Music Learning Notes (Piano) 29/10/2020

An observation on the range I’ve been playing depending on grade: Initial — 1-2 Octaves depending on piece. Treble clef seems to be between middle C (c4) to c5. Bass clef does not quite go down to c3, though we do touch e3 and d3 for a couple of pieces. (for more information about keyboard…

Music Learning Notes (Piano) 25/10/2020

Short and simple notes here. Still working on the Reinagle piece for my first class, but also playing some Bach pieces from the Big Book of Beginner’s Piano Classics: Air on a G String (main theme), and Sarabande from English Suite #3 (it’s nice that it’s in Eb because I have to work on Eb…

Music Learning Notes (Piano) 15/10/2020

Well, I made so much progress in the past two days, I suppose I have to write a post! Discovered that I could play pieces in the Grade 1 TCL book. Am now working on Reinagle’s Minuet from there. I have played it with enthusiasm so many times that I have started memorizing it. Am…

Music Learning Notes (Piano) 14/10/2020

Was in a piano funk for about two weeks. The enormity of how far I have to go to get to my destination, the fact that I’m playing initial grade pieces at the age of 45 — it’s really, really rough. Mostly I am mad at myself. I got my piano back circa 2013-2014. I…

Music Learning Notes (Piano) 01/09/2020

Last week I took three days off from the piano to focus on classical guitar, and for the other days I was only playing 15-30 minutes a day. I seemed to be getting steadily better, however. I suspect it is because I was really focusing on targeted practice, working on the different bars carefully. Muscle…

Music Learning Notes (Piano) 17/08/2020

I figured I’d better post here about my piano work as a motivation to keep going. I had a few days off last week, and the week before. And tonight. Surprisingly, when I started playing again over the weekend, I’d gotten better. I think part of this slowness is because I’ve been working on properly…

Music Learning Notes (Piano) 15/07/2020

Well, it’s high time that my piano learning progress got its own posts. Right now I’ve slowed down a bit on the piano because I only have so many hours in the day and I’m also focusing on the Classical Guitar more. Nevertheless, progress is steadily made and I have more keyboard confidence than in…