Which way do you play the ornaments of Ballade No.3 Bar 116 to 122. I myself like to hit the ornaments before the LH enters...I hit the LH exactly same timing of the RH first note after the ornaments. Thus I start to count the beat from there. Some people strongly believe that the first note of the ornaments should be hit with the LH note... Same as the final section Bar 231 and 233. I do hit the RH C with the same timing of LH As(octave).
Hi, I was which Ballade, 1 or 3, do you prefer more. I love both of these Ballades but I only have the time to learn one and I do not know which one to choose. They are both excellent in their own ways: the first-mysterious, meloncholy, foreboding and the third-joyous, lovely. I was just wondering which one you would like to learn.
I don't now the bar or page exactly, but after a while you have in the left hand A# B B˛ B B˛ B B˛ A# B .... with the melody in the right hand. What fingers do you use for this. This repeats a lot but with other notes. Any of you played this ballade and has some advice for me? Thanks a lot
i'm currently working on this ballade and i'd like to hear your opinions about tempo, in fact changing tempos. i tend to start quite slow, but i'm a bit confused because there are no markings by chopin and i was taught not to change tempos much. now i listened few recordings, zimerman, ashkenazy and overall very nice performances but they both play some parts too fast. since my teacher is on vacation i can't ask her and i'm curios..what are your opinions about it?
I'd like to play it and maybe do it as a Chopin for the competition as I'm not sure of the Chopin I want to play for the competition ... Do you think that piece is overplayed, played often but it's okay or w/e ?? Cause I didn't hear it played that much ...
Hi there! I plan to study this piece soon, and it's a challenge to myself. Although I guess I can handle almost everything, there are some tricky passages (to the end) that I'm not sure about. What do you folks think? Any hints, or suggestions to organize my daily practice? Thanks in advance! Best wishes, and Merry Christmas!
I'm a newbie of these forums, I'm 14 years old and I've studied piano for over 5 years. currently I just began to learn Chopin's 3rd ballade. If anyone can tell me about the background of this piece or the literature work that it's related to it, that would be a great help. I'm gonna perform in a school concert on November so I have lots of time to practice and get a feel of what the music is about.
I'm looking forward to fellow pianists who are willing to help!
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