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Topic: Chopin prelude+mazurka  (Read 3842 times)

Offline the_duck

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Chopin prelude+mazurka
on: September 12, 2007, 09:52:06 AM
Chopin Prelude, op.28 no.10 in C# minor





Chopin Mazurka, op.17 no.2 in E minor



i'm not terribly thrilled with either one but i felt like posting something so here they are. any comments/suggestions will be gratefully recieved

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Re: Chopin prelude+mazurka
Reply #1 on: September 12, 2007, 07:24:00 PM
i see you're progressing at lightening speed.  my advice would be to relax your shoulders.  i can tell they are slightly tense in the mazurka because your elbows are a bit farther out than they naturally would fall.  try getting up - walking around and swinging your arms- then come back and sit down and play the mazurka as your would with normal arm movements walking.  you'll immediately sound that much better. 

anyways - i like what you are doing.  you approach the keyboard with respect as though you are a true martial artist - and pianist combined.  careful.   

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Re: Chopin prelude+mazurka
Reply #2 on: September 12, 2007, 09:17:01 PM
i wouldn't say these pieces represent much of a "progression" in my playing - i've actually been playing the piano for years (albeit with a couple of humungous breaks), and i'm also learning a lot of considerably more difficult rep, but these are pieces that i can knock out relatively quickly and post decent performances of without tearing my hair out. i should hopefully be posting some liszt-schubert, rachmaninov and brahms in the next couple of weeks if i can drill them into my disobedient fingers!
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