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    The piano thread

    Evening all, just wandering do we have any piano players here on the forums, I play as much as I can. Haven't actually got a piano but I've got one of those 61 key keyboards which I got last Christmas, wouldn't mind playing proper piano though when I get some money (saves sneeking into the school hall at breaks and getting chased out lol). But anyway the reason for this thread is just to discuss all things piano like favourite pieces, pieces you'd like to learn, favourite pianists etc.
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    Peices I would like to learn but cannot be bothered: Fur Elise, Layla and Rondo Alla Turca.

    Favourite pianist: Leonard Bernstein.
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    Would like to get involved, but I lack the time and commitment to play to a good standard
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    This is indeed a bit of a soft thread.

    Yeah i can remember learning all those terms in year 9 music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Would like to get involved, but I lack the time and commitment to play to a good standard
    I really think that the most important thing when it comes to playing piano isn't time or something but more a passion for the art form itself.

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    Not played in years, been meaning to get a decent keyboard, not got round to it, will do when the dust on the guitar reaches 6 inches.

    Used to have an electric organ at home, now that was fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by cover drive man View Post
    I really think that the most important thing when it comes to playing piano isn't time or something but more a passion for the art form itself.
    The most important thing when it comes to music is having parents with unfulfilled lives who make you practise till they are hoarse.

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    Thought about making this thread ages ago TBH, but obviously with \keyboard\organ\synth in as well.

    Anyway, clearly keys > all other instruments.

    I don't play excessive amounts of classical stuff and haven't since completing Grade Eight 7 years ago. Lack the motivation to find new stuff to learn now I've done all the quals. A few of my fave "pop"(ish) pieces are The End Of The Innocence by Don Henley (played by Bruce Hornsby), Boom Boom Mancini by Warren Zevon, New Song by Howard Jones, Take On Me by A-Ha and The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby.

    My fave players are Elton John (obviously), Bruce Hornsby, Billy Joel, Jools Holland and Ludwig van Beethoven. A few of those widely considered to be among the best are listed here. Must say there are 2 or 3 I've never even heard play so much as one thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indipper View Post
    The most important thing when it comes to music is having parents with unfulfilled lives who make you practise till they are hoarse.
    Kinda AWTA. But it's useless if you don't have the desire yourself. I went through a period where I just couldn't BA, and as a result I gave-up for a couple of years. However much nagging Mum and Dad gave me, it just made me less enthusiastic, not more.

    Eventually got back into it after realising how much I missed the darn thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indipper View Post
    The most important thing when it comes to music is having parents with unfulfilled lives who make you practise till they are hoarse.
    Sadly. But I think there is a fine line to be drawn between parents who "live vicariously through their children" and a parent's genuine desire to see their child find something they are passionate about, get good at it, and enjoy success. You can't fault a parent for wanting to see their kids happy and it's no secret that success is one of the factors that brings happiness. Granted, sometimes kids should just be kids but there's something to be said for encouraging activities like sports, musical instruments, or other such hobbies to avoid a perpetual addiction to TV/video games that almost all kids (and adults!) have anyway.

    That said, i would say the most important thing (along with some level of passion) is to have support and encouragement - be it forced or not. As long as your parents make you do it, or you want to do it for yourself and you have their full encouragement, you're good to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indipper View Post
    The most important thing when it comes to music is having parents with unfulfilled lives who make you practise till they are hoarse.
    Yeah music is full of so called prodigies who are really just rich kids who've been told to play two hours a day and have just hired a virtuoso to come in to teach. I think you should leave a lot up to the child because if they don't like the piano, they're not going to take it very seriously. I mean, I'm never going to be a painter solely because I don't like painting, same applies with peoples views on music, if you don't like playing an instrument you shouldn't really carry on.

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    There was a study recently that concluded that it basically takes a person 10,000 hours of practice to attain 'genius' status as far as musical instruments go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    There was a study recently that concluded that it basically takes a person 10,000 hours of practice to attain 'genius' status as far as musical instruments go.
    Linky linky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cover drive man View Post
    Linky linky?
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008...tliers-extract

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