ok how do you recommend going about this piece if you have small hands? i learned the piece with relatively little difficulty, but i got a friend thats having some problems due to her only being able to reach an octave (and not comfortably at that).....i feel bad for her cuz she really likes the piece but i don't know any advice to give her because i have never had any problems with hand size. if anyone knows any techniques 2 help, she's not really that serious about pursuing a career in music so cheating methods are perfectly acceptable in this instance thanx
i was just wondering what grade level the nocturne in Bb minor op9 no1 is. I know you guys don't always put much weight on grades but i need to know for my entrance to university. Personally i don't quite see the point either. I guess they are a usefull measuring stick but it seems hard to classify certain peices. Anyway if anyone knows that'd be really handy, cheers
I'm having some problems with 2 passages in this piece. The one where there is 22/12 notes and the next on last page (20/12). The first one I split into two fragments (11/6, played as the previous phrase) and when putting them together I clearly hear a short gap between them (there is no legato). The second passage (20/12) I did not split and learnt it as it is (20 notes in right hand, 12 in left) and it is fluent, without any gaps but I don't play it evenly (the 11th note is not played perfectly with the 7th). What can you advise me to do? I'm afraid that when I split the second passage on two there'll be once again a short gap... And what can I do to correct the first passage?
Hi! I wonder how I'm supposed to play the big 11:iols and 22:iols (or whatever you would call them). How am I exactly going to play those notes together with the notes in the bass? I mean in order to make they sound correctly. Please tell me! Have fun everyone! /Jono
Or whatever they are called. Can someone please, please help me with the last long one on the last page of Opus 9 # 1. I first tried graphing it out, as I have always done, but was urged to just divide it into 2's and 3's. But as much as I have tried, I can't get either way to work out right. It's 20 against 9, I believe. Shouldn't it work out if it is all 2 against 1, and then one 3 against 2? Where do you put the 2/3? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am spending far too much time on this.
Here's a couple cuts from a live session last month. Ingle Auditorium. Baldwin Concert Grand. My modest attempt at these wonderful pieces of music: Etude Op. 10 No. 4 and Op. 25 No. 6; Nocturne Op. 9 No. 1 in B-flat minor. Hope you like.
Hi all, Started to learn this piece a few weeks ago, im learning it a section at a time HS then HT. I can play the fist section pretty well up to the point where u have to play 11 notes RH and the 6 LH then 22 RH 12LH, i realise that the LH just plays at relatively the same speed but im struggling to do that whilst playing the RH. Basically i need to sort my head out on how to play both hands together on this section as one hand tends to follow the speed of the other. Does anyone know of any good ways to practice this? either through pieces or excercises. Thanks.
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