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Rachmaninoff 3rd concerto real difficulty. Is it really that impossible to play? (Read 834 times)

Offline rovis77

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Hi, I just have a question. Is this concerto really impossible to play as it seems? or it looks harder than it really is?

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Offline stevensk

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Not hard to play but hard to play Well.
You need an orchestra. That could be hard to find (and an audience).

Offline rovis77

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I dont attempt to play it right now but I was just curious how hard technically it is?. Is it really impossible or is it playable?.

Offline stevensk

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I dont attempt to play it right now but I was just curious how hard technically it is?. Is it really impossible or is it playable?.

When you have learned it, no problem to play it

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you can spend a few months wrestling w it and the make an assessment based on your progress vs your skill on how difficult or not it actually is. I've found in past it's the boy way I can make a true assessment since I've done works people told me were super hard, only to find it wasn't so bad then I've had pieces that are supposedly easier. and nope...super hard for me. so messing w it yourself is the only way to really know for sure

Offline rachmaninoff_forever

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dont listen to the other people on this thread this piece is ACTUALLY as ridiculously hard as everyone makes it out to be.  and the scene from Shine isn't an exaggeration either.  When I first started learning it I was like yeah whatever it can't be THAT hard but holy sh*t it is.  Just spend a month on it you'll see what I mean.

You have to practice that piece to death in order to get it
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