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Topic: Chopin Etude op25,12  (Read 1546 times)

Offline mwf

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Chopin Etude op25,12
on: August 23, 2005, 02:13:09 PM
Out of all the etudes I have tried of Chopin's I can not seem to get the hang of this one correctly, I find it daunting to have to get through it all for a start, plus its one of those pieces that I can not master even having tried for months and months, the main problem is trying to match my fingers on to the right keys particulary when coming back down the piano with the arpeggio's. I can't play the piece without making the odd slip up, some of the fingering to quickly get on to another key is almost imposible to me, particulary in the left hand. I find it hard to believe comments made by people that this is one of the more easier etudes Chopin wrote, I have the Murray Perahia recording which is great and he plays it very well, but at that speed perfectly played its hard to imagine its an easy feat.

I feel more comfortable playing the op10.2 in fact.

Anyone agree that the ocean etude is extremely demanding?

Offline shasta

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Re: Chopin Etude op25,12
Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005, 03:37:24 PM
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Offline nero21

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Re: Chopin Etude op25,12
Reply #2 on: August 23, 2005, 04:34:23 PM
I played this etude, but not very well. I just practiced it very slowly over and over again. Eventually i got all the right notes but i still have a velocity problem with it.

Offline chopiabin

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Re: Chopin Etude op25,12
Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005, 05:05:26 PM
I don't know. How big are your hands? I'm am one of those who finds this piece to be relatively easy compared to the other etudes. I know one thing that a teacher told me that completely changed the way I play was that, in order to get it up to speed, you have to actually lift your hands after your pinky plays and then make sure you don't accent with your thumb when you switch.  Hope this helps?? Keep us posted on your progress!!
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