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Offline lotiro

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Sweat
« on: July 17, 2018, 05:09:22 PM »
Does anyone sweat when they're playing the piano (especially when they practice/play difficult passages)?  I do.  It's like I'm at the gym.

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Re: Sweat
«Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 05:46:20 PM »
my brain sweats, a little, but only on the inside

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Re: Sweat
«Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 08:33:35 PM »
when you're so out of shape you burn mad calories from piano playing LMAO
Composing/improvising

Chopin's 4th ballade and 3rd sonata.
Scriabin Op. 42 no. 1, 2, and 3.
Bach Partita No.4

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Re: Sweat
«Reply #3 on: July 18, 2018, 12:37:16 AM »
But I'm not out of shape.

No one else experiences this?

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Re: Sweat
«Reply #4 on: July 28, 2018, 02:20:07 AM »
I mean not really. I've seen people sweat from live performances cause of nerves and stuff but not from just playing around
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Re: Sweat
«Reply #5 on: July 29, 2018, 03:19:16 PM »
When someone's playing a full recital with demanding repertoire in a hot room, obviously sweat is gonna happen.

Buuuuuut... no one should sweat just playing a single piece. (unless it's something massive like Hammerklavier, Petrushka, Rach 3 etc) Unless you weigh 500 pounds and piano is your workout.
Pieces I'm working on:
Beethoven op. 109
Chopin Etudes op.10
Tchaikovsky Seasons June & October
Tchaikovsky Russian scherzo op. 1 no. 1
Tchaikovsky concerto 1
Mozart K 488
Rachmaninoff sonata 2

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Re: Sweat
«Reply #6 on: July 30, 2018, 08:50:17 AM »
Try performing one of Sorabji's large scale piano works or any of his three symphonies for organ solo and see what happens...

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