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Offline TicTacDuck

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beauty?
on: April 17, 2003, 04:51:18 AM
Ok . ..  so I've been playing piano for awhile . . and i just don't think that the "standard repertoire" is anything speical . . it's all technical and takes forever to learn ,but it's not beautiful and moving . .. like when someone just sits down and improvises and lil song . . what can I do to find beauty in music again?

Offline frederic

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Re: beauty?
Reply #1 on: April 17, 2003, 05:30:08 AM
What do  you mean??

Listen to Chopin noctures. how are they not beautiful?
"The concert is me" - Franz Liszt

Offline amee

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Re: beauty?
Reply #2 on: April 19, 2003, 09:52:17 AM
Beauty can be found everywhere in music.  If you are getting tired of the standard repertoire, why not find something abstract?  Ask your teacher.  Find a piece that you really enjoy playing and listening to.
"Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties." - Frederic Chopin

Offline ciocia_fifi

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Re: beauty?
Reply #3 on: April 20, 2003, 11:00:34 PM
i just dont get u tictacduck. so why did u decide 2 play d piano, if u dont love  music?
as 4 me, i wish i could separate myself from it sts....coz its alws in my mind.  music fills every corner of my body, theres alws some tune , some phrase, going constantly on my mind.. everything- from bach 2 flamenco:) but espcaly chopin, schumann, bach- that r so pure, so close 2 our nature, soooooo.....no, its banal 2 write abt it... u cannot advise 1 to learn how 2 love music!!
amd the moment when u work with some fantastic piece-such a hard work, such a challenge: but its an irreplacable  proccessus. to achieve the real , truth beauty , u gotta work like a labour...
good luck:)
...even if I'm not right...;)

Offline ted

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Re: beauty?
Reply #4 on: May 02, 2003, 06:03:52 AM
TicTacDuck:

If you are moved by improvisation and not by classical music then improvise more and play less classical. There is no law which says you must play any classical at all if you don't like it. Good teachers of improvisation are not easy to come by but they do exist. Life's too short to force yourself in directions you don't like.

In may turn out that improvising will allow you to see the music of the old masters in a different light; after all, most of them were excellent improvisers themselves.
"Mistakes are the portals of discovery." - James Joyce

Offline chopinetta

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Re: beauty?
Reply #5 on: May 03, 2003, 04:07:19 AM
yeah like do something mozart did... get someone hum you a tune and improvise it! just give it a shot...


but still i don't believe you don't see anything beautiful in standard repertoire! anything chopin is beautiful!!!
"If I do not believe anymore in tears, it is because I see you cry." -Chopin to George Sand
"How repulsive this George Sand is! is she really a woman? I'm ready to doubt it."-Chopin on George Sand
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