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How to Simplify Musical Notation?

Practical tips to simplify notation for a successful performance

Released on June 5, 2013

  
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nela on September 19, 2013 @10:41 am PST
Great tips for simplifying notations. I'm able to play simple music only but I want to try complex ones but it's just too difficult for me. Thank you once again for those tips.
Michael Verive on September 4, 2013 @7:11 pm PST
I use a variation of this technique when playing classical guitar with other musicians for patients and visitors at my hospital. Depending on who's available, I may be playing with a harpist, rhythm guitar, recorder, or any combination, and we each bring our own music. Snce many of our sessions are fairly impromptu, it's impossible to practice everything with everyone ahead of time, so we get the "basics" of the music, and fill in as needed. Not only does it expand our repertoire, but also makes it more fun and challenging - and relieves us and our listeners of the boredom sometimes inherent in playing the same old pieces, the same old way!
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Robert Estrin * VSM MEMBER * on September 5, 2013 @10:56 am PST
A creative approach to music is inherent to what it's all about - enjoy!
Tammy on June 10, 2013 @3:17 pm PST
I was waiting for you to show more of what you mean here...Could you use a piece of music to show what you are talking about?
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Robert - host, on June 11, 2013 @1:51 pm PST
Here is a video of how to simplify a complex arrangement:

http://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/robert/asilent/

I hope this helps!
Tammy on June 11, 2013 @8:54 pm PST
Oh, yes that helps alot. What a great video. It is very inspiring ~*~ Thank you so very much for the reply!
Brigitte * VSM MEMBER * on June 5, 2013 @3:46 pm PST
I really enjoy Robert's advice and how he explains various points.
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David McNeill * VSM MEMBER * on June 9, 2013 @7:44 pm PST
Robert you're fantastic. Great insights into the delicate art of performance on the piano. I always have a giggle to myself when I see the Mozartian figure gracing the piano at the end of your spiel
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