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Topic: Help picking repertoire after an injury?  (Read 1445 times)

Offline mishamalchik

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Help picking repertoire after an injury?
on: June 27, 2017, 01:51:20 PM

     So I have to have surgery in a few weeks and I won't be able to play piano for two weeks. After that I will only be able to play in a limited range and I won't be able to move up and around the keyboard. Can anyone provide some advice on selecting pieces of difficulty that have minimum arm movement? I've worked on WTC 1 prelude and fugue no 2 in c minor, that Prelude is kind of what I'm looking for, by no means easy, but still very little arm movement!

I should probably be focusing more on finger movement anyways....

To give some context here's some of my recent rep:
Chopin etude opus 10 no 1 (the antithesis of what I need right now...)
Beethoven Sonata opus 31 no 2
Bach WTC1 prelude and fugue C minor
Several Scriabin Preludes
Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue no 7

Offline piulento

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Re: Help picking repertoire after an injury?
Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 02:28:55 PM
Does the surgery involve both hands? (i.e - will they both be problematic after the surgery?)

Offline mishamalchik

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Re: Help picking repertoire after an injury?
Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 02:58:08 PM
Nope, its a shoulder injury but the doctor doesn't want me leaning back and forth, so my hands are fine but I won't be able to reach or lean to one side of the piano or the other.

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Re: Help picking repertoire after an injury?
Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 07:28:11 PM
That's a tough one... No arm movement :|
Right now the only pieces that come to mind are Scarlatti's sonata k. 159, Debussy's "the snow is dancing", and maybe some movements from Schumann's "Kinderszenen" (though they still include some arm movement)

Offline mishamalchik

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Re: Help picking repertoire after an injury?
Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 01:00:46 AM
Thanks!
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