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New Sheet Music: Liszt – Transcriptions of Songs by Schubert

Transcriptions and paraphrases played an important part in shaping Liszt’s role as leading musical figure of his generation. Seven transcriptions of songs by Franz Schubert has been added to the sheet music library. Read more >>

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Author Topic: Chopin Nocturne in E Flat Major  (Read 3253 times)
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« on: July 04, 2006, 08:59:20 PM »

I'm currently learning this, but have a couple of problems...

My left hand sounds at the correct speed during most of the piece, but during the trills, it seems to drag on for far too long, making the trill stupidly long. Is the trill meant to be quite long, or should I speed up the left hand?

Also, the grace notes at the end: When I try to play them quickly, I seem to lose control of my fingers, and the notes keep coming out in the wrong order... Is there any way to combat this?

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2006, 10:32:47 AM »

Regarding the grace notes - have you tried just playing them really slowly, say as crotchets first, then quavers, and gradually build up the speed? Don't move on until all the notes are in the correct order at whatever speed. Also try playing them in different rhythms to make sure all the notes are secure.

It's a beautiful piece, hope this helps  Smiley.
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