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Topic: Chopin - Raindrop Prelude. Would love to hear some feedback!  (Read 840 times)

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Re: Chopin - Raindrop Prelude. Would love to hear some feedback!
Reply #1 on: November 30, 2022, 11:20:51 AM
Overall, you've taken a very careful approach to learning this and I love the work you've done so far. My overall comment would just be to suppress the repeated notes in the middle c# minor section, especially the  repeated octaves (2:43 - 3:10). Think of the chords almost being the melody you want to bring out - not the repeated octaves.

Specific things? Just a few transitions between smaller sections just have slightly varying tempo changes that seem a little rushed (like 0:55-1:20 just has moments where you rush a little bit for a few seconds and then hold back just a little too much for my liking.

4:33 - 4:45 Bring out a little more of the inner notes. It's pretty damn good, but bringing them out more will just make it sound exquisite.

Hope that gets you started. Overall - just needs to be a tad faster.

Also, memory is a pregnant dog sometimes, isn't it? For some reason I've never had any trouble with it yet I'll head to the shops and completely forget what it is I'm buying.

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Re: Chopin - Raindrop Prelude. Would love to hear some feedback!
Reply #2 on: November 30, 2022, 06:25:21 PM
Thank you, that is useful feedback, and I agree with the suggestions.

Memory -- yes, I was letting myself get too into the music which improved the quality of the sound but resulted in some slips at the very end, which I usually play perfectly fine.

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Re: Chopin - Raindrop Prelude. Would love to hear some feedback!
Reply #3 on: November 30, 2022, 07:01:00 PM
Lovely!  You show quality work here.  My only suggestion - keep up your fine progress by continuing to work on pieces that are appropriate to your ability.  Keep posting!

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Re: Chopin - Raindrop Prelude. Would love to hear some feedback!
Reply #4 on: December 07, 2022, 10:24:11 PM
Good work. I have a few small suggestions: firstly the somewhat melismatic rh details such as around 20 seconds in provide scope for a little bit of judicious added expression: there is an argument for not playing them metronomically but with a little elongation at the end for expressive purposes. Don't overdo it though, or it can easily become mannered. Secondly I would make more emphasis on the moving non-sccompanimental parts in the middle section whilst probably availing myself of a certain volume ebb and flow shaping the accompanimental octaves (which I wouldn't rubato, fwiw).
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