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Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles] #1547923
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Mainly: Beethoven Op13 rondo; work work working, short segments HS up to and beyond speed to train those fingers into submission. Slow passes through whole reveal the red light areas. Doubt if I'll be ready for E-cital... I've had a lot of work for the string instrument recently - that's my excuse. I'm trying!
Some other pieces including shostakovich clockwork doll for a student - that is a mighty fun piece to play smile


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Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles] #1547928
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Today working my way through Chopin's Polonaise in E flat minor (Op. 26 No. 2), as well as one of Bach's Little Preludes (BWV935) and some Czerny technial exercises.


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Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles] #1548691
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Today I played several waltzes and mazurkas by Chopin to get some more inspiration for the Ballade (no.3) I currently working on.



Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles] #1548695
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A very difficult piece for Saxophone and Piano.

Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles] #1548726
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Beethoven, sonata in e, op.90/Escher Arcana/ Schmidek op.25/Ravel Alborada..


Longtemps, je me suis couché de bonne heure, but not anymore!
Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Cherub Rocker] #1548731
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Originally Posted by Cherub Rocker
A very difficult piece for Saxophone and Piano.

The Creston sonata by any chance? Wonderful piece.


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Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles] #1548738
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Sibelius Sonatine no. 3. Trying to figure out the pedalling and phrasing. Love the piece more and more. Really interesting.
Clementi Gradus ad Parnassum etude no 2


Studying: Corelli Variations - Rachmaninoff (for months now). Starting Mozart K284 Sonata in D Major.
Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles] #1548741
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en voor morgen: Anathema, Peter Schat, de schat


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Re: What did you practise today? [Re: argerichfan] #1548742
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A Barcarolle by Shaffer, actually. I think I might have played a movement of the Creston sonata a while back though...very difficult it was!

Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles] #1548755
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Bach



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Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles] #1548780
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i am playing thru Scarlatti sonatas.. they are so nice. Also worked on the Adagio from the Pathetique.. (for my student who will learn it next week).


accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

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Re: What did you practise today? [Re: stores] #1548785
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Originally Posted by stores
Bach

Ah stores, don't keep us in suspense- what Bach were you practicing?


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Re: What did you practise today? [Re: argerichfan] #1548878
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Originally Posted by argerichfan
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Bach

Ah stores, don't keep us in suspense- what Bach were you practicing?


I bet it is some pieces from one of the two nice little books for a well tempered clavier..

Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles] #1548882
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A Sibelius Etude
Brahms Intermezzo op119 no3

Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles] #1548895
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Mozart Sonata in D Major K. 311 first movement
Beethoven Waldstein
Brahms Ballades Op. 10 Nos. 1 and 2
Ravel Concerto 3rd movement

To reward myself: Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92 Second movement (arr. Liszt) Alkan Nocturne, Barcarolle from Op. 65, and Hamelin's Nokia Ringtone Waltz. wink

Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Orange Soda King] #1548908
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Originally Posted by Orange Soda King

To reward myself [...] Hamelin's Nokia Ringtone Waltz. wink

My copy of Hamelin's etudes arrived in the post last week. Several listenings and I'm hooked. Great stuff! Will comment when I have had more time to study them, though in one of the etudes I'm hearing Griffes's Barcarolle in the background.

Oh yes, a small package of value will be arriving in your post later this week!


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Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Damon] #1548935
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Originally Posted by Damon
Brahms Intermezzo op119 no3
Hey Damon, how is it coming? I think mine is finally beginning to come together. I'm still a bit hackneyed on the 3rd page - trying to work through it with small hands, but page two is finally settling down and I'm finding the overall expression I like. Do you find that last few measures hard? I can't get them down both quickly and accurately yet. The whole piece is not quite up to the tempo I want but it's really sounding better. When I finish #3, I'll have Op 119 # 1, 2 and 3 ready. (I may not tackle the Rhapsody because just reading it hurts my hands.)

Also reworking on Mozart K310 - first 2 movements - also sounding better.

My new teacher is wonderful!


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Today I did a lot of focused passage work, especially in accurately landing on huge jumps. I find myself wishing that I had about 5 eyes or at least a field of vision that spans the whole keyboard.

Re: What did you practise today? [Re: gooddog] #1549133
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Originally Posted by gooddog
Originally Posted by Damon
Brahms Intermezzo op119 no3
Hey Damon, how is it coming? I think mine is finally beginning to come together. I'm still a bit hackneyed on the 3rd page - trying to work through it with small hands, but page two is finally settling down and I'm finding the overall expression I like. Do you find that last few measures hard? I can't get them down both quickly and accurately yet. The whole piece is not quite up to the tempo I want but it's really sounding better. When I finish #3, I'll have Op 119 # 1, 2 and 3 ready. (I may not tackle the Rhapsody because just reading it hurts my hands.)

Also reworking on Mozart K310 - first 2 movements - also sounding better.

My new teacher is wonderful!


I'm fairly happy with it except for measures 30 through 34, which is the only part I practice anymore. Once I get that the way I like it, I'll just add the rest again. I wish I had the whole opus but I really only log a couple of hours a week for practice so my progress is pretty slow. frown

The last page is a little tricky because I'm pretty specific about what I want on measure 55 and the last arpeggio before the "finale" and it's hard to accent it that way, but I can play it how most others do. I bungle the second to the last chord a lot, so I'll work on that too.

By the last few, do you mean that ascending phrase with the repeated notes? I'm okay with that one now, but it was one of the first 'problems' I tackled.

I'm glad you like your new teacher. Your old one was making you sound a little depressed. smile

Re: What did you practise today? [Re: Frozenicicles] #1549186
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Yesterday, as I haven't had time yet today, I played this:

1. Ran through some scales and Hanons to warm up.

2. Tried to polish up "Ich ruf zu dir." (Thanks Apple!!)

3. Wanted to play through all of Chopin's Mazurkas, but only got through 16 of them. Hope to finish the rest today. Most of these I am sight-reading.

4. Grieg's Nocturne Op. 54 no. 4. Trying to perfect the polyrhythms.

5. Revisiting Granados's Andaluza (Spanish Dance op.5) Attempting to make it sound more Spanish-y, more like de Larrocha plays it.

6. And, biting off more than I can chew, slowly playing through bits of La Campanella.

7. Also, as a memorizing exercise, finally (successfully!!) memorizing the very short and simple Chopin's Prelude in A major. I was afraid I could no longer memorize a piece, but this has given me a new confidence.

Laura


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