susan-teo-6366's picture
May 31, 2018 at 3:02pm

Is there a min qualification in sg for teachers to start teaching piano? I hear different stories across. Some say gr 8, some say must have teacher cert. Is there such a thing called teacher cert?

#teacher

gavin-koh-6941's picture
June 13, 2018 at 12:42am

Excellent Transcriptions #2 - Frank Dupree's transcription of Gershwin's An American in Paris is so well done that people have been asking for his version to replace the current simplistic rendition being sold today. It's that good!
PART 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBSXpKj_WSA
PART 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtSh6JfiSSA... See More

Excellent Transcriptions #2 - Frank Dupree's transcription of Gershwin's An American in Paris is so well done that people have been asking for his version to replace the current simplistic rendition being sold today. It's that good!
PART 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBSXpKj_WSA
PART 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtSh6JfiSSA

#PianoPieces

gavin-koh-6941's picture
November 1, 2017 at 1:16am

If you were composing piano pieces, what music notation software would you recommend - MuseScore, Finale, Sibelius, or something else?

#composing

susan-teo-6366's picture
June 17, 2018 at 3:22pm

I'm told that I cannot turn off the power to my piano. Why? What is the power for?

#PianoCare

goh-zensen-1469's picture
March 26, 2017 at 10:14am

This Schoenberg brand baby piano, unlike many other makes, is a real piano just like its regular counterparts (e.g. hammering onto strings), except it is smaller and having fewer octaves. Despite that, you can still play the full piece of Bach's Invention No. 13 in Am on it without the need to perform any transpositions! And it needs at 4 adults to carry it because of its heavy weight. Makes of other small pianos sound more like glockenspiels instead of regular pianos because they use the... See More

This Schoenberg brand baby piano, unlike many other makes, is a real piano just like its regular counterparts (e.g. hammering onto strings), except it is smaller and having fewer octaves. Despite that, you can still play the full piece of Bach's Invention No. 13 in Am on it without the need to perform any transpositions! And it needs at 4 adults to carry it because of its heavy weight. Makes of other small pianos sound more like glockenspiels instead of regular pianos because they use the mechanism of that of the toy piano's.

#PianoBrands #PianoModels

susan-teo-6366's picture
May 31, 2018 at 3:00pm

I saw 2 pianos placed at tanjong pagar mrt there. So anyone can just play on them?

#PublicPiano

thepianosg-1's picture
June 10, 2018 at 10:37pm

There is no Pianovers Meetup on 17 Jun 2018.

The next Pianovers Meetup #82 is on 24 Jun 2018.

#ThePianoSG #pianovers #PianoversMeetup #announcement

adelynn-khoo-6442's picture
November 8, 2017 at 8:36am

Just viewed the performance of this lady - impressed !

Btw, I usually hear this on the guitar instead. Probably my first, or perhaps second, time hearing it on the piano.

#PianoPieces

gavin-koh-6941's picture
June 3, 2018 at 6:29am

Excellent Transcriptions #1 - Debussy's Prélude à l'aprés-midi d'un faune, or Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, is originally a symphonic poem for orchestra, but beautifully transcribed here for the piano.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbr7c2eRpUY

#PianoPieces

gavin-koh-6941's picture
May 31, 2018 at 5:26pm

Time to share my fourth (I think) useful nugget of knowledge. Have you heard or seen arrangements by Mercuziopianist on Youtube?

Well, he actually has a full page of FREE scores arranged by him that is available for download at: https://mega.nz/#F!3BwFVQDT!KxeT8Wt426Y0XEKHHF8v2w

The 532 arrangements are quite... See More

Time to share my fourth (I think) useful nugget of knowledge. Have you heard or seen arrangements by Mercuziopianist on Youtube?

Well, he actually has a full page of FREE scores arranged by him that is available for download at: https://mega.nz/#F!3BwFVQDT!KxeT8Wt426Y0XEKHHF8v2w

The 532 arrangements are quite well done, so go and download what you need and play them at the next Pianover Meetup.

#PianoPieces

goh-zensen-1469's picture
April 15, 2018 at 10:22pm

Should only technically-challenging pieces be deemed as being aesthetic? The following is a good read:

#MusicAesthetics

gavin-koh-6941's picture
May 30, 2018 at 12:57pm

For Michael: Here's the third missing thread originally discussed under the Asturias video. Playing the Villanesca requires you to master the hand-crossing technique. Here is the piece being played by Pierre Morabia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqyOMz4pQ7Y

#PianoPieces

gavin-koh-6941's picture
April 30, 2018 at 9:42am

I can't believe it that the movie "Space Odyssey 2001" is 50 years old this April. Here is Also Sprach Zarathustra (a tone poem from Richard Strauss) which was featured prominently in the movie and played on the piano here by David: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E3u4ABksco

Do you know of any other classical piece being used in movies? Share below.

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I can't believe it that the movie "Space Odyssey 2001" is 50 years old this April. Here is Also Sprach Zarathustra (a tone poem from Richard Strauss) which was featured prominently in the movie and played on the piano here by David: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E3u4ABksco

Do you know of any other classical piece being used in movies? Share below.

#PianoPieces

thepianosg-1's picture
May 7, 2018 at 7:23pm

There is no Pianovers Meetup on 13 May 2018.

The next Pianovers Meetup #78 is on 20 May 2018.

#ThePianoSG #pianovers #PianoversMeetup #announcement

gavin-koh-6941's picture
April 14, 2018 at 10:19pm

Would we see electronic gadgets that are useful for pianists? For example, I need one of these because URA Centre is a bit too dark for my poor eyesight.

#OnlineStore

gavin-koh-6941's picture
April 14, 2018 at 11:17pm

Awkward situation for a pianist #1 - What would you do if you, the pianist, attended a recital all ready to play K.467 and was caught off guard by the starting bars of K.466? Luckily, it was only a lunchtime concert (a rehearsal for the evening concert) for Maria Joao Pires. But, more luckily for her, Maria had played K.466 before and she easily switched gears to play the required piece.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v... See More

Awkward situation for a pianist #1 - What would you do if you, the pianist, attended a recital all ready to play K.467 and was caught off guard by the starting bars of K.466? Luckily, it was only a lunchtime concert (a rehearsal for the evening concert) for Maria Joao Pires. But, more luckily for her, Maria had played K.466 before and she easily switched gears to play the required piece.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n89F9YKPNOg

#events #concerts

gavin-koh-6941's picture
April 15, 2018 at 12:12am

Awkward situation for a pianist #5 - When something breaks on the piano, will you panic? Perhaps a string snaps in the middle of your performance, perhaps your score flies off, or perhaps this happens to you... your chair breaks... Ouch! Has something similar ever happened to you? Did you keep your cool and continue?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb9NXU4yUYw

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Awkward situation for a pianist #5 - When something breaks on the piano, will you panic? Perhaps a string snaps in the middle of your performance, perhaps your score flies off, or perhaps this happens to you... your chair breaks... Ouch! Has something similar ever happened to you? Did you keep your cool and continue?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb9NXU4yUYw

#events #concerts

gavin-koh-6941's picture
April 14, 2018 at 11:47pm

Awkward situation for a pianist #4 - Cell phones! Bleeping and blooping in the middle of the concert hall? Oh no... please don't make it awkward for the pianist. Always remember to turn it to silent mode. Please. Listen to Christen Zacharias' views on disturbed concerts. Would it happen in Singapore too? Share any experiences you have. Thanks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAaU8yPXA1A

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Awkward situation for a pianist #4 - Cell phones! Bleeping and blooping in the middle of the concert hall? Oh no... please don't make it awkward for the pianist. Always remember to turn it to silent mode. Please. Listen to Christen Zacharias' views on disturbed concerts. Would it happen in Singapore too? Share any experiences you have. Thanks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAaU8yPXA1A

#events #concerts

gavin-koh-6941's picture
April 14, 2018 at 11:37pm

Awkward situation for a pianist #3 - Well, page turners better pay attention, because if you make a mistake, the pianist will create a blunder - big time! Maybe, it's time all pianists invest in a page-turning app.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If6SJWoAQKE

#events #concerts

gavin-koh-6941's picture
April 14, 2018 at 11:28pm

Awkward situation for a pianist #2 - What happens if you had a stuck pedal problem during your recital? Here's how Brazilian pianist Eliane Rodrigues handled the issue - injecting some "underground" humor into the major hiccup (puns intended).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBbRTRBY4D4

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Awkward situation for a pianist #2 - What happens if you had a stuck pedal problem during your recital? Here's how Brazilian pianist Eliane Rodrigues handled the issue - injecting some "underground" humor into the major hiccup (puns intended).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBbRTRBY4D4

#events #concerts

gavin-koh-6941's picture
April 10, 2018 at 12:45am

Besides Richard Clayderman, are there any other people whose light piano music playing is well known (if not as famous)? Here's my list of the pianists from yesteryear (please see comments below as I can't paste them here due to some technical reason). Some of these artistes are still around to serenade us; their music, and their playing style, shall however remain evergreen. Enjoy listening and getting ideas for a song you wish to perform.

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Besides Richard Clayderman, are there any other people whose light piano music playing is well known (if not as famous)? Here's my list of the pianists from yesteryear (please see comments below as I can't paste them here due to some technical reason). Some of these artistes are still around to serenade us; their music, and their playing style, shall however remain evergreen. Enjoy listening and getting ideas for a song you wish to perform.

#general

adelynn-khoo-6442's picture
March 19, 2018 at 11:31pm

When composing a song, does the melody come first, or the lyrics?

#composing

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