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Topic: tchaikovsky's first piano concerto...please help !  (Read 2875 times)

Offline Lilo

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tchaikovsky's first piano concerto...please help !
on: August 01, 2004, 11:05:16 AM
hi

I've just begun Tchaikowsky's first piano concerto, and I'm wondering whether the first (piano) bass chord is 8va bassa or 8va alta ?
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Offline thierry13

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Re: tchaikovsky's first piano concerto...please he
Reply #1 on: August 04, 2004, 04:12:17 AM
I had the same doubt, but if you want my opinion, it's octave bassa, this would have more sense. You should listen to a recording of it and check this out...

Offline sparks

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Re: tchaikovsky's first piano concerto...please he
Reply #2 on: August 12, 2004, 01:23:19 AM
I have also started learning the Tchaikovksy Piano Concerot and it is octave bassa.

Offline mh88

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Re: tchaikovsky's first piano concerto...please he
Reply #3 on: August 13, 2004, 12:16:29 AM
correct...it is octava....and what a glorious opening to a concerto, gives me a chill everytime i bang out those cords

Offline Rach3

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Re: tchaikovsky's first piano concerto...please he
Reply #4 on: August 13, 2004, 10:45:22 AM
In case anyone was confused, it means the LH octave is 8vb (down an octave) and the RH is as written.
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Offline Pumpkinhead

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Re: tchaikovsky's first piano concerto...please he
Reply #5 on: August 14, 2004, 12:32:10 AM
lol we're not stupid, ya know.
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