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Originally Posted by Pianoperformance
..I am throwing in the towel.

PM me your address and if it's not too far away, I'll take the CS11 off your hands, seeing that you won't be needing it anymore... smile

PS, the little one is indeed amazing... Although I find him inspiring, not demotivating.

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Originally Posted by Pianoperformance
..I am throwing in the towel.



When I was a kid, starting piano (and with absolutely no knowledge of classical music) in a minuscule country far, far away, my teacher used to tell me stories of the young Wolfie (Mozart), when I first started learning his childhood pieces - stuff he composed when he was half my age. (I was ten). About how he was carted around Europe by his father, playing for the great and good, learning from all the musicians he met, absorbing their music - and composing as well as performing (& improvising) to the manner born. And I was actually playing his music!

I couldn't wait to learn more & more, practice more and more......so that I'll eventually be able to play more & more of his music. Maybe even his more mature music.

As for today's prodigies - I reserve judgement for until they grow up a little...... wink


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Must remember that there are some who are born with the ability. Others, like us, have to work at it. I would imagine it would be very boring to have the ability to never need to learn. My son had no problems learning and playing music. With a few kiddie lessons on how to read music, a few years later he taught himself Maple Leaf Rag in one sitting. It was not long before he stopped playing piano because there was no challenge. Though, it would be nice...


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JoBert! I looked at my piano, and thought I should have kept the Yamaha! I hope young Evan continues with the love of playing the piano, as much as I love the struggles learning to play as an adult. But he is amazing, the musicality is something that comes with years of playing...that is what I find amazing. I looked at the piece he was playing, 😳

Just picked up my first pair of intermediate/computer/piano glasses....omg, awesome. Now sight reading exercises should be less of a squint and a miss..... really recommend the little expense. If you live in the US, check if you are near Warby Parker, $95 all in for single vision lenses and frame....
Now me back to some piano practice...Satie gnossienne 4...left hand with my eyes closed..don't need the glasses ..

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For me, very muck like Jobert says, I don't find it demotivating at all, but inspiring and just think to myself, I'll take my hat off.

Just as Malkin put it, enjoy your own journey, that's how I see it, with whatever limitations we may have.

Fore those that get down on themselves watching such things, then perhaps watch this, you will realise having both hands and 10 fingers is something we take for granted every day. Yet, she can still enjoy her own journey too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MU2Y--nfFI



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Nice video Alexander. Beautiful to see that. Indeed, we are so lucky to be able to play. I cherish it, everyday. Like an Ace in the pocket that not many know about or would understand. But it feels good to have.

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That's an amazing video. Thanks!


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