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Franz_Liszt_X
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« on: July 11, 2003, 12:12:25 AM »

Are there any pieces of Chopin that are "easy"
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2003, 12:48:41 AM »

That depends what you mean by "easy"...

But here are a few pieces you might want to look into:

Preludes Op. 28: No. 4, 6, 7 and 20
Waltz in A minor, Op. 34/2
Waltz in Ab major, Op. 69/1 ("L'adieu")
Waltz in F minor, Op. 70/2

Chopin also wrote something like 80 Mazurkas, ranging from very easy to moderately difficult. Perhaps someone who has the sheet music can recommend specific ones to you.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2003, 05:01:12 PM »

Yeah, most of Chopin's Mazurkas are very great and not too hard to play (except some of them).
I can suggest you a easy (maybe too easy for you! I don't know) but beautiful one : Mazurka op.67 n°2
But the best way to know what to play (Mazurkas or other things) is to listen recording and eventually find a sheet music !

Have a nice day!
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2015, 07:29:52 PM »

i think you would be long gone by now, but screw this:

Here are my suggestions:

-Albumleaf (a.k.a Moderato in E Major)
-Alegretto in F# Major (some difficulties tho)
-Cantabile in Bb Major
-Etude in eb minor (hard to master)
-Etude 10/3 (really difficult middle section)
-Etude 25/7 (same as 10/3)
-Funeral March Op.35c (do not attempt the entire sonata. i repeat DO NOT ATTEMPT)
-Funeral March Op.72 No.2 (minimal difficult)
-Largo in Eb Major
-Mazurka 7/1
-Mazurka 7/5
-Mazurka 33/1 (lots of octaves tho)
-Mazurka 63/2
-Mazurka 67/2
-Mazurka 67/3
-Mazurka 68/2
-Mazurka 68/3
-1826 Mazurkas  (minimal difficulties)
-Nocturne 9/1 and 9/2 (some difficulties)
-Nocturne 15/3 (hard middle section)
-Nocturne 32/1 (some difficulties)
-Nocturne 37/1
-Nocturne 48/2 (really long)
-Prelude Op.28 No.2
-Prelude 28/4
-Prelude 28/6
-Prelude 28/7 (start w this one)
-Prelude 28/13 (some difficulties)
-Raincrap Prekude (play 13 first)
-Prelude 28/20
-Waltz 33/2 (some difficulties)
-Waltz Op.69 (both pieces)
-Waltz 70/2
-Waltz Eb and am  
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 07:30:37 PM »

Yeah, most of Chopin's Mazurkas are very great and not too hard to play (except some of them).
I can suggest you a easy (maybe too easy for you! I don't know) but beautiful one : Mazurka op.67 n°2
But the best way to know what to play (Mazurkas or other things) is to listen recording and eventually find a sheet music !

Have a nice day!
Op.56 and 59 are fairly difficult
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2015, 09:15:47 AM »

Op.56 and 59 are fairly difficult

Kevin, as you obviously had realized before posting, this thread was from 2003.  There are a lot of threads about Chopin difficulty and Chopin favorites that are recent. Yes, the OP, to quote you 'was long gone'.   
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015, 06:49:45 PM »

Kevin, as you obviously had realized before posting, this thread was from 2003.  There are a lot of threads about Chopin difficulty and Chopin favorites that are recent. Yes, the OP, to quote you 'was long gone'.   

Bob has been posting since 2003 and he's still here
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 10:49:56 PM »

He doesn't post on threads that are 12 years old.
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2015, 04:35:52 AM »

He doesn't post on threads that are 12 years old.

well i do, chopinlover
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2015, 01:48:40 PM »

well i do, chopinlover

I agree with Chopinlover here - don't do it. start a new thread.
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