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Author Topic: level of difficulty- where can you find a rating for a classical piece?  (Read 13916 times)
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« on: February 11, 2011, 06:10:08 PM »

I am trying to find a site online where I can see how a piece is evaluated by level of difficulty (1-10 or some standard system)
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 06:18:07 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 08:22:11 PM »

Thanks. The link in that discussion was good but fairly limited.  I have done some searches but can't seem to find a level of difficulty rating for Chopin's pieces, specifically.  I am open to any other suggestions.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 09:47:41 PM »

I believe there is such rankings on this site:
http://www.pianostreet.com/piano_music/download_1/sheet_1.php
or go to 'piano music' and click on 'complete list'
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 10:00:00 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 04:48:44 PM »

PERFECT!  Thank you...very comprehensive list!   Smiley
http://www.pianostreet.com/piano_music/download_1/sheet_1.php
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 01:43:32 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 10:56:53 PM »

I have been searching for this too.  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2012, 01:31:31 AM »

Too bad almost every piece is grade 8 or 8+.

For example, Chopin's Revolutionary etude was given an 8+ as well as Gaspard de la Nuit.  Gaspard de la Nuit is WAY harder than the Revolutionary etude.

They should be a little more sensitive with the grading scale.  maybe from 1 to 100?

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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012, 01:38:28 AM »

http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=9159.0

look through there - there's some stuff for chopin..  you'll need to replace forum.net with street.com in the links though.
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2012, 06:56:35 AM »

There is a website called Graded Piano Repertoire that grades piano solos from level 1-12 and compares different grading systems. It is a piano repertoire guide that also provides a lot of other information on the pieces in the database:

http://www.gradedpianorepertoire.com/
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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2012, 07:44:50 PM »

Thanks, monkeydudexd, for showing where there is a listing.  On the basis of it, I've just discovered that I've been doing a multititude of grade 8 or 8+ pieces, and it's getting me really angry with certain people in this forum who impugned my qualifications to comment on a lot of the issues here.
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2014, 09:00:00 PM »

Pretty useless, as already been mentioned. Not enough grade nuances.
Prokofievs 3de concert 8+ together with a whole lot other 8+s, come on.
And afterwards, piano pieces cannot be graded. Remember what Shnabel said on Mozarts sonates:
'Too easy for beginners.....' you know.
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2014, 03:50:05 AM »

http://www.sheetmusicplus.com
assign difficulty grades to most of the music they sell.
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2014, 09:03:57 PM »

You can also find a bunch of gradings based on examination syllabuses at www.pianosyllabus.com.
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