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Thank you!
by: Anonymous

Thank you very mauch Ido for your advices and I will work on it!

Answering you Homework!
by: Ido Ronen from www.piano-play-it.com

Dear Taoufik,

Keep up the good work!

We are very happy that you are learning to play music from our site.
You play very well with a nice and stable tempo (I know it's not easy for beginners...)

I have just a few comments:

First of all, you are sitting too high in relation with the keyboard. This might not healthy for your back because it makes you bend down over the keyboard.
I recommend you watch our correct posture lesson.

Second, your hands seems too far apart from each other.
In measure number 13 the melody is divided between both hands, so placing them far from each other makes the melody sound unconnected, which doesn't help the smooth effect we're trying to create when playing this music.
Place your hands as in the image below, and you will hear how the G note in measure 13 becomes a part of the melody.

The Full C Position on the Keyboard

Third, I believe you have made a few mistakes with your left hand towards the end of the piece.
In measure 15 you play G instead of C, with the left hand and in measure 16 you play C instead of G with your left hand.
But... just a minute; you have already played this right.
In the second phrase:
Measures 5-8 are exactly the same as measures 13-16, and you have already played this right in measures 5-8, so we know you can play it well.

I would be happy to give you some advice regarding piano technique, touch and feeling but since you are playing on a keyboard so we?ll keep I'll gladly give you these advices if you make your way to playing piano.

Meanwhile ? well done Taoufic ? We're looking forward to seeing you here again!

by: taoufik zohri

waww david you are so sweet i love you so match man and i will stay your student forever

Getting back at ya :)
by: David from www.piano-play-it.com

Hey Taufik,

So cool that you sent me this... Me or Ido will check it out in details in the next two days or so and get back at ya :)

Cool man, I looked at it briefly and it looks pretty cool!

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