May 26, 2019 at 4:15pm

Is there any pianist who is looking for a duet partner of mostly baroque and classical repertoire? Also i would love to try some old school video game rep like Zelda and Mario if any scores are out there. Please message me if you're interested. And let me know if this is the wrong part of the forums to post and either move it for me or I'll move it. Cheers all, Jess

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Gavin Koh

You would probably find what you need on https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/. The website comes with free scores, midi files and Finale files... See More

You would probably find what you need on https://www.ninsheetmusic.org/. The website comes with free scores, midi files and Finale files.

June 11, 2019 at 1:11pm
December 5, 2017 at 8:38pm

Is there anyone seeking to play a duet or a piece for four hands or maybe needs a vocalist, instrumentalist or more? Why not list your title and composer below and we can take it away by contacting each other through the user messaging function for a lively collaborative performance at our weekly recitals.

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Carlyn Ng

Gavin, I only managed to play very very simple duet with my teacher, hehehe. I'm still beginner. But I like duets!

December 16, 2017 at 10:59am
Gavin Koh

Yes, duets are great fun!

December 16, 2017 at 10:03pm
Gavin Koh

Here are books of classical duets from various composers that are begging to be performed by Pianovers:
a)... See More

Here are books of classical duets from various composers that are begging to be performed by Pianovers:
a) A Book of Piano Duets
b) École de la mesure
c) Melodien-Album
d) Pianoforte-Album
e) Moore's Irish Melodies
f) Payne’s Album für Musik
g) Modernes Vortragsalbum ausgewählter neuzeitlicher Tonstücke

Of course, you can just go to IMSLP and pick a composer that you like and look up their list of duets or 4 hands piano pieces.

December 19, 2017 at 8:18am
Jessica Joplin

Jessieca Joplin here. I have 2 books i want to play with someone who loves baroque and classical repertoire. Books are "Piano duets baroque composers" and "Piano duets classical composers"... See More

Jessieca Joplin here. I have 2 books i want to play with someone who loves baroque and classical repertoire. Books are "Piano duets baroque composers" and "Piano duets classical composers" Compiled and edited by Michael Aston. Particularly wanting someone to play Secondo for "Allegro con spirito" by J C F Bach (classical), and "Arrival of the queen of Sheba" by Handel (baroque). Want to play for fun and hope to perform. Anyone up to wanting to learn, let me know :D Best, Jess

May 26, 2019 at 4:00pm
February 8, 2019 at 4:48pm

I got myself a used piano few months ago. Started learning a bit on my own. Still thinking if I should get a teacher to have formal lessons. Any self-taught pianists here? Any tips? I've tried some youtube videos for beginners, and also bought a couple of adult books. Still fumbling with reading the doh ray me.. haha.

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Gavin Koh

Well, I have tried for fun non-paid versions like Sight Reading Trainer and Note Trainer Lite. There also paid versions, but never tried them. So, really it's up to you.

February 12, 2019 at 8:55am
Linette Choo

Hehe, of coz I'm trying the free ones first. After a day's work, I'm actually quite tired, and it's challenging to get myself to the piano.

Hope I can make it. *cross fingers*

February 13, 2019 at 1:22am
Yoke Ping

For myself, progress is faster after starting lessons. However, that may also be because my instrumental teachers have always been a very strong source of motivation for me to practice, coupled... See More

For myself, progress is faster after starting lessons. However, that may also be because my instrumental teachers have always been a very strong source of motivation for me to practice, coupled with the fact that I have to put in financial resources for the lessons. Before that, I just played at my own sweet time.

February 21, 2019 at 12:00am
Tey Aik Han

I am new to this forum. Just want to share my experience as a self taught piano player 🙂
When I was about 7, I had piano lesson for less than a year. I quit before I took grade 1 exam... See More

I am new to this forum. Just want to share my experience as a self taught piano player 🙂
When I was about 7, I had piano lesson for less than a year. I quit before I took grade 1 exam because I found the elementary pieces to be too boring and and the teacher too fierce.
When I was 12, I heard my friend playing a Richard Clayderman piece, and I instantly wanted to learn that. Took me many months to start to learn reading notes again, and painstakingly memorize the note to be able to piece the melody together.
Till today, I self-taught every piano piece that I wanted to play, and I never find practicing boring as I did when I was learning formally from a teacher.
I guess what I am trying to say is that I think the motivation of wanting to learn a song I like is a lot stronger than trying to learn piano steps by steps, hence maybe to put your aim on learning a piece that you like regardless of grades may help to push you harder.
Having said that, not having a proper musical education means that you may miss out on many technical skills requires to perform advance pieces properly. (I found it out the hard way) Therefore I think it is important to decide if you are playing for yourself or for others... if you just want to please yourself, YouTube tutorial and bashing through the notes is sufficient for you to learn the song you like.

May 16, 2019 at 3:56pm
January 8, 2019 at 3:52pm

I just finished my 12th original composition and released the piano solo sheet music, that to me is kind of a milestone.

The new piano solo piece is called "An Unforgettable Adventure". You can listen to it on SoundCloud by clicking the image below (don't forget to "Follow" me there to get updates). The background for this piece is where you have a truly memorable adventure, one filled with peaceful moments, reflective moods, and quite a bit of excitement.

A friend of mine... See More

I just finished my 12th original composition and released the piano solo sheet music, that to me is kind of a milestone.

The new piano solo piece is called "An Unforgettable Adventure". You can listen to it on SoundCloud by clicking the image below (don't forget to "Follow" me there to get updates). The background for this piece is where you have a truly memorable adventure, one filled with peaceful moments, reflective moods, and quite a bit of excitement.

A friend of mine actually interpreted "An Unforgettable Adventure" as a monument to life. She said that the first part of the song reflects childhood and youth, the middle part is akin to sprinting through life in your career, and for me, I feel that the ending part reflects old age. Nevertheless, that's still an adventure to me. An adventure in life!

Hope you will like it. I might perform it at Pianovers Meetup one day. Thanks.

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Gavin Koh

I just finished my 24th original composition... you can listen to it on my Soundcloud at https://... See More

I just finished my 24th original composition... you can listen to it on my Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/gavinkoh/a-threnody-for-freedom-piano-solo. Here's to many more original songs.

March 13, 2019 at 12:50pm
Gavin Koh

Phew... here is my 36th original piano composition since I started composing in August 2018.

Continuing the "Piano Ballades for the Road" album, here is the sixth piece from the set; it has... See More

Phew... here is my 36th original piano composition since I started composing in August 2018.

Continuing the "Piano Ballades for the Road" album, here is the sixth piece from the set; it has been given the moniker of "Angst". Grit your teeth and finish playing this challenging piece.

I sincerely hope you enjoy it.

https://soundcloud.com/gavinkoh/ballade-of-angst-piano-solo

April 26, 2019 at 5:09pm
April 2, 2019 at 10:04am

The registration for the 4th Singapore Raffles Cultural & Arts Festival, organized by Singapore Raffles Music College is now open!
This festival comprises of 4 Competition Categories: Piano, Chinese Orchestra, Vocal and Dance. Whether you are a student, a professional or someone who simply enjoy performing, this is the BEST chance for you to shine!

Event Date: 20 - 22 August 2019
Location: Singapore Raffles Music College & Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

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The registration for the 4th Singapore Raffles Cultural & Arts Festival, organized by Singapore Raffles Music College is now open!
This festival comprises of 4 Competition Categories: Piano, Chinese Orchestra, Vocal and Dance. Whether you are a student, a professional or someone who simply enjoy performing, this is the BEST chance for you to shine!

Event Date: 20 - 22 August 2019
Location: Singapore Raffles Music College & Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Registration Deadline: 6 June 2019

Why should you sign up?
• A nurturing stage for you to gain exposure in performing and competing at an international level.
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March 13, 2019 at 12:02pm

Piano Piece Pick #16 - (If I got my numbering correct,) I would love to resume this series...

Mendelssohn is often nobody's favorite composer, so allow me to introduce a piece of his - Fantasie, Op. 28, a 3 movement work. It is also known as "Sonata écossaise" or the Scottish Sonata. Each movement is faster than the one before it (just like Beethoven's "Moonlight").

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VTlaGREM7I... See More

Piano Piece Pick #16 - (If I got my numbering correct,) I would love to resume this series...

Mendelssohn is often nobody's favorite composer, so allow me to introduce a piece of his - Fantasie, Op. 28, a 3 movement work. It is also known as "Sonata écossaise" or the Scottish Sonata. Each movement is faster than the one before it (just like Beethoven's "Moonlight").

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VTlaGREM7I

IMSLP link to score sheet: https://imslp.org/wiki/Fantasie%2C_Op.28_%28Mendelssohn%2C_Felix%29

February 28, 2019 at 12:23am

Love is Blue is a classic sentimental song that has captured my attention, since I first heard it in music lesson in Secondary 1. My music teacher Mr Sem Kai Peng played this out, and we students were supposed to play out the piece on the recorder.

Recently after receiving music lessons in 2018, I heard this piece again and attempted to deconstruct its elements. I will be deconstructing the Paul Mariat A minor version.
Its introduction chords is appregioic zigzag style, and my... See More

Love is Blue is a classic sentimental song that has captured my attention, since I first heard it in music lesson in Secondary 1. My music teacher Mr Sem Kai Peng played this out, and we students were supposed to play out the piece on the recorder.

Recently after receiving music lessons in 2018, I heard this piece again and attempted to deconstruct its elements. I will be deconstructing the Paul Mariat A minor version.
Its introduction chords is appregioic zigzag style, and my favourite element is the counter melody in the second verse.
In the middle of the piece, there is a parallel modulation from A minor to A major. I feel this is very apt as after the modulation to the major key, the lyrics turn from being depressed about lost love, to flashbacks about happier times "When we met, how the bright sun shone." before going back to being sad again "Then love died, now the rainbow is gone", and correspondingly the music changes back to the minor key.

Thanks for reading my analysis and perhaps I shall post again about my favourite piano pieces.

February 28, 2019 at 12:23am

Love is Blue is a classic sentimental song that has captured my attention, since I first heard it in music lesson in Secondary 1. My music teacher Mr Sem Kai Peng played this out, and we students were supposed to play out the piece on the recorder.

Recently after receiving music lessons in 2018, I heard this piece again and attempted to deconstruct its elements. I will be deconstructing the Paul Mariat A minor version.
Its introduction chords is appregioic zigzag style, and my... See More

Love is Blue is a classic sentimental song that has captured my attention, since I first heard it in music lesson in Secondary 1. My music teacher Mr Sem Kai Peng played this out, and we students were supposed to play out the piece on the recorder.

Recently after receiving music lessons in 2018, I heard this piece again and attempted to deconstruct its elements. I will be deconstructing the Paul Mariat A minor version.
Its introduction chords is appregioic zigzag style, and my favourite element is the counter melody in the second verse.
In the middle of the piece, there is a parallel modulation from A minor to A major. I feel this is very apt as after the modulation to the major key, the lyrics turn from being depressed about lost love, to flashbacks about happier times "When we met, how the bright sun shone." before going back to being sad again "Then love died, now the rainbow is gone", and correspondingly the music changes back to the minor key.

Thanks for reading my analysis and perhaps I shall post again about my favourite piano pieces.

September 26, 2018 at 3:36am

I originally joined Pianovers with intentions of chances for public performance and to make friends.
Never did I expect to fall in love with some classical music here which I originally thought was too dreary.
Here are a few favourites of mine and acknowledgements to friends who introduced these pieces to me:
1) Military March 1 in D major by Schubert, thanks to Jeremy Foo and Matthew Soh.
2)Prélude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor by Rachmaninoff, thanks to Jonathan Lam... See More

I originally joined Pianovers with intentions of chances for public performance and to make friends.
Never did I expect to fall in love with some classical music here which I originally thought was too dreary.
Here are a few favourites of mine and acknowledgements to friends who introduced these pieces to me:
1) Military March 1 in D major by Schubert, thanks to Jeremy Foo and Matthew Soh.
2)Prélude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor by Rachmaninoff, thanks to Jonathan Lam
3) Pictures of an Exhibition, Promenade 1 by Modestsky, courtesy of a mental health video I watched
4) Choral Symphony no 9, 2nd Movement by Beethoven, thanks to NUS Choir and the NUS Symphonic Orchestra!!

Next I might discuss the musicalities of these classical pieces to determine why I like them so much!

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Mabel Ong

It's good to explore different genres! I'm learning many songs from the many pieces played by you all each week. Kudos to you all!

January 9, 2019 at 11:42am
Janice Liew

Mabel, have you ever been to Pianovers? Pls come and make friends with us regulars! I go there about 3 times a month.

February 27, 2019 at 11:51pm
February 21, 2019 at 11:14pm

Here is my 6th nugget of knowledge - Music Map.
https://www.music-map.com

Discover similar new artists just by keying one that you like. You can key in classical composers, chinese artists (use their English names if possible), and of course, modern performers.

For eg., here is a map to Yiruma and a bunch of artists whose music is similar to his:
https... See More

Here is my 6th nugget of knowledge - Music Map.
https://www.music-map.com

Discover similar new artists just by keying one that you like. You can key in classical composers, chinese artists (use their English names if possible), and of course, modern performers.

For eg., here is a map to Yiruma and a bunch of artists whose music is similar to his:
https://www.music-map.com/yiruma.html

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Albert

O dear, oldies famous composers - Yao Min, Liu Jia-chang, Gu Ye, Wang Fuling, Miki Takashi all returned "not found".

February 22, 2019 at 9:56pm
Gavin Koh

I guess their database has been populated more with American / British artists. You might want to propose your own list of artists then at http... See More

I guess their database has been populated more with American / British artists. You might want to propose your own list of artists then at http://www.gnoosic.com/vote

February 22, 2019 at 9:55pm
Albert

Thanks Gavin. Kind of sad that while the whole world soaks up much of the Western music ( classical and pop ), the rich musical heritage of the East seems largely unknown to most of the Western... See More

Thanks Gavin. Kind of sad that while the whole world soaks up much of the Western music ( classical and pop ), the rich musical heritage of the East seems largely unknown to most of the Western music world (?).

February 25, 2019 at 9:00pm

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