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Offline kristina22250

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la campanella
« on: May 06, 2017, 01:53:32 AM »
HELP, how do I learn Liszt La Campanella  with any proficiency at all, is there technique that I'm missing, some  thought process that helps anything!

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Re: la campanella
«Reply #1 on: May 06, 2017, 10:41:49 PM »
for the first few  measures with the jumping of the hand- focus reinstating all of your forearm force with good rotation. keeping the alignment between the wrist and index finger in direct coorelation with each additional rotation.
i'm not asian

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Re: la campanella
«Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 06:39:11 AM »
The right hand jumps are in the elbow
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Re: la campanella
«Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 04:34:21 PM »
I don't mean to be rude, but this really is a silly post. This questions are extremely vague and a sufficient answer would require knowledge of your current technique. Do you have all of your scales down? What's your recent or current repetoire? Answers to these questions will probably help people gauge your level and their ability to give you good advice.

Why don't you sight read through La Campanella and see what technical challenges present themselves to you. If you find some parts will be too hard for you, don't play it.

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Re: la campanella
«Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 03:23:22 PM »
HELP, how do I learn Liszt La Campanella  with any proficiency at all, is there technique that I'm missing, some  thought process that helps anything!
Your question is strange. You need to tell us your skill level. If you can’t do scales, forget about La Campanella.

Assuming you are just new at La Campanella, focus on the first page first. Try playing the lower note in the right hand louder than the other, and reverse it. practice the left hand rolls as well. Once you get comfortable, play the bottom note in your right hand (the melody) louder than the top, so it creates a ‘bell-like’ sound on the repeated D sharps.

The other pages, if you’re stuck on the first page, will seem like hell for the first time. Just try them slowly.
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