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Topic: Chopin etude op.10 no12  (Read 1877 times)

Offline pianojems

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Chopin etude op.10 no12
on: June 08, 2004, 09:14:57 PM
Hi everyone Its been a little while since I have visited the board.I've never done this one, and I am starting to learn this etude. I am wondering if anyone could give me some advise on learning it if anyone has done it!
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Re: Chopin etude op.10 no12
Reply #2 on: June 09, 2004, 07:34:49 AM
    The most difficult part of the piece (for me at least) was the left hand jumps starting on measure 29.  I would drill the left hand as many ways as possible.  Dotted rhythms are always a great way to practice, and blocking the notes as chords will assist you in keeping the hands together when you speed it up.  
    Also, for some reason I found it difficult to keep both hands perfectly together when they are coming down in unison during the opening page of the piece.  It helped me to 'target' the note that the left hand played on every down-beat.  I guess my mind got befuddled thinking about hitting every note, and my hands fell out of sync.  
    One last thing:  don't be blinded by just learning the notes/techinique to play the piece.  The musical ideas of the piece should not be forgotten; the revolutionary has plenty of complicated and important phrasing (at least for a etude).  The first time I performed it, I hit the notes just fine, but it was musically sloppy which made it relatively worthless.

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Re: Chopin etude op.10 no12
Reply #3 on: June 10, 2004, 01:38:41 AM
That's true.  The technical part itself is not too hard.  To make it musical, that's the etude.  It has been said (by Chopin) that the revolution was in the LH whereas the etude was in the RH.  Just to make the RH melodic and shaped well is a great accomplishment, when played against such a bass line.  Also, pedalling is a real tricky part, to make each passage sound clean and articulate.  Try half or quarter pedalling.
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Re: Chopin etude op.10 no12
Reply #4 on: June 10, 2004, 05:22:22 AM
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