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Author Topic: Piano pieces exercises for jumps and accuracy  (Read 227 times)
nelvson
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« on: October 22, 2017, 12:18:45 PM »

Howdy!

I currently am looking for grade 6 upto early grade 8 pieces that focused on jumps and accuracy. I want to practice more on those area.

Can anyone suggest some pieces for me? Preferably on Classical Era. Any help would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 04:02:43 PM »

I Think almost anybody would just suggest ragtime - Joplin? Maple Leaf Rag for example.

Alternatively if you're going strictly 'classical' just any waltzes, and some nocturnes for jumps and accuracy.

Chopin composed a lot of waltzes, and Nocturnes that still require jumps even if not at the same pace, you can still tell if somebody is not comfortable with them.
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 12:18:03 AM »

Well, I don't know if I'd suggest Joplin, although it probably helped me when I was younger and didn't care about raw technique. 

Two easy ones off the top of my head with some short sections which have wide leaps.

Scarlatti K1.  LH jumps, needs accuracy and speed in the "B" section.  Not difficult piece, but sounds good when played well.

The Air from the E minor Partita.  RH jumps, needs accuracy.  Second section.  Easy, but if you need an "air" in your repertoire to fall back on in case someone asks you to play one, it's a nice one to know.

ETA, yes, I know these aren't from the classical era, and are, I don't know, grade 4 at best, but still, you can isolate the few bars from each, master the RH and LH jumps, transpose to whatever keys you want, and you should be good to go, unless you want to do some romantic études people are obsessed with.

I faintly remember some modest leaps, RH and LH, in the Rondo to the Jeunehomme concerto.  Also not classical, but Scarlatti's K141 has quite a few LH leaps, in addition to being in your difficulty range.  That about exhausts my knowledge of Scarlatti, but I'm sure there are others, and he's not too far off from classical period music, really.
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