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Benda Sonatina in a minor no. 3 (Read 319 times)

Offline 1piano4joe

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Benda Sonatina in a minor no. 3
« on: July 04, 2020, 10:39:05 PM »


This is around 138 bpm. Do my ears deceive me or are those 16th note runs actually detached!

I'm just starting to learn this piece. I'm aiming for 108 bpm. I probably can't even manage that but maybe... we will see.


Offline lowk-_-y

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Re: Benda Sonatina in a minor no. 3
«Reply #1 on: August 06, 2020, 11:43:35 PM »
I don't think your ears are deceiving you. Those runs are definitely detached runs. It's pretty common when playing fast classical period pieces to play passages like this detached so that there is a very clear sound. If you try to connect something fast like this, it's a lot easier for it to sound blurry/unclear/messy.

I wouldn't put so much weight into trying to play this piece at 138 bpm, for me this is bordering on the  too-fast-just-sounds-like-notes side of things. 108bpm is perfectly fine as long as you play with character.

Good luck with your practice :)