How well can I play piano?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by twistedlegato, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. twistedlegato macrumors 65816

    twistedlegato

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    Okay, I have been play for about 3 years, i know it does not sound like a lot, but most people think I do extremely well for how long I have played!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=yUQbUbRK8P0

    That is one of my best videos of me playing piano!
    Please tell me how i do!
    I am looking for tips on how to make my piano play capability even better!


    Here are some more!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Pr-yEwAZOTA

    That one will bring a tear to anyone that has played Windwaker.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=cyCRjmAeqxQ

    Some strange song, it sounds pretty lame in the beginning but it gets better towards the middle!

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    For 3 years thats very good. The only thing I will say is that it needs to be more fluid. Tempo wise and expression needs to come out more.

    A lot about playing piano is the ability to live thru the piece. Emotion goes a long way in how it sounds.
     
  3. twistedlegato thread starter macrumors 65816

    twistedlegato

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    Thats agood tip! Thanks!
     
  4. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

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    My tip would be to find a good piano forum and post this there.

    You'll get much better advice.

    As far as your playing... seems pretty good to me. I'm not much on classical piano. I prefer piano rock like Ben Folds... but whatever floats your boat.

    Your technique is probably good, but I don't play piano so I can't judge that.
     
  5. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    Wow, nice playing! I've played for 5 years (I'm 13) and I'm playing Mozart's easiest Sonata in C Major currently. Actually, I've just finished it up. The first Sonatina you posted I played about half a year ago, it's very nice! And the Winkwaker song brought back memories. :D
     
  6. twistedlegato thread starter macrumors 65816

    twistedlegato

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    Thats good to hear from a long term piano player, i myself am also 13 so that makes us pretty close!
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

    MacNut

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    What styles do you like to play, classical, jazz, blues, pop, The more types of music you learn the better you will get.
     
  8. twistedlegato thread starter macrumors 65816

    twistedlegato

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    Classical, thats my main one, but i love to play pop sometimes and even make some of my own songs, though they do suck.
     
  9. pianoman181 macrumors regular

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    Not bad. You definitely need to work on expression and fluidity. Not really my favored genre of music so I'm not going to critique much on that... I avoided it like the plague when I was still being told what to play. Find something you truly enjoy and pour your soul into it. You'll find that you and everyone listening enjoys it more. Was that a digital piano, because it seemed at times your articulation was a tad muddled. But if it is a digital piano or older spinet piano, it could be simply because the action isn't as good.

    Just so you know I'm not just running my mouth, I'm 18 and have been playing for about 12 years. I'm currently finishing up a song I've been working to perfect for quite a while. It's known as Rhapsody in Blue by none other than George Gershwin. If you haven't heard it, you haven't lived. And I suggest you watch this man play it:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=y-ocsuFv0Sc Part 1
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=RI_OfUpFh9w Part 2

    That is probably one of the best solo renditions you will ever hear. It's about 17 minutes long between the two parts, so make sure you've got some time.
     
  10. twistedlegato thread starter macrumors 65816

    twistedlegato

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    Yes it is a digital piano :(

    I keep asking my parents for a real one, a brand new glossy black upright piano :)
     
  11. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I have been playing for 9 years.

    Pretty good for 3 years! :)

    Ever heard of Jim Brickman?
     
  12. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Not by any means a musician, but I've played guitar for a few years.

    You are doing quite well! Keep up the practice. You can only get better and better.

    I've always admired pianists (can't say it without giggling) for their dexterity
     

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