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Topic: Un Sospiro as a left hand etude?!?!  (Read 2369 times)

Offline boxjuice

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Un Sospiro as a left hand etude?!?!
on: September 01, 2016, 07:41:40 PM
I know with the arpeggios you're supposed to switch between hands and play the melodies in alternating hands, but is it possible, nay, practical to play the arpeggios with just the left hand while the right hand plays the melodies?

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Re: Un Sospiro as a left hand etude?!?!
Reply #1 on: September 03, 2016, 06:47:57 PM
If you get to a level where you can play the arpeggios with the left hand alone, you don't need to be playing etudes as technical exercises.

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Re: Un Sospiro as a left hand etude?!?!
Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 07:49:01 PM
^Seconded.

It is amazing how much of the study can be arranged for LH only without sacrificing too much texture. The net result, whilst interesting, is bloody difficult though and will necessitate a reduction in tempo in places. Or maybe that's just my crappy left hand scales in sixths..  ;D
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Re: Un Sospiro as a left hand etude?!?!
Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 12:51:58 AM
It amazes me that you can do that, Andrew. I couldn't lean far enough to the right to play the tops of those cadenzas with my left hand at all, never mind up to speed in double notes.
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Re: Un Sospiro as a left hand etude?!?!
Reply #4 on: October 04, 2016, 08:11:55 PM
I know with the arpeggios you're supposed to switch between hands and play the melodies in alternating hands, but is it possible, nay, practical to play the arpeggios with just the left hand while the right hand plays the melodies? Here is a great video tutorial on how to approach Un Sospirio.
Watch and learn.

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