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I just did a quick search and it doesn't look the the Pixel has an audio interface, so you won't be able to do what Pete14 is suggesting, alas. On iOS products, they have an audio interface integrated, so you can just plug the phone right in to the USB on the N1X and it will record audio from it directly, thus it's all sync'd. It's very handy, I do it often.


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Originally Posted by woppa
Hi All - got my N1X for a bit over half a year now and spent everyday learning and hammering away. Decided to start a YT channel to document my progress, here is Chopin Op48 No1. Still a WIP, but getting there!


Your technique, state of relaxation, fluidity, and phrasing seem to be highly impressive for 7 months of self-taught piano.

On your channel, at 4 weeks of self-taught progress, you were already playing Fantaisie Impromptu. Doesn't this piece feature polyrhythm? 👏

This is highly impressive. Would you mind sharing how you have achieved this?

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Originally Posted by navindra
On your channel, at 4 weeks of self-taught progress, you were already playing Fantaisie Impromptu. Doesn't this piece feature polyrhythm? 👏

This is highly impressive. Would you mind sharing how you have achieved this?

I think the answer here is just not to compare yourself to other people shocked

Especially on YouTube, that way madness lies.


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On your channel, at 4 weeks of self-taught progress, you were already playing Fantaisie Impromptu. Doesn't this piece feature polyrhythm? 👏

This is highly impressive. Would you mind sharing how you have achieved this?

I think the answer here is just not to compare yourself to other people shocked

Especially on YouTube, that way madness lies.

As a fairly new piano player myself (almost 5 years), I would also like to know the answer. Did he teach himself how to read music from scratch and after 4 weeks play Fantaisie Impromptu? It's extraordinary if he did and I would be inclined to commend him for his natural talent and hard work. He should do a TED Talk on how he achieved that. He might be able to inspire other people in their learning process.

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He's not learnt to read complex classical music, work out all the fingerings required throughout, memorise it, and have the technique to pull it off in 4 weeks no, this is simply fantasy, and if they claim this is the case they're not telling the truth. They would be the first person born into this world in the history of mankind to achieve such results because its never happened. You can't play a diploma level piece in 4 weeks from no training whatsoever.

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Maybe he had experiences on other keyboard instruments but not the piano. Anyway it sounds a bit misleading.


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Only a bit misleading, eh? smile

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I don’t think Woppa says anywhere that he started learning piano at the same time that he got the N1X 😁 Woppa probably have been playing for some time but on a different piano. Or did i miss any information?

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You guys, I once saw a five-year-old sight-read the Goldbergs, so never say never.


Correction: He didn’t ‘sight-read’ the variations but rather played them blindfolded.

I know what you’re thinking, Mac, “he was peeking from the sides”.....

Well, I’ll have you know that the room was packed with eyewitnesses who ascertained that the fold was sealed-shut and there was no way he could’ve been cheating/peeking! grin

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Here's something I'm currently working on. Still many mistakes but it's the first étude I am trying to go all the way through. Sorry for the action noise (I didn't record the MIDI).



P.S.: this is a piece I am curious to try again after getting the action regulated.

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There are many things above the N1X. Did you manage to avoid obstructing the openings of the speakers ?


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I think just the two side speakers. The middle one must have been covered sorry.

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Originally Posted by srslysupersonic
Here's something I'm currently working on. Still many mistakes but it's the first étude I am trying to go all the way through. Sorry for the action noise (I didn't record the MIDI).

P.S.: this is a piece I am curious to try again after getting the action regulated.

That’s very good! When you said “still many mistakes” my expectations were very low whereas that’s already good enough 👍🏻

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Don’t be sorry : you can’t send a spatial sampling fully through YouTube. I don’t think we would hear something different with or without the centre speaker.

I should try if it changes something will playing with speakers (but usually, I practice with headphones).


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I almost always play and practice with headphones too. But sometimes it's nice just not to feel the pressure of the pads around the ears 🤣. This was also recorded on a smartphone so the audio capture was not the best. I think there is a slight difference when I don't have all that stuff blocking the middle speaker, but I don't think it's that huge. Anyways I don't have audiophile ears 😆

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Originally Posted by srslysupersonic
Here's something I'm currently working on...

P.S.: this is a piece I am curious to try again after getting the action regulated.

Very nice. I enjoyed listening to that. Thank you for sharing.

It’s interesting that you mention this because I’ve been wondering about how regulation would impact playability.

I have noticed that it’s a bit easier to perform single key repetitions (not in a musical context) on two acoustic grands. It’s not a significant difference, but it’s slightly easier. I think it either has to do with the longer key pivot length and or regulation.



As a beginner to early intermediate player I don’t feel limited by my N1X. I wonder if a regulated N1X would feel any different to me given my experience level.

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OK I tested with the USB recording function these past few days and learned how to use a proper video editor. Audio quality much better, thanks!

By the way, replying some comments above, the time progress I'm using is the time I spent learning it from scratch for the piece.

I can read sheet music and had piano lessons as a kid for a few yrs some 30+ yrs ago, so I couldn't play a single piece, not even a phrase, but I could read the sheet music and know where the notes are, outside of that I started from beginning with videos like proper posture. I got the N1X Aug last yr and devoted my entire time to it, practicing 3-5hrs a day and another 3 or hrs on YT tutorials (Graham Fitch) and professional pianists (mostly Chopin competition).

Anyway, here's the recording


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Originally Posted by navindra
On your channel, at 4 weeks of self-taught progress, you were already playing Fantaisie Impromptu. Doesn't this piece feature polyrhythm? 👏

This is highly impressive. Would you mind sharing how you have achieved this?




I learned it from Graham Fitch and also Nahre Sol, those two videos above were what I used.

So the rhythm I dumbed it down to 4v3 and then slow play practiced about 10min a day, and also in my spare time tapping the polyrhythm on random surfaces, it locked into muscle memory pretty quick.

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Originally Posted by srslysupersonic
Here's something I'm currently working on. Still many mistakes but it's the first étude I am trying to go all the way through. Sorry for the action noise (I didn't record the MIDI).

P.S.: this is a piece I am curious to try again after getting the action regulated.

Whoa good job! Your hands looking very nice!

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