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  1. If you liked today's lesson than SMASH that like button and make sure to SUBSCRIBE and TURN ON ALL NOTIFICATIONS so that you get updated when the newest lessons come out!
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  2. Nice video! I thought you will put here Bach's Two-parted invention in d minor. What do you think about that?

  3. I've found a simplified version of Nocturne Op.9 No.2 and put it into musescore, maybe that'll fit into the same category as the other pieces. Link: https://musescore.com/user/31049438/scores/5411663?from=notification

    Thanks for your suggestions, been looking for new skill-appropiate pieces to learn

  4. I noticed the triplet played against two eight notes in Ave Maria. From the way it is written I think I get it, but I have encountered some pieces that were more confusing.
    Could you demonstrate how you play this in a future video. I am only an intermediate player, so you don’t have do advanced examples.
    Thank you for all the great lessons you provide us. I also have enjoyed several of the live web cams.

  5. A lot of nice selections. The Chopin piece looks playable. The first piece "Ave Maria" by Schubert is not exactly easy to count. It's slow but the L is in groups of 6 and the R is in 4. The melody isn't hard to learn but getting both hands to sync can be a challenge in the beginning. Every time I hear the piece reminds me of the video of Luciano Pavarotti in front of an Italian villa singing the melody "A…-ve…, Ma-ri…-a".

  6. I wasn't paying attention to the sheet music when you said, "Arabesque," so (for a split second) I legit thought you were talking about Debussy's Arabesque No. 1 (which is quite advanced lol). XD

  7. I thought these were supposed to be piano pieces. Ave Maria is a vocal piece, Ode to Joy is part of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Canon was written before the piano came into being. I decided to quit watching at that point. Too many simple arrangements of nonpiano pieces.

  8. Urgh, the prelude in C, hate it! Was the first classical piece I started to learn, but it was boring to play to the extent that I switched to Chopin's nocturne and now I feel great $_$. Anyway, I feel like canon in D is actually more difficult than all the other begginer pieces featured in the video. There are many Chopin's works that are even easier than it, for example his prelude "raindrop" or prelude in C minor op.28 no.20 which is one of my favourites. Also, I should mention minuet in G major composed by Bach, or any Mozart's minuet, they are all quite easy.

  9. Hi, Tim, I'd really like to thank you for all the value you provide here. There are lots of piano channels, but your selection and mixture of explanations/sheet music/play is outstanding.

    Now that you showed Canon in D.. I tried that. I'm see myself still as a .. "motivated beginner with some sight reading experience", but I had some trouble with the wide arpeggios in left hand and the changes between them. You played them in the video, but.. can you maybe spend half a minute on how to handle those jumps between the arpeggios? Is that somehow like.. play them SLOWLY 250 times and then from no. 251 everything will work automatically?

    Thanks again.. and greetings from Germany!

  10. Thank you for the advice. Your video is a great reference for a beginner to pick the right music to practice without losing motivation. One thing struck my attention: my piano is a Casio CGP 700 I bought 4 months ago, and it does exactly the same thing at G5 (weaker and tinnier voice) when playing Bach's Prelude in C Major through its internal speakers. It is pretty good through the earphones though. Interesting. Is there a possibility that you may have returned yours to Sweetwater for that reason and they sold it to me?

  11. I am learning prelude Chopin prelude 6 i will then go to Bach prelude 1, do you think classical is easier to learn than traditional music like JOURNEY, QUEEN.?

  12. Another helpful video, Tim! Enjoyed your pronunciation of the "Blue Da-noo-bay!" You were kidding, right!? I know you know the "Dan-yube" is a river in Europe. Thanks!

  13. I am on my second year of piano lessons, and I am working on Canon in D. I would recommend Clair de Lune (Debussy) by Simply Classics, Polonaise (Chopin). Great video!

  14. Mozart Turkish March is actually pretty easy, the most difficult is the scales if you are not experienced

  15. I feel like you can take The Blue Danube and put it on every space video and every slow motion video ever. I used to hate it because I felt it was over used. Now, I actually like the song, and it's a song I want to learn how to play.

  16. Tim, the Blue Danube in the Simpsons was a parody on the movie 2001 Space Odyssey. In, the whole non gravity scene is a parody on a scene from 2001.

  17. Tim, the Blue Danube in the Simpsons was a parody on the movie 2001 Space Odyssey. In, the whole non gravity scene is a parody on a scene from 2001.

  18. Your tutorials are always not very easy to help, at least for beginners, assuming your lessons are for them right ??
    So next time make them more detail or by saying which notes your playing and the chord progression on your left hand. One thing i have never seen teaching its as what i call it ''accompaniment rhythms or styles '' like pop, rock, arabic,reggae etc. Can you do those some time ??

  19. The Blue Danube sheet music is from Learn Piano Free Sheet Music .com, but when I went to that website to download sheet music, my anti-virus (Avast) automatically stopped a threat from that website!! Don't go to that website if you don't have anti-virus installed. Also, full of ads of course, there's no such thing as "free"

  20. I like Mozart 's Concerto for Piano No. 21. Movement II, Andante. Also known as Elvira Madigan, it was used in a movie with this name in the 60's. Also Beethoven's Pathetique sonata movement II adagio. Both slow enough for a beginner, nice easy melodies, good left hand practice with arpeggios and repeating chords.

  21. The Beethoven piece was used on the Immortal Beloved soundtrack. The movie that got me to love Beethoven.

  22. Very good selection! But pleeeeease… could you make an effort to learn how to pronounce the names of the famous European composers.. it's like a knife in the ear to hear "Pakkelbel" or "Bakk"… when it is the sound like in English "Loch Ness" (no, it's not "Lokk Ness")… see the clip: https://youtu.be/-CgGAw2J0ec

  23. You were deliberately tweaking us with pronouncing Blue Danube as (Da Noo bay,) right? Right? Surely you know it’s pronounced (Dan-yoob) as in the river.

  24. Every time I hear Ave Maria sung in church, the pianist plays Bach's Prelude in C major, not the Shubert music. Here is Lessley Garret, singing it over the Bach piece https://youtu.be/5uzZu9HZBWA But Shubert's is nice, too, here is Maria Callas / Shubert version : https://youtu.be/sE1WoMocTlw

  25. moonlight sonata was actually the first piece I actually learned completely and it is a little difficult but very manageable even when I was just starting out. it is a good idea to start on simpler pieces like the ones in this video. I started with pieces like cannon in D, fur elise, etc but never finished them which is why I said moonlight sonata No 1 is the first piece i completed to a performable state. fur elise gets rather difficult in the second part so not the best piece to start out with like you would think so don't start with it. also it is way overplayed along with canon in D which is partly why i never finished it either since I got bored with hearing it so much. i guess you could say the same about moonlight as it is also often overplayed but I just happen to really like the chord progression in it.

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