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by Emma
06 Mar 2010, 14:18
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: So how is your practise going, and what are you learning?
Replies: 87
Views: 16520

Re: So how is your practise going, and what are you learning?

Hi folks, I've just started playing again after a long absence. I managed to find a teacher quite close to home and I've been trying to find my feet again since lessons started a few weeks ago. And, it's proving to be quite difficult. I'm not downhearted. I know I'll get better if I practice regular...
by Emma
31 Jan 2010, 17:00
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Am I always going to be playing as a beginner?
Replies: 9
Views: 2853

Am I always going to be playing as a beginner?

Hi folks, I've just bought some grade 3 exam. pieces as it seems to me, from looking through them, that that's the level at which I'm going to be able to start over again after a long break in my playing. I've been practicing scales and finding it a really slow process. My fingers seem to have froze...
by Emma
24 Jan 2010, 16:40
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Hi folks
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

Re: Hi folks, piano lessons?

I've been doing some research on Amazon and The Music Room for suitable places to restart my piano playing and I must say I'm pretty confused about exactly where I need to dip my toe in the water again after such a long lay-off from playing. And, yes, at some point soon, I must go into Forsyth's in ...
by Emma
15 Jan 2010, 19:42
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Hi folks
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

Re: Hi folks

Thanks for the replies to my Hello message, asking for advice about where to start in playing old jazz standards after a long lay-off. Actually I live in Manchester, so there's no shortage of local gigs I can take in to observe playing techniques. Haven't been to any live gigs for quite a while. Yes...
by Emma
10 Jan 2010, 12:42
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Hi folks
Replies: 7
Views: 2571

Hi folks

Just a message to say hello. I'm new to this forum so not sure quite where to start posting. I'm trying to pick up playing again after a lay-off of quite a few years. I've got an old acoustic piano, which in the past was stripped down and rebuilt. It was the instrument I learnt to play on before buy...