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Topic: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2  (Read 2154 times)

Offline Roastie_FC

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Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
on: August 21, 2003, 03:17:44 PM
WHOA!

I can play the Lassan bit pretty easily
But Friska
Man my arms are killing me
Does anyone know any good sites or info on how to properly relax ur arms to prevent muscle tension because I'm really tense sometimes
And it reallly hurts after a while and i dont want to end up injured and pianoless for like a year or whatever.

Anyone on any info or sites on tips and advice to play the demanding Friska bit??? I can't play that right hand that fast!!!!!
Its definitely because i'm so tense
Even now, when im typing im pretty tense.
Anyway
Does anyone know where to download a free copy of Chopins Revolutionary Etude on the net???

Any help would be appreciated
C'mon pros help me out hehehe!
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Offline eddie92099

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Re: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Reply #1 on: August 21, 2003, 04:44:41 PM
You can get the complete Chopin etudes at:
https://muslib.mmv.ru
Ed

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Re: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Reply #2 on: August 23, 2003, 03:28:50 PM
hey thanks
do u know of any other really good free-to-download piano piece sites/??

Anyone able to help me out for the hungarian rhapsody??!?!  ;D
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Offline dreamaurora

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Re: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Reply #3 on: August 23, 2003, 03:46:08 PM
Tense arms are the result of acquired bad habits of playing pieces in this fashion. A good and proper technique is necessary to play the piano well musically, which can only be taught by a competent teacher and not through reading a bunch of texts on the net. My advice to you is to seek a teacher for guidance or if you insist on being self-taught, to forsake this rhapsody and focus on some intermediate or beginner level pieces, this is so you can be more aware of the various mistakes you have. It is very difficult to teach students proper technique in difficult pieces of music such as Hungarian Rhapsody, as your mind will be more concerned about hitting the right notes then actually watching over your arms or fingers. So try out much easier pieces, fix up your arm or finger positions and attempt the difficult pieces later on.

It seems like you are another of those self-taught pianists, a good and proper technique can only be acquired through the guidance of a good teacher. If you insist on being self-taught , do seek advice and guidance from qualified pianists from time to time, and not from other self-taught pianists.

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Re: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Reply #4 on: August 23, 2003, 04:26:41 PM
Thanks

I think i should just try to focus on loosening up and relaxing and using my wrist more.
No, I am not self-taught. However, i have only been learning for 2 years and my first few songs that i have played well for exams and so on are "Solfiegetto by Scarlatti" and "Flight of the Bumble Bee by Rimsky Korsakov". I currently have a scholarship at the Australian National University. My teacher has been trying to "untense" me but sometimes i do it subconsciously. If anyone can help me be my guest!
My teacher advised on seeing a physiotherapist. Maybe thats a good option. But no, im capable of playing the song there are just some passages which make me tense because i'm too focussed on getting the sound and the notes right lol
But yea im not really "self-taught"
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Re: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Reply #5 on: August 30, 2003, 07:40:30 AM
Roastie_FC,

A good site to download free sheet music off of is https://www.sheetmusicarchive.net
"Simplicity is the highest goal, achievable when you have overcome all difficulties." - Frederic Chopin

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Re: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Reply #6 on: October 12, 2003, 04:44:37 PM
Liszt rhapsody no.2 is actually not at all difficult, so long as you realise that you actually do not need to hammer out all the notes FF. It is fairly easy to fly through, mishap free if you play all semiquavers as very light when accompaning the main theme of the friska. Relaxation is absolutely essential, a physiotherapistr is not neccessary. Just try and analyse when you practice exactly what tension is necesssary for every movement you make, even just trying to play a triad. You will most likely be very surprised at how many unnecessary muscles you are using.
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