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    Re: Playing the piano

    Quote Originally Posted by passionxmusic View Post
    I was forced into playing the Piano and Violin bribed by the fact I'll get Happy Meals after each lesson. =(

    But its a good thing my rents forced me into it, because I now realise my talents and I have stuff I could do when I'm bored to the bones. =]
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    lol id want more than that for a bribe... regardless of whether i was 7 or 17

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    Ahaha but come on! Anyways we Americans (raised there) love our Happy Meals as five year olds.
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    Re: Playing the piano

    i guess thats a fair point lol...

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    Re: Playing the piano

    Lol @ people's parents forcing them to learn.
    I've been playing for 10+ years and I've already got my AmusA
    I love to play anything except baroque (I fricken hate Bach)
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    I wasn't forced into playing. I've always loved the piano..... it produces such a beautiful sound.... its like a whole new world (aladdin reference rofl) can be accessed by the single stroke of a key. It allows me to relax and think.

    I got a digital keyboard for christmas a few years ago and started teaching myself. I then decided I wanted lessons so I did them for a few years. I saved up and bought a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano. I am not currently doing piano lessons but I reached approx level 5 piano (didnt sit any examinations). Now I just play whenever I want to but I will be moving out of home and I can't take the piano with me so I wont be playing for a while

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    Re: Playing the piano

    In some ways I love the piano, in others, I don't. I finished 8th grade piano when I was 14, but shortly after my hands clunked out with a pretty awful bout of RSI :/ couldn't even write for about 4 months, and after that, only painfully.

    The interesting thing is, as soon as I stopped playing piano, I started learning -music-. Playing piano was actually giving me too narrow a focus on the technicalities of the instrument and I guess I was doing nothing to actually try to "understand" classical music outside the mechanics of piano music. Over the next few years I composed and read textbooks on harmony and suchlike, and actually became much more of a mature musician in that time than I'd ever been, and now I absolutely love classical to death, whereas before I was bored and bewildered by it.

    In the last few months I've been able to play again, which means I can apply all I've learnt post-RSI to the piano, giving me a more musically-minded approach. So on one hand, learning an instrument can make you forget about what music actually is (NOT a bunch of rote-learnt technical exercises), but if you make yourself read and read and read about harmony and all the other theory, you will absolutely adore the instrument. Works for me

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    Re: Playing the piano

    I wish I can play the piano but I don't know where to start.

    Tips?

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    I played piano for two years; starting when i was six years old. I hated it at the time. My parents said to me you'll regret quitting lessons when your older....


    They were so right..

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    I've played the piano since yr 7. I don't play grades, mainly because it'll eat into my uni course(s) I mainly play pieces by the following composers: JS Bach, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Chopin, and Beethoven. My main goal is to play the Rach 3 later in life

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    Re: Playing the piano

    ohk.
    to me a moderately hard classical song would be Chopin's waltz in C sharp minor
    Its much harder than fur elise but its one of Chopin's easier waltzes xD

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    Re: Playing the piano

    Quote Originally Posted by Fri3d_ChuckuN- View Post
    I've played the piano since yr 7. I don't play grades, mainly because it'll eat into my uni course(s) I mainly play pieces by the following composers: JS Bach, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, Chopin, and Beethoven. My main goal is to play the Rach 3 later in life
    good luck achieving that without a proper pedagogue

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    Re: Playing the piano

    Quote Originally Posted by yz125 View Post
    I played piano for two years; starting when i was six years old. I hated it at the time. My parents said to me you'll regret quitting lessons when your older....


    They were so right..
    ahahah I fucking know right.

    We even have a piano but I hated learning it when I was young.
    I learnt clarinet instead and was highly proficient but yeah, wish I could play piano

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    Re: Playing the piano

    I started in Year 6, my parents aren't very typical asian and I took it up cause I wanted to. They'd never even heard of exams so luckily I wasn't pressured into doing anything like that xD Because I was just learning for leisure, my teacher didn't focus that much on technique with me. In the space of a few months I went up to third grade level... after that I only improved slowly, I got more lazy, etc. Eventually I quit =/ I just wish my fingers had the early training they needed, because now I sound terrible >.<

    And I'm more of a modern person too. Some classical pieces are really nice but I like minimalist styles =)

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    Re: Playing the piano

    Quote Originally Posted by musing View Post
    I wish I can play the piano but I don't know where to start.

    Tips?
    buy a piano? lol.
    the fuckening has begun! ..

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    Re: Playing the piano

    I decided to start at the end of year 6 which was a bit late>< I'm still playing it now but i'm finding it hard to find time to practice D:

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    Re: Playing the piano

    I never learnt the piano from an actual teacher or anything. I'm self-taught. =) I usually play by ear because its easier for me, but give me notes and it will take me months to learn a piece. I don't touch classical unless it sounds really nice like canon or ave maria. Nowadays, i can't be bothered learning new pieces so right now i make up my own songs, but i use my memory to remember them all because i can't notate music either.
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    Re: Playing the piano

    played when i was young, but lost interest because i started playing guitar/drums
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    Re: Playing the piano

    Learnt it when I was in kindergarten, don't know why I gave it up and really wish I didn't.

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    Re: Playing the piano

    I was half forced into it lol. Still playing though...... Currently doing Amus exam. I have a question. Does anyone know that you get extra 4 marks in the HSC if you complete Amus and 5marks for Lmus. If so do you have to pass the exam in year 11 or 12 or any year.

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    are you serious/ the piano? the only cool person who plays the piano is elton john and he is gay...literally...
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    Re: Playing the piano

    Quote Originally Posted by Crestwood's_G View Post
    are you serious/ the piano? the only cool person who plays the piano is elton john and he is gay...literally...
    Ignore this A) musically ungifted person, B) lazy ass who clearly did not have the stamina to through with it.

    Any instrument is fantastic to learn.
    Chicks dig it.

    "Finished piano" - No, not amus
    8th good enough.

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    Regarding those extra HSC marks for doing AMUS/LMUS...I haven't heard about those. Don't you have to do music performance as a subject and it counts as any other subject? I mean, if you are good enough to be LMUS then clearly you'll be capable of getting 5 or so marks higher than one who is only 8th. But I don't think you get a freebie 5. There is no such thing as freebies in Years 11&12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifequest View Post
    Ignore this A) musically ungifted person, B) lazy ass who clearly did not have the stamina to through with it.

    Any instrument is fantastic to learn.
    Chicks dig it.

    "Finished piano" - No, not amus
    8th good enough.

    Violin for 1 yr and guitar for 1 yr. Will stop violin once I hit 8th grade.
    Will stop guitar lessons in 3 years time.

    Regarding those extra HSC marks for doing AMUS/LMUS...I haven't heard about those. Don't you have to do music performance as a subject and it counts as any other subject? I mean, if you are good enough to be LMUS then clearly you'll be capable of getting 5 or so marks higher than one who is only 8th. But I don't think you get a freebie 5. There is no such thing as freebies in Years 11&12.

    P.S. Elton John rocks. Oh- and it's SIR Elton John to you.
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    Re: Playing the piano

    Quote Originally Posted by lifequest View Post
    Ignore this A) musically ungifted person, B) lazy ass who clearly did not have the stamina to through with it.

    Any instrument is fantastic to learn.
    Chicks dig it.

    "Finished piano" - No, not amus
    8th good enough.

    Violin for 1 yr and guitar for 1 yr. Will stop violin once I hit 8th grade.
    Will stop guitar lessons in 3 years time.

    Regarding those extra HSC marks for doing AMUS/LMUS...I haven't heard about those. Don't you have to do music performance as a subject and it counts as any other subject? I mean, if you are good enough to be LMUS then clearly you'll be capable of getting 5 or so marks higher than one who is only 8th. But I don't think you get a freebie 5. There is no such thing as freebies in Years 11&12.

    P.S. Elton John rocks. Oh- and it's SIR Elton John to you.
    lol...i can play guitar...

    and piano is cool if ur asian i guess ahha...thats the only people who actually like that shit...same with violin...

    most boring of all instruments...
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    Re: Playing the piano

    i can (sorta) play the scientist by coldplay on the keyboard app on my ipod
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    I dig men that play the piano same with women so long as they dont have a face only their mother could love.

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