Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > Artists Corner > Talk Instruments
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-22-2008, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
**** Steve Harvey
 
mannny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: MASS
Posts: 423
Default Piano Discussion

This is a thread for all the pianists out there. Discuss what you're currently playing or listening to or ask questions related to the piano.

I'm classically trained and have been playing for 8 years now. Right now I'm preparing Bach's Prelude and Fugue in D minor from the WTK Book II and Beethoven's 5th Sonata in C minor for a competition in January.
__________________
mannny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2008, 11:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
we are stardust
 
Astronomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,863
Default

I've been playing piano for about twelve years. I was trained classically but as I got older my style became pretty random. I have a Casio electric piano with weighted keys which rocks, and a really old Weinbach Belgian upright piano which is out of tune because I just moved house and the traveling screwed it up :/

I don't really learn other composer's work anymore, I mainly just make up my own stuff
__________________
Astronomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 12:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
Later on...
 
FireInCairo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 1,236
Default

I'm self taught but have a basis in musical theory, I mainly create my own compositions but I play the odd classical piece.
__________________
O G MUDBONE: Only You can prevent forest fires.
FireInCairo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 03:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 17
Default

Despite my handle, I play a lot of piano ... I have a little b.g. in classical - but am mainly self taught - making up my own pieces and style
GuitarPlayer101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 06:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
**** Steve Harvey
 
mannny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: MASS
Posts: 423
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shiseido_red View Post
I've been playing piano for about twelve years. I was trained classically but as I got older my style became pretty random. I have a Casio electric piano with weighted keys which rocks, and a really old Weinbach Belgian upright piano which is out of tune because I just moved house and the traveling screwed it up :/

I don't really learn other composer's work anymore, I mainly just make up my own stuff
I have a Casio digital piano as well but I mostly use my old Bach upright piano.
__________________
mannny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 06:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
we are stardust
 
Astronomer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,863
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mannny View Post
I have a Casio digital piano as well but I mostly use my old Bach upright piano.
Nothing beats a real piano But unfortunately most of my playing is on the go or at live gigs so something portable like my Casio is ideal.
__________________
Astronomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2008, 07:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
**** Steve Harvey
 
mannny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: MASS
Posts: 423
Default

I see. I really only play classical so I'm always on my real piano. I have yet to play in a band. Whenever I jam with friends I usually am playing the guitar, mostly just because I really don't know much improvisation or contemporary music on the piano.
__________________
mannny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 09:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
daz
Groupie
 
daz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 14
Default

hey Manny, how's the preps for your competition in Jan?

For piano works I like to listen to stuff that I can't yet play, like some of Bartok's works :P Just heard a bit of Harry Connick Jr's jazz piano of a christmas piece and am stuck on my chair in awe right now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by shiseido_red View Post
Nothing beats a real piano
Agreed
daz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 09:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
Raptor
 
DearJenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Posts: 1,325
Default

I have a casio as well. I've been playing since middle school, and most of my knowledge is theory, so my actual performance is a bit lacking.

I just learned Mad World by Gary Jules though and lately I've been working on learning some Dresden Dolls but Amanda plays rediculously fast!
__________________
So here's to living life miserable.
And here's to all the lonely stories that I've told.
Maybe drinking wine will validate my sorrow.
Every man needs a muse and mine could be the bottle.
DearJenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 10:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
**** Steve Harvey
 
mannny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: MASS
Posts: 423
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by daz View Post
hey Manny, how's the preps for your competition in Jan?
Ugghh. It's going alright. I think I've reached that stage where it's getting very hard to improve on the pieces. Like I can play them fine but its a matter of "professionalizing" them, I guess. Anyways, I'm performing the Bach for a smaller audience in a couple weeks. That should probably help reveal some areas that I can polish up.
__________________
mannny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.