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Chopin: Etude Op. 10 No. 1 in C Major

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Frédéric Chopin - Etudes :
Etude, Op. 10 No. 1
Etude Op. 10 No. 1  in C Major by Chopin piano sheet music
Key: C Major Year: 1832
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (589 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: Scholtz edition (1148 kB)

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thumbup pathetiqe,chopin etude and debussy
August 07, 2004, 08:03:58 PM by paris

if someone can give me advice about this things

beethoven-pathetique- 1.movement-tremolo in left hand and pedaling in grave, and how to keep rhytm

debussy-jardins sous la pluie-how to make pp on begining,and some exercises for thrills

chopin-etude op.10 n.1- how to get fast and keep clearnes

and if someone knows how to concentrate and avoid fear before performing concert? thanx

question Analysis of Chopin's Etude Op. 10 #1 in C
January 10, 2005, 06:17:54 PM by allchopin

Could someone supply the tonal progressions used in this piece?  I'm pretty sure I have a lot of them but I'm confused with some.

xx chopet op.10, no.1
May 15, 2005, 09:35:41 PM by sznitzeln


I am wondering if one should hold the hand in a very wide position, or if one should use the arm as much as possible and keep the hand compact...
When playing c-f-c-f i find it easier to stretch the hand almost maximally, but I have not put so much time into this etude yet, so perhaps keeping a more compact position is wiser in the long run.
I also have some trouble with the fingers chafing against neighbouring keys when releasing them, as the hand is moving towards the neighbouring key.

Any suggestions for this etude?


xx Fatigue in the 10-1
July 19, 2005, 07:05:49 PM by i_m_robot

Self has a problem with the 10-1 etude

when ever self tries to play at a speed higher than around 150 bpm

the top forearm part of the arm begins to fatigue incredibly at about half way through

is this the result of some bad tension

or is this fatigue the price one pays for playing this etude

xx chopin's lst etude op10 no1
September 17, 2005, 10:53:46 PM by randmc

this is from the private performance too http://www.savefile.com/files/7075572

xx How to play Chopin etudes op 10, no 1, 4, and 12
September 28, 2005, 09:48:40 PM by acha114

I can play Etude op 10 no 3 and want to play a few more. I've chosen nos 1, 4 and 12 to challenge myself as they are a big jump up from no 3. While I can play no 3 to a competant level, I want to know the best ways to tackle nos 1, 4 and 12. I guess slow practice is best, but are there any tips and tricks to watch out for? Has anyone here had any experiences with these etudes?


xx Chopin op.10/1 (warning:work in progress)
October 27, 2005, 01:14:38 PM by paris

i need this etude for competition by the end of february 2006. like i said, this is only work in progress. i'm aware that it's much slower then it should be but i guess i have time to speed it up.

forgive for terrible quality, i don't have proper recording equipment but at least this is accoustic piano. any comments and suggestions?

thank you for listening!

here's the link

xx Chopin Etude op. 10 no. 1 as a warmup exercise
March 01, 2006, 04:19:35 PM by florestan9

Does anyone else use this etude for warmup before practicing?  I've found that it really gets the blood flowing to the right hand.  I started working on it about two months ago and have gotten through about three pages, at a speed of around 120 (I don't have a metronome with me so this is an estimate).  I found that dividing it up into sections of 8 measures each and working through the piece in this way is working out fairly well, along with practicing in rhythms to get the motion and grouping of the right hand notes down (there are some really nasty measures).  The downside is that I can only work on it for about 20-30 minutes at a time, otherwise I would probably destroy my hand after a few weeks...  Undecided

xx Video: Chopin Etude/Preludes
April 05, 2006, 02:21:40 PM by cz4p32

Hey all,  i just did a quick video in my living room playing Chopin Etude op. 10 no 1, and preludes no. 1, 10 and 22.  I know the Etude is a bit slow, i'm working on getting it up to speed without making more mistakes than I already do.  Let me know what you think.


xx Chopin Etude opus10 no 1
August 10, 2006, 11:30:21 AM by zheer

   Dont know what to think of it my self but have been working on it on and off for about 8 months.

xx Chopin Etude op10 #1
August 10, 2006, 02:48:28 PM by chromatickler


i was freezing so i played it a bit sl*w especially the opening, sorry!


xx My addition to the many Chopin 10/01´s on this forum (Video)
September 07, 2006, 10:48:20 PM by lava


In addition to the many Chopin 10/01´s on this forum, I want to share a video recording of me playing Chopin's étude in C op. 10 nr. 1.

A german filmcrew stayed a few days in my house for shooting a documentary about the Netherlands. We decided to record some piano music to do a frequency range test of their stereo mics. Unfortunately the batteries cause an annoying noise Sad

It was just one take so I had no retry to get less wrong notes.


Or download the video-file with better, stereo sound  (36 mb):


I have also a vid of Debussy´s Dr Gradus, I might post it later too.

smiley Chopin Etude 10/1
September 28, 2006, 04:51:32 PM by doxy

Dear Friends and colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to hear some of my recordings, beginning with this great work.

Best wishes,

xx Playing Chopin's etude 10/1 without tension
November 28, 2006, 05:37:44 PM by celticqt

Think I had a bit of a breakthrough today......I was having trouble getting this etude anywhere near up to speed.  I knew it was a tension thing, and kept trying to relax my hand/wrist.  Well, this morning I slowed it down and actually paid attention to where the tension was building up.

It was in my upper arm!  The muscle behind, going up from my elbow to my shoulder.  I consciously tried to relax that, and my tempo went whooosh! way up!  So I got excited and played the 10/10 etude, focusing on relaxing that same muscle, and that got much easier also. 

Is this a normal place for tension to build?  I always thought it would be further down the arm.  Guess I should have started listening to my body sooner.

xx Chopin Etude Op.10 No.1 (work in progress, different versions)
December 02, 2006, 02:39:11 PM by aryreisin

Hi, this is the first time I record anything, I recorded more pieces but it's a bit of a problem to post them here, I could give you the link to where I have posted but as it's against the rules you could ask via Pm or mail.

Have only been working on articulation. Listen to version B and C in this regard.

Version D and E have pedal and some interpretation but that hasn't been worked on much. Really not much at all.
The piano is a Yamaha C5 (not mine, I wish).


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