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Posted 6/2/08 , edited 6/2/08
Hi everyone, thanks for being in the group!

About the forum topic, I think it would be interesting if everyone put in a bit of information about the way they play. Personally, for me, I play by ear, because I'm not used to reading notes, although I think it'd be cool to sight-read and stuff.

So how about you guys?
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definitely reading notes lol. Im not that great at transcribing music... i just leech other people's transcriptions lol. Ive played with notes since i started piano 10 years ago, and ive always done it that way lol
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lolZ... leech other people's transcriptions?
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Posted 6/2/08 , edited 6/2/08
i play by reading notes.
but sometimes can be quite slow at reading the notes. haha.
can't seem 2 figure out da notes just by hearing. lolz.
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i usually read the notes... but i prefer playing with ear... i feels like i have more freedom... >.0
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Posted 6/3/08

fullbustergray wrote:

i usually read the notes... but i prefer playing with ear... i feels like i have more freedom... >.0


Oooh... just like me! Yup... I prefer playing by ear coz it's like you're half-composing the song...
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I play by reading notes but sometimes I be quite slow at it. I can only play by the ear when I memorized the piece.
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Posted 6/4/08

observantzani wrote:

I play by reading notes but sometimes I be quite slow at it. I can only play by the ear when I memorized the piece.


same thing.^^
Posted 6/5/08

observantzani wrote:

I play by reading notes but sometimes I be quite slow at it. I can only play by the ear when I memorized the piece.


Same here
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Posted 6/7/08

808SilverAqua080 wrote:

Hi everyone, thanks for being in the group!

About the forum topic, I think it would be interesting if everyone put in a bit of information about the way they play. Personally, for me, I play by ear, because I'm not used to reading notes, although I think it'd be cool to sight-read and stuff.

So how about you guys?


I envy you guys!! ^_^ i wish i could play by ear... i've gotten so used to sight-reading, i think it's restricting me from playing by ear.... i can pick out the melody which i play with the right hand, but i suck at the accompaniment played by the left... >.<
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Posted 6/7/08 , edited 6/7/08
I wish that I could play by the ear. But sometimes when I don't have the sheets I try to find the notes on the piano.... that can work but it take time. I sight-read... but I haven't played in a long time so I'm learning to get better at it. I have gotten better on it. But I wish that I could play harder songs.... But practise makes perfect!



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Wow.. I'm the one who envies u guys... it's so cool to sight-read and stuff...hehe.. but well, i guess we'e got to be contented with what we have, right?
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808SilverAqua080 wrote:

Wow.. I'm the one who envies u guys... it's so cool to sight-read and stuff...hehe.. but well, i guess we'e got to be contented with what we have, right?


^_^ haha! ^_^ let's both do our best to improve!!
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Posted 6/8/08
Both, but I was trained to play by note-reading. By ear is an arguous task, but it allows me to be creative and express my individuality.
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Both, but I was trained to play by note-reading. By ear is an arguous task, but it allows me to be creative and express my individuality.


wow!! can you teach me how to play be ear.... i can only do right hand.... not the left for accompaniment...>.<
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