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Offline xhunterjx

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Order of Difficulty
on: March 02, 2006, 10:48:57 PM
Of the Chopin Etudes please

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Hunter

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Re: Order of Difficulty
Reply #1 on: March 03, 2006, 01:24:51 AM
There all dificult.
we make God in mans image

Offline mike_lang

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Re: Order of Difficulty
Reply #2 on: March 03, 2006, 04:30:05 AM
Easier ones are Op. 10-4 and 10-5 (black key).  For more difficult ones (these are the ones they generally ask for at competitions), you might try 25-6 (thirds) and 25-11 (winter wind).  Of course, difficulty on these really varies for different people, as different people have different natural aptitudes.  For some, thirds are very easy, for some the strides made at the end of 10-4 are difficult.  It is hard to rate the etudes in order of difficulty, as each of them works on a specific facet of technique which may or may not be difficult on a person to person basis.  What is important is which ones will help you - whether you need work on sixths, legato octaves, thirds, endurance, stretches, etc.

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Michael

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Re: Order of Difficulty
Reply #3 on: March 03, 2006, 04:33:15 AM
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There all dificult.
Yeah... They are...

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Re: Order of Difficulty
Reply #4 on: March 03, 2006, 05:26:17 AM
Easier ones are Op. 10-4 and 10-5 (black key).  For more difficult ones (these are the ones they generally ask for at competitions), you might try 25-9 (thirds) and 25-11 (winter wind).

Best,
Michael

 ::)   10#4? ok, if you consider that there is at least 9 studies on the "easier" side.  25#9? thirds?  let's assume it's a typo or a Godowsky/freak version.

different pianists will give different answers.

Most will put 10#1, 10#2 and 25#6 on the hard side.

10#3, 5, 6, 9    25#1, 2, 9 are generally placed on the "easier" side.

Search a bit, a lot of topics on the Chopets float around.   ;D
 

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