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Happy 150th Birthday, Claude Debussy!

Great piano composers’ anniversaries don’t normally take place annually, but since the Chopin & Schumann year 2010 and the Liszt celebrations 2011, time has now come for another immensely important composer. Today, the 22nd of August 2012 marks the 150 years birthday of the French composer Claude Debussy, by many considered the father of “modern music”. Read more >>

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scrabblekid
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« on: September 30, 2017, 05:40:37 PM »

Worked on this for the summer but am setting it aside for now. It's tough to keep it under control - would welcome any ideas for how to add speed and precision when I pick this back up.

https://youtu.be/TqcuPY8-V6Q
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 09:12:34 PM »

Not bad. In order to play everything light and coordinated, I'd try playing everything finger staccato, slowly. This ingrains the habit of quick release into your fingers; you don't even need to necessarily work it up w/ metronome if you can make sure you're releasing your fingers properly at tempo.

Wonderful pedaling, by the way!
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 12:50:42 PM »

Well played! Loved your smile at the end Smiley
I also think it would be a good idea to do some slow practice, on short fragments, always with a very light arm, but without ever losing touch with the key bed. Another thought is that you could try practicing the whole thing very softly until you can play it really evenly and have developed a really nice leggiero touch, and only then add a bit more generous phrasing and dynamics. 
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