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carrie10
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« on: April 04, 2011, 04:25:16 PM »

Hello, all,

I'm looking for some solo pieces for one of my late-intermediate students.  Any suggestions for some 'standard repertoire'?  I would like her to study a slower, more expressive piece with a wide dynamic range.  I know there's a lot to choose from, but I am curious to know if there are any particular pieces/Arrangements of pieces that my fellow teaches have had success with in their jr. High level students.  I welcome all suggestions!  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 04:26:23 PM »

Sorry for the misspelling: 'teachers'!
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 03:41:38 AM »

When you say 'standard repertoire' do you mean classical?  If yes, one of my late intermediate students really enjoyed playing Mendelssohn's Venetian Boat Song, Op 30 No 6 - graded as RCM Grade 7.  There is a wide dynamic range and plenty of opportunity for rubato here.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 12:32:44 PM »

What is "Late-intermediate", exactly?
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 10:23:55 PM »

well you see... late intermediate comes before Early advanced  Wink


anyways...
I'd consider Grade 7-8 RCM late intermediate.

Beethoven - sonata in G major Op 49, fur Elise,
Chopin - Preludes in C minor, E minor, B minor,
Bach - 2 part inventions/some sinfonias/little preludes
Debussy - Jimbo's Lullaby, the Little Shepherd
Schumann - Traumerei,
Mendelssohn - some 'songs without words'
A LOT of Czerny studies

As soon as people start mentioning any Liszt, 'slow' Chopin Etudes, Ravel, etc. They've gone past the domain of 'late intermediate'  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2011, 07:59:02 AM »

The RCM syllabus isn't online, but the NZMEB one is
http://www.nzmeb.org/download/Syllabuses/Performance_Piano.pdf

Looks like grade 6 is about RCM  7-8.
Maybe you could get some ideas from there??

Oh yeah. I like playing Beethoevn op 49 no.2 and has a well known slow movement. No. 1 is harder but still in the range we're talking about.
And The Little Shepherd. Nice and slow and fun to play.
And I'll add Mozarts fantasy in D minor.K 397

You could give your student a list and tell them to find the pieces on youtube, or record label sites and figure out which ones they like.
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2011, 08:17:51 AM »

Riiight Tongue Anyway, I think the best way to develop is to always play pieces that are a bit too difficult (and let them take the time they need), while you play some other pieces that are in the "right difficulty".

So I'd suggest:

Fantasie impromptu
Chopin Etudes op 25 no 1,2 - Chopin

Impromptu op 90- Schubert

Liebestraum- Liszt


But since I don't know what Late-intermediate actually is, this might be too difficult..
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 02:39:58 AM »

I would recommend Chopin Etude Op.26 N.2 after Fantaisie Impromptu.
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