Hi.. im an adult beginner, started last April, leaving Elise, Burgmuller etc behind. As a first Chopin piece i thought of Op 34, 2 - looking at the score, it seems not too difficult. Is that right, or are there any "traps" i did not find?
Against some advice from this forum im working on this one as a first chopin piece (for my teacher its ok, she said it will be a little bit hard for me...)
Bar 29 requires the LH to hold c# and then play g a e - its possible, but really feels clumsy. Is there an "elegant" way to play that or have i just to stretch my hand? Bar 31 the same feeling with e plus ac#g.
i have been playing for 8 months, taking 1 class a week. I have just finished:
Scarlatti - K32 Bach - Prelude in C (WTC I) Clementi - Sonatina Op.36 n°1 (all 3 movements) I have also learned "Fur Elise" (still polishing it, sounds awful for the moment )
I want to get into some Chopin, and i found out that pretty unknown Posth. Waltz in "A minor" (beautiful piece). I do not want to tackle something really out of my reach, tough. I see this Waltz is graded as 4/5, and as you can see i have not played anything on this grade yet. I am a little intimidated because in another thread, Bernhard said that he would not assign any Chopin to someone with less than 2 years of piano.
To sum it up, do you beleive it is a good idea to begin working on this Waltz?
I'm learning the Chopin's Waltz Op.34 N.2 in A minor and it's hard for me to control the volume and clearity of my left hand (the tipical rythm of the waltz). I have to work hard to maintain the low volume. I'm talking about the bars from 17 to 36. I have the same problem with another waltz of Chopin and I ask if there are a special fingering for these chords or anything to observe to play naturally this type of rythm. I've read the Chang book about how to play relaxed the chords, I think I follow more or less the method . I notice some progress if I play only with my left hand but is very slow. The hard thing is to control the volume. Also, I play a little bit the pedal because without it, the piece sounds a little bit "staccato", I dont understand why is not marked the pedal in this sheet, although it seems to be used in the cd auditions... (I'm ignorant, be easy with me )
I'm trying to learn this waltz, but I have some questions. When I listen to the waltz in a recording, it's very legato, and very smooth, but in the music, there are no pedal markings, especially on the first page. How can I make it sound legato when there are no pedal markings? To any of you that have learned/played this piece, what did you do as far as pedalling?
Hi there, I'm trying to play this waltz since I dont remember when... Surprising, the more difficult passage for me is from bars 17 to 22 aproximately. I can't get the sound I want. I have played the left hand bass with the 5 finger for the more low note of the chord, later I've changed to the 4 finger and recently I've returned to the 5 finger. I find my hand more relaxed. What fingering recommend for this bars, 17 to 22? I have a little hand.
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