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Chopin: Etude Op. 10 No. 3 in E Major

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Frédéric Chopin - Etudes :
Etude, Op. 10 No. 3
Etude Op. 10 No. 3  in E Major by Chopin piano sheet music
Key: E Major Year: 1832
Level: 8 Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (589 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: Scholtz edition (981 kB)

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xx Chopin's Etude op.10 no.3
April 01, 2011, 07:05:44 AM by pianoviolin

Hey guys Smiley
I've been working on this Etude, and I must say, its a beautiful piece but it is a sort of challenging piece (especially the middle section) which i LOVE!
Well when it gets to the section where all those sixths come along, (the part after the chromatic fourths) do any of you know some really good exercises to make them sound clear, and not hit other keys while playing them, and also to play it at a fast pace?

xx Chopin's Etude Op. 10 No. 3
October 11, 2010, 03:20:46 PM by vincentl

I was wondering how everybody else plays this etude, I read somewhere that you should use as little pedal as possible, but it's a little difficult to rely purely on legato (For me that is). I hold down the sustain pedal almost through the whole piece releasing it only to avoid a muddy sound. How about you?

xx Chopin Etude Opus 10, No. 3
April 29, 2010, 02:47:35 AM by ninjapianist

Ive been working on this piece for a few months, and I'd like some feedback.  I seem to be constantly finding things I could improve on.....sigh.....But isn't there always something? Smiley

Also, Im wondering if I'm putting the recorder in the wrong place in relation to the piano, because this recording came out sounding kind of mellow and muffled for some reason.  Any ideas of where I should put the recorder? 

xx Chopin - Etude Op.10 No.3
August 23, 2009, 08:29:22 PM by chopianist123

Hi all !

I have a question about Chopin's Etude No.3.  In bar 30, I believe the first two notes played by the right hand would be A and C#.  Then bar 31 it would be A and C natural.  Then bar 34 would be B and D#, followed by B and D natural in bar 35.

Most recordings follow this, but in Idil Biret's version, she somehow plays A and C# for both bars 30 and 31.  She also plays B and D natural for both bars 34 and 35. 

Are there different ways of playing this?  Or is her playing incorrect?

Your answers are greatly appreciated.

xx Chopin etude op. 10 no. 3
April 17, 2009, 01:32:36 PM by njalli

here it is Tongue Chopin etude op. 10 no. 3

sorry about low quiality.

i know i made about 1-2 mistakes..

PLEASE COMMENT.. or.. or... next sunday you will dissapear

xx Chopin Etude Op. 10 No. 3
August 11, 2007, 06:11:55 PM by kevin2006

I messed up at about bar 50. I welcome any comments

xx Chopin - Etude op.10 no.3
May 29, 2007, 04:10:24 PM by el nino

Hey! i'm planning to play this as an encore at my recital (in friday) so please leave a comment if you have one. thank you


xx (Update: more added) - chopin op. 10, no.3
May 21, 2007, 08:20:50 PM by lagin


Okay, here are the "notes" meaning, that's about all it is.  I don't care that I have mistakes and hesitations in it.  I can fix that.  What I do need are some ideas of what to do with this passage dynamically.  There's the forte and piano echo bars (29 and 30; 34 and 35).  But other than that the dynamic markings are somewhat limited and I am feeling uncreative, and my lesson got canceled today.  Ideas people!  All sorts of them is what I need to make this passage really "pop." 

xx Chopin Etude op. 10 no. 3 tempo suggestions?
February 25, 2007, 07:47:25 PM by lagin

I was noticing that the opening tempo indicated by my Urtext edition of Chopin etudes, for op. 10, no. 3 (the slow one), is 100 to the eighth note.  I'm learning this for a performance exam.  I really think it sounds best at about 66 - 70 to the eighth note which is way off.  Do you think it would be uncharacteristically slow if I choose to perform it at this tempo?  The other hindrance is the middle section that is "a little bit faster" because I actually like playing it around 108 to the eighth note with is a little faster than 100 at the opening.  But if I open at 70 and then jump to 108 would it sound too much faster?  I don't want to play the middle section too slowly as all those dissonant diminished 7th runs wouldn't sound like nice fluent runs if the tempo is too slow.  What do you guys think about all this?  Any suggestions?

smiley Question about Chopin Etude Op. 10, No 3 LOL
January 11, 2007, 09:59:01 PM by rach3pianoconcerto

Howdy i just have  question about the chromatic fourth progression starting in bar 38. Would any of you NOT decend the left hand in bar 38 with a   1-4   2-5 fingering? I find that particulary the easiest way to do things.
Mainly wondering if its a big deal to land on the first note(In the left hand) of bar 39 with a twisting 2-5 fingering or would it be ok to land on that chord with a much easier 3-1 fingering. I guess we must keep in mind the legato. Pop some feed back about these decending chromatic fourths in bars 38-41. Much appreciated!!!

----Mike Wink

xx Chopin Etude Op 10 No 3
October 31, 2005, 12:25:46 AM by aragonaise

Hi all.

This is my virgin recording. Please feel free to offer your harshest criticisms.

Thank you for listening.


xx Chopin Studies and Schubert Impromptu
October 05, 2005, 04:54:31 PM by mr89

Hi! I'm an italian piano student, I'm 16 years old and I'm new here!  Smiley
My English is quite horrible, so excuse me!  Embarrassed
I would like to post some recordings by me! There are three studies op.10 by Chopin and the Impromptu op.90 n.2 in e flat by Schubert!
I hope you like it (the quality is quite low, I'm sorry!)  Smiley

xx Chopin Etude 10/3
July 13, 2005, 01:59:38 AM by keys

Is Chopin's Etude 10/3 meant to be played as an introduction to 10/4? In the Urtext edition I have there is the marking "attacca il presto con fuoco" at the end of 10/3, and it doesn't really fit there unless it is referring to 10/4.

Has anyone learned the entire Op.10 etudes? I am in the process and would be interested in hearing how others went about it. At the moment, I've been adding a new etude every few days while continuing to practice the etudes I previously learnt. It's been working fine so far, but once I get near the end I will need a heck of a lot of practice time to get through everything. It takes me on average two hours just to memorize ONE! I am a third of the way through.

Thanks everyone!

xx Chopin Etude 10. no3 fingering help
June 30, 2005, 05:44:09 PM by nwynder

I have the Dover edition edited Carl Mikuli. Can someone post the fingering for the measures 33-34 and 37-38 that they use or are found in other editions. For some reason they dont include them in these measures. Angry Thanks.

xx Approach to Chopin Opus 10 No. 3
June 16, 2005, 08:32:22 PM by puppetmaster

I have come to the conclusion that I have no idea how to approach different types of pieces. Using this etude as an example, it isn't that the piece is too difficult, it's just that I find I'm not learning it fast enough. Serperating the hands it's very easy to play, but putting them together it gets jumbled, to the point where I can't even pay attention to dynamics. Now I know with practice I can easily change this, it's just how would I go about learning it fast and efficiently. I always take an approac of learnign a certain amount of measures during one practice session but I just don't know what I'm doing. Some help please and thanks in advance.

xx chopin fingering
November 15, 2002, 01:46:01 AM by chopingurl

Hi everybody, i'm a 15 yr old jr. in highschool and i've been playing for about 5 years.i recently began learning the chopin etude opus 10 #3 its simple until the middle section ,but the fingering there is killin me.slowly i'm fine but i can't get it up to speed. Embarrassed   what is a good fingering for this section?Huh

xx chopin opus 10 number 3
April 21, 2002, 04:56:49 AM by Renee

Shocked  I have just began to learn this piece and was wondering if anybody had any comments.I've tried to find a good recording of Chopin etudes but haven't had ant luck yet.let me know if any of you have found any

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