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    Three Best songs to Memorize?

    My collection (545) of old, old, oldies took me 8years to complete. I taught myself to play the keyboard for my 80th birthday.
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    Three Best songs to Memorize?

    If you're thinking as far back as "Time goes By" may I suggest "Stardust" by Hoagy Carmichael or the theme from the Godfather, "Speak Softly". I have ADHD and found it difficult to learn music notes so I converted notes to numbers. I have songs that date back to the 1930's.
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    55+? What was the first popular song you learned to play on the keyboard?

    I truly believe the standards made by those brilliant musicians of the golden age of Jazz and Broadway stage will be repeated and will take on new meaning as the current popular vocalists get older. Everyone mellows out with age. Marty
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    55+? What was the first popular song you learned to play on the keyboard?

    I have enough of those original sheets to make an interesting collage for a wall. I'm hoping my grandkids will develop an interest in what I've collected so it won't go to waste when I go to the big beauty shop in the sky.
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    55+? What was the first popular song you learned to play on the keyboard?

    I see that golden oldies for my generation has an entirely different meaning than yours. I like Cole Porter or Irving Berlin and the 1920's to 1960 's songs. I just realized that some of the shoes I own are older than the Who's music. Now I really feel old, I should ask that question of your...
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    55+? What was the first popular song you learned to play on the keyboard?

    I'm just learning how to use this forum, I'm slow I guess it's the age thing". I did mean adult popular standards.
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    55+? What was the first popular song you learned to play on the keyboard?

    Wow, I just watched your youtube 420 Blues. How fabulous!
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    55+? What was the first popular song you learned to play on the keyboard?

    Are there any members 55 years and older?
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    Music I'd like to share

    Sorry for not replying sooner. I still haven't figured out how this forum thing works. It's not rocket science but it is time consuming (over 1670 hours). Right hand, C = 1, D = 2, E = 3 and so forth. Left hand are letters for the chords: B, A, G, F, E, D, C. I type out the lyrics first and...
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    Music I'd like to share

    Sorry for not replying sooner. I still haven't figured out how this forum thing works. It's not rocket science but it is time consuming (over 1670 hours). Right hand, C = 1, D = 2, E = 3 and so forth. Left hand are letters for the chords: B, A, G, F, E, D, C. I type out the lyrics first and...
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    Music I'd like to share

    Becky you are beautiful, my wife thanks you for keeping me out of trouble. If the songs are in the public domain (USA) could I still be in jeopardy?
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    Music I'd like to share

    Hi Becky, This is not intended to be a grand commercial enterprise, just something that will let me share my interest in playing piano with others, it would be nice to get mail from people I have something in common with.
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    Music I'd like to share

    I have just completed an 8 year project converting notes to numbers on 500+ golden oldies which I would love to share. This has been a hobby which I started for my 80th birthday, learning how to play the piano. Now at 88 I would like to share copies of the songs. The songs are free, all I...
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