Ways you can participate in the tonebase Piano Community

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    • Cihan
    • Cihan.1
    • 3 mths ago
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    Hi, I'm beginner pianist and I need guidance for this site. Where should i start?

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    • Cihan How long have you been with the piano? That will help me know how to best give advice!

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      • Cihan
      • Cihan.1
      • 2 mths ago
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      Dominic Cheli About one year

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    • Dominic Cheli I’m not sure if I am doing this correctly. I have a question to ask so I will go ahead with my question and see what happens:

      I am 67 years old. At the beginning of Covid I decided to get back to playing the piano. I hadn’t played for quite a while. I started out learning pieces which were way too ambitious, so I’ve decided to embark on much shorter works. My problem is that I cannot seem to get a piece up to an acceptable level of playing. I can play but not to the required speed or even slightly slower, without inaccuracies creeping in, so I just move on the the next piece. I know I should be able to play these because I progressed just beyond grade 8 when I was young and learnt some advanced music eg chopin ballade g minor, rachmaninoff prelude g minor etc, so I’m baffled that I can’t seem to bring say a Bach prelude and fugue (2 and 6 book one), Chopin etudes (op 25 number one and two,) or a Beethoven sonata (Pathetique first movement) to performance level. My learning process appears to have slowed down and my patience is challenged. Presently I’m trying my luck with a Chopin nocturne (op 27.2). Such a beautiful work and I thought I would seek your advice before this work meets a similar demise as so many others. 
      many thanks for taking the time to read all of this. 

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  • Dominic Cheli Dominic, re trills: I listened to your webcast of August 17, 2021 on trills. Wow! A phenomenal amount of knowledge you shared! As per your suggestion, I’d like your opinion on how many trills to play per measure, starting with ms 65 of Paderewski’s Menuet, Opus 14, #1. And especially how to coordinate the left hand’s 4-notes on beats 2 and 3 of measure 66, etc. Thank you. 

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    • Ignazio
    • Ignazio
    • 1 mth ago
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    Hi! I just signed up, I can’t wait to dig into the lessons 

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