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Topic: AGH can't get this right!  (Read 1792 times)

Offline Tash

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AGH can't get this right!
on: November 09, 2004, 01:08:03 AM
khachaturian toccata, the bit here there's the crazy chromatic arpeggio-ish descent thing just before it hits the slower middle section. i'm always having issues hitting the right notes at the speen i'm playing. i've tried it fast, slow,  repeating it a million times, accenting the first note with my pinky finger, practicing with the 2 bars before it, but when it comes to playing it in the piece i always screw it up. so does anyone have a revolutionary idea as to how on earth i fix this? i have less than 2 weeks til my exam so time is short!
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Re: AGH can't get this right!
Reply #1 on: November 11, 2004, 03:13:56 PM
Give the piece a break of two days?
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Re: AGH can't get this right!
Reply #2 on: November 15, 2004, 02:33:26 PM
khachaturian toccata, the bit here there's the crazy chromatic arpeggio-ish descent thing just before it hits the slower middle section. i'm always having issues hitting the right notes at the speen i'm playing. i've tried it fast, slow,  repeating it a million times, accenting the first note with my pinky finger, practicing with the 2 bars before it, but when it comes to playing it in the piece i always screw it up. so does anyone have a revolutionary idea as to how on earth i fix this? i have less than 2 weeks til my exam so time is short!

Hi Tash,

What Grade are you being examined for?

Offline Tash

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Re: AGH can't get this right!
Reply #3 on: November 16, 2004, 10:17:22 AM
the piece gets many days break cos i'm slack and don't practice enough hmm maybe that's me problem! probably but oh well...
i'm doing cmus die stupid grade
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Re: AGH can't get this right!
Reply #4 on: November 19, 2004, 12:07:57 PM
Do you mean the part which descends: B, G, E, D# then F, D , B , A#  continue pattern down octaves? 5,3,2,1 RH for B,G,E,D# and 1,2,3,5 for F,D,B,A# seems easy to grasp in  the hand and logical. Important to drop the hand with 5 in RH and 1 with LH every time.
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Re: AGH can't get this right!
Reply #5 on: November 19, 2004, 08:08:52 PM
I played this piece over 30 years ago...If I remember (I don't have the music anymore) isn't this passage divided between the two hands, with the RH playing the first 3 notes and the LH playing the 4th note?

If that's so, why would you even be using the 5th finger?
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Offline Tash

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Re: AGH can't get this right!
Reply #6 on: November 20, 2004, 01:00:14 AM
ah well it doesn't matter any more cos the exam's over and i never have to play it again!!!
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Offline Brian Healey

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Re: AGH can't get this right!
Reply #7 on: November 20, 2004, 01:48:30 AM
How did you do?

That's a really sweet piece, I had a lot of fun learning that one. I guess it's after the fact now, but for future reference, I believe that that arpeggio part you were talking about is indeed divided between the two hands (like Sharon said). The right hand plays the first three notes and the left hand plays the last note of each little four note grouping. I can see where you'd experience some trouble trying to play that whole run with one hand.

Offline Daniel_piano

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Re: AGH can't get this right!
Reply #8 on: November 20, 2004, 01:50:57 AM
What else do you played other than the toccata?
What grade are you?

Congrats for your exam !

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Re: AGH can't get this right!
Reply #9 on: November 20, 2004, 11:04:42 AM
oh i was playing the run with both hands like said i just kept hitting the wrong notes when jumping down to the next note. but hey it's over! was doing Cmus, see some other thread i can't remember which one i think it's in non-piano related bit for a great discussion on exactly the same thing! was also doing the fantasie-impromptu and rach prelude in c# minor.

the exam was fine, i've never been so un-nervouse before an exam! i think i have finally worked out how to not freak out over exams- stay incredibly hyped up the entire week before and i swear it works!
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