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Topic: Chopsticks Variations?  (Read 2670 times)

Offline deirpg

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Chopsticks Variations?
on: January 14, 2004, 09:05:46 AM
Has anyone tried or heard this by Margo Guryan?  I'm thinking of buying the sheet music online but I have no idea how it sounds or what level it is.  Can anyone help me out?  I would love to hear a bit of it, but I can't seem to find anywhere that I can find a short sample of it.

Thanks for any help you can offer,

Deirdre
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Offline dj

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Re: Chopsticks Variations?
Reply #1 on: January 18, 2004, 06:37:45 AM
uh i have heard chopsticks variations b4, im not sure if it's the same piece ur talking about, but from what i can remember it was a 4-hands piece. just thought u'd wanna know. have fun finding it, maybe try sheetmusicarchive.net but i doubt they would have it
rach on!

Offline clarinetwife

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Re: Chopsticks Variations?
Reply #2 on: January 18, 2004, 04:22:01 PM
I have the piece.  It is published by Dartmoor and was distributed by Hal Leonard when I got my copy several years ago.  They are fun--from late beginner to early advanced level.

Offline Rach3

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Re: Chopsticks Variations?
Reply #3 on: January 19, 2004, 07:23:09 AM
Why??  :'(
"Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them."
--Richard Wagner

Offline clarinetwife

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Re: Chopsticks Variations?
Reply #4 on: January 19, 2004, 06:37:02 PM
Why not? :D

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Re: Chopsticks Variations?
Reply #5 on: January 19, 2004, 11:47:53 PM
Ahhh.... Chopsticks Variations! Many years ago, I improvised just such a set in a "mock recital" in college. It was subtitled "The Evolution" -- After reciting the main theme, I started with a variation done in the Baroque flavor, then another in the Classical style with Alberti bass, then another pass with thicker harmony trying to get the early-Romantic feel, then threw in a lifely Waltz-like rendition of it, then turn the thing into minor key trying to invoke some late-Romantic agony, then shift the RH melody up an Augmented 4th with the LH harmonized it in a key that's a half-step lower than the melody's key creating lots of dissonants to take in the 20th Century, then closed by recapping the main theme with two pairs of bamboo chopsticks (no fingers) -- most fun I had playing in recitals. ;D

Hmm... nostalgia setting in... I should go dig out that recording...

(Sorry, dierpg, can't help you with the score.)
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