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Topic: Beethoven 32 variation  (Read 4645 times)

Offline felia

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Beethoven 32 variation
on: October 10, 2003, 01:16:23 PM
hi friends~ ;D
Got another task.....seek for yours help now....I am working on Beeth. 32 variation now...
and find it is a very difficult part in the 9th variation...where you have 6 semiquavers against 4 crotchets......any suggest in order to work on it??
::)

~Felia

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Re: Beethoven 32 variation
Reply #1 on: October 10, 2003, 01:18:32 PM
Correction:
is 6 semiquavers againts 4 quavers :P

Thanks

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Re: Beethoven 32 variation
Reply #2 on: October 10, 2003, 08:06:59 PM
I can't stand that piece,
Ed

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Re: Beethoven 32 variation
Reply #3 on: October 13, 2003, 06:00:40 AM
:-[hey, friends.....
Really  nobody can help me....Although i admit i really gave a worong information...After i checked the score...and i found out is actually 6 semiquavers  against 4 semiquavers :P

Anyway....i am quite suffering too, praciticing that piece..cos my hand is not big enough.... :-/

But really looking for some advice,so that i can go on more confidentally..... :D

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Re: Beethoven 32 variation
Reply #4 on: October 13, 2003, 07:00:08 AM
The best way to practice Variation 9 is by thinking in 8th-note beats.  That way you only have to think of 2 against 3, rather than 6 against 4.  And remember, the the second 16th in the left hand comes exactly halfway between the second and third 16ths in the right.

Once you work out the ratio at a slow tempo, it should be fairly easy to gradually get up to a performance speed.

A final note about this piece as a whole - it's not meant to be played fast!  The most important thing is to keep a relatively steady, moderate tempo, which allows all the different rhythms and articulations to be very clear and precise.  Always remember the tempo is "Allegretto", not "Allegro" as it is often (wrongly) played.

Good luck - this is a wonderful piece!

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Re: Beethoven 32 variation
Reply #5 on: October 14, 2003, 07:03:46 AM
Thanks~debussy_lover!i will  try to work out :)

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Re: Beethoven 32 variation
Reply #6 on: October 14, 2003, 07:16:50 PM
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Good luck - this is a wonderful piece!


Pah  ;),
Ed
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