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Offline beethovennick

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learning piano at 33
« on: February 06, 2014, 10:02:50 PM »
i bought a piano 5 months ago.I never studied piano but i always love it.So far i learned alone chopin nocturne op 9 no 1 , beethoven moonlight and other.
I started to study chopin etude op 25 no 6 but i find it realy difficult so far.I need special exercises for the fingers for this pieces and hopefully in a few months i will play it.
Some advise?

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Re: learning piano at 33
«Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 04:48:34 AM »
i bought a piano 5 months ago.I never studied piano but i always love it.So far i learned alone chopin nocturne op 9 no 1 , beethoven moonlight and other.
I started to study chopin etude op 25 no 6 but i find it realy difficult so far.I need special exercises for the fingers for this pieces and hopefully in a few months i will play it.
Some advise?


Finger exercises will not be the answer. What you need is easier pieces. Stay away from Chopin Etudes and pick up a method book meant for self study. Or even better, get a teacher!

Offline beethovennick

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Re: learning piano at 33
«Reply #2 on: February 09, 2014, 08:33:42 AM »
Thank you for your answer!

Offline coda_colossale

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Re: learning piano at 33
«Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 12:04:18 PM »
Good job with the Chopin Nocturne and the Beethoven Sonata, but you're not ready for the Chopin etudes. Even playing the technically easier Nocturne is a huge accomplishment.
You're already progressing far too fast and trying to progress even faster. Wait at least two or three years before you attempt to learn one of the easier Chopin etudes.

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Re: learning piano at 33
«Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 09:06:53 PM »
i bought a piano 5 months ago.I never studied piano but i always love it.So far i learned alone chopin nocturne op 9 no 1 , beethoven moonlight and other.
I started to study chopin etude op 25 no 6 but i find it realy difficult so far.I need special exercises for the fingers for this pieces and hopefully in a few months i will play it.
Some advise?


I have sent you a rather long private message, which might possibly help.
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