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Chopin - Etude opus 10 nr. 3 (Read 1984 times)

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Chopin - Etude opus 10 nr. 3
« on: April 09, 2004, 05:59:01 PM »
Hey all!

Could use some help on how to learn and interpret this piece. I'm going to play it within two weeks at a competition (playing a piece from Mendelsohn aswell) and would like some advices.

Thanks!
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Re: Chopin - Etude opus 10 nr. 3
«Reply #1 on: April 09, 2004, 06:18:52 PM »
If you don't say what your problems are, you can get no advice.

But, wait....: Play the right notes at the right time with the right dynamics with the right feeling! *LOL*

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Re: Chopin - Etude opus 10 nr. 3
«Reply #2 on: April 09, 2004, 07:31:29 PM »
Concerning the enclosing sections (ie the first and last 'bits'), try singing the melody. Play it at a tempo where you can breath one breath throughout the entire phrase, and don't be afraid to use almost-excessive rubato (note: ALMOST-excessive).

If you run into difficulties with the middle section remember to play the left hand lightly, and think of a scherzo. In the chromatic scales try practising by using dotted rhythms, and then invert your dotted rhythms, it helps tremendously.

I have already performed this piece, and I am preparing it for conservatory auditions now... This is all advice that I got from my teacher today.... It works wonders..... Cheers ;D

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Re: Chopin - Etude opus 10 nr. 3
«Reply #3 on: April 10, 2004, 11:59:50 AM »
Practice it, don't practice it as if you're performing it...try and play without pedal when practicing to start with to make sure you're bringing out the melody properly and playing with good legato...if you always practice it with a load of rubato it will probably end up going all over the place...play it straight when you're practicing to make sure you stay in time when you do add more expression

Dave