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Topic: How many pieces at once?  (Read 1664 times)

Offline mactavisho

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How many pieces at once?
on: December 19, 2016, 10:00:53 PM
I'm beginner-intermidiate piano student and my I'm usually working with my teacher on few pieces at once, a few months ago it was Mozart's Turkish March, Joplin's The Entertainer, some arrangment of Schubert's Ave Maria(pretty hard one), Bach's air on g string  and Bach's prelude in c major(not that hard actually). Did you work at that many pieces at once and is it normal?
Thanks for answer in advance.

Offline dogperson

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Re: How many pieces at once?
Reply #1 on: December 19, 2016, 10:42:39 PM
I'm not sure this is the answer you are looking for, but for me 'it depends' is the right answer:  how long the repertoire is, how difficult it is to master and how much time I have to practice..... another variable, always, is where I am with learning each piece:  new and struggling vs. reasonable and 'polishing'.  I can handle more in the 'polishing' rather the 'new to me and struggling' phase.

I would recommend that you think about whether what you are doing is too much for your personal circumstances:  if it is, discuss with your teacher about putting something 'on hold' until you feel like you can accomplish something by working on it.    If not 'keep on, keeping on' .   We all have different amounts of time for practice, and different numbers of current repertoire from each other. 

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