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Debussy: Arabesque in E Major

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Claude Debussy - Two Arabesques :
Arabesque, No. 1
Arabesque  No. 1  in E Major by Debussy piano sheet music
Key: E Major Published: 1888
Level: 7 Period: Impressionism
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (99 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext with fingering (106 kB)
piano music mp3 recording Arabesque No. 1 - FREE SAMPLE (mp3 file)

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xx Arabesque 1 - feedback please :)
July 16, 2016, 10:47:25 PM by chopin4lyfe

Hello everybody!  Smiley

My teacher assigned me Debbusy's Arabesque 1 as for this summer. I've just recorded my progress, and I'd really like you guys to tell whether or not this is good, and what to improve  Grin
I've really enjoyed Ciccolini's interpretation of the pieces.

Thank you Smiley

xx Arabesque #1 rehearsing.
April 14, 2012, 01:01:53 AM by venik

http://youtu.be/GXABkVctydk?hd=1 Use this link if you want to listen in HD.

I just got an iphone and I was testing the mic/video on it. This was a first-try recording so be nice! Missed a couple of notes. Turned out pretty good though for an iphone, IMO, so I uploaded it. I'm loving how good the iphone actually records. Better than my video camera as far as sound is concerned. I'm going to record the song with some real equipment and without any mess-ups once I get my SP B-1s setup and a friend to record me.

I usually don't play with any rubato, but I've been experimenting.

Please feel free to give me tips, what you liked, what you didn't like, etc.

I took professional lessons for 13 years, and I've been playing for 17 total.

And thanks for listening.

xx Debussy, Arabesque No.1
March 11, 2011, 11:11:55 PM by oliversadie

I haven't logged on for few days, so I was quite surprised to see a recording of Debussy's Arabesque so near the top of the threads - a co-incidence I assure you!

I wish I had the crisp recording equipment that Becky has, it's such a clean performance cleanly recorded (nice work Becky!). I am using a modestly priced Sony stereo mic taped in position over the strings.

Anyway, to the recording below. About a year ago I spent a few weeks learning this, then left it. Returned to it tonight and the below is the best take. Plenty of note mistakes, I'm aware of them all - feel free to point them out individually if you really must, but as an enthusiastic amateur pianist with a boring day job I don't get to practise as much as I did growing up :-/ so I play more for the listening enjoyment of it than the technical perfection of it.

I love this piece, I love hearing it and I love playing it. I hope you like my (somewhat flawed) delivery and interpretation.

(Reason for edit: Switched subject to Composer, Piece)

xx Debussy Arabesque #1. I need a lil help.
July 14, 2009, 11:55:03 PM by appassionata91

I can't seem to wrap my head around the fact that the left and right hands don't match up perfectly. I've played a song before (from pride and prejudice movie) and the notes didn't line up perfectly, but slowly i got the hang of it and can play it well now.
But it's been a while since i played a song like this where they don't line up perfectly. What can I do to learn this part? Please offer some suggestions.

Thanks a ton!

xx Beginning of Debussy Arabesque #1
July 16, 2008, 06:51:56 AM by horizontal

A bit hackneyed, but what the hey.

There is a fairly major hiccup in the first two measures that I am aware of, but am too lazy to rerecord.

Only unkind words, please. They are the most useful.

xx My YouTube Piano Contest Video (Chopin 10/1 and Debussy Arabesque 1)
April 27, 2008, 11:47:22 AM by violinist

Hello friends,

My video is on the website and links to the other pianists entering this amateur competition on YouTube - Van Cliburn

It's not too late to enter, the deadline is April 30, 2008 - where's your vid?

We all get a chance to vote (details on web page).

xx Debussy Arabesque No. 1 [Video]
May 15, 2007, 08:19:56 PM by tradge

Hi there, I'm new to this site, and I thought I'd post a couple of my Piano videos from YouTube. I'm really sorry about the quality of the vids, but I couldn't get anything better than my mobile phone to record on. I will try and get better recordings though =)


Any feedback/Comments/constructive criticism is openly welcomed =)


xx Need help with 2 against 3
November 23, 2006, 08:38:37 PM by ccnokes

I'm learning Debussy's Arabesque 1 and am having a hard time with the triplet phrases in the right hand over the eights in the left hand.  I can't make them even.  I've tried practicing them really slow but that doesn't help.

Please help - if I can't even practice them effectively I'm not sure if I can even do it. Any suggestions, techniques?

xx Claude Debussy arabesques in E major.
September 30, 2006, 06:08:23 PM by zheer

   Sheesh, i recorded this over a year ago, about the same time that i started playing the piano again, it's not to bad so comments are welcome.

xx Debussy Arabesque no 1
July 10, 2006, 12:24:57 PM by ricpiano

        I am going to do grade 8 exam in the autumn, and would appreciate comments on this. NB In particular, is the pedaling ok - given that this piece should be transparent I am not sure if I am using too much. Comments on other aspects welcomed also of course.

January 16, 2006, 02:23:29 AM by hunterj

I have been working on the piece Arabesque by Debussy.

I have only got the first page done, but I would like some feedback on how it sounds so far.

I know I slipped up a bit near the end.

Keep In mind, I am recording with a cheap mic, and a horrid upright piano.



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