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Topic: Could I learn Scriabin Etude Op.8 No. 12?  (Read 935 times)

Offline calculaepp

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Could I learn Scriabin Etude Op.8 No. 12?
on: August 14, 2020, 04:33:31 PM
Hello! I know you guys hate these types of posts, but I still want some of your input!  :)

I just finished learning Chopin's Winter Wind etude (25/11) and while I feel like it gave a great boost in technique and dexterity in my right hand, it didn't do that much in my left hand (understandably because the focus is on the right hand more). So I was looking for some pieces that might help with my left hand's technique.

Now, my left hand technique isn't bad, at all! It's just a bit behind my right hands technique, which is understandable and seems to be the case for a lot of pianists. Anyway... lets get into the etude!

So from what I understand, the Scriabin Etude has a lot of jumps and awkward positions and some 11ths (I can only reach a 10th so I'd have to roll them). I actually enjoy jumps and I don't find them that difficult! So maybe I could focus on the dexterity technique found in some Chopin etudes like 10/4 or 10/12? My repertoire isn't that big and 25/11 is probably my most difficult piece. I'm not completely sure what to do or what is even possible at my level!

I will talk with my teacher on Monday about all this as she probably has a better picture of all this than I do, But I would still like to hear your input! Thanks!

Scriabin Etude Op. 8 No. 12

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Re: Could I learn Scriabin Etude Op.8 No. 12?
Reply #1 on: August 14, 2020, 04:51:14 PM
Talk to your teacher, but what I found very helpful was playing music written for the left hand alone
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