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Topic: Advice on how to practise this piece.  (Read 3033 times)

Offline marikah

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Advice on how to practise this piece.
on: November 17, 2009, 08:47:04 PM
Hello, I recently began playing Beethoven's 7 sonata nr 3 in D major. I have always had a problem learning more traditional classical music, im more into modern compositions.
 So, how do I practise this? I need to learn it in a short period of time. I would be so grateful for some help!  ;D
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Re: Advice on how to practise this piece.
Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 08:55:52 PM
Well, what means "a short period of time"? If it's just like 4 weeks, or  two months, it's too short, in my book. Of course it depends on many criterions. Have you played any other Beethoven Sonatas? This one is certainly not the most accessible one.
 

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Re: Advice on how to practise this piece.
Reply #2 on: November 18, 2009, 02:50:46 PM
Its more like three months, but I have a lot of chamber music to practise as well so I would appreciate some advice.
No this is my first sonata of Beethoven. I have played some sonatas of Haydn and Mozart, but as I wrote, im more used to modern classical music. Exception: Chopin.

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Re: Advice on how to practise this piece.
Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009, 06:00:28 PM
I play this one and can attest that it is a tricky piece.  There are a lot of places that look manageable in the score, but are difficult for the fingers. 

Can you give us a more detailed idea of what you find difficult about the piece, or what elements of learning it overwhelm you?
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Re: Advice on how to practise this piece.
Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 04:46:48 AM
I might do that in 2 months by simply looking at the notes.

I have a book of Beethoven sonata's and Beethoven is really not hard.

I bet Schubert is the most difficult among the Piano composer.
I just do not know why, It looks easy when you look at his pieces but My mind seems to reject Schubert.
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Re: Advice on how to practise this piece.
Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 07:55:53 PM
I have a book of Beethoven sonata's and Beethoven is really not hard.

Take a look at Op. 106 in your Sonata book 8)
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Re: Advice on how to practise this piece.
Reply #6 on: November 21, 2009, 12:00:24 PM
I am learning this song and i can play with the right hand but im not sure what to play with the left
help me please
 :'(

Here is the website: The song is called First Love by utada hikaru, its the first one on the website
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Offline marikah

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Re: Advice on how to practise this piece.
Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009, 04:40:56 PM
well as I sad in my first message, Im more used to modern music or romantic, so learning a piece like this is difficult for me. I've known it by heart for quite a while now, but it's still hard to play it in tempo with all the small variances in the piece.  :P

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Re: Advice on how to practise this piece.
Reply #8 on: November 22, 2009, 11:57:28 AM
Hehe, you said Beethoven is easy.  Your probably looking at passages written in quarters/eigths... they look less dense simply because there is less stuff going on in the page, but are far from easy.
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Re: Advice on how to practise this piece.
Reply #9 on: November 22, 2009, 03:51:59 PM
i didnt say beethoven is easy :P
atleast i didnt mean so :)
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