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Topic: Could use suggestions for next piece  (Read 1516 times)

Offline goalevan

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Could use suggestions for next piece
on: May 25, 2004, 07:41:00 AM
I'm wondering what would be a good piece to learn - I'm still in a very early stage. I was thinking one of Chopin's easier pieces, or any other suggestion. Here are a few of the pieces I have learned so far:

Beethoven - Fur Elise
Chopin - Prelude 28.7
Chopin - Raindrop Prelude 28.15
Chopin - Waltz 64.1 bars 1-36
Chopin - Waltz 64.2 bars 39-70 (Pui Mosso)

Also... is there a site with universal ratings of pieces? I checked ABRSM website but couldn't find anything.

Offline donjuan

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Re: Could use suggestions for next piece
Reply #1 on: May 25, 2004, 08:12:38 AM
judging by pieces you have played, I think you will like Chopin's Etude Op.10 No.3.  It has similar tone to the raindrop prelude and FurElise.  This piece is more difficult, but hey, you have to up the challenge some time..

just out of curiousity, why dont you want to finish the other pieces before starting something new?

Are there any other composers you like?
donjuan

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Re: Could use suggestions for next piece
Reply #2 on: May 25, 2004, 02:57:42 PM
It's a bad habit to get into, learning "scraps" of various pieces. Before moving on I would suggest you finish the Chopin Waltzes.

After learning the Waltzes completely, I would suggest learning some of the "Album for the Young" or perhaps some of the easier "Kinderszehen" both by Schumann or perhaps a couple of the Mendelssohn "Songs Without Words."

You might want to look and some Bach, Prelude in C from WTC I or perhaps on of the Beethoven Op. 49 Sonatas.
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Re: Could use suggestions for next piece
Reply #3 on: May 25, 2004, 09:30:04 PM
Thanks for the advice, I looked into the WTC... I never knew what that stood for before now... Prelude in C looks like a good difficulty so I'll experiment with that while I finish up the other Waltzes.
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