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Offline lucasejp

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What second piece could I learn?
on: July 27, 2023, 04:29:07 PM
Currently working on Rachmaninoff's Moment Musical No.4 and it's going well. However, after about an hour of practice I get burnt out and would love to learn another piece on the side.

Any piece suggestions which wouldn't take much time (preferably minor piece)!
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Re: What second piece could I learn?
Reply #1 on: July 28, 2023, 12:25:03 AM
 Not sure what your taste is, but some Chopin preludes definitely come to mind (especially numbers 4, 7 and 20). They are considerably short and not technically difficult, but require some interpretation and expressiveness work.

 Some other recommendations:
     - Bach: Preludes.
     - Erik Satie: Gnossiennes and Gymnopédies.

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Re: What second piece could I learn?
Reply #2 on: July 28, 2023, 02:17:17 PM
Can you help us narrow our suggestions down by providing more info about what you are looking for? Which era? (Romantic, baroque...?) What mood or style?

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Re: What second piece could I learn?
Reply #3 on: July 28, 2023, 03:35:04 PM
Can you help us narrow our suggestions down by providing more info about what you are looking for? Which era? (Romantic, baroque...?) What mood or style?

Prefferably romantic - minor key, sad/dramatic pieces!

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Re: What second piece could I learn?
Reply #4 on: July 28, 2023, 06:34:57 PM
Maybe a Chopin nocturne? For me Op. 27 No. 1 and Op. 48 No. 1 come to mind. Or if you want another Rachmaninoff, the Elegie or famous Prelude from Morceaux de fantaisie?
Advanced pianist and beginner composer. The Schubert sonatas are amazing and I want to learn all of them eventually!

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Re: What second piece could I learn?
Reply #5 on: July 28, 2023, 07:49:56 PM
Maybe a Chopin nocturne? For me Op. 27 No. 1 and Op. 48 No. 1 come to mind. Or if you want another Rachmaninoff, the Elegie or famous Prelude from Morceaux de fantaisie?

I'd love to - but would you not say those pieces require full attention or do you think they can be learned 'on the side'

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Re: What second piece could I learn?
Reply #6 on: July 28, 2023, 08:23:09 PM
Well, they definitely feel less substantial than the Moment Musical. The prelude, especially, is a lot easier than it sounds.

You could try something from Schumann's Carnaval - Chiarina and Aveu fun ones that meet your criteria, and are a bit easier than the ones I previously mentioned.
Advanced pianist and beginner composer. The Schubert sonatas are amazing and I want to learn all of them eventually!

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Re: What second piece could I learn?
Reply #7 on: July 31, 2023, 11:11:12 AM
Well, they definitely feel less substantial than the Moment Musical. The prelude, especially, is a lot easier than it sounds.

You could try something from Schumann's Carnaval - Chiarina and Aveu fun ones that meet your criteria, and are a bit easier than the ones I previously mentioned.

I've had a play through the prelude and I think it's the one I like best! It doesn't seem too hard either - should have it perfected after learning it on the side after about a month or so! Thanks
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