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Topic: reasonable balance?  (Read 1579 times)

Offline sprinterpd

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reasonable balance?
on: April 19, 2003, 01:51:25 AM
I am a returning player after about 15 years off.  I played 16 years and was a performance major for my first semister in collage until I realized my competition :o :o
I have been playing again in the last few months and my plan is to get my dexterity/strength etc back.  I am going to polish up Shubert Impromptu Op. 90 #3 in G (no, NOT G#) since I can mostly still play it.  I will learn a Beethovan Sonata as my A piece and spend a fair amount of time on Hanon and Clementi Sonatinas to get my finger control back.  Sound reasonable?  I will be playing about 7-10 hours/week (SOOO much less than I used to, but I've got a family now)
I'd appreciate input in this regard.  My goal is to be able to play the Shubert Fantasy, but this may take YEARS to get to.
Cheers,
Michael

Offline Celeste

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Re: reasonable balance?
Reply #1 on: April 19, 2003, 02:33:08 AM
I think it's great that you are playing the piano again. So many people play the piano for years and years and then forget it. Of course they probably didn't play as much as you did, but you can still forget a lot in 15 years. Don't get frusterated if you can't play as well as yo used to. I think you have a great plan, take it slowly but surely.

Offline amee

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Re: reasonable balance?
Reply #2 on: April 19, 2003, 03:54:21 AM
Celeste has got some great points.

Also, your fingers will have forgotten some of their touch and dexterity after 15 years off the piano.  Don't push yourself too hard at first and gradually build up.  Everything should come back quickly after your fingers get used to the piano once more.
"Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties." - Frederic Chopin
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