Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
What's Hot!!
Hurricane Irma & Our Piano Friends!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Tuning a Piano
How to Tune Pianos
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Who's Online Now
121 registered members (bennevis, accordeur, Beakybird, alphonsus, alfredo capurso, andy250, 29 invisible), 1,676 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1996651 - 12/09/12 12:35 AM Practice Suggestions for Reminiscences de Norma  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
DkCHoPSUEY Offline
Full Member
DkCHoPSUEY  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
Chicago
Hey guys, I am currently in he process of studying Reminiscences de Norma. It was one of my dream pieces and I tried to learn it two years ago, but put it down because it was too hard. Now I can play about 18/22 pages of it! smile I am just so psyched!!! I need a little advice for some of the sections that I am having trouble with which are not quite there yet. I would really appreciate any help! Thanks:

[Linked Image]

For this section, no matter how slow I practice it, when I try and increase the speed, for those intervals within these runs, my fingers always seem to play the intervals separately rather than together. Is there a good way to practice this so that my fingers go down at the same time at high speeds?

Also, just so I can get some more information under my belt, what are some good ways to gain speed on some of the fast runs in this piece? Thanks in advance everyone! smile

Last edited by DkCHoPSUEY; 12/09/12 12:44 AM.

"All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us...." -Gandalf
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1996684 - 12/09/12 01:41 AM Re: Practice Suggestions for Reminiscences de Norma [Re: DkCHoPSUEY]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,664
Arghhh Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Arghhh  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,664
You can play the whole passage in the same octave (just skip jumping up to the next octave) and see if that solves the problem. If it does, then you know there is a problem with the way you are doing the lateral shift - for instance, your arm may be lagging behind the upward sweep, or you are tensing up your hand as you do the shift.

Last edited by Arghhh; 12/09/12 01:49 AM.

Professional pianist and piano teacher.
#1996701 - 12/09/12 02:57 AM Re: Practice Suggestions for Reminiscences de Norma [Re: Arghhh]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
DkCHoPSUEY Offline
Full Member
DkCHoPSUEY  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
Chicago
Hey, thanks for the suggestion! smile

I don't really have a problem going up, it's the going down that is problematic for those intervals.


"All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us...." -Gandalf

Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


New Topics - Multiple Forums
What makes me play too loudly?
by Beemer. 09/25/17 08:21 AM
Clavinova CVP 701 vs Celviano AP 650
by VMK. 09/25/17 04:22 AM
VST/External audio interface technical issues
by genuse. 09/24/17 10:22 PM
How can I learn "Never Surrender" by Lionel Yu?
by Piano Master 757. 09/24/17 09:45 PM
removing key cover on Mason Hamlin model 50
by jbclem. 09/24/17 08:10 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics182,015
Posts2,660,024
Members88,889
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0