apologies.

It was a Joke dude.
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Offline mjames

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #16 on: March 19, 2016, 04:02:04 AM »
...lol stuff as in movies about music. I am chill, Im just having fun xD

...that reminds me
why was I learning abou cactus music in a piano course
Composing/improvising

Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
Scriabin Op. 42 no. 1, 2, and 3.
Bach Partita No.4

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Re: Progress after 6 months
«Reply #17 on: March 19, 2016, 08:07:55 AM »
I started playing the piano exactly 6 months ago and this is the piece I am learning right now:http://imgur.com/e4eGiw0
How is my progress?

your progress is spectacular just absolutely amazing   you must be a genius  wow I wish I could play like that  and this is your first and only post... oh thank you for sharing your _____   .... for sharing your_____  BULLSH!T with the forum   now be sure to answer everybody's questions like the expert that you are...  if you don' know the answer just use some of those theory terms you have heard but never bothered to define... then people will think you are really smart   talk about your fantasy practice routines and all your fantasy teachers...  Tell beginners everything they should be doing... because those six months make you all-knowing musically especially with that concerto

oh I am just too impressed  ::) :-X ::) ::)