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Notation question regarding Rach Op3 no2 (Read 3179 times)

Offline ail

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Notation question regarding Rach Op3 no2
« on: May 21, 2007, 10:36:54 AM »
Hi

I'm studying Rachmaninoff's prelude Op 3 no 2, but I have a problem in the broken chords section. In some bars, my sheet has a C1 and a B2 in the left hand, while having to play E4 on the right. The two notes on the left hand are connected by what looks like a huge square bracket. Now, I think no one with normal hands can play those three notes at the same time, so I guess that bracket means something on how to play this. What does it mean? How do I play this?

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Alex

piano sheet music of Prelude


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Re: Notation question regarding Rach Op3 no2
«Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 11:49:24 AM »
Break it up like it's two notes, and use pedal.
Bach - Partita No.2
Scriabin - Etude 8/12
Debussy - L'isle Joyeuse
Liszt - Un Sospiro

Goal:
Prokofiev - Toccata

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Offline ail

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Re: Notation question regarding Rach Op3 no2
«Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 10:30:38 AM »
Break it up like it's two notes, and use pedal.

Ok, I can do that, but how fast should I jump from C to B? Like an arpeggio with 2 notes? like an appogiatura?

Thanks

Alex

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Re: Notation question regarding Rach Op3 no2
«Reply #3 on: May 22, 2007, 12:49:51 PM »
That's how it goes ;D

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Re: Notation question regarding Rach Op3 no2
«Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 12:52:37 PM »
Ok, I can do that, but how fast should I jump from C to B? Like an arpeggio with 2 notes? like an appogiatura?

Thanks

Alex

Like a fast arpeggio and the b should come together with the right hand melody note.

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Re: Notation question regarding Rach Op3 no2
«Reply #5 on: May 22, 2007, 04:31:52 PM »
That's how it goes ;D

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I so much love that sketch :-D But I really couldn't understand how he played it, he does it too fast for my ear. Also I think he skips some parts. Thanks for having explained below :-)

Actually, it was this video that made me want to study this piece. I had listened to it so many years ago, and in orchestral version if I'm not mistaken, that I didn't even remember it existed.

Alex