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Topic: Double Note Etudes  (Read 2658 times)

Offline comme_le_vent

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Double Note Etudes
on: April 08, 2004, 05:34:12 AM
I'm looking to improve my double note playing(3rds, 6ths etc), i know the chopin etudes, but id prefer to play something else.

what double note etudes do you folks know of?
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Re: Double Note Etudes
Reply #1 on: April 08, 2004, 01:33:24 PM
try debussy - i prefer them (i love them better :) ) even though they are more difficult than chopin's

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Re: Double Note Etudes
Reply #2 on: April 08, 2004, 04:28:05 PM
Mei-Ting and I are of the opinion that the Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 #9 is harder than even Feux Follets or Chopin Op. 25 #6.  Give it a shot.
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Re: Double Note Etudes
Reply #3 on: April 08, 2004, 05:31:49 PM
thanks

do you think it is important to be proficient at left hand double notes?

i think theyre pretty rare, are there any etudes or pieces with a profusion of left hand double notes?
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Re: Double Note Etudes
Reply #4 on: April 08, 2004, 06:08:02 PM
comme_le_vent, I think you're going to have to go with the Chopin-Godowsky "thirds" for that. And, why not? I like it better than the original Chopin etude, personally. Besides, if you can play the whole thing at tempo, I doubt you're ever going to have to worry about left hand thirds again! Of course, the CG "sixths" etudes is the same deal...

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Re: Double Note Etudes
Reply #5 on: April 08, 2004, 06:14:39 PM
yeah i like them, but im looking for a piece that i REALLY like, to reward me for all the effort  ;)
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Re: Double Note Etudes
Reply #6 on: April 08, 2004, 10:39:04 PM
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thanks

do you think it is important to be proficient at left hand double notes?

i think theyre pretty rare, are there any etudes or pieces with a profusion of left hand double notes?


 2nd variation of the 1st book of Brahms-Pag, and the Schumann Toccata come to mind (aside from the Godowsky version of Op. 25 #6, of course)
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