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by StuartAU
08 Apr 2014, 10:18
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: teaching my 5 year old son to play the Piano advice
Replies: 42
Views: 17621

Re: teaching my 5 year old son to play the Piano advice

I started out teaching him but found after 6 months he tended not to listen so much to me as i was his dad lol. His teacher is pretty good but he shared the 30 min lessons with another child. managed a grade a year but still 10 is still quite young apparently? Once he starts senior school he'll star...
by StuartAU
07 Apr 2014, 16:15
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: teaching my 5 year old son to play the Piano advice
Replies: 42
Views: 17621

Re: teaching my 5 year old son to play the Piano advice

Excellent; he's still cracking on then! Furry Knees is grade 4ish, isn't it? lol,,, furry knees, its a common song and was on most electrical games back in the day. His school tutor said it was grade 5 piece about 4 years ago?. He wants to take time out from doing scales arpeggios etc and just lear...
by StuartAU
06 Apr 2014, 15:37
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: teaching my 5 year old son to play the Piano advice
Replies: 42
Views: 17621

Re: teaching my 5 year old son to play the Piano advice

Hi Guys/Gals, been a while. Just an update really but glad i joined as it helped me, My 10 year old son "Ethan" scraped a distinction in his grade 3 ABRSM with 131 points. He wants to take a bit of time out doing the Exams and decided to learn (as most kids do) Beethoven's Fur Elise. Anyway, uploade...
by StuartAU
06 Apr 2010, 15:26
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: grade 3 exam last week
Replies: 4
Views: 1983

grade 3 exam last week

HI all, its been a long time since my last post so sorry about that.. I had my grade 3 2 weeks ago and still havent had results yet! The examiner was this guy here http://www.markbousie.com/page2.htm I werent as nervous as i was in 1&2 but was due to me taking a little tablet before hand, i didnt fe...
by StuartAU
07 Feb 2010, 15:13
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Grade 1 exam pieces
Replies: 8
Views: 4470

Re: Grade 1 exam pieces

Thanks :) yes it is scary at first like i thought about the grade 2 pieces then grade 3! Just keep at it and it gets more acomplishable :) I have my 3rd grading in March and have learned 5 pieces, Not sure which ones ot play yet but i like top cat study in F & Minuet in G. I have a vid of my Top n S...
by StuartAU
08 Sep 2009, 12:35
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Can you top thias
Replies: 1
Views: 1611

Re: Can you top thias

Id run out of things to play after 20 mins lol
Good on him though!
by StuartAU
22 Aug 2009, 19:58
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Classical/Baroque or 70's digital?? (Walter/Windy Carlos)
Replies: 2
Views: 1805

Classical/Baroque or 70's digital?? (Walter/Windy Carlos)

Guys Gals,, One thing id like to ask, i ask because.. Any attempt to discuss it with my Teacher goes with a huff n puff and wondered what you thought.. I love music, all kinds of music but admire Classical Music, mainly Pipe Organ or Baroque or Concertos (Especially Bach's Brandenburg).. But my desi...
by StuartAU
15 Aug 2009, 19:45
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Minuet in G
Replies: 0
Views: 1676

Minuet in G

Is it by Bach? seems to be some confusion and i listed it as Bachs but dont think it is?
Anyway without further adoo LOL
My attempt at Minuet in G
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9VwN80zYV4
by StuartAU
15 Aug 2009, 19:43
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG

Sorry Dave, somehow the tick box to notify of a reply seems to undo itself?

Anyway, my Teacher sent me a text & email with screenshot of the results, drove down there and picked it up :)
by StuartAU
15 Aug 2009, 19:39
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Grade 3 Attwood Allegro assai
Replies: 0
Views: 1552

Grade 3 Attwood Allegro assai

Ok havent been trying much and finding it quite hard without my Teacher guiding me along

Anway its my 1st attempt at Grade 3 piece
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssw4PiiVRvc

Seems very slow when listening to actual clip lol
by StuartAU
08 Aug 2009, 14:20
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: where to get the Score of this piece anyway know?
Replies: 3
Views: 1906

Re: where to get the Score of this piece anyway know?

Mark thanks very much!
Thats exactamundo what i was looking for!
It's only really the melody i want.. I would never be able to play teh whole Piece!
by StuartAU
27 Jul 2009, 21:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: excited
Replies: 12
Views: 3670

Re: excited

HI Floss, which one are you getting? i see a few Pianos there.
How exciting to actually go to see it get made!
Hope one day i can even afford a trip to see it let alone buy one LOL
by StuartAU
26 Jul 2009, 20:16
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Musical Tatoos, do you have or want?
Replies: 10
Views: 3774

Re: Musical Tatoos, do you have or want?

Like this
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by StuartAU
26 Jul 2009, 19:36
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Musical Tatoos, do you have or want?
Replies: 10
Views: 3774

Re: Musical Tatoos, do you have or want?

So a dotted crotchet is ok? not as if i can change time sig now LOL
by StuartAU
26 Jul 2009, 15:56
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Musical Tatoos, do you have or want?
Replies: 10
Views: 3774

Re: Musical Tatoos, do you have or want?

Im glad you like it Dave and i was just testing the water but that actually is tatooed on my arm LOL
Just wanted to make sure you didnt think i was a nutter or something

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but to finish that off, id need a dotted crotchet..
by StuartAU
26 Jul 2009, 14:06
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG

I just "mentioned" getting a new Piano to my missus (if looks could kill i wouldn tbe typing this)!
Mine is alright but after playing on others there is no comparison. But liek anything, the grass is always greener and ill wanting a Massive Pipe Organ set up in my Lounge lol
by StuartAU
26 Jul 2009, 13:08
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG

Thanks Dave, i wasnt taught any of that at school but only by what i see and hear. but thanks for the run down..
by StuartAU
26 Jul 2009, 11:49
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG

East Pork? lost me on that one.. DiCanio was a master and i was truly gutted when he left..

I thought Fascists was members of the UAF Unite or Searchlight lol ie Ken Livingston
by StuartAU
26 Jul 2009, 11:35
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Musical Tatoos, do you have or want?
Replies: 10
Views: 3774

Musical Tatoos, do you have or want?

Ok this may sound weird or whatever but im looking at a Tatoo, my sons names all happen to start with A, C & E so i got those Notes in mind.. Now i left a bit of space for a dotted Crotchet for the next one as the score even though is 4/4 only adds up to 2.5 beats Just that ill have to name the baby...
by StuartAU
26 Jul 2009, 11:21
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: What sort of Grade do you think this piece is...?
Replies: 9
Views: 4399

Re: What sort of Grade do you think this piece is...?

I have only played 1,2 & 3 grade pieces and at a rough guess, being 3 pages long, id say that would be 4, 5 or even 6
by StuartAU
26 Jul 2009, 11:00
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG

Lol... was only messing about with the sexism, though girls seem to be better pianist than men from what i see.. Shenley i know fairly well, elstree, southmimms london colney is like 15 mins drive from me.. Wheres this piano shop your on about? i always fear playing on their Keyboards as whilst im s...
by StuartAU
26 Jul 2009, 00:11
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG

u went straight onto 2? Where in Essex u from? Yep. My very first piano teacher said to me I wont be able to do grade 1 untill December this year! :o but she left and my new teacher I had said you should skip grade one and go stright to preparing for grade 2 8) . I'm from Ilford, I'm not a chav tho...
by StuartAU
25 Jul 2009, 23:59
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG

u went straight onto 2?
Where in Essex u from?
by StuartAU
25 Jul 2009, 22:03
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG

WHERE did it say Anna passed her exam??? I thought it was referring to her last exam! And now I've upset her... :( :sad: I didn't realise....oooo, I'm sorry cherub; REALLY well done! Better than Stuart!! :lol: :mrgreen: Now thats sexism? Dave "the political one" sort them out LMAO Look trust me it ...
by StuartAU
25 Jul 2009, 11:04
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY
Replies: 12
Views: 3558

Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY

Cheers Dave :)
Wahey cinema to celebrate taking my boy to see ice age 3 3D :)
MIght evne get a pizza :)
by StuartAU
25 Jul 2009, 10:05
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY
Replies: 12
Views: 3558

Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY

Didnt want to multipost or i posted in wrong section? had 3 threads about the exam and you can find my result here
http://www.uk-piano.org/piano-forums/vi ... 814#p32814

Thanks
Stu
by StuartAU
25 Jul 2009, 10:00
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG

OMG just got my results and i just scrapped a DISTINCTION with 130 points !!!!!!!!!! Like last time I cannot believe it, the examiner must have felt sorry for me lol.. I have attached my examiners sheet for you to read though i cant make some of it out.. Thanks everyone for your help, i doubt i woul...
by StuartAU
24 Jul 2009, 22:45
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG

Just thought it was strange we both had teh same.. i scanned it on but wont upload.

What frightens me is that my Teacher said Minuet in G is about a grade 1 piece and im struggling a bit with it lol

Is it a grade 1 piece?>
by StuartAU
23 Jul 2009, 22:24
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG

Moonlight wrote:Thanks Stuart and Dave!
good old minuet in G.
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! Minuet in G is what my teacher gave to me! last week, that is uncanny
Infact im gonna reply with the score to prove it lol
thanks
by StuartAU
22 Jul 2009, 22:22
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: where to get the Score of this piece anyway know?
Replies: 3
Views: 1906

where to get the Score of this piece anyway know?

HI All, i fell in love with my mums house phone ringtone and just played it until the battery died lol.. Just by chance i see this clip and its the piece ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPxfAmHeixA Now i know this is way advanced for me but i just want to learn the first section or 30 secs basic pl...
by StuartAU
22 Jul 2009, 21:50
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: My results! :-)

Excellent well done! I hope i get something near that, doubt i will but fingers crossed.. 125 is good when we both know we could do better without being put on the spot so to speak. Will let you know how i did when i get the info ;) Not sure whether im looking forward to it or not! Well done and her...
by StuartAU
20 Jul 2009, 15:02
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Our pianos - in pictures.
Replies: 22
Views: 7776

Re: Our pianos - in pictures.

yea just sitting my loft, full of dust... Just can't be bothered to climb the ladder to get up there
LMAO
by StuartAU
14 Jul 2009, 21:50
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Our pianos - in pictures.
Replies: 22
Views: 7776

Re: Our pianos - in pictures.

Mini_mo wrote:I could post a pic of my piano... If I ever get it!
Mini, you can borrow this pic until you do ;)

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by StuartAU
14 Jul 2009, 21:49
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: HELP! - piano nerves - Does anyone else suffer?
Replies: 21
Views: 7425

Re: HELP! - piano nerves - Does anyone else suffer?

Mini, i checked that benslow site but the dates you gave have all passed..
I cant see anything for future "reading", looks full on with boarding to boot..
I need to do something like that soon!
by StuartAU
13 Jul 2009, 19:38
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: HELP! - piano nerves - Does anyone else suffer?
Replies: 21
Views: 7425

Re: HELP! - piano nerves - Does anyone else suffer?

These courses are in Hitchin at the Benslow trust something or other in Herts. Has anyone been on any group courses and what did they think? The ones I am about to book sound really good. Marisa Anyone got any info on this please? I'd be more than happy to attend, Hitchin is only 30 mins drive from...
by StuartAU
13 Jul 2009, 00:01
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: HELP! - piano nerves - Does anyone else suffer?
Replies: 21
Views: 7425

Re: HELP! - piano nerves - Does anyone else suffer?

nerves? what are they? OH those big massive things stopping my heart beating, making me sweet, making me lock up like a robot, heavy breathing, anxiety panic arrghhhhhhh I have to be close to the worlds worse for this.. I think persoanlly, like most Fears, repetitive confrontation seems to reduce it...
by StuartAU
10 Jul 2009, 22:19
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Our pianos - in pictures.
Replies: 22
Views: 7776

Re: Our pianos - in pictures.

yea a Pink padded chair non adjustable and with staples sticking out... it is on my list of things to get along with my J.s Bach Basque ;)
by StuartAU
09 Jul 2009, 23:05
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Greensleeves improvisation
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

Re: Greensleeves improvisation

thanks guys, sorry, i try to make a point of ticking the "let me know when you receive a response email" but obviously forgot to tick it and forgot i posted it so never checked back :) I appreciate the comments and it gives me a lot mroe incentive to cont... Marky, as my teacher says, i am an ear pl...
by StuartAU
09 Jul 2009, 22:55
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY
Replies: 12
Views: 3558

Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY

sorry meant dan Sarf lol... Yeah Britney gave me a mock, was recorded and just as is to get best effect. think i posted before scored 130+ and screwed my scales totally.. Was hoping for 134ish in this one as was very reliant on 80-84 points for my 3 pieces which i doubt ill get now. thought my scale...
by StuartAU
09 Jul 2009, 22:43
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Our pianos - in pictures.
Replies: 22
Views: 7776

Re: Our pianos - in pictures.

Well here is my lady, Mahog upright made by Paul Werner, Fabrik of Dresden whoever that is :)

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Notice my Birthday pressie on the top, a basque of none other than Ludwig van :piano;
by StuartAU
09 Jul 2009, 22:24
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG

You may not have as low a mark as you might think, Stu. Out of 100 candidates, well over 90 would be nervous. And you're the right side of your Grade 2!!!! Cheers Dave, It was weird, i knew from the start that this lady was a lot more comforting and instead of trying to continue i stopped in my att...
by StuartAU
09 Jul 2009, 22:04
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY
Replies: 12
Views: 3558

Re: GOOD LUCK ANNA & STUARTAU!!!! EXAM TODAY

Hi all and thanks! onyl just read the post, wish you were there with me LOL i needed someone to hold me up LOL.. Once again my poxy nerves did me. i felt so much better than first grading until i started my 1st piece then just went to bits!!!!! Ill be happy with a Merit but as most want a Dist... Da...
by StuartAU
09 Jul 2009, 22:01
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG
Replies: 62
Views: 17513

Re: Grade 2 exam July 9th – OMG

OMG i thought this was my post! i had my 2nd grading today at 12:33.. was as frightening as my 1st grading..! Went in, told the lady i was nervous as hell LOL made me less nervous and i was asked if i wanted to do scales or pieces first, i opted for pieces,, Grasioso ( on my thread is youtube vid of...
by StuartAU
07 Jul 2009, 23:36
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Organs
Replies: 14
Views: 3685

Re: Organs

The guy is a freak, sorry no other word for it! unbelieveable with all hands & feet!
Love the sparkly shirt and eye brows lol ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtKgOZX3DcU
by StuartAU
07 Jul 2009, 21:57
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Organs
Replies: 14
Views: 3685

Re: Organs

Funny enough i was supposed to be visiting southern ireland in a few months as i traced my ancestory back to early 1800's Count Clare.. I played tehn local church organ about 6 years ago but could only play a few nips n pics and would love to have another go... Pipe Organ te big ones with pedals and...
by StuartAU
07 Jul 2009, 19:35
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Organs
Replies: 14
Views: 3685

Re: Grade II: Mazurka

Our MArky Mark is director of teh Church aswell? does he play pipe organ Yes I can but I am first and foremostly a pianist. In the last 10 years, I've had to play an organ less than 10 times - usually at the funerals where emotional musician friends who can't cope with the service. I have held a mu...
by StuartAU
06 Jul 2009, 21:18
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Organs
Replies: 14
Views: 3685

Organs

Our MArky Mark is director of teh Church aswell? does he play pipe organ
by StuartAU
06 Jul 2009, 20:26
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Grade II: Mazurka
Replies: 4
Views: 2142

Re: Grade II: Mazurka

Britney is my teacher. Of course that's not her real name I'm protecting her identity in public. I've not yet asked her if I can use her real name on here, must do that. Paradoxically you won't get many experienced music dons (like my teach) called Britney, moreso tacky little chavettes from counci...
by StuartAU
06 Jul 2009, 19:27
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: Grade II: Mazurka
Replies: 4
Views: 2142

Re: Grade II: Mazurka

britney spears? lol whose britney
by StuartAU
06 Jul 2009, 14:04
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: 2nd ABRSM Grading on 9th OMG again !!!!!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Re: 2nd ABRSM Grading on 9th OMG again !!!!!!!!!

I wouldn't say easily lol... The week prior i did sort of a mock but just run through Oral pieces scales, arpeggios and she said i had nailed it! Last week she decided to "Record" it, as soon as i knew that i went to pieces.. I had totally forgotten the G Minor scale, messed up arpegios & CMajcontry...