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Sa Chen plays Chopin

Together with Lang Lang and Yundi Li, Sa Chen (born 1979) is considered as one of today’s most important Chinese pianists and a veritable international sensation. Here we can hear her in the second movement of Chopin´s first Piano Concerto in E minor Op. 11 with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lisbon conducted by Lawrence Foster. Read more >>

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« on: January 31, 2013, 10:29:14 PM »

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU7WCI0d6A8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU7WCI0d6A8</a>

When? I want to learn classical and regular piano with my own teacher, but pieces like above I would love to be able to learn on my own. But how do I go about it? When will I have the skillset necessary to learn these pieces easily? Let''s say learn them in a span of a month or 2 months?

I'm a decent fast learner if I put my mind to it, so I'm open to suggestions.

Or is it just like I suspect something that comes in a few years?
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 10:55:41 PM »

Classical and regular piano O.o.

Well it all depends on the music you're talking about.  These piano transcriptions come in so many forms and difficulties. 

Do you mean creating your own arrangements?

Personally, I think you should start do what you love while incorporating new elements that you learn to the music you want to play.
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"Practice makes not so imperfect."
Rachmaninoff: Trio Elegiaque #2
Ginastera: Cello Sonata
Anderson & Roe: Carmen Fantasy
Schumann: Kreisleriana
Scriabin: Sonata #2
Liszt: Totentanz
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 10:34:13 AM »

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When? I want to learn classical and regular piano with my own teacher, but pieces like above I would love to be able to learn on my own. But how do I go about it? When will I have the skillset necessary to learn these pieces easily? Let''s say learn them in a span of a month or 2 months?

I'm a decent fast learner if I put my mind to it, so I'm open to suggestions.

Or is it just like I suspect something that comes in a few years?

You can start today, just download some of the easy piano versions to start with. That's what I did 30 years ago ( well couldn't download then, had to go buy them). Learn the notes, look at the chord structure and add some fill. Doable in two months with ease. You will be surprised how nice even easy piano pieces sound as written, a lot has to do with your own ability to express music ( that inner sense has to come out). As you progress in music you will feel the need to add more of your own fill and spread out over the keyboard.

You need a good foundation in 4ths, 5ths 6ths, 7ths and related minor chords. And you can build from there.
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Playing Bach on an Elephant

In this interview Schiff explains and demonstates his ideas on this widely discussed topic on how to play J. S. Bach’s music, and more specifically, the “Well Tempered Clavier” (BWV 846-893) on a modern piano. Read more >>

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 04:36:49 PM »

Classical and regular piano O.o.

Well it all depends on the music you're talking about.  These piano transcriptions come in so many forms and difficulties. 

Do you mean creating your own arrangements?

Personally, I think you should start do what you love while incorporating new elements that you learn to the music you want to play.

Classical being mozar and such, regular being pop and such (I phrased that wrongly, lol).

No I mean playing them from a sheet and memorising them.

You can start today, just download some of the easy piano versions to start with. That's what I did 30 years ago ( well couldn't download then, had to go buy them). Learn the notes, look at the chord structure and add some fill. Doable in two months with ease. You will be surprised how nice even easy piano pieces sound as written, a lot has to do with your own ability to express music ( that inner sense has to come out). As you progress in music you will feel the need to add more of your own fill and spread out over the keyboard.

You need a good foundation in 4ths, 5ths 6ths, 7ths and related minor chords. And you can build from there.

Really? Thanks David. I want to finish what I've started, so will try to do the harry potter one.
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 09:13:40 PM »

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Really? Thanks David. I want to finish what I've started, so will try to do the harry potter one.
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I'm not familiar with anything Harry Potter, somehow even with all my grand kids that we have I've managed to avoid that series of events !

What ever you try at this stage, it's good to get the Easy Piano versions and Piano with Guitar versions are good as well because they will give you Guitar chords that you can follow and create from. Arpeggiated chords built from the Guitar symbols work great. You can grow a piece greatly that way actually. Just keep it all in rhythm. Your teacher is into jazz as I recall ? He should be able to help you.
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