Poll: what kind of music do you like to play? - Let us know what you like!

Like to talk with other young piano students? This is the place!

Poll: what kind of music do you like to play? - Let us know what you like!

Rock
0
No votes
New Age
0
No votes
Folk
0
No votes
Blues
0
No votes
Jazz
2
13%
Classical
13
81%
Other
1
6%
 
Total votes : 16

Postby Dr. John Zeigler - PEP Ed » Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:45 pm

Ok, guys. Here's you chance to tel you piano teacher what you would really like to study and play. Vote above and comment below.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom. - Albert Einstein
User avatar
Dr. John Zeigler - PEP Ed
Site Admin
 
Posts: 994
Joined: Sun Jun 08, 2003 6:46 pm
Location: Rio Rancho, NM USA

Postby 81-1074658942 » Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:21 pm

Well I'm very very much into classical music and that's the main thing I study. It's also complicated enough that I need more help with it than I probably would with some other styles.
But I must say i have this little soft spot for jazz when I get to sing along with it. :)
User avatar
81-1074658942
 

Postby 73-1078374881 » Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:18 am

Like Quidam, I play mostly classical music, but one thing I really have lots of fun doing is making arrangements of hymns, movie themes, etc. and violin/piano transcriptions of piano pieces. Right now I'm making arrangements of the Exodus Theme and "L'Chaim" from Fiddler on the Roof (NOT in the same song :D). I'm having troubles writing the accompaniment part. Does anyone have ideas?
User avatar
73-1078374881
 

Postby Mins Music » Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:43 am

Wow. Okay, so I know five votes is not a lot, but it's interesting to me that Classical is the category everyone has chosen.

And for all those young students who may be reading, please vote, even if you don't want to 'comment' - as a teacher this is really interesting stuff! :)




Edited By Mins Music on 1082101496
"I forget what I was taught, I only remember what I've learnt." - Patrick White, Australian novelist.
User avatar
Mins Music
 
Posts: 524
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2004 5:12 am
Location: Goonellabah

Postby 81-1074658942 » Sat May 01, 2004 10:48 pm

Since we all seem to be classical nuts here :;):, is there any particular period of classical music that you really like? Don't like?
User avatar
81-1074658942
 

Postby 112-1093136018 » Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:37 pm

i love classical music!
i don't think there's any type of classical music that i don't like, actually
User avatar
112-1093136018
 

Postby 81-1074658942 » Mon Aug 23, 2004 4:28 pm

Same here! But I think what I pick as my favorite type of classical depends on what I'm working on. :) Sometimes I'll be totally enthralled with Bach, and other times I'm gushing over Rachmaninov or Shostakovich or Ravel or Gershwin.. well the list gets pretty long.
User avatar
81-1074658942
 

Postby 112-1093136018 » Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:59 pm

well, as stereotypical as it may be, i adore mozart . . .but who doesn't!
User avatar
112-1093136018
 

Postby 80-1091265929 » Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:07 pm

I like chopin very much :)
User avatar
80-1091265929
 

Postby 97-1128742375 » Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:36 pm

I like Chopin very much too! I really like the Romantic period in classical music. :)
User avatar
97-1128742375
 

Postby Stretto » Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:06 pm

It won't let me vote twice :( . I like to play mostly classical, but like to play a little folk, hymn arrangements, praise and worship, and pop in the mix.

I really like simple tunes as found in a lot of folk music. I like Stephen Foster tunes, and other Early American popular folk tunes so I like arrangements of these.


appassionata,
If you could number your favorite Romantic composers with 1. being your top pick on down what would they be?
Stretto
 
Posts: 745
Joined: Mon May 16, 2005 10:34 pm
Location: Mo.

Postby 97-1128742375 » Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:54 pm

That's a good question!
1. Chopin
2. Liszt
I am not really sure!!! :D
User avatar
97-1128742375
 

Postby 108-1121887355 » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:31 pm

I am taking a poll of my students.
One 11 year old is for classical - Beethoven at the monent, but enjoys others.
Another 11 year old likes "Rags" and 'jazzy' pieces but also plays and enjoys classical.
My very talented 8 year old likes "everything so far" (Her quote). She may hesitate the first week, but once into a piece, she likes it. Whatever she is playing is her favorite.
My grand daughter , who is 8, likes show tunes but also has enjoyed many folk songs and classical.
My 10 yo granddaughter likes the popular music of the moment,(which is almost never my favorite). She also has the appreciation for classical and likes show tunes. Her class is learning to sing. "New York, New York" and so she is working to play that.
The young boys, and some girls are into Harry Potter. Hedwig's theme seems to be popular.( I don't feel Williams gave it his all) They also like folk music, and classical as "Wm Tell Overture", "Musette"," Beethoven's Fifth"etc. (easy versions) and of course the theme from" Star Wars"
Their likes may change often.
Whatever it is, they are learning and having fun!
User avatar
108-1121887355
 

Postby 108-1121887355 » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:47 pm

My students wanted to vote here as most do not hve internet access at home and might not get their parents to help them, but we could not vote again!
User avatar
108-1121887355
 

Postby Stretto » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:10 am

I am "reviving" this thread as I noticed most people posted the kind of music they like to play but not specific works.

It would be really helpful to me as a teacher to know what specific pieces of music have been enjoyable for young students especially. It would be helpful to me if those that teach, take lessons, have kids taking lessons, or all of us thinking back through our own lesson experience to make a list of all the pieces of music we have found most enjoyable. It could be anywhere from beginner to advanced music but I was mainly thinking of the elementary - high school student age range. I'll think of some favorites I've done in taking lessons and some my students have enjoyed and post back.

We can turn it into a resource for teachers and students by making a list of "Favorite Pieces of Music for Young Students".

I'm always on the look-out for music my students may enjoy and it's not always easy to find something they will really fall head-over-heels in love with playing.
Stretto
 
Posts: 745
Joined: Mon May 16, 2005 10:34 pm
Location: Mo.

Next

Return to Young Students

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron