Piano Forum

Poll

What type of technique do you find the EASIEST?

Double Octaves
15 (33.3%)
Trills
11 (24.4%)
Double 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, 7ths LOL
1 (2.2%)
Big chords
8 (17.8%)
Fast semiquaver passages (esp in Chopin, lots of finger work)
3 (6.7%)
Arpeggios
7 (15.6%)

Total Members Voted: 45

Topic: Easiest Technique  (Read 1787 times)

Offline frederic

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 508
Easiest Technique
on: July 07, 2005, 09:04:37 AM
Which one do find the easiest?
"The concert is me" - Franz Liszt

Offline Waldszenen

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1001
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #1 on: July 07, 2005, 01:44:14 PM
Trills, because on a practise/time measure, they're easiest to master.

But still by no means easy.
Fortune favours the musical.

Offline Bouter Boogie

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 703
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #2 on: July 07, 2005, 02:04:20 PM
I think I would also go for trills  :) Although I don't mind playing big chords  ;)
"The only love affair I have ever had was with music." - Maurice Ravel

Offline BoliverAllmon

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 4155
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #3 on: July 07, 2005, 03:02:36 PM
I suck at most of those, but I will say trills also.

Offline vaiva

  • PS Silver Member
  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 54
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #4 on: July 07, 2005, 07:31:05 PM
OMG! I hate thrills, I can't stand them at all!!!

Arpeggios not make me a lot of trouble........

Offline pseudopianist

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 607
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #5 on: July 08, 2005, 11:58:21 AM
Trills or Octaves... I think  :P
Whisky and Messiaen

Offline Waldszenen

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1001
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #6 on: July 08, 2005, 01:53:43 PM
Octaves can be easy, but try playing them at Cziffra/Hamelin speed ;)
Fortune favours the musical.

Offline jeremyjchilds

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 624
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #7 on: July 09, 2005, 02:08:16 AM
big chords are easy due to my big hands and the fact that I play a lot of fake book stuff, so my left hand is fairly nimble, all the other "easy stuff" GOOD LUCK :-[
"He who answers without listening...that is his folly and his shame"    (A very wise person)

Offline musicsdarkangel

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 975
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #8 on: July 09, 2005, 03:15:53 PM
I have fast fingers, so semiquaver passages and arpeggios are usually easy as hell for me.


Octaves, however, are another story.


They are my weakness, and I don't know why.

It has nothing to do with strength, because I used to work out a lot, but maybe lack of wrist action?  Anyway, the Liszt technical excersizes are quickly fixing that.

Anyhew, screw 3rds, 6ths, 7ths lol.  I hate them.

Offline Etude

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 908
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #9 on: July 09, 2005, 04:29:39 PM
Big chords.  They don't really demand a lot of technical work like 4-5 or double trills or rapid/legato 3rds, they don't usually get much bigger than 6 notes to a hand, and fingering need not be as strict as in semiquaver passages or in legato octaves etc.

Offline frederic

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 508
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #10 on: July 10, 2005, 12:25:23 PM
I have fast fingers, so semiquaver passages and arpeggios are usually easy as hell for me.


Octaves, however, are another story.


They are my weakness, and I don't know why.

It has nothing to do with strength, because I used to work out a lot, but maybe lack of wrist action? Anyway, the Liszt technical excersizes are quickly fixing that.

Anyhew, screw 3rds, 6ths, 7ths lol. I hate them.

its interesting to note that Horowitz had the most famous double octaves, playing them at incredible speeds, and can play big works like Rach3 and Tchaikovsky Concerto effortlessly, yet he claimed that the 1st Chopin Etude of the Op.10 set the hardest piece he had to learn.
maybe it is a weakness thing.....
"The concert is me" - Franz Liszt

Offline thalberg

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1949
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #11 on: July 10, 2005, 01:49:47 PM
I said arpeggios.  For some freakish reason, those just fly out of my hands as fast as I can think them.  End of third movement of Wanderer Fantasie?  No problem!!

Double octaves?  Those are super hard--I can't believe how many people voted those as easiest.  What tempo are you thinking?  Sure they're easy if you play them slow--are you playing them fast?  If so, where did you learn this and can you teach me?

Offline frederic

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 508
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #12 on: July 11, 2005, 11:22:22 AM
double octaves at tchaikovsky speed.
no problem at all. if u want to get rapid and very accurate double octaves, try practicing with pinkies only, then thumbs only. then pink and thumb etc.. helps teach the thumb and pinky independence
"The concert is me" - Franz Liszt

Offline musicsdarkangel

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 975
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #13 on: July 11, 2005, 10:18:38 PM
its interesting to note that Horowitz had the most famous double octaves, playing them at incredible speeds, and can play big works like Rach3 and Tchaikovsky Concerto effortlessly, yet he claimed that the 1st Chopin Etude of the Op.10 set the hardest piece he had to learn.
maybe it is a weakness thing.....

hah, yeah, Horowitz and I are oppisites I suppose.


That's so interesting, op 10 no 1 was easy for me, but I bet the octave etude would give me hell.

Offline gee

  • PS Silver Member
  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 45
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #14 on: July 12, 2005, 03:03:47 AM
trills with which fingers? It's generally pretty easy unless your using the 4th and 5th

Offline i_m_robot

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 489
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #15 on: July 12, 2005, 03:05:12 AM
Octaves are easy fun and a good stress reliever
WATASHI NO NAMAE WA

AI EMU ROBATO DESU

立派のエビの苦闘及びは立派である

Offline barbosa-piano

  • PS Silver Member
  • Newbie
  • ***
  • Posts: 14
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #16 on: July 12, 2005, 03:49:42 AM
Octaves are easy fun and a good stress reliever
I agree.  ;) They make the arms feel stronger...
"Time may change the technique of music, but it will not affect its fundamental mission" Rachmaninoff             (Former Barbosa-piano)

Offline keys

  • PS Silver Member
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 221
Re: Easiest Technique
Reply #17 on: July 14, 2005, 04:49:21 AM
Octaves and trills are the easiest for me. I voted trills, they are very easy for me to play -but octaves are much more fun.

Big chords hurt my tiny bones :P
 

Logo light pianostreet.com - the website for classical pianists, piano teachers, students and piano music enthusiasts.

Subscribe for unlimited access

Sign up

Follow us

Piano Street Digicert