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La Valse (Ravel) questions (Read 476 times)

Offline gnomegnomegnome

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La Valse (Ravel) questions
« on: January 03, 2021, 06:52:58 AM »
1. There are a lot of "repeated" note pairs throughout the piece for both LH and RH. What are these called, and how exactly are they supposed to be played?
https://ibb.co/GkkFCGb

2.  Any advice for fingering with the third staff here? Thank you!
https://ibb.co/GWY1BQj

Offline getsiegs

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Re: La Valse (Ravel) questions
«Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 12:14:20 AM »
For the first picture, are you referencing the RH? Those are tremolos; you just rotate your wrist to quickly alternate between the chords to add texture.

For the second picture:
-I play the D-Eb-E-F-F#-G in the third staff with the left hand (3-2-1-3-2-1, with the pinky taking the Ab bass note in beat one).
-The Ab in the third staff I take with the RH thumb
-then after the Ab the left hand takes the third staff back (LH plays the Eb bass before jumping up to the G-F#-F-E-Eb 1-2-3-1-2)
-repeat