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Topic: Waldstein  (Read 2766 times)

Offline didi100

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on: April 16, 2017, 10:56:31 PM
I have worked on this piece 1st movement for the past 5 months. Although I am pretty good at playing this and up to full speed, I still make mistakes playing in front of others. How long does it take on average to master this piece? I have played most of my life so I am considered advanced.
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Offline mike_lang

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Re: Waldstein
Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 12:54:45 PM
Well, the devil is in the details . . . how have you practiced it? In what tempos (how much time did you spend playing slowly)? In what size sections (the exposition at once? a single phrase?)? With what fingerings? How much was practicing and how much was "playing through?" And of course, there are some technical hurdles to overcome . . . did you have any guidance on the piece from a teacher? Just as a point of reference, where are you in your piano studies? High school? College? Later?

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