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Topic: Chopin Etude Op.25 Nr.2  (Read 1624 times)

Offline onemanband

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Chopin Etude Op.25 Nr.2
on: February 06, 2004, 10:46:54 PM
I am currutly working on this piece. As I started, I found the rhythm is so tricky. The question is how to match the left hand exactly with the right hand? In my opinion , I matched two 8th -notes from the alto cleff with one 4th note from the bass cleff. However, I realized that both lines are  triplets and if I played as 2 to 1 mode, would it be a broken of both  triplets??

But the most funny thing is as I played fast, I can hear the right hands with very clear  sets of 8th notes triplet

So, how do u think about this question?

How do u think about this question.

Offline dchaikin

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Re: Chopin Etude Op.25 Nr.2
Reply #1 on: February 06, 2004, 11:03:09 PM
It should be two notes in the RH matched exactly to every one note in LH, but you need to accent the RH on the first note of each triplet.  Tricky indeed.  Practicing it very slowly with the RH accents should help.

One of my teachers told me to play the LH "like a nocturne."  

I love this etude, it was one of the pieces I played for my entrance audition to music school.

Offline bitus

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Re: Chopin Etude Op.25 Nr.2
Reply #2 on: February 08, 2004, 07:18:38 AM
I studied this etude last year... the rythm should come from itself... that's not the biggest problem. Listen to some recordings. Not even the fast arpegios aren't the biggest issue. To manage to give form to the melody in the right hand, and not abuse with accents... that's the challange.
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