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Topic: can someone rank the difficulty of these pieces?  (Read 2496 times)

Offline Tash

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can someone rank the difficulty of these pieces?
on: September 30, 2004, 03:08:11 PM
ok i'm guessing they're somewhat similar but i'd like to get an idea of which are on the harder and easier sides of these chopin pieces

berceuse op57
etudes op.25 no 1
                     no 2
                     no 7
                     no 9
mazurka op33 no 2
nocturne op9 no 1
nocturne op15 no2
nocturne op55 no2
polonaise op40 no2
waltz op34 no3
waltz op64 no3
waltz in e minor op posth

thanks heaps!
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Re: can someone rank the difficulty of these piece
Reply #1 on: September 30, 2004, 06:19:39 PM
Here they are in progressive order of difficulty (ABRSM grades: maximum 8)

Grade 7:

waltz op64 no3

Grade 8:

waltz op34 no3
waltz in e minor op posth
Etude op. 25  no 2
nocturne op9 no 1
polonaise op40 no2

Just above grade 8:

nocturne op55 no2
mazurka op33 no 2
etude op.25 no 1
etude op. 25 no 7
etude op. 25 no 9

Very advanced:

berceuse op57.

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Bernhard.
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Re: can someone rank the difficulty of these piece
Reply #2 on: October 01, 2004, 12:27:41 AM
Is Grade 8 gettin harder? I've never seen a Chopin Etude in there. Debussys Minstrels was in the sylabus last year, or the year before that, and thats way easier than the 25/2 (well, its an easy etude, but compared to that)

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Re: can someone rank the difficulty of these piece
Reply #3 on: October 01, 2004, 03:25:47 AM
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Is Grade 8 gettin harder? I've never seen a Chopin Etude in there. Debussys Minstrels was in the sylabus last year, or the year before that, and thats way easier than the 25/2 (well, its an easy etude, but compared to that)


If anything it is getting easier.

The degree of difficulty is my subjective opinion, it does not necessarily mean it is endorsed by the ABRSM - it just means that I am using their standard as a comparison.

Mnay years ago (I cannot remember the exact year), they actually had one of the 3 Nouvelles etudes (no. 2) in their grade 8 list.

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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Re: can someone rank the difficulty of these piece
Reply #4 on: October 01, 2004, 06:44:57 AM
oh cool thanks bernhard. it's interesting cos they're all the chopin pieces i have the choice of for Amus, which i think is a sort of an equivalent to your grade8 or maybe just a bit above.
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Re: can someone rank the difficulty of these piece
Reply #5 on: October 11, 2004, 01:42:35 PM
You are welcome. :)
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Re: can someone rank the difficulty of these piece
Reply #6 on: October 12, 2004, 05:13:23 AM
It seems that ABRSM Grade 8 is equivelent to RCM Grade 10. What does ABRSM stand for?

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Re: can someone rank the difficulty of these piece
Reply #7 on: October 12, 2004, 06:38:23 AM
On another note, is Bach's Prelude and Fugue no. 14 from WTCI Grade 8 ABRSM as well?

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Re: can someone rank the difficulty of these piece
Reply #8 on: October 13, 2004, 03:39:43 AM
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It seems that ABRSM Grade 8 is equivelent to RCM Grade 10. What does ABRSM stand for?


ABRSM = Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Have a look here:

https://www.abrsm.org/

Best wishes,
Bernhard.
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Re: can someone rank the difficulty of these piece
Reply #9 on: October 13, 2004, 03:40:46 AM
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On another note, is Bach's Prelude and Fugue no. 14 from WTCI Grade 8 ABRSM as well?


Yes. Around grade 8.
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Re: can someone rank the difficulty of these piece
Reply #10 on: October 13, 2004, 04:59:12 AM
This is excellent. Once again, your help is greatly appreciated. :)
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