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Topic: What pieces to play (for practice)?  (Read 2019 times)

Offline caick1000

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What pieces to play (for practice)?
on: July 20, 2016, 04:25:15 AM
Most of the time i practice 1-2 hours a day but i only play like the first part of fur elise (just because i know it) i do some improvisations and some hanon and that's it basically. So i'm looking for some pieces for practice. I'm a begginer, i can read a score (not fast) and i'm still not very good in playing both hands together. Said that, can someone say to me some pieces? classical if půssible.

Thanks ^^(and sorry for my bad english).

Offline gore234

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Re: What pieces to play (for practice)?
Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 04:56:31 AM
Solfeggio is a fun piece by C.P.E bach.  The hands don't play at the same time for the most part in that piece.

To help play both hands together I would suggest some of the 2 part inventions by J.S. Bach.

Czerny has a lot of etudes ranging from easy to really hard.

Try learning the right hand separately and then then the left hand separately and then relearning the pieces with both hands. 

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Re: What pieces to play (for practice)?
Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 05:19:19 AM
Bela Bartok.  he was the national director of piano pedagogy for Hungary and composed extensively for children's instruction.  his beginner's works are excellent for developing touch, understanding how different pressure and strokes on the keys change the sound, syncopation, and sight reading, because he uses materials from central european and balkan sources that don't the predictable patterns of other methods like hanon, czerny, clementi.

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Re: What pieces to play (for practice)?
Reply #3 on: July 20, 2016, 06:01:36 AM
Hi caick,

At your level, I would solidify your playing technique first before going on to other crazy sorts of stuff.

Have you looked at
-Two-Part Inventions by J.S. Bach
-Sonatinas, Op.36 by M. Clementi
-Sonata in G Major, K.545 by W.A. Mozart

After you played some of those, I would move on to
-Chopin Valses, Op.64-1 and/or Op.69-1, 2
-Beethoven Sonata Op.49-1, 2, Op.79

Happy practicing,

Natsu Ozawa
Seattle, WA

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Re: What pieces to play (for practice)?
Reply #4 on: July 20, 2016, 10:19:05 AM
Look for some of the shorter piecesby William Gillock

He wrote some charming lovely small works for students




Offline caick1000

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Re: What pieces to play (for practice)?
Reply #5 on: July 20, 2016, 02:37:51 PM
Thanks all, you guys helped me a lot! i didn't knew about this forum until yesterday and it's amazing thanks ^^

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Re: What pieces to play (for practice)?
Reply #6 on: July 26, 2016, 09:06:27 AM
I would also resolve to learn to play a piece all the way through accurately.  Graham Fitch has some great videos on this - look him up on YouTube.  His blogs every week are amazing too.  His 3Ss are essential.  Slowly Separate (hands) Sections (particularly the ones you make mistakes on and quarantine them)     
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