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Topic: Brahms at your School?  (Read 2795 times)

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Brahms at your School?
on: March 06, 2017, 10:46:45 AM
Do any conservatorium/specialist music school or academy students out there have to play Brahms exercises as part of theirvtraining?

I'm  asking at bachelor's degree  or pre-bachelors students specifically. A teacher I know claims they're  worldwide so I'm curious if you get asked to play (any of) them.

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Re: Brahms at your School?
Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 11:38:07 AM
Yes i have been asked and am currently assigned them. They are horrendously hard but i find them extremly effective on the flip side

My current instructor is director of an academy and i the past they had to work them as well. They trained in Russia before going to school in USA and they did 3 performance studies ubder a former Cliburn Medalist. This was my teacher's most recent teacher as well and wasn't too long ago.

Give them a go. I have had to put them down lately due to time constraints but am picking them up again, some are incredibly effective for addressing weak and sluggish finger 4 in both hands, something i struggle with as well.

I would especially look at no 16. There is no real need to do them in any particular order from what i am experiencing.

Good luck

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