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    Originally posted by jello
    if u talking about classics
    moonlight sonata 1st movement is mad
    i tried that, but its really hard to learn to play it by yourself =/

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    apparently there's exams for duets....
    not run by the ameb.. but trinity college or something like that...

    not that i've been in it before.. but it would b interesting...

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    yeah there is
    it soudns pretty cool.. apparently.. the ameb is now so raughted...most people are going to trinity college of london.,.. umm i think theres another one.. someone fill me in...

    apparently they [trinity college] from london here to examine their students... their exams are cheaper and not as tight as well.. i'd say that their exam system is alot more fair than the ameb.. they actually give u a raw mark on scales.. ie 7/10 and comment specifically what u did wrong...
    and at least u can read their writing..
    ameb is full of old grumpy shits...


    plus how do u become an examiner? must be good $$

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    haha all this about trinity is new to me.... onli was told about it.... went 2 my old piano teacher just for a visit... since my sis still learns from her.. and she told me about it.

    to become an examiner u gotta finish all those other certificates... whatever they are... Lmus or associate or something...

    my piano teacher's an examiner.... which is a good thing.. since she knows that they expect =)

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    nah I reckon AMEB reports are pretty good...

    my examiners kept saying "Very musical! Lovely singing voice!"
    hahahaha
    so i liked them all lol

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    pft.. my examiners were old and crummy farts... [in sydney that is] my teacher purposely took me to woolongong's con to do the exam coz she felt that the examiners there are 'calmer' ... lol

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    yer, i was forced into it :/ damn parents and they then had a massive whinge abou tme not finishing to grade 8 and saying it will be a waste of money if i dont :/

    i just lacked motivation to play anything or learn anything, i have better things to do with my time to be honest....

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    hey........do you...................eat the chopsticks...........coz u shouldn't play with your food

    LOL! LOL! LOL! LMAO

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    I played for about two years in primary school. Quit cause I didn't like my teacher and I was sick of travelling for over an hour (there and back) each week. Now I wish I still played.
    m e h, meh.

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    yes am asian child who was forced to play the piano. played it for 8 years then quit because i needed to focus on the 'hsc'...yeah right. i was too lazy and i only wanted to learn how to play basic stuff so i could play better stuff that wasn't what i was learning. i think my dad thought i was going to be this famous concert pianist or something....

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    Yeah still palying, since like year one. omly started learning my pieces for grade 8 practical exam at the end of last year, but putting off exam until after the hsc. other then that i did my grade 5 theory exam last year.
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    i used 2 cos I got forced by my mum, yes i'm asian...havnt played for a while...mayb if i find interesting scores...
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    I used 2 play the piano
    got up 2 grade 2 i think
    stopped b4 grade 3
    that was in about yr7 but
    now i just play randomly when i feel like it
    however i did do music in 9 and 10
    played for performance in class of course coz we had 2 4 assessments etc
    that was just playin 4 fun tho
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpoRTsGaL
    I WISH I could play the piano. I just love listening to people playing the piano. Listening to the music provides stress relief and makes me wish I could play.
    I love listening to classical music.
    yeah, very relaxing, allows me to get away from study etc...xcept if i want to go on net/out
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    i've been playing since i was four... '-_-
    i finished grade 8 and grade 5 theory but 1 week before my AMus exam i chickened out and i never tried it again.
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    Played since kindy, but didn't start exams until highschool. Stopped in year 11 and just started grade 5 (again!) now.
    You can feel my heart beat, beat, beat

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    forced at a young age
    quit after year 7
    only coz i didnt enjoy what i was being taught

    got upto grade 4 - and stuff.. eh

    i'm into contemporary stuff - not the classical aspects of it

    self learner now - when i have the time
    im currently learning how to play disney songs [from one of my matez's books] so that's pretty cool
    kinda forgot how to read music, but a few hour sessions jogged the brain - it's awesome stress relief tho.. that's foshorrr
    but can be a major cause of stress when something doesnt sound right

    speaking of which, anyone got some sites with free contemporary music [here's to hoping] - just music books are soo expensive these days... *tear*

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    finished piano grades long before.
    auditioning for the con this year.
    being playing since nine.
    all i want is to finish this half empty cup, before the ice all melts away...

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    its good for relieving tension.. no matter what music u play.
    if electricity wasnt invented, we'd be watching television by candlelight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by furryfish
    its good for relieving tension.. no matter what music u play.
    i completely agree
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    i love playing piano! i always play my piano or when im over at a friends i usually jump on the piano for a bit ... seems a bit weird. im thinking that if i move interstate for uni, i wont get to play my piano properly for a good 5 or 6 years. then i'll just get rusty. *sighs*... (cuz i want to do lmus in uni)
    Last edited by gobaby; 4 Apr 2005 at 11:32 PM.

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    Re: Playing the piano

    yeah i play da piano, have been for about... 7 years actually, i never had formal lessons though, my grandma taught me for like, three years, then my neibour (she rocks) helped me along for about two years and ever since i've been teaching myself. it was great though coz i never had to do stuff i didn't want to, i didn't even do that much with scales!
    i play modern stuff like 100 years and clocks but i also love stuff like fur elise (your right, i hate it when the newbys stuff it up!) fantasie impromtu, the blue danube, moonlight sonata and ronda alla turca. (my faves)
    anyone ever tried writing their own stuff btw? do you write the music first and the lyrics after or the other way around? i've written a few pieces but this is where i get stuck lol.
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    Re: Playing the piano

    Yep, played for about 14 years now. I've learnt the instrument voluntarily for most of that time. I'm currently learning:
    -Sonata - Schubert
    -Elegie - Rachmaninov
    -Sinfonia - Bach
    -El Puerto - Albeniz

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    Re: Playing the piano

    Ahhh, I want to learn Piano so badly -_-

    Why did I even stop??????? >.<

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    Re: Playing the piano

    been playing for 20 years now, earnt my DMus the other day

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