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Topic: Piece should I learn next? Not sure what I'm ready for (self-taught). Thank you!  (Read 1559 times)

Offline blazered

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Hi! I've been pretty self-taught for two years and I'm almost done working on Chopin's Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2, but I don't know where to go now.

So I've mostly polished the Nocturne, Beethoven's Pathetique Mvt. 2, and a couple of more beginner pieces. What should I move on to? I'd prefer some "moving" pieces--as opposed to "happier" ones.

Some pieces I really love (they're way out of my league, but just to give an idea of the types of pieces I like) are Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 3 (Mvts. 1 and 3 especially!), Scherzo Op. 31, Etude Op. 25 No. 5 (especially the middle), Ballade Op. 23, Nocturne Op. 48 No. 1, and Scriabin's etude Op. 8 No. 12.

I'm trying to get a teacher after this pandemic, but who knows how long it's gonna last. Thank you all in advance!

Oh by the way, here's the Nocturne if anyone's able to give suggestions :)

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Offline lostinidlewonder

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Music journeys are quite various and personal. You should perhaps get a broader perspective of works which are much smaller and which you can learn quickly. As a music teacher I would have to take a number of lessons to understand your exact needs and depending if you wanted to study piano in a more professional manner or just as a hobby, or whatever other varying intensity of seriousness there is, the decision making process will thus be affected.
"The biggest risk in life is to take no risk at all."

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