Can someone give me some advice on how to practice the opening?? (the double thirds in the first two bars) It sure fustrates me. The fingering i use for the first bar is.. 24 and 15 and for the second bar... 23 and 14.
I am currently practising Beethoven's Sonata no.3 in C Major (op.2 no.3) and am having problems with the beginning of the 2nd movement in terms of "continuity" and phrasing: I have been told both by my teacher and during a master class with JC Vanden Eyden (do anyone of you know him? he's from the Conservatoire de Bruxelles) to think of the first two lines as 2 sentences but I always seem to break them up.
the reason for this is that i am too stressed out when I play this whether in front of my teacher or with Vanden Eyden. I hope it will not be the same for my exam at the end of the year where I will have to take on quite a bit of stress as my total programme will be about half an hour.
Would anyone have any suggestions? It would be much appreciated
Hi everybody! i have a minor problem with a piano sonate by haydn (view title). i was wondering if you would be able to gikve me some tips. ive only been playing for two to three years so im not very good. thanks!
I'm in the process of learning this sonata, and I have a few problems that I think some of you can help me with.
1. The parallel thirds in the beginning....is their anyway to get those clear? They are a pain! If I play it up to tempo, they come out semi-clear, but when I hear recordings they are crystal clear, and I always wonder if there is a certain technique, or do I just have to do certain exercizes on thirds.
2. The trills that both hands play together (for instance the beginning of the development) are never as clear as I want them to be because my left hand always messes them up (I think it's because the fourth finger is involved). Is there a certain way that I should position my left hand in order to get these trills as clear as my right, or any exercizes to strengthen the 4th finger?
3. There is a particular page, I belive it is the first page of the development (about the fourth page from the beginning)....where the right hand has broken chords. I can't get this page to save my life, and I really don't know why. It seems my hand gets stuck after every four notes, and can't get to the next group of notes fast enough, so it's always behind.
I noticed some people on this forum are playing Opus 2 no 3, so I thought I'd offer my version for fun. It's a recording from a few years ago--I played this piece for a recital in grad school. There ARE wrong notes and mistakes in this--but we're all friends here, right?
Other movements are posted also--too many megabytes for one post.
This sonata is a working progress, and it's not as fast as it should be, but I'm more concerned about getting the notes at this point. As you will hear, I am struggling a lot with the arpeggios, and broken octaves (especially coming down since my hand can barely reach an octave), but I'm trying my best.
I do have a question: I don't use a lot of pedal, and I keep a strict tempo...should I be more flexible?
P.S. Sorry for the background noise...my dad was cooking...lol
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