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  1. I can't reason with, nor do I wish to reason with...

    I can't reason with, nor do I wish to reason with someone whose logic is on a level whereby they beieve that architecture is becoming simpler and less ornate purely because a new building in...
  2. I feel this thread needs a more detailed...

    I feel this thread needs a more detailed response.



    I'm trying to understand the relevance of this point. What are you meaning by this?
  3. This is just wrong. Music is more complex than...

    This is just wrong. Music is more complex than it has ever been. Just with every other discipline in the world. Chopin didn't have to worry in the slightest about spectralism. And Bach didn't...
  4. I'd rather you answered the issues I raised...

    I'd rather you answered the issues I raised individually than avoiding them. Answering specifics isn't confrontational.

    The more you write, the more i'm doubting you potentialy could answer the...
  5. Fist things first - I don't post here to argue...

    Fist things first - I don't post here to argue with people. I post here to potentially help others with issues they may have with regards to piano, as it's an area i'm versed in. I won't be drawn...
  6. All very good, but you used the word 'nice', yet...

    All very good, but you used the word 'nice', yet still haven't said what you mean by it.

    I want to know what you mean by the words you use, rather than what some article says, as there is the...
  7. Avant-garde doesn't mean 'tuneless and...

    Avant-garde doesn't mean 'tuneless and complicated' (which are both relative terms anyway).

    The nature of avant-garde is breaking the convention of expectancy within a set artform.

    If the...
  8. Could you define what a 'nice' sounding melody...

    Could you define what a 'nice' sounding melody is?

    What difference does it make if a composer writes a piece and no one likes it? Maybe all this shows is that the work is so original the masses...
  9. Evolution doesn't necessarily imply increasing...

    Evolution doesn't necessarily imply increasing complexity.

    Look at minimalism.



    Listen to Arvo Part and you'll see what I mean.
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    Go to a doctor. Unless anone here is a doctor,...

    Go to a doctor.

    Unless anone here is a doctor, and even then, it's impossible to give a diagnosis without actually seeing you.

    All other advice is nonsense, even if it does turn out to be...
  11. Good post, Cheez ;) OK in reply to your points...

    Good post, Cheez ;)

    OK in reply to your points -



    It depends what you mean by 'traditional' music training. Exposure to as much of the repertoire as possible was part of my training. ...
  12. I have to disagree with almost eveything in this...

    I have to disagree with almost eveything in this thread.

    Is there nothing left to say in language because every word in the dictionary has already been used somewhere else?

    There are thousands...
  13. What do you expect/want from your lessons? ...

    What do you expect/want from your lessons?

    What do you expect/want from your playing?


    I've found that students who change tutors a lot are usually students who don't really know what they...
  14. Sounds like a great idea, Cheez ;) My Scottish...

    Sounds like a great idea, Cheez ;)

    My Scottish accent may be an issue though lol.

    Over the next few weeks i'm going into the studio to record some Czerny (aargh! lol), so can't make it for a...
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    So that's all there is to it! If that's all...

    So that's all there is to it!

    If that's all there was to it, we'd all be playing fluently in the various jazz idioms!!



    In reality, there are no short cuts to becoming good at something...
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    OK here's a very simple way of using inversions...

    OK here's a very simple way of using inversions (bass inversions, I mean):

    Use them to create a smooth transition from chord to chord by having the least amount of movement in the bass line when...
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    PS Kongwee: Cheez is very much correct in his...

    PS Kongwee: Cheez is very much correct in his comments RE jazz.

    Yes, rules in any style can be broken, but the old adage 'you have to know the rules to break them' is certainly very true.

    But...
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    There are two uses of the term 'inversion' when...

    There are two uses of the term 'inversion' when it comes to playing on the keys.

    There is the standard definition i.e. a note other than the root in the bass

    Or the definition used often by...
  19. Not necessarily. Many pop pieces only use a few...

    Not necessarily. Many pop pieces only use a few chords.

    If you had something with (for example) only the chords Am, Dsus2, and C, it could be numerous keys i.e. key of C, key of F, key of G.
  20. Never the best approach. Try to establish the...

    Never the best approach. Try to establish the key the song is in - everything else is easier from there.

    There are many ways to establish the key - if you have the three major chords, you have...
  21. How exactly do you spend your time when learning...

    How exactly do you spend your time when learning songs? What do you do to learn them? If you say exactly what you do when learning something then it'll be easier to say what you could do to improve...
  22. I've given the 'standard' fingering for basic...

    I've given the 'standard' fingering for basic chords earlier on in this thread. However, it should be noted that the standard fingering can vary, depending on what's coming next, and what has come...
  23. Yes, it would. You'd eventually 'see' chords...

    Yes, it would.

    You'd eventually 'see' chords for what they are. You'd be playing something and would be like 'oh, that's just a 2nd inversion Bm', and consequently would know the fingering etc...
  24. Thread: Tapping

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    Yeah this is common. The note on both sides of...

    Yeah this is common. The note on both sides of the string when you tap tends to come through (i.e. if you were to pick both sides of the string when you have the tapped note held in, this is what...
  25. It still needs to be explained what a 'mistake'...

    It still needs to be explained what a 'mistake' is.

    If playing classical music, yes, playing a wrong note would be a mistake. But it isn't too difficult to play without playing a wrong note. ...
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