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  • Ron
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    #3494 |

    What songs are you learning? KeyboardImprov lessons? Or maybe you’re focusing on a specific technique. It’s might even be a classical piece. Let us know and we can check it out too or share our own experiences.

    Anonymous
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    #3526 |

    I like the new look of the website, Ron. I am working my way through the Flowing Water series and having a great time with the lessons.

    Anonymous
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    #3535 |

    Hi Caliban, nice to meet you.
    Tim

    Ron
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    #3538 |

    Thanks for the positive feedback about the new site. And I’m glad people are enjoying the forum; it’s so important to have the support of others who are doing the same things we are.

    Keep me posted on the Flowing Water lessons. Any questions, etc. 🙂

    Anonymous
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    #3543 |

    Well, I have to learn new pieces every week for my Church, but this week I worked on the psalm The Lord Is My Shepherd by Leon C. Roberts, Easter Alleluia by Mart Haugen, Gloria by George Salazar, We Proclaim Your Death by (I think) Bob Hurd, and Jesus Christ is Risen Today (an old hymn, my dad considers it THE Easter hymn). There were a couple of other hymns for the service, but different musicians were in charge of the keyboard parts for those.

    A lot of those sounded pretty imperfect when I performed them earlier today, just because I got most of them only on last Friday. I did alright, though.

    I’m also working on the Blues lessons on this site, and I’m practicing the exercises you showed in the firstKeith Jarrett lesson, I think after a couple weeks I’m about confident to move onto the second (probably I’ll do that tomorrow; had a long day today).

    So, uh, I’m keeping busy.

    Ron
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    #3549 |

    It’s great you’re getting so much much music to learn at church, Eric. Even though it seems crazy at times having to learn so much in a short time, it’ pays off in the long run. You’ll get quicker at it, and also you’ll already know the pieces when you see them again. Once you play the same Easter hymn for 10 Easters, you know it VERY well!!!

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    #3556 |

    I’m working on Indian Summer and trying to get a clean take using the lesson format. It’s a nice song that I never tried to play before. If anyone has a nice video of Indian Summer could you post it here. Thanks Have a great day friends.
    Timbo

    Ron
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    #3565 |

    Here’s a version of Indian Summer w/ some tasty jazz trumpet playing:

    Anonymous
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    #3877 |

    I am pretty new to the site so starting with Flowing Water lessons, plus Chords, Chords, Chords. I have a couple of other pieces I played in my past that I am re-learning as well. but have lots of ideas for what I want to learn. I don’t want to jump in over my head just yet so focusing on the basics of getting my hands moving and improvising first.

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    #3926 |

    I am about to start lesson 3 of Chords Chords Chords. Beginning lesson 2 of Flowing Water. For fun I am trying to learn a simple version of “Misty”. Slow going there.

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    #3932 |

    Hallo everybody.

    My name is Nico and I’ve been studying with Ron since January.
    When I’m not struggling with Ron’s piano assignments I like writing songs,
    you can check me out on reverbnation : http://www.reverbnation.com/nicorizzuto

    Just now I’m working on the Classic Rock Songs, the Blues Etudes and Flowing Water.
    Ron encouraged me to occasionally share some of the things I send to him, so
    here is a songcloud link to my recent attempt at improvising FW #25/#26.

    https://soundcloud.com/nicorizzuto/fw-25-26-improv

    Nico

    Anonymous
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    #4245 |

    Hi There.

    Currently exploring playing jazz standards with a straight “pop” feel.

    Maybe this one is worth sharing, the second part incorporates changes suggested by Ron himself.

    Cheers

    Nico

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