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Topic: Scriabin-Prelude for the Left hand  (Read 9787 times)

Offline verywellmister

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Scriabin-Prelude for the Left hand
on: July 05, 2006, 04:16:56 PM
What grade is Scriabin's Prelude for the Left Hand, op.9 no.1 (abrsm)?
Can someone with small hands play this (what is the largest interval)?
It's a great piece (so is the following Nocturne). 

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Offline verywellmister

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Re: Scriabin-Prelude for the Left hand
Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006, 05:08:13 PM
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Offline counterpoint

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Re: Scriabin-Prelude for the Left hand
Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006, 06:06:57 PM
In general, Scriabin is not for people with small hands.

The musical approach to Scriabin's music is even more intricate than mastering the technical difficulties.

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Offline BoliverAllmon

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Re: Scriabin-Prelude for the Left hand
Reply #3 on: July 07, 2006, 01:04:26 PM
I just looked at the sheets and it is not easy at all. It could easily be a piece for two hands.

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Re: Scriabin-Prelude for the Left hand
Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006, 09:17:44 PM
Don't worry about the hands issue.  You can roll anything chord you can't reach.  I've been learning the Nocturne, and there are some chords that no one could possibly play without rolling.  Reaches of nearly two octaves.
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Re: Scriabin-Prelude for the Left hand
Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006, 10:43:11 PM
Scriabin himself apparently had small hands, so it is certainly possible for a small-handed person to play the piece. I have small hands and I play a lot of Scriabin. I just roll the chords I can't reach. This still says nothing about the difficulty of the piece however.
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