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Topic: What songs should I play?  (Read 3244 times)

Offline lilpep4ever

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What songs should I play?
on: January 16, 2005, 07:44:00 PM
Hi, I'm 13 years old and had been playing since i'm 3 years old. I've pretty much played all the songbook that my mom had bought me...and we have about 50 books. I want something more challenging for me to play. Please give me a ny advise to what song is more of a challenge but not too hard that only professionals can play. Thnx!
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Offline bernhard

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Re: What songs should I play?
Reply #1 on: January 18, 2005, 12:21:53 AM
Have a look here :P:

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,942.msg13370.html#msg13370
(Show off pieces)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1910.msg14856.html#msg14856
(impressionist repertory)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1943.msg15389.html#msg15389
(Haunting Nocturnal pieces)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,1970.msg15762.html#msg15762
(easy sonatas)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2035.msg16633.html#msg16633
(Shostakovich preludes op. 34)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2147.msg18098.html#msg18098
(Easiest piano piece ever written)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2314.msg19869.html#msg19869
(Schumann’s Album for the young)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2340.msg20224.html#msg20224
(Building your piano foundations – suggestions for a progressive repertory)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2363.msg20436.html#msg20436
(Barber piano pieces)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2372.msg20574.html#msg20574
(New music – Less than 7 minutes long)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2398.msg20989.html#msg20989
(Serenade by Schubert and suggestions for Scarlatti sonatas and Prokofiev pieces of beginner/intermediate level).

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2562.msg22127.html#msg22127
(Suggestions for repertory for someone who has been playing for a year)

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

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2911.msg24991.html#msg24991
(grade 7 sonatas)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3322.msg29258.html#msg29258
(Baroque composers)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3721.msg33399.html#msg33399
(grade 4 – 6 repertory)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3741.msg33719.html#msg33719
(Soler sonatas)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,3786.msg34321.html#msg34321
(grade 6 repertory)


https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4094.msg38101.html#msg38101
(Liszt easy pieces)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4140.msg38111.html#msg38111
(True repertory for total beginners)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4227.msg39060.html#msg39060
(contemporary and modern pieces)

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

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4371.msg40871.html#msg40871
(Mendelssohn favourites)

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

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4737.msg44794.html#msg44794
(Jacques Duphly)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,4827.msg45824.html#msg45824
(English virginalists)

https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,5063.msg49589.html#msg49589
(Albums for the young)


https://pianoforum.net/smf/index.php/topic,2357.msg56150.html#msg56150
(Joe Hisaishi sheet music)

Best wishes,
Bernhard.

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. (Hunter Thompson)

Offline tocca

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Re: What songs should I play?
Reply #2 on: January 18, 2005, 03:23:04 PM
Ah, i love your "check theese links" threads Bernhard! :)

I have quite a few of thoose in my favourite folder, that i check up on from time to time trying to go through all the good info.

Keep it up.

Offline SteinwayTony

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Re: What songs should I play?
Reply #3 on: January 18, 2005, 04:02:34 PM
You mean what "pieces" should you play?  ;D

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Re: What songs should I play?
Reply #4 on: January 18, 2005, 04:31:14 PM
You know, those kind of comments are getting very old...well, they were five months ago as well...    ::)

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Re: What songs should I play?
Reply #5 on: January 18, 2005, 08:21:33 PM
Don't blame me because people won't learn...

Offline SteinwayTony

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Re: What songs should I play?
Reply #6 on: January 20, 2005, 10:46:47 PM
The dictionary's a pretty old book, and I don't see anyone getting tired of it...

song (n.)
1 : the act or art of singing
2 : poetical composition
3a : a short musical composition of words and music

Offline timothy42b

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Re: What songs should I play?
Reply #7 on: January 21, 2005, 07:24:50 AM
You know, some of you might be a little harsh this time.

A) the poster is 13 and a newbie here

B) the poster is apparently playing out of songbooks

C) you might not really have explained well what you mean.

For the poster:  it is a custom on this forum to call any piece of music a piece, but reserve the term "song" for those pieces that have words. 

Now a question for you purists:  I play the vocalises of Bordogni fairly often.  These are vocal works, but they have no words.  Am I allowed to call them songs?  I'm torn.  What to do, what to do.  I feel an overpowering urge to clap between movements coming on. 
Tim

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Re: What songs should I play?
Reply #8 on: January 21, 2005, 05:54:52 PM
TimR:  tactful and thorough, the best kind of answer!  It's so easy to forget the bigger picture.  I laughed at your clapping comment and wanted to throw out there--not to you, because you "get it"--but to the world at large, that I love it when people clap between movements.  GASP.  Why?  Because it means you got someone to come to your concert who's never been to a classical event.  That's important and pretty difficult, and how successful have we all been with that?   

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Re: What songs should I play?
Reply #9 on: January 21, 2005, 06:41:21 PM
You know, some of you might be a little harsh this time.

A) the poster is 13 and a newbie here

B) the poster is apparently playing out of songbooks

C) you might not really have explained well what you mean.

For the poster:  it is a custom on this forum to call any piece of music a piece, but reserve the term "song" for those pieces that have words. 

Now a question for you purists:  I play the vocalises of Bordogni fairly often.  These are vocal works, but they have no words.  Am I allowed to call them songs?  I'm torn.  What to do, what to do.  I feel an overpowering urge to clap between movements coming on. 

- I apologize if I offended anybody.  I should make it clear that my "harsh" comments, including the dictionary entry, were reserved for the person who posted a pretty much meaningless reply to my stoic and stuck-up comment.

- Personally I would be inclined to call those works "songs."  Definitions 1 and 2, respectively, are "the act or art of singing," and a "poetical composition."  They're a little more lax than the third, the one I'm a stickler about. 

- I'm a little confused about the point of your comment regarding clapping...

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Re: What songs should I play?
Reply #10 on: January 24, 2005, 07:30:37 AM



- I'm a little confused about the point of your comment regarding clapping...

Just humor.  I try never to disagree without at least some light heartedness.  I never deliberately give offense, though I'm sure I sometimes err. 
Tim
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