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Topic: Bach - Italian Concerto  (Read 15646 times)

Offline Womble

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Bach - Italian Concerto
on: February 26, 2002, 10:30:24 PM
this is my first post
im currently doing my grade 8 piano and have choen the bach italian concerto presto. i have trouble with the left hand keeping the quavers even, fast and at the right loudness. any exercises for help on this piece. ???
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Offline goodasgould

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Re: Bach
Reply #1 on: February 27, 2002, 02:24:13 AM
scales?

And don't play the Italian concerto.....try the ninth fugue from the Art of Fugue. It has a similar virtuosic subject, and needless to say the counterpoint is much more satisfying.

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Re: Bach
Reply #2 on: February 27, 2002, 07:43:14 PM
ive got to play it though, its for my grade 8. its just the final movemnt, the presto part. i cant do scales :-[

Offline Diabolos

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Re: Bach - Italian Concerto
Reply #3 on: March 29, 2002, 01:27:48 PM
Don't worry, you'll be fine.

So you've only got problems with scales, right?

The first thing you need to do is checking on the scales which appear (they should mostly be in F). Now practise this scale with the left hand, going 3 Octaves up and 3 Octaves down - do it slowly, use the right fingerings. Now use different rhythms, like  4th to 8th notes;in the end you should be able to play one 4th and eight 16th notes following - by that time you should be comfortable with those scales.

Practising using rhythms is always helpful when playing bach - you learn avoiding unnecessary accents and get comfortable with the fingerings.

I hope my English was good enough to explain that.
Good Luck.
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