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Offline Ludvig_Van_Me

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Another Un Sospiro question
on: October 02, 2004, 07:28:42 PM
I am having trouble with this bit:

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa/unsospirocopy.jpg


I don't know the fingering but most importantly which hand goes where.


Can anyone help?


Thanks :)
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Offline ted

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Re: Another Un Sospiro question
Reply #1 on: October 03, 2004, 02:50:23 AM
In the top staff, play those melody notes having rests under them with the left hand crossed over, other melody notes with the right hand.

In the accompanying figures, play those groups having stems down with the left hand and those with stems up with the right hand.

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Re: Another Un Sospiro question
Reply #2 on: October 03, 2004, 04:14:02 AM
Thank you :)

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Re: Another Un Sospiro question
Reply #3 on: October 03, 2004, 05:19:13 AM
It should be:

In the TOP melody staff: stems down are in the left hand and the stems up are in the right hand.

The middle staff is the right hand.

The bottom staff is the left hand.

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Offline Ludvig_Van_Me

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Re: Another Un Sospiro question
Reply #4 on: October 03, 2004, 06:12:54 AM
Even clearer, thank you :)


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Re: Another Un Sospiro question
Reply #5 on: October 04, 2004, 11:43:38 AM
I love this song.  I swear, people just orgasm when they hear it.  The melody is so nice.  (I am not that great of a pianist, so please don't think I'm being cocky.  Haha.  I'm merely stating that the melody is so romantic).

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Re: Another Un Sospiro question
Reply #6 on: October 04, 2004, 05:28:02 PM
Your absolutely right, It's a real listeners piece.


While your working your arse off like an octopus.

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Re: Another Un Sospiro question
Reply #7 on: October 04, 2004, 07:19:56 PM
I performed it last semester.  People love to watch all the movement you have to do!  I still get requests for it.  I'm getting a bit rusty on some of it though.

Have fun with it! :D
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Re: Another Un Sospiro question
Reply #8 on: October 05, 2004, 08:38:08 PM
I having trouble stretching the first 4 notes with my left hand, I have large hands but I still can't make it:  

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa/unsospiroco py.jpg


Can anyone help me with the fingering?

Offline xvimbi

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Re: Another Un Sospiro question
Reply #9 on: October 05, 2004, 09:16:14 PM
Well, I'll give you a generic answer: if you can't stretch, don't stretch. Find another way.

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Re: Another Un Sospiro question
Reply #10 on: October 05, 2004, 11:10:02 PM
What is the intended fingering?


Because I feel that if I stray from that it could get messy.

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Re: Another Un Sospiro question
Reply #11 on: October 06, 2004, 02:34:01 AM
You could do 5 4 2 1 or 5 5 2 1.  Hold the bottom note with the pedal--it's "sempre pedale"--and move your hand up to play the next three notes.   My professor recommended a bit of an accent on each lowest note in the arpegios.
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Re: Another Un Sospiro question
Reply #12 on: October 06, 2004, 05:26:54 AM
Ooh I see,

I was approaching it as if it was the same technique as the first bit, but Having to take my little finger off the bottom note as to reach the others adds a different  dimension to it.

/Not to mention harder  :'(

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Re: Another Un Sospiro question
Reply #13 on: October 08, 2004, 09:22:10 AM
Yes, the first note in the arpeggios should be a bit heavier so that the key changes are apperant.  Also, you may want to make a slight hesitation after those low bass notes and enjoy the sonorities.  Not a huge hesitation, but in this section it shouldn't be perfectly metronomic either -- smooth, articulate and expressive, moving forward so we stay interested, but it's ok to take a split second to enjoy the bass notes (provided you pick up the slack with the remaining arpeggiated notes).  
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