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Topic: Struggling to find my next work  (Read 292 times)

Offline rolvetheprotogen

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Struggling to find my next work
on: November 01, 2023, 06:48:38 PM
I'm mostly self taught, and just can't seem to find another work to pursue. So far under my belt I have Moonlight Sonata first movement, and Chopin's E minor prelude. I also worked on his C sharp minor waltz for a while, and after getting to the piu mosso bit of the piece I decided that while I could manage it with time, I didn't really have technique enough for it and would be better off going after something easier (in this case, E minor prelude, though to be honest I probably should have gone with something a touch harder than that).

Now that I've finished, I'm just struggling to find something more or less in between what I've already accomplished and the aforementioned waltz. I  understand it's probably not that simple due to the pretty large difficulty gap between the pieces, but even still... You guys have anything that comes to mind?

Offline bryfarr

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Re: Struggling to find my next work
Reply #1 on: November 02, 2023, 02:05:06 AM
I think what you need is a music book of popular classical pieces for the intermediate pianist ... there's quite a few out there, you could do a google search and/or browse amazon.  Some pieces to consider:
Fur Elise by Beethoven
Fantasy in d minor by Mozart
Nocturne  Op 55 no 1 in f minor by Chopin

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Re: Struggling to find my next work
Reply #2 on: November 02, 2023, 12:14:21 PM
Lots of options, this is basically all of the upper intermediate piano rep. Give the Schubert Six Moments Musicaux a look and tell me what you think.
I'd love to learn all the Schubert sonatas someday

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warning: trash scores:
https://musescore.com/user/69589474

Offline piabanoch

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Re: Struggling to find my next work
Reply #3 on: November 08, 2023, 02:46:50 PM
i think you can try to learn mozart sonatas or clementi op 36 sonatas are great to develop your musical abilities
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Offline lelle

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Re: Struggling to find my next work
Reply #4 on: November 10, 2023, 12:21:47 PM
I think what you need is a music book of popular classical pieces for the intermediate pianist ...

Seconded, great suggestion! A book like this would give you many options with lovely pieces that aren't too hard and might help you grow.
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