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#1 of 3 Old 03-27-2005, 03:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm attempting to increase my skills on the piano. I took lessons for a bit in high school, but wasn't very interested in it. Now I am just pactising/learning pieces on my own -- can't afford (time- or money-wise) lessons. So, I'm thinking that listening to good pianists will help me refine my playing, any recommendations?

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I love listening to great piano music. But, even though I've been playing since
I was 5, most of them are beyond my abilities. So, although they're inspirational, don't know helpful it is on learning to play better. Couldn't hurt though!

I really like:

George Winston
Billy Joel
Elton John
Dave Brubeck Quartet
Harry Connick Jr.

I'm sure there are more, but that's all I can think of right now. If I see any more in my CD collection tonight, I'll post back.

Oh - I also found that the book "Piano For Dummies" was pretty good for learning some of the basics about chords, etc. I got it from my library.
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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll see if my library has them.

Oh, I'm sure they are far beyond my playing abilities, yes I'm just looking for inspiration. I have a hard time putting any feeling or, I don't know, finesse or something into my playing. Even when there are dynamics marked, I'm so caught up in trying not to mess up which notes I'm playing, I don't think about putting anything else into it. :LOL I'm hoping listening to some pros will help.

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