March 27, 2018 at 1:28pm

One problem this website has is that it does not list the composer of pieces played in the Statistics > Pieces performed section (@YM - Bummer, leh). So a quick way to search this particular website is to do something like this on Google Search (or you can also type this straight into the Address Bar on Google Chrome):

Type in - site:thepiano.sg digest zimmer

The... See More

One problem this website has is that it does not list the composer of pieces played in the Statistics > Pieces performed section (@YM - Bummer, leh). So a quick way to search this particular website is to do something like this on Google Search (or you can also type this straight into the Address Bar on Google Chrome):

Type in - site:thepiano.sg digest zimmer

The above example will search for all instances of Hans Zimmer pieces mentioned in the digests of thepiano.sg. You can check out the search results for the above example over here.

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Gavin Koh

OMG! I typed in "Bach" and it coughed out JS Bach, JC Bach, Offenbach, and Leybach. Hooray, now I can easily research to play a new piece that's not been heard by Pianovers before. Thanks a... See More

OMG! I typed in "Bach" and it coughed out JS Bach, JC Bach, Offenbach, and Leybach. Hooray, now I can easily research to play a new piece that's not been heard by Pianovers before. Thanks a million!

March 28, 2018 at 7:33pm
Mabel Ong

I just tried the feature! Useful!! Thumbs up! I tend to search sometimes by composer too.

April 3, 2018 at 1:12pm
Corrine Ying

Thanks! The new feature is indeed very helpful.

April 4, 2018 at 7:48pm
Gavin Koh

And even though it reads "Frédéric Chopin", you can just type "Frederic" ignoring all the diacritical marks, and the search engine will still give you a proper search result.

I guess, the... See More

And even though it reads "Frédéric Chopin", you can just type "Frederic" ignoring all the diacritical marks, and the search engine will still give you a proper search result.

I guess, the only minor problem is that the search engine can't parse hanyu pinyin (not that I'm asking for that feature).

April 4, 2018 at 10:51pm
March 30, 2018 at 11:18pm

Come support us! SUTD is next to a Downtown Line MRT Station!

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Mabel Ong

Wow wow wow! How did it go? How's the crowd on a Sat afternoon? ?

April 1, 2018 at 12:31am
Goh Zensen

It was a success! We were hoping to see you there!

April 1, 2018 at 8:47pm
Mabel Ong

I'd love to support you guys! I'm now based overseas, however. Keep it up! ?

April 3, 2018 at 1:11pm
March 1, 2018 at 12:39am

What if you are handicapped; can you learn to play the piano? Or if you become handicapped; can you continue to play the piano?
Check the comments below to learn more about these inspirational pianists in short documentary-like segments. Add anyone else that you might know below too. Thanks.

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Mabel Ong

I think in Singapore, there's this Purple movement or something.

March 16, 2018 at 1:41pm
Carlyn Ng

There's a event called True Colours Festival now. Is it related to this topic? https://truecolours.sg

March 20, 2018 at 10:54am
Gavin Koh

Sure, it is. Thanks for informing!

March 20, 2018 at 11:06am
Gavin Koh

I attended the inaugural True Colors Concert and was humbled by the performances; the participants are all handicapped in some way.

There was a pianist from Singapore - Azariah Tan - he's... See More

I attended the inaugural True Colors Concert and was humbled by the performances; the participants are all handicapped in some way.

There was a pianist from Singapore - Azariah Tan - he's almost deaf - but he played Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu very well. Other performances hailed from across the globe; with one other pianist (Seong Il Kim), violinists, excellent singers, talented dancers, a digital orchestra, and even an enthusiastic Children's Choir.

It was an excellent night that I will not soon forget!

March 28, 2018 at 4:53pm
March 16, 2018 at 1:43pm
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Carlyn Ng

Saw the pianist smiled at 1:18 mark there. Nice!!

March 20, 2018 at 10:53am
November 27, 2017 at 4:34pm

Just wondering how many in the group are adult learners (regardless of the level) who either (i) start playing piano or (ii) start taking piano lessons, as an adult?

I am one. :)

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Gavin Koh

Most Overdrive ebooks are just that - books, as in novels. At least I got one epub with a number of music pieces within. However, the NLB e-resources is great if you want to find national songs or... See More

Most Overdrive ebooks are just that - books, as in novels. At least I got one epub with a number of music pieces within. However, the NLB e-resources is great if you want to find national songs or say you miss the score for Rangoon primary school's school song, or something like that.

In summary, e-resources are still pretty weak when it comes to music scores IMHO. But not too shabby in the theory department. Better to just go to the Esplanade Library to browse through and borrow from a wide range there.

December 21, 2017 at 8:24pm
Mabel Ong

Looks like I should make a trip there soon. Never thought I would go there. Haha.

December 23, 2017 at 6:37pm
Mabel Ong

Pauline, are you taking private piano lessons, or you go to music school?

February 24, 2018 at 7:12pm
Yoke Ping

Mabel, I'm taking private piano lessons.

February 26, 2018 at 11:26pm
February 12, 2018 at 1:04pm

Happy Chinese New Year! 恭喜发财!

What's your favourite CNY song?

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Gavin Koh

Thanks for asking! It surely must be one of these: Top 10 list from... See More

Thanks for asking! It surely must be one of these: Top 10 list from Spotify. Here is a complete Youtube playlist for those who want to listen -
#01: 大地回春
#02: 恭喜恭喜
#03: 財神到
#04: 迎春花
#05: 賀新年
#06: 恭喜发财
#07: 春天来了
#08: 祝福你
#09: 小拜年
#10: 新年喜洋洋

February 12, 2018 at 11:26pm
Liew Soo Hin

Haha. Certainly a list of very popular CNY pieces.

I think 新年歌儿唱 should be in the list too!

February 20, 2018 at 9:54am
Mabel Ong

Mine would be 大地回春! But didn't hear this piece played very often this CNY period leh. Anyone went to River Hongbao?

February 24, 2018 at 7:07pm
January 19, 2018 at 4:39pm

I've always known this piece by Emil Chau. Didn't know it has a Japanese origin!!

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Carlyn Ng

Btw, my favourite has been 风雨无阻! Hahaha!

February 3, 2018 at 4:52pm
Adelynn Khoo

Siew Tin, are you taking formal lessons now? I noticed you have played so many pieces, when I looked at your profile.

February 21, 2018 at 12:37pm
Pek Siew Tin

Yes. Mi try no play repeat pc during ?meetup^+^

February 21, 2018 at 6:08pm
Mabel Ong

That's really an impressive "personal rule" you have. No wonder you've a long list of pieces!! ?

February 24, 2018 at 7:06pm
January 3, 2018 at 10:37pm

Thank you, Tea Zhi Yuan, for your contribution of this article.

"One instrumental development in Beethoven’s reign was the development of piano music and hence, the development of his piano sonatas. It is in my opinion that it is in these 32 that we see a beautiful series, each sonata carrying a crucial role in the evolution of music. And if we ever compare the 1st and 32nd sonata he wrote, it would seem that 2 different people have composed them."

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Liew Soo Hin

My personal favourite is Sonata No. 17 in D minor, the 3rd movement. Simple motif but engaging.

February 12, 2018 at 1:13pm
Tea Zhi Yuan

Hi Soo Hin. Thank you for your reply. Yes, it is a simple and engaging motif and i believe that would be the tempest sonata. Ah, but unfortunately, I do have some prejudice or I guess "some beef"... See More

Hi Soo Hin. Thank you for your reply. Yes, it is a simple and engaging motif and i believe that would be the tempest sonata. Ah, but unfortunately, I do have some prejudice or I guess "some beef" with that particular sonata (which explains why I didnt include it in any of the articles). But we have own preferences and the right to preference (some say that my personal favourite sonata, the Appasionata and particularly the 3rd movement sounds like a mouthful of notes that is not constructive, and I thought this should be applied to Liszt).

February 13, 2018 at 7:29pm
Liew Soo Hin

Zhi Yuan, we are all open to discussions. ? Would you like to share why you have "some beef" with Tempest?

February 18, 2018 at 12:21pm
Tea Zhi Yuan

Hi Soo Hin. I think it for that sonata, i feel it is just a mouthful of notes especially so for the development of the 3rd movement, a style that is evident in most of his middle sonatas. All of a... See More

Hi Soo Hin. I think it for that sonata, i feel it is just a mouthful of notes especially so for the development of the 3rd movement, a style that is evident in most of his middle sonatas. All of a sudden everything sounds unconstructive. Yeah... i dont think its the best thing he has written and i dont particularly enjoy pieces with the same characteristic (Hint Hint Liszt Sonata)

February 22, 2018 at 12:42pm
February 6, 2018 at 10:45am

Thank you, Tea Zhi Yuan, for your contribution of this article.

"Since Beethoven’s time, the face of music changed forever. Beethoven made it possible for one to break the traditions of music. And by casting away the dogmatic conventional approaches of music from the past, great composers after Beethoven (many of whom modeled their own compositions after Beethoven) carried on his legacy of musical innovation. Other composers too inspired others to push the boundaries of music and the... See More

Thank you, Tea Zhi Yuan, for your contribution of this article.

"Since Beethoven’s time, the face of music changed forever. Beethoven made it possible for one to break the traditions of music. And by casting away the dogmatic conventional approaches of music from the past, great composers after Beethoven (many of whom modeled their own compositions after Beethoven) carried on his legacy of musical innovation. Other composers too inspired others to push the boundaries of music and the cycle of inspiration goes on and on till present times. And true enough, the cycle will still continue; the music of today: Pop, Rap etc. will irrevocably inspire a new music movement."

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Mabel Ong

Wa.. Mr Tea, thanks! Enjoyed reading both of your articles. Btw, what's "Tea" in Chinese? Hehe.

February 10, 2018 at 3:36pm
Tea Zhi Yuan

Hi Mabel. Glad that you enjoyed the articles. haha. you have to be the millionth person to ask me for my chinese surname! Care to take a guess? hint its not 茶

February 13, 2018 at 12:41pm
Mabel Ong

Closest I can think of is "Tay", so I guess it's Zheng?

February 18, 2018 at 12:25pm
Tea Zhi Yuan

Bingo:))) yeah my chinese surname is zheng.

February 22, 2018 at 12:33pm
February 2, 2018 at 10:21pm
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Liew Soo Hin

Listening Live with a group of concert goers definitely feel different altogether. That said, I only attend concerts selectively.

If you're a fan of Yiruma and haven't been to one, I guess... See More

Listening Live with a group of concert goers definitely feel different altogether. That said, I only attend concerts selectively.

If you're a fan of Yiruma and haven't been to one, I guess you could take the chance.

February 12, 2018 at 1:02pm
Michael LS

Been seeing a lot of this concert's advertisement on the TV recently.

February 20, 2018 at 9:55am
Adelynn Khoo

Yup, I noticed too. What's the cheapest ticket?

February 21, 2018 at 12:36pm
Mabel Ong

Think it's $98.

February 21, 2018 at 7:43pm

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