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2 Hardest piano songs that I can play (video)
#1485070 07/31/10 06:54 AM
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My name is Put. I’m new to this forum.
I’m in high school
I have played piano for 4 years
I want to share this to u guys and hop that u will like it

2 hardest songs from me
1.Rachmaninoff Prelude Op. 23 No. 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcA16ZBamQ8

2.Chopin Fantasia Impromptu Op.66
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMdieNDH2QM

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Thank you


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Putpiano #1485084 07/31/10 08:19 AM
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Hi, now that you can play these beautiful and difficult pieces, I would recommend and slow it down a bit, and make sure all the notes ring through clear. Also be sure when you read/learn the sheet, to not only look at the notes, but also at all the dynamic markings. It seems like both pieces are forte the whole time. Congratulations on getting all the notes down, thats impressive by itself, but be sure to also make it sounds like real music, not like a midi-roll smile. Good luck!

Last edited by Victor25; 07/31/10 08:21 AM.

Currently working on: Perfecting the Op 2/1, studying the 27/2 last movement. Chopin Nocturne 32/2 and Posth. C#m, 'Raindrop' prelude and Etude 10/9
Repetoire: Beethoven op 2/1, 10/1(1st, 2nd), 13, 14/1, 27/1(1st, 2nd), 27/2, 28(1st, 2nd), 31/2(1st, 3rd), 49/1, 49/2, 78(1st), 79, 90, 101(1st)
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Victor25 #1485089 07/31/10 08:28 AM
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The hardest song I can play is the piano part to Schubert's Erlkonig. wink

But seriously, thanks for sharing! I do like these. I think this should have been posted in the Audition Room forum, but if so, a mod will just move it there. smile I recommend playing the prelude a little slower, and making the tempo more even. The tempo marking suggests that this piece is like a march. For the Chopin, I also recommend playing the middle section a little slower, as well as taking MUCH more time on the notes in the beginning.

You have good fingers! I recommend in general learning a couple slow pieces (if you haven't already) because they will open your eyes about playing more musically.

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Putpiano #1485141 07/31/10 10:27 AM
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You play very well. I would suggest, however, to slow the Rachmaninov down a bit. Your tempo in this piece is very uneven and I can hear the easier phrases being played significantly faster than the ones you still stumble over a bit. The middle section of the Chopin IMO should also be slower, it sounds rushed and loses much of it's beauty.

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Welcome to the forum. You have a good start with both of these pieces. There is a lot of tension in your playing - especially the shoulders in the Rach.
I would take where you are, and do a lot of detailed work so both pieces are more finished. For example, the Fantasy Impromtu: the left hand is not very clean, and you're dropping a lot of notes. The middle section is fast, and doesn't contrast with the beginning.

Spend some time with the score looking at dynamics, phrasing, hand separate work, etc.

Good work so far, though.

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Phlebas #1485160 07/31/10 10:57 AM
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Great instrumentals. Now, I'd love to hear the lyrics.

Seriously Put, good progress for only four years in. Just remember slow, detailed practice. thumb But one gentle word of advice, separate yourself from the unwashed amateur masses by no longer referring to nonsingable pieces or compositions or works as songs. It'll save you a lot of grief around here later on.


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-Frycek #1485168 07/31/10 11:18 AM
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You got the basic, now, you need to polish part by part to improve the quality. You definitely have the ability. Good luck....

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Hi Put -

Ditto to all of the above comments.

You've mastered "loud and fast" - but now you need to step back a bit and strive to put more contrast into your playing.

I know there is a temptation to play the Rach as fast as the pros - but I suggest that for now YOU slow the tempo down a bit and try to keep things steady. I've provided a link to a wonderful performance of the Rach by Richter. I'm not suggesting that you should play the piece as fast as Richter - but do pay particular attention to how he observes the written dynamics in the score - how the middle section differs vastly in character from the first section of the piece - how Richter brings out different voices in the middle section - and how he transitions gradually in tempo from the middle section to the final section. Lots of food for thought here !!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-Qb7AS1yxg&feature=related

I realize that there is a temptation to play "big" Romantic pieces - but I would recommend that you try to round out your repertoire with works from the Baroque and Classical eras - as well as shorter and more lyrical works from the Romantic era.

You're off to a great start,. Good luck !!!


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