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Topic: Goldberg variations  (Read 6971 times)

Offline sxsx

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Goldberg variations
on: May 21, 2011, 09:40:22 PM
I recently started trying to play Bachs goldberg variations, and I am mostly interested in variations 1 and 3, but it is insanely hard for me.
I have just a little more than 1 year of piano lessons, and I am not having lessons right now.
Should I just continue trying or this is omsething only for more experienced players ?

Offline liszt1022

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Re: Goldberg variations
Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 10:37:13 PM
It's good that you have something advanced that you want to work toward, I wouldn't work on these without some easier Bach counterpoint studied. Like the Inventions and Sinfonias. And good attention to playing multiple voices in each hand.

Having a piano teacher help you through issues live and in person on a weekly basis really is best, though. Unless your goal is to be a Youtuber.
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