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Topic: Intermediate Left Hand Studies  (Read 3715 times)

Offline ryugen

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Intermediate Left Hand Studies
on: July 02, 2015, 02:50:30 PM
Hello! I've had problems with my right hand/wrist and now have to have surgery on it. It will be out for a few months. I need some exercises or etudes to practice with my left hand until my right wrist heals up. I'm an Intermediate level player(Half self taught). I know there's Hanon and Czerny(LH), but what else is there at my level? I'm a bit scared to do Hanon because I only have my left hand to use right now. I am doing these by myself, so it would be best if I could learn them on my own.

Thanks!

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Re: Intermediate Left Hand Studies
Reply #1 on: July 02, 2015, 03:29:45 PM
Godowsky did left hand versions of the chopin etudes, they're really nasty but might be worth taking a look at

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Re: Intermediate Left Hand Studies
Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015, 03:35:37 PM
Godowsky did left hand versions of the chopin etudes, they're really nasty but might be worth taking a look at


He asks for intermediate level pieces and your answer is Godoswky? lmfao


OP: You can try and take a look at Scriabin's prelude and nocturne op. 9.

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Re: Intermediate Left Hand Studies
Reply #3 on: July 02, 2015, 04:46:28 PM
Thanks mjames!

Godowsky's left hand versions of the Chopin etudes look way over my head unless I had a teacher right now... I don't want to spend money on a teacher until my right hand is better. I guess that's a decent decision since I should have my right hand back in a few months...
 
I think I'll try Scriabin op 9. n.1 Prelude along with some Czerny to practice my technique.

I ordered a bunch of easier left hand intermediate short pieces from Sheetmusicplus to play for fun.

I'll probably want to try one other hard intermediate piece. I don't think I'll do the Nocturne, as that's probably a bit too tough for me. Any suggestions?

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Re: Intermediate Left Hand Studies
Reply #4 on: July 02, 2015, 06:03:38 PM
not sure what to recc since you say intermediate but you also say 'hard'

oh well, here's a nice few



Offline ryugen

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Re: Intermediate Left Hand Studies
Reply #5 on: July 02, 2015, 06:06:30 PM
Perfect!

I'm used to the early intermediate, intermediate, and late intermediate grading system used by some of the piano method books. I was looking for a "Late intermediate" piece I suppose, but I didn't want to use that nomenclature and said hard intermediate, which is confusing...
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