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Topic: La Fille -- Prelude 8 book 1 -- Debussy  (Read 1405 times)

Offline Chrysalis

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La Fille -- Prelude 8 book 1 -- Debussy
on: May 02, 2005, 09:32:42 PM
I started this piece not too long ago...
it goes very well but i have a problem picking some huge chords...

page 1 ... bar 6....
am i missing something here... looking over something?
I don't know how to pick the large chord at the end of this bar ...
any hints? should i arpeggiate it or something? I have large fingers
but this is kinda too large (or i am missing a point here)...

thanks in advance
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Re: La Fille -- Prelude 8 book 1 -- Debussy
Reply #1 on: May 03, 2005, 12:13:29 AM
You're gonna hve to arpeggiate it if it's the one I'm thinking of, I just roll my hand and hld the pedal and I've finished the chord in a split second, most ppl wont notice,, but I also do a lot of things on how I like it even if it's not completely correct, IGNORE WHAT I JUST SAIDlol, ya I just arpeggiate...
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Re: La Fille -- Prelude 8 book 1 -- Debussy
Reply #2 on: May 03, 2005, 01:05:28 AM
It is impossible for 99% of us to play that chord, and i am yet to see someone play that as a chord. The only way you can do it is if you take in the bass the Bb G Bb with the LH and the Eb Bb Eb with the Rh and then use your foot to play the low Eb lol.

Using your hands you can make good effort to make the illusion of a single struck chord. I would take in the Bass: Eb Bb G Bb with the LH fingers arpeggiating as fast possible with 5212, where the final Bb is played together with the RH playing the Eb Bb Eb chord. Make sure you arpeggiate just before the 3rd beat not on it, the RH chord should be played together with the LH 2 on the Bb on the 3rd beat.
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Re: La Fille -- Prelude 8 book 1 -- Debussy
Reply #3 on: May 03, 2005, 02:36:11 AM
what he said...
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Re: La Fille -- Prelude 8 book 1 -- Debussy
Reply #4 on: May 03, 2005, 06:05:08 AM
Most of interpretations I heard split it that way : Eb - Bb + pedal at LH and then G - Bb - LH and Eb - Bb - Eb RH (and that's how I do it as well).
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Re: La Fille -- Prelude 8 book 1 -- Debussy
Reply #5 on: May 03, 2005, 07:25:59 AM
I can play the chord but I arpeggiate it because it sounds better

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Re: La Fille -- Prelude 8 book 1 -- Debussy
Reply #6 on: May 03, 2005, 11:17:58 AM
thanks for all your help gentlemen!
I think i indeed first play one or two of the lowest notes continued by the rest as a chord....or just arpeggiate the whole thing.. thanks folks
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Re: La Fille -- Prelude 8 book 1 -- Debussy
Reply #7 on: May 04, 2005, 02:08:29 AM
Now you got it!! ;D lol
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Re: La Fille -- Prelude 8 book 1 -- Debussy
Reply #8 on: May 04, 2005, 03:28:05 AM
You dont just arpeggiate the whole thing. The Rh plays as a chord together with the last note in the LH roll.
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