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Offline asuhayda

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #100 on: October 29, 2012, 02:45:10 PM »
Hi!  These are my current projects.  They will probably take me 4 to 6 months to complete.

Bach Partita No. 2 in c
Mozart K332 in F, K330 in C
Beethoven Op. 57 No. 23 in f
Prokofiev Toccata in d
Scriabin Prelude Op. 11 No. 11

~ if you want to know what I'm working on.. just ask me!

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #101 on: October 29, 2012, 03:15:24 PM »
I'm practicing:

Bach Prelude and Fugue BWV848
Mozart Piano Sonata K284
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.13 "Pathetique"
Chopin Etude Op.25 No.12 "Ocean"
Chopin Scherzo Op.31
Liszt Paganini Etude No.3 "La Campanella"

Looking forward to doing some Scriabin!
Bach Prelude and Fugue BWV848
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.13
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4
Chopin Scherzo Op.31
Mussorgsky "The Great Gate of Kiev" from Pictures at an Exhibition

Offline toby1

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #102 on: October 31, 2012, 09:42:25 AM »
Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331

Gershwin - Prelude No 1

Handel -  Suite 8 in F minor - Fugue

Schumann - Des Abends

Schumann - Of Foreign Lands and People

Schumann - A Curious Story

Czerny - Studies for the Left Hand (op 17 no 1)

and when I feel in the mood...

I work on Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin.

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #103 on: November 01, 2012, 11:50:59 PM »
Alright as of today:
 3 chopin etudes Op 25 no 5 no 11 no 12
 I started Mephisto Valse, need to learn it before grandmother comes here from Russia, in June 2013.

I don't think I really practice anything else, I am trying to record the little Debussy piece (La plus que lent) and also trying not to forget Ballade no 1 and Scherzo no 1 that I learnt this year.

I did not work on Ondine Ravel today, that piece sucks! Just kidding, it's too hard, and I was too busy making progress with something else to work on it today. Actually, I want(and need) to learn more of the sentimental valses. Also, the cross-rhythms in this pieces are advanced which SUCKS!!!!!!

 So these are the really hard pieces(minus the Debussy, and Bach) Teacher has also assigned to me some Mozart and Brahms. I am sure I'll get organized soon. Does anyone have any comments or suggestions? Most of these pieces suck! They're hard and slow progressing and I'm usually miserable.

 Does anyone have any comments about Mephisto valse? I'm thinking I will memorize 4 or 5 pages at a time(per week or two) and work from there, so I can work on playing through it. Eventually, I will listen to a fast version of it and figure out how I want to play it.

Thanks-
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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #104 on: November 02, 2012, 04:37:44 PM »
My signature
Bach Prelude and Fugue BWV848
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.13
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4
Chopin Scherzo Op.31
Mussorgsky "The Great Gate of Kiev" from Pictures at an Exhibition

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #105 on: December 06, 2012, 03:40:16 PM »
Might I suggest to you that you try downloading the Anna Magnalena Minuets in the Bach section here at PS. Those are strong level three classical pieces.

Great idea, thanks :)

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #106 on: December 06, 2012, 04:56:05 PM »
Ravel Sonatine
Mozart sonata k332
Bach Invention 1

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #107 on: December 07, 2012, 10:09:48 PM »
Beethoven:
Sonata 21 Op. 53 "Waldstein"  - First and third movements. The second's less difficult, so I'll work on it after I at least have the framework for other two movements down
Sonata 17 Op. 31 No. 2 "Tempest" - Third movement. More of maintenance than practice since I've been playing it for a while now

Chopin:

Ballade No. 2 Op. 38 - That agitato
Etude Op. 10 No. 12 "Revolutionary" - Same as the Tempest
Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 "Raindrop" - Something I just started
Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2 - Relearning this one

Debussy:
Preludes: Book 1 No. 7 "Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest" - Relearning this one

Scriabin:
Prelude Op. 9 No. 1 for the Left Hand Alone - Relearning this one

Yanni:
Enchantment - A request from my dad. He's been asking for years so I figured I'd get started on it at long last.
"Instead of giving you a chance to say 'He has made a mistake,' he forced you to say 'He has shown how to get out of a mistake.'"

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #108 on: December 09, 2012, 03:20:29 PM »
Im  now working on Bach prelude and fugue in C minor BWV 847 ,Mozart concerto no 20 K466, Beethoven Sonata No.10 Op 14 No. 2, Debussy - Arabesque No. 1 and Chopin - Waltz Op.64 No.2 :D

Offline vsrinivasa

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #109 on: December 09, 2012, 03:29:01 PM »
My signature's a bit out of date, so:

Ravel: Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Debussy: Les fees sont d'exquises danseuses, Ondine
Faure: Barcarolle in F-sharp minor
Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp major

ADDITION TO PREVIOUS POST: I quit relearning the Beethoven Sonata in E-flat listed in my signature because I really don't like listening to it. It's fun to play though, and I'm too lazy to edit my signature. I have also started these pieces that I didn't list because I just started them:

Beethoven: Sonata Op. 53 "Waldstein" 1st and 2nd movements
Prokofiev: Toccata Op. 11

ANOTHER ADDITION: I'm also playing Debussy's Piano Trio in G Major with some local string players who are really good.
Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 53, 101
Schumann: Kreisleriana
Alkan: Festin d'Esope
Liszt: Apres une lecture de Dante, Paganini Etude 1

To-do list:
Mendelssohn: Sonata Op. 106

Offline seanryan17

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #110 on: December 10, 2012, 03:45:59 AM »
Primarily, it's the Rach 3
but I'm also working on:
Tchaik Sym#6 Transcription
Tchaik Orig Theme and Variations
Tchaik Seasons, bc my bf loves them :)
Chopin Etudes op10, though that's mostly because I let them slip from my repertoire during the past year and I want to bring them back up to par.

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #111 on: December 10, 2012, 03:51:36 AM »
Currently the Bach P&F listed in my signature, along with the Bartok Suite Op. 14 (1st and 2nd movements) and over the winter break I'm hoping to finish up the Chopin Prelude in A-Flat that I started a couple weeks ago.
Currently learning -

- Bach: P&F in F Minor (WTC 2)
- Chopin: Etude, Op. 25, No. 5
- Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3
- Scriabin: Two Poems, Op. 32
- Debussy: Prelude Bk II No. 3

Offline j_menz

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #112 on: December 10, 2012, 04:57:03 AM »
Tchaik Sym#6 Transcription

Which transcription are you doing? Pachulski, Niemann, Klengel or Anon?

I've got the Dover set and am not sure who originally did them as they appear to be unattributed.  They are very good transcriptions, though - I like them much better than anything Tschaikovsky actually wrote for piano.
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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #113 on: December 10, 2012, 05:32:21 AM »
After now finally being done with rach 23/5 and allegro barbaro, my new pieces:
- Bach P&F no. 17 WTC I
- Bach little prelude D major BWV 936
- Beethoven op 2/1 mov. 1
- Bartók Suite op. 14 mov. 1 and 4
Bartok Suite Op. 14 (1st and 2nd movements)
Talk about a coincidence  :)

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #114 on: December 10, 2012, 05:33:34 AM »
Nothing right now. I'm taking a break for 1 month.
Funny? How? How am I funny?

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #115 on: January 16, 2013, 06:38:52 PM »
These are the pieces that I'm learning (that isn't "concert ready" yet):
Prokofiev - op4 no4 "suggestion diabolique"
Chopin - op10 no12 "revolutionary etude"
Liszt - paganini etude no5 "la chasse"
Haydn - sonata Hob XVI:23, mvt1 (allegro)

I'm keeping up some pieces also:
Chopin - ballade no1
Khachaturian - toccata (e flat minor)

It feels like I've forgotten something... But I can update if I remember some more pieces!

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #116 on: January 17, 2013, 08:37:24 AM »
I am practising:

Beethoven Sonata n.26 "Les Adieux" in E flat I&II mvt --finished
Bach P&F n.14 F#m book I and n.18 G#m book II-- completed
Chopin's Etude n. 12 op. 10 in Cm I have to complete it

I should keep practising two etudes by Clementi and Moscheles that I've been working on for months but my internship is taking too much time and strenghts

I would like study Rachmaninoff prelude in G#m
III mvt from Beethoven Sonata Eflat (see above)
Complete the fugue from Bach's prelude in Fm n. 12 book II
Beethoven piano Sonata 26 op.81 "Les Adieux"
Bach WTC I n.14; II n.12, n.18
Chopin op.10 n.12
Rachmaninov prelude 12 in G#min op.32
Moscheles op.70 n. 15

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #117 on: January 26, 2013, 10:01:46 AM »
Hi all, been away from some time from this forum. :(

Been truly busy with crap in real life, but still practising piano of course. At some evenings I just don't practise an hour and just 'play' piano to enjoy it. I'll be damned if the only reason I got a piano is to practise.....

Well, so far this is my progress:

- OP28N4 prelude my teacher said was good, now I have to pour my own style into it and perform for him next week
- March in D Major 70% done note wise, a real nice piece.
- Fur Elise, finally mastered the first hard part (there are several hard parts), need to find time to learn the notes and there we go.
- Chords chords chords chords chords exercises
- Believe I mastered 3 scales:s B flat (all black keys except B and E), F Major (all black keys except B and F) and D flat major (???) (all black keys except C and F)

I havn't gotten my piano tuned again yet, don't see reason as why to, it sounds perfectly adequate.

Well. I hope all your piano endevours are going great and you all enjoy playing!

Until next time! :)

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #118 on: January 26, 2013, 10:29:53 AM »
Wrestling with

Rachmaninoff prelude in G minor
Chopin Fantasie Impromptu
Beethoven Pathetique Sonata

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #119 on: January 26, 2013, 11:15:41 AM »
Took the whole week off from my Schubert OP 94 No3 and piano in general. After my little medical procedure on Monday and then back to work the rest of the week and of course make up work to do, I had no energy. Last night I started back up for an hour or so with piano, David Nevue pieces for the evening and to play for my adult daughter who is visiting today. Just wanted to brush them up for her. At some point today back to Schubert, maybe in a few minutes actually !

Also, I just wanted to say that a month or so ago someone mentioned that they had a hard time learning David Nevue's, Solitude, since they were a beginner and that's one of his easiest pieces ( it's in his easy category, as he categorises his sheet music). They were seemingly taken back a bit to discover this and put the piece aside for now.. I want to confirm how a beginner might have a problem. Any early mid level or of course, advanced student or player won't have any trouble in this piece at all but it's written with a touch of rhythm and extended keyboard range , different from what you might find in any beginners books and that an early beginner might find these techniques challenging, especially without a teacher. I'm doing this piece on the keyboard rather than on my grand piano, my wife thought it would be a nice piece to create a mix of piano and strings with and she is correct ! I find it a bit weak as a piano solo personally ( as written,  I keep wanting to add in more chordal structure), it is nice with the mix. By the same token, it's simple sound is also it's reward, that's the intent of the composer and is in itself what conveys the mood of Solitude. So it need not be over done either.. I believe some simple instruction should get most anyone playing the piece though. So to who ever that was ( sorry I don't remember what member it was), I see where you could have run into trouble with Solitude !
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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #120 on: January 29, 2013, 04:31:11 PM »
Took the whole week off from my Schubert OP 94 No3 and piano in general. After my little medical procedure on Monday and then back to work the rest of the week and of course make up work to do, I had no energy. Last night I started back up for an hour or so with piano, David Nevue pieces for the evening and to play for my adult daughter who is visiting today. Just wanted to brush them up for her. At some point today back to Schubert, maybe in a few minutes actually !

Also, I just wanted to say that a month or so ago someone mentioned that they had a hard time learning David Nevue's, Solitude, since they were a beginner and that's one of his easiest pieces ( it's in his easy category, as he categorises his sheet music). They were seemingly taken back a bit to discover this and put the piece aside for now.. I want to confirm how a beginner might have a problem. Any early mid level or of course, advanced student or player won't have any trouble in this piece at all but it's written with a touch of rhythm and extended keyboard range , different from what you might find in any beginners books and that an early beginner might find these techniques challenging, especially without a teacher. I'm doing this piece on the keyboard rather than on my grand piano, my wife thought it would be a nice piece to create a mix of piano and strings with and she is correct ! I find it a bit weak as a piano solo personally ( as written,  I keep wanting to add in more chordal structure), it is nice with the mix. By the same token, it's simple sound is also it's reward, that's the intent of the composer and is in itself what conveys the mood of Solitude. So it need not be over done either.. I believe some simple instruction should get most anyone playing the piece though. So to who ever that was ( sorry I don't remember what member it was), I see where you could have run into trouble with Solitude !

I'm glad to hear from you David! :)

Please keep playing piano with your soul. :)

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #121 on: January 30, 2013, 02:44:01 PM »
Fur Elise = awesome to the max level

The part where you go 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 with A and then go to AD and A D# and back to A is just sublime.

Beethoven was a bloody genius!

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #122 on: January 30, 2013, 10:01:00 PM »
Besides keeping what I already know up to speed?  and assorted miscellaneous "cocktail lounge" and the like stuff?...

Schubert Op. 90 #1, #3 (I don't like #2!)
Chopin Nocturnes Op. 15 #3, Op. 37 #1
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2 (which has a LONG ways to go yet!)
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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #123 on: January 30, 2013, 10:44:28 PM »
"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left" -- Oscar Levant

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #124 on: January 30, 2013, 11:33:01 PM »
Bach P&F in G major WTC I
Brahms, Three Intermezzi Op. 117
Beethoven, Sonata Op. 10 No.1
Chopin Revolutionary Etude

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #125 on: February 03, 2013, 04:19:17 PM »
These are the pieces that I'm learning (that isn't "concert ready" yet):
Prokofiev - op4 no4 "suggestion diabolique"
Chopin - op10 no12 "revolutionary etude"
Liszt - paganini etude no5 "la chasse"
Haydn - sonata Hob XVI:23, mvt1 (allegro)

I'm keeping up some pieces also:
Chopin - ballade no1
Khachaturian - toccata (e flat minor)

It feels like I've forgotten something... But I can update if I remember some more pieces!

Now I'm also working on Scriabin sonata no1 mvt 4 (funebre). I am thinking about learning one more piece, but I really can't choose which one!

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #126 on: February 16, 2013, 05:07:36 AM »
I just started working on Rachmaninoff Prelude op. 32 no. 12.

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #127 on: February 16, 2013, 05:13:45 AM »
Beethoven op 10 no 3 complete sonata and op 73 1st movement
Chopin op 10 no 3 and berceuse/ cleaning up scherzo 1 where i learnt wrong notes and am fixing them to fast tempo.
Liszt valse impromptu

Polishing a couple things...
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #128 on: February 16, 2013, 02:55:53 PM »
As of now? Mephisto Waltz, Moonlight Sonata, and two of my own compositions.

None of those are going too well.
Per novitatem, artium est renascatur.

Finished with making music for quite a long time.

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #129 on: February 16, 2013, 04:21:17 PM »
As of now? Mephisto Waltz, Moonlight Sonata, and two of my own compositions.

None of those are going too well.

Do you need help with mephisto valse?
"Beethoven wrote in three flats a lot. That's because he moved twice."

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #130 on: February 16, 2013, 07:43:51 PM »
- Bach - March in D Major (finishing touches)
- Bach - Invention 1 (just beginning, not practising as much as I would want to, still first bar)
- Schumann - Kinderzehen von fremnden landern und menches
- Chopin - Waltz in A minor (this thing is sight readable 0.o)
- Harry Potter theme song (need to finish this)
- Beethoven - Fur Elise (second theme perfecting)

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #131 on: February 27, 2013, 10:05:35 PM »
I'm practicing:

- Granados Spanish Dance No. 5
- Shostakovich Three Fantastic Dance, Op. 5

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #132 on: February 28, 2013, 02:27:41 AM »
Tempest sonata- all movements :)

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«Reply #133 on: March 02, 2013, 09:40:23 PM »
Finished Schumannn op 15 no 1, muahahahahaha! :D

Only the notes, now need to learn the style and expression. Very very satisfied.

This piece makes me really feel like a pianist, the sheer artistry defined in the finger paterns is just awesome.

All without a teacher btw. Can't wait for my teacher to help me out with this piece/hear it.

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«Reply #134 on: March 03, 2013, 10:50:29 AM »
Finished Schumannn op 15 no 1, muahahahahaha! :D

Only the notes, now need to learn the style and expression. Very very satisfied.

This piece makes me really feel like a pianist, the sheer artistry defined in the finger paterns is just awesome.

All without a teacher btw. Can't wait for my teacher to help me out with this piece/hear it.

Congrats, nice milestone ! Will you now continue to work with the piece or set it aside for a later date and come back to it when you have gained further skills ( though you have learned the notes, it sounds as though you aren't finished with it is why I'm asking) ?

I'm now working on Chopin Nocturne Op72  No1, I want it for the trills and runs practice, plus I like it ! I have a Mozart piece ( and if I ever find that Schumann piece I mentioned a few months ago)that will benefit from that work. This is how my teacher taught me to work years ago, use one piece to augment another, not always excercises. Sometimes we just used one
piece to extract what was needed from it, not so much for it's entire musical content, so it wasn't always finished for that reason ( if I liked it it might have been finished anyway), though the main piece was finished to the best of my skill at that time. Anyway, since returning to piano now 10 months ago, I have found my trills to be rusty and runs sloppy. 72-1 should help that. I've already gained on the trills.
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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #135 on: March 03, 2013, 11:26:16 AM »
Congrats, nice milestone ! Will you now continue to work with the piece or set it aside for a later date and come back to it when you have gained further skills ( though you have learned the notes, it sounds as though you aren't finished with it is why I'm asking) ?

I'm now working on Chopin Nocturne Op72  No1, I want it for the trills and runs practice, plus I like it ! I have a Mozart piece ( and if I ever find that Schumann piece I mentioned a few months ago)that will benefit from that work. This is how my teacher taught me to work years ago, use one piece to augment another, not always excercises. Sometimes we just used one
piece to extract what was needed from it, not so much for it's entire musical content, so it wasn't always finished for that reason ( if I liked it it might have been finished anyway), though the main piece was finished to the best of my skill at that time. Anyway, since returning to piano now 10 months ago, I have found my trills to be rusty and runs sloppy. 72-1 should help that. I've already gained on the trills.

Thanks David! I can actually play the piece right now, but I'm not entirely sure if I am playing it correctly. Like you said, come back to it later, but I want to gauge what my teacher thinks about it and look at it for 2-4 weeks with him. Definitely one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever played/practised, nice addition to my repertoire.

That Nocturne sounds beautiful! I'm listening to it right now. Definitely post a recording if you ever find the time. Also, it's amazing how other pianists music have influenced me aside from bach, mozart and such. Never thought Schumann would entice me.


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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #136 on: March 03, 2013, 12:16:45 PM »
Never thought Schumann would entice me.

Schumann hooked me in the Album For The Young piece, The Wild Horseman, early on in my piano study. It's a great spunky little piece that like you with your piece, the first Schumann I took to heart and played at some work shops ! More going on than what's written there, you need to learn some expression to do it justice. It was the first piece I can recall that taxed my reserve for expressiveness and still keep up the pace, The first I took seriously anyway.

There is another piece that I believe was Schumman that is big and bold, sounds way more advanced than what it really is. Difficult key at first but it starts right off with big chords going hand over hand from the bass to the treble. For the life of me for weeks now I've been trying to figure out what that piece was, yet I can recall learning that hand over hand technique as if it was last week. The name and composer draw a complete blank, it had to be either Schumann or Rach though in maybe G# minor. It's maybe a level 6-7 piece, damn I hate that about this age/memory stuff .
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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #137 on: March 03, 2013, 12:47:26 PM »
It's all about the Goldbergs -- still. Currently polishing #9 and trying to learn #26. Plus fixing trouble spots in numerous others.

Also Rach Prelude Op 23 #4. Which is going quite well. But I think I'm at the point where I have to start taking lessons again, from a friend of mine who's a really good teacher. I think I've gotten as far as I can get on my own.

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #138 on: March 03, 2013, 02:13:23 PM »

I'm now working on Chopin Nocturne Op72  No1, I want it for the trills and runs practice, plus I like it !


This is a really great piece, it's actually the first romantic era piece (maybe except for the 28-4 prelude) that I really think I will be playing for a long time. I'm a bit worried about the trills and runs though, haven't got to the 3rd page yet. But I can usually manage when I want something hard enough...after all it took me only a week to be able to play the right hand octaves with this piece, while I never managed when I was trying without this kind of musical content...This piece miraculously caused a sudden growth of my hand span :)

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #139 on: March 03, 2013, 05:53:15 PM »
This is a really great piece, it's actually the first romantic era piece (maybe except for the 28-4 prelude) that I really think I will be playing for a long time. I'm a bit worried about the trills and runs though, haven't got to the 3rd page yet. But I can usually manage when I want something hard enough...after all it took me only a week to be able to play the right hand octaves with this piece, while I never managed when I was trying without this kind of musical content...This piece miraculously caused a sudden growth of my hand span :)

Well, you're getting something from it then ! That's great and yes it is a very nice piece of music.

I do a fair amount of octave work anyway so that's not an issue. I started the piece Mon evening and am playing it through slowly and with more intense reading than if I knew the piece already. The runs are rough yet and while I play them on a play through, I also work on just them separately. I think the trills are ok now at this slow speed anyway. They still need practise of course but I'm understanding them. I've started adding some dynamics to the piece to get a head start on the areas that I play through with ease.
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #140 on: March 04, 2013, 12:23:48 AM »
It's time to learn Lizst's Spanish Rhapsody!  Love those opening arpeggios! And the thirds in Folie d'Espagne!  I swear, learning to play Spanish Rhapsody has been a lifelong ambition.  Hard  not to get sidetracked.  I have my own house all to myself and will practice practice practice all day long to get those chords right.  If I can ever play it as well as conceived, it could be enough to make the winter more severe!  There's nothing like playing Spanish Rhapsody in a winter with a 20-inch snowfall.

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #141 on: March 04, 2013, 12:31:07 AM »
It's time to learn Lizst's Spanish Rhapsody!  Love those opening arpeggios! And the thirds in Folie d'Espagne!  I swear, learning to play Spanish Rhapsody has been a lifelong ambition.  Hard  not to get sidetracked.  I have my own house all to myself and will practice practice practice all day long to get those chords right.  If I can ever play it as well as conceived, it could be enough to make the winter more severe!  There's nothing like playing Spanish Rhapsody in a winter with a 20-inch snowfall.

No offense intended but please play it someplace besides in New England if a 20" snowfall is to be the outcome ! We've had our share od storms this winter for some time to come.
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #142 on: March 07, 2013, 08:27:34 AM »
Clementi Sonatina
Chopin Etude Op.10 #1
Chopin Op.27 #1
Chopin Op.72 #1
Bach French Suite #4 Allemande

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #143 on: March 11, 2013, 10:43:44 AM »
I have started learning these pieces, as well as the other pieces that i have written before:
Scriabin sonata no 1 mvt 1 (and 4)
Mozart fantasie c minor
David monrad Johansen nordlandsbilleder (den lille stengud and rensdyr)

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #144 on: March 13, 2013, 07:41:56 PM »
Beethoven Sonata Op 109
Schubert Impromptu in Ab
An assortment of videogame music xD

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #145 on: March 15, 2013, 03:04:08 AM »
Tennessee (from Pearl Harbour) - Hans Zimmer
Colors of the Wind - Alan Menken
Morning Mood - Grieg
Moon Represents my heart - Teresa Teng
Adagio from Pathetique Sonata - Beethoven

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #146 on: March 15, 2013, 07:50:18 AM »
Joe Hisaishi - Ballade



and this my housemate got for me from one of his games
http://tfr177143.hs1.yicp.net/i/yinyue/b%E5%B0%8F%E8%B0%83%E5%8F%99%E4%BA%8B%E6%9B%B2.pdf

but i cant read it or what it is called

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #147 on: March 16, 2013, 10:00:34 PM »
Well:

- My teacher has no objections of me learning FULL Fur Elise, I showed him that I've mastered the second theme on my own, the rest is way easier, but hard on its own. I think Fur Elise will be in my grasp note wise and feelings wise somewhere in april.

- The Schumann piece is coming along nicely.


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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #148 on: March 16, 2013, 10:13:14 PM »
Well:

- My teacher has no objections of me learning FULL Fur Elise, I showed him that I've mastered the second theme on my own, the rest is way easier, but hard on its own. I think Fur Elise will be in my grasp note wise and feelings wise somewhere in april.

- The Schumann piece is coming along nicely.


All good news, consider Fur Elise a work in progress ! I'm telling you that it ages really well, as your technique improves you will find new things in Fur Elise. That piece was a constant in my repertoir a long time ago, it only got better and better as I improved my playing skills.
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: What are you practicing?
«Reply #149 on: March 17, 2013, 07:55:43 PM »
All good news, consider Fur Elise a work in progress ! I'm telling you that it ages really well, as your technique improves you will find new things in Fur Elise. That piece was a constant in my repertoir a long time ago, it only got better and better as I improved my playing skills.

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Fur Elise is the best David. I need to stop caring what other pianists/people say about the song, saying that everyone can play it and all. I just love the piece and honestly the second theme is more difficult than the whole schumann piece I suppose.

Hopefully your practises are going well as well!