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Offline RoyalJoyal89

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on: May 04, 2005, 12:29:47 AM
I have a question, im 15 and i have been playing for a while and i lkearn very quickly. I was wondering which do you htink is a better peice or which one do you like more give reasons why you chose what you chose. Thanks

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1. 1st movement of the Tempest Sonata

2. 1st movement of the Waldstein Sonata

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Reply #1 on: May 04, 2005, 01:10:16 AM
I like to challenge myself, to get motivated and keep improving, so pick the one is seem the hardest to you, if you like both equally of course. You should allways play pieces you like. I think Waldstein, in general, is harder. So If I were you I would go on this one.

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Reply #2 on: May 04, 2005, 04:43:45 AM
I would disagree with thierry. If you're learning a movement of a sonata, chances are sooner or later you'll be looking at the whole thing - and Waldstein is a monster (to be blunt). While not as technically fierce, Tempest is a great sonata which you could get a lot more involved with it, and get a lot more out of it, than the op. 53.
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Reply #3 on: May 04, 2005, 06:45:21 PM
Thanks

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Reply #4 on: May 04, 2005, 08:14:14 PM
It's impossible to answer your question because you do not say what music you've been playing. "15 years old," and "fast learner" is meaningless. What pieces have you studied? Have you ever played a Beethoven sonata before? Op32#2 is the easier of the ones you mentioned, but since you don't say what else you've played it's impossible to tell if this is too difficult for you.
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