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by chrisg
16 Mar 2011, 06:35
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Books that teach technique?
Replies: 19
Views: 5434

Re: Books that teach technique?

Noooooooooo!!!! You'll NEVER learn them if they have the note names written in. Bit like a lot of kids can't do mental arithmetic because they rely on calculators. AGREE! Remember, it's not difficult to learn 12 notes, they just repeat themselves. Whatever happened to creating phrases with the word...
by chrisg
16 Mar 2011, 06:28
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: looking to buy a piano
Replies: 15
Views: 3603

Re: looking to buy a piano

Ever considered a digital piano? Sure, for me the acoustic ones all the way, but I've recently purchase a Kawai digital - really excellent. Changed my thoughts of digital pianos.
by chrisg
17 Jan 2011, 00:40
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63195

Re: Introduce yourself!

To all newbies - welcome. Maybe I'm still classed as one as I don't comment too often but thought I would say "Hello"
by chrisg
09 Dec 2010, 02:31
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63195

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hi to all newcomers. Been a while since I had a peep.
by chrisg
17 Jun 2010, 06:56
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Rhythm
Replies: 5
Views: 2327

Re: Rhythm

I'm not sure I fully understand your question. Are you referring to a difficulty in keeping the beat or understanding the rhythm written on the page?
by chrisg
03 Jun 2010, 04:01
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Changing piano teacer (again)
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Re: Changing piano teacer (again)

Although this isn't necessarily advice, when I was learning, I was often in the same boat. 15 months does sound too long however my piano teacher simply was an exceptional teacher and took my a while before he would enter me into graded exams.
by chrisg
03 Jun 2010, 03:57
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Gigging with a stereo digital piano
Replies: 10
Views: 11422

Re: Gigging with a stereo digital piano

The most basic thing I did was straight from the headphone socket into a PA. Bear in mind that the piano wasn't the principal instrument in the ensemble at the time so it didn't particularly matter with it not having its own channels.
by chrisg
25 May 2010, 03:57
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Piano teaching
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Re: Piano teaching

markymark,

I think your comment is good. In addition, the reputation of a good piano teacher can be advantageous. For many it is about building a base and won't happen immediately.
by chrisg
25 May 2010, 03:55
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Lessons to learn piano, who knows this course?
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Re: Lessons to learn piano, who knows this course?

For someone testing the water then piano lesson software I think is OK but remember you will get what you pay for. Personally private tuition is going to be the best way but I understand that not everyone wishes to be taught the same way.
by chrisg
20 May 2010, 01:09
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hand Pain
Replies: 7
Views: 2366

Re: Hand Pain

Maybe it does have something to do with your work and your previous accident. It was so long ago when I started to learn the piano that I can't remember if my hands hurt. Perhaps they did. I was lucky as I started at age 7/8 and I've been playing now for almost 30 years so the bone structures in my ...
by chrisg
18 May 2010, 00:29
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Hand Pain
Replies: 7
Views: 2366

Re: Hand Pain

Just wondering what you are doing in your "day job".If it is something using your hands and wrists - say resulting in RSI?
by chrisg
12 May 2010, 05:29
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Are digital pianos nothing more than "toys"?
Replies: 19
Views: 5733

Re: Are digital pianos nothing more than "toys"?

My digital piano is made from wood. Sure Synths and Keyboards are plastic, and personally I don't tend to them, but there are many digital pianos which in my opinions are much better, easier, and nicer to play than some acoustic ones. However, I still can't find a piano to beat the Steinway.
by chrisg
12 May 2010, 05:26
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Favorite comedy series
Replies: 38
Views: 8857

Re: Favorite comedy series

There are so many of them - The Office, Faulty Towers - good old BBC tends to get it right on with comedy series'
by chrisg
12 May 2010, 05:25
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: grade 3 exam last week
Replies: 4
Views: 1917

Re: grade 3 exam last week

I remember my Grade 3 exams, in fact all of them, like they were yesterday.
by chrisg
12 May 2010, 05:20
Forum: Piano History
Topic: August Forster Piano
Replies: 18
Views: 7649

Re: My August Forster Piano

How does the piano sound?
by chrisg
05 May 2010, 01:27
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: When did you start learning?
Replies: 77
Views: 35810

Re: When did you start learning?

Started learning at 7 years of age which means I've been playing for almost 28 years. My word, time does fly.
by chrisg
04 May 2010, 04:16
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: grade 3 exam last week
Replies: 4
Views: 1917

Re: grade 3 exam last week

How did you get on with your results? Guessing you should have heard by now
by chrisg
04 May 2010, 04:10
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63195

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hello all from Brisbane, Australia,

My name is Chris, and a classically trained pianist. Looking forward to talking all things piano