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by cothse
05 Oct 2008, 22:33
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Easy Classical pieces for beginners
Replies: 51
Views: 13563

I know that the Prelude is from The Well Tempered Clavier but not sure which book. It isn't hard to play because it is largely based on broken chords and arpeggios. I was able to sight-read it never mind play it when I was at Grade 1 so I'm sure you'll be fine. It is from the WTC 1. http://innig.ne...
by cothse
02 Oct 2008, 10:05
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: PianoMan - A Beginners Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 4606

What a happy site and nicely arranged. Love the video intro :D Good work!
by cothse
02 Oct 2008, 09:46
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Music that gets our happy juices flowing!!
Replies: 27
Views: 8125

Anything with nostalgic value. Themes especially. Remember Who's the Boss and Perfect Strangers?
by cothse
30 Sep 2008, 16:26
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: New free piano sheet source
Replies: 2
Views: 3491

Cool thanks.
by cothse
30 Sep 2008, 16:00
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Stories for Young Pianists
Replies: 4
Views: 2452

I'd to know a little more about it. Could you show us some excerpts?
by cothse
30 Sep 2008, 15:06
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Pieces you cannot wait to learn to play!
Replies: 14
Views: 5077

Clair de Lune by Debussy. I think that's what it's called anyone! The one in the Chanel advert with Nicole Kidman. It's what I'd want played as I walk down the aisle on my wedding day!! That's wonderful. Pachelbel's Canon in D has been done to insanity, but the Claire de Lune I can only remember on...
by cothse
30 Sep 2008, 14:42
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Finger Strengthening
Replies: 37
Views: 10803

Awesome, great info.
by cothse
30 Sep 2008, 14:34
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Finding new pieces to learn
Replies: 27
Views: 10940

Claire de lune feels like 6 or 7. It isn't near the difficulty of Liebestraum. Brahms' Intermezzo No. 2 is a bit easier, but a wonderful piece nonetheless, and there is still much you can learn from it. If you enjoy Clair de lune, I'm sure you'll have a good time with it. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
by cothse
30 Sep 2008, 13:39
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Advertising for lessons
Replies: 6
Views: 3653

Flyers are a good option for a startup. When doing them, cut in a row of flaps with your phone number on them that passersby can tear off; you'll get ten times the phone calls that way. If you can, try to also build a simple website or blog detailing your credentials, and include the url on the flye...
by cothse
30 Sep 2008, 13:20
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Is using a digital piano,bad for your fingers touch???
Replies: 24
Views: 16855

Most digital pianos have very different hammer and voicing mechanisms than acoustic pianos, which are certain to result in discrepancies in the way of technique and expression. The experience overall is also quite different, and I'd be concerned about the shock when switching between one and the oth...
by cothse
30 Sep 2008, 13:02
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: What are we all learning to play at the moment?
Replies: 50
Views: 14128

What a variety of music and skill levels here.

I am learning Chopin's Tristesse, which is immensely nicer to play than hear. And the Scherzo No. 3 of the same, which is the opposite :shock:
by cothse
30 Sep 2008, 12:24
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Music that has moved you to tears
Replies: 32
Views: 7202

'Imagine.' Always poignant.

I also would love to hear an arrangement on the opening melody of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2. Does anyone know of one that exists?
by cothse
30 Sep 2008, 12:09
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: How can I play the piano more accurately?
Replies: 15
Views: 5513

I feel your pain, and I can think of a couple of things that might help. Firstly, don't think about it too much. Let it go, and get into the zone. Also, be sure to make the keys as accessible as possible. Spend some time reworking your fingering, minding efficiency. Clarity is also very helpful for ...
by cothse
30 Sep 2008, 11:30
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: How important is using a metronome and at what stage?
Replies: 9
Views: 4669

Good stuff. And it's good that you're incorporating the metronome early. It'll help you.
by cothse
30 Sep 2008, 11:19
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: I DID IT!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4002

Good job mate!
by cothse
30 Sep 2008, 11:16
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: 'Weaker' hand
Replies: 19
Views: 6156

Interestingly, I'm the same way. Things I do left-handed and right-handed are split down the middle. On the piano, the left is my weaker hand as well. The only thing there is to be done about it is left hand practice. Bach WTC is a good place to start.
by cothse
26 Dec 2007, 21:51
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: The sustain pedal of my Yamaha GT20 is stuck down.
Replies: 1
Views: 2928

Hi,

Please clarify; is the pedal physically stuck down or is it that the sustain feature is permanently "on?"
by cothse
26 Dec 2007, 21:45
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Sheet Music on Digital pianos?
Replies: 1
Views: 3048

Hi,

What's the model number?
by cothse
25 Dec 2007, 22:30
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Who are your favourite composers?
Replies: 11
Views: 4730

I like a good juicy Brahms.
by cothse
25 Dec 2007, 22:28
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Advice on the Suzuki Method of teaching
Replies: 2
Views: 2653

I would also like that answer.
by cothse
25 Dec 2007, 06:24
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Piano lesson fees for 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 6039

I agree with most of what was already said. In business, it is also often a good idea to offset any price increases with benefits. For example, as software prices get higher every year, so do the number of little features that come included with the default packages. In the business sense, the featu...
by cothse
25 Dec 2007, 06:05
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Advice on digital pianos needed
Replies: 5
Views: 5917

Re: digital piano

Anyone above grade 5 should have a real piano. You need to look at silent pianos to meet your needs. Maybe try Yamaha or Kemble Silent systems. Then you have a real piano and a digital with real wood keys. The digital works out quite cheap really, and you have everything in one box. DON'T LIVE YOUR...
by cothse
25 Dec 2007, 05:51
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Digital vs. acoustic: old debate
Replies: 6
Views: 6066

Hi, As far as my knowledge, there's no acoustic benefit to a digital piano. It's ubiquitously held that the piano is the most difficult instrument to reduce to a digital medium, mainly because of the nature of the hammer action and the infinitely compicated behavior of the harmonics produced by diff...
by cothse
25 Dec 2007, 00:16
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Total beginner buying first keyboard.
Replies: 2
Views: 3667

Hi, With your expressed concern of key weight, it seems like you're ultimately planning to make a transition to a real piano some time down the line rather than be an electric keyboardist. If this is your situation, the worst thing you can do is start practicing on a non-weighted keyboard. There is ...