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Offline lukepettyjohn

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What should I study next?
« on: March 03, 2016, 09:08:55 PM »
Hello, everyone.  These are the pieces I am currently working on and am close to perfecting.

I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of pieces to start learning next.

Chopin-Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2
Debussy-Clair de Lune
Beethoven-Sonata in E Major, Op. 14, No. 1
Mark Hayes-Arrangement of "His Eye is on the Sparrow"

Thank you.

Offline marijn1999

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Re: What should I study next?
«Reply #1 on: March 04, 2016, 10:39:08 PM »
I'd start working on some other Beethoven sonatas like the ones below:

  • Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1
  • Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, No. 2
  • Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79 (which isn't really as easy as everyone says)

Also, make sure to get a lot of work done on Bach. If you're already familiar with him, try playing some easier Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier like these ones:

  • Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 851 (Book 1)
  • Prelude and Fugue No. 10 in E minor, BWV 855 (Book 1)
  • Prelude and Fugue No. 14 in F-sharp minor, BWV 859 (Book 1)
  • Prelude and Fugue No. 7 in E-flat major, BWV 876 (Book 2)
  • Prelude and Fugue No. 12 in F minor, BWV 881 (Book 2)
  • Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in G major, BWV 884 (Book 2)

If you're not so familiar with him yet, the Little Preludes and Fugues, Two and Three-Part Inventions and Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach, are a good place to start.

Keep working on that romantic repertoire too, but I'd say Beethoven and Bach are your priority for now. Maybe start looking in to Mozart too. If you'd like to get a grip of the late romantic style, there are plenty of easier Scriabin preludes to look into. Please ask if you'd like me to suggest some.

I hope that help!

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Re: What should I study next?
«Reply #2 on: March 05, 2016, 12:28:02 AM »
Haha, why is this in the performance section? :)
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