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by Judex
Wed May 01, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Song Lesson structure
Replies: 2
Views: 1294

Re: Song Lesson structure

I knew there must be somebody out there who liked the system of adding a few notes here and there, but it was driving me nuts - as soon as I'd begin developing some muscle memory (or I guess the image these days is thickening the myelin sheathing of the neurons), something would change and I'd find ...
by Judex
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Am I the only one who is having a heart attack at rookie session 8?!
Replies: 12
Views: 2750

Re: Am I the only one who is having a heart attack at rookie session 8?!

"There are books for learning piano fingering."

Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit is not one of them.
by Judex
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: for me it's all about nerves and feel
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: for me it's all about nerves and feel

chk9710 - any idea about the difference playing for teacher vs playing for the computer makes for playiing before an audience (real or virtual)? As for getting a lot more time in, me too. When I was taking (non-piano) lessons in high-school, it didn't go over real big if I wanted to work/fool around...
by Judex
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Option to hide the cursor
Replies: 10
Views: 1785

Re: Option to hide the cursor

Another request for a "hide the cursor" option. At times, the cursor seems to be "twitchy" - a little less than "jerky", but still distracting. Could this have something to do with having other programs being open at the same time, a browser for example? (I usually do have at least something else ea...
by Judex
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: for me it's all about nerves and feel
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Re: for me it's all about nerves and feel

I wonder if working with a teacher makes a difference in the level of performance anxiety? At least it prepares you for dealing with the presence of another human being, although virtual audiences can be a lot rougher than I imagine a teacher who wants to keep a paying student would be.
by Judex
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ear training with EarMaster
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Re: Ear training with EarMaster

I forgot the most important part: EarMaster.com, look for the big "Free Downloads" button. This may be a time-limited offer - they are currently offering a download link rather than a direct link from within the main page (as they were a couple of weeks ago), so this may not be a permanent feature.
by Judex
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ear training with EarMaster
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Ear training with EarMaster

The EarMaster people are making the basics of their latest program - 7.x - available for free. Considering what I paid for EarMaster Pro 5.0 long ago, this is a super offer. (I was originally hoping for a cheap upgrade of the old version, since it was set up for guitar rather than piano and the prog...
by Judex
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Time Signature question
Replies: 13
Views: 2629

Re: Time Signature question

Right, with the backing tracks the notation is not so much a problem as an irritation. Getting all these fingers to the right notes at the right time is the problem - I feel like I just can't think quite fast enough, and when I slow the tempo down to a crawl, then my mind tends to wander... It's a w...
by Judex
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Time Signature question
Replies: 13
Views: 2629

Re: Time Signature question

Yeah, I read David's post about why PGS decided to go with 4/2 - but I also saw a post above by someone who gave up on the program/app/whatever because of it. As I said, I'm looking forward to the end of it - being comfortable with what they switch to later on is an advantage for those who are alrea...
by Judex
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Bootcamp Lessons
Topic: Time Signature question
Replies: 13
Views: 2629

Re: Time Signature question

The 4/2 time is a real hassle if you've been reading music long enough to have strong associations with the symbols as used in 4/4 etc. music. Someday I'll tell people I learned to play the Can-Can in 4/2 - I expect it'll seem hysterically funny. At the time, I got so frustrated trying to remember w...