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#2297760 - 07/02/14 03:35 PM Chopin - Grande Polonaise Brillante - beginning  
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Hi! I'm practising this piece, there are a lot of technically difficult places, but for me the most difficult are the beginning chords (orchestra part). I play all chords in right hand 1-2-4 or 1-2-5, is there any better fingering? Do you have some tips for practising this passage?

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#2297762 - 07/02/14 03:46 PM Re: Chopin - Grande Polonaise Brillante - beginning [Re: Veronika333]  
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This passage relies on not having stiff wrists


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#2297770 - 07/02/14 03:52 PM Re: Chopin - Grande Polonaise Brillante - beginning [Re: Veronika333]  
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That was a problem for me too.

Though I tried several different fingerings it was never safe. (as you can see in the attached video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVWhfsfIiYw

#2298125 - 07/03/14 08:43 AM Re: Chopin - Grande Polonaise Brillante - beginning [Re: Hakki]  
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Hakki, you play it very well!
It's very uncomfortable for me to play it at tempo :-/ I practise it for 3 weeks, so I hope it will improve...

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#2298330 - 07/03/14 04:35 PM Re: Chopin - Grande Polonaise Brillante - beginning [Re: Veronika333]  
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Thank you Veronika!

One of the things I have been reminded about chord playing is that, when practicing very slowly, the hands make a quick and horizontal (without lifting high) movement over the keys to the next chord so that there remains a little time to wait over the chord before playing it.


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