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Topic: Chopin Prelude in A major  (Read 9787 times)

Offline stormx

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Chopin Prelude in A major
on: January 08, 2008, 03:37:46 PM
Hi,

I have recently learned this prelude (the easiest of the whole set). My only trouble comes with R.H. in mesure 11.

While holding C# and E with fingers 1-2, you have to play higher A and C# with fingers 4-5. I cannot arrive to play this cleanly. Somewhat, when using fingers 4-5 to play A-C#, i unwillingly depress Bb a little, producing a dirty sound.

Of course, this fingering is the only possibility. I wonder whether you also find this passage a little difficult to play clean, and what can i try to improve it.

Thanks in advance for your help,


Juan

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Offline swim4ever_22

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Re: Chopin Prelude in A major
Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 04:46:25 PM
There are some editions of this piece that omit some of the keys. There are various ways to accomplish this. One is to arpeggiate the entire chord, hitting the last note or two with the left hand. If you decide to omit some of the notes, I would recommend the F# in the left hand played with the thumb, and the first A# played with the thumb in the right hand. Hope this helps.

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Re: Chopin Prelude in A major
Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008, 03:57:28 AM
 hey storm!
 have you considered using the pedal as marked? you must take care to not create a cluster  :o (let sounding together B#, C#, D#, E), but if you press the pedal at C#-E it will sound till the end of the bar, and you can play softly the chord and its repetition.
 btw, the pedal in such situations is an useful resource. just don't abuse: the pedal doesn't replace good technique.  ;)
 good luck!

Offline berrt

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Re: Chopin Prelude in A major
Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008, 07:39:32 PM
While holding C# and E with fingers 1-2, you have to play higher A and C# with fingers 4-5. I cannot arrive to play this cleanly. Somewhat, when using fingers 4-5 to play A-C#, i unwillingly depress Bb a little, producing a dirty sound.
I find it's easier with 3/5 for A-C#. Anyway, you may let got C#-E if you use the pedal (as gerry suggested).

B.

Offline Quoc Hoang

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Re: Chopin Prelude in A major
Reply #4 on: January 01, 2010, 05:00:04 AM
Hi all,
I'm learning to play this prelude, and I'm having a very serious problem with the first chord in the 12th measure. I cannot reach all the notes cleanly ! Can someone help me ? :-[
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