Hi, I have an issue with this etude. I play the first part of the etude at 95 bpm and then when the main theme starts again my speed moves to 96 bpm. Is this normal?. This happens of course when Im not practicing with the metronome, but I checked a recording of me and checked it with a metronome and my speed fluctuates between 1 bpm and 2 bpm between the first and the second part. How can I correct this?, is this an important variation?
Yes, it is very important and you should correct it.
Have you had your HEARING checked recently?
This might be a symptom of HEARING LOSS?
For a steady tempo your fingers must be relaxed.
Are you doing any kind of HEAVY SPORTS that might make your fingers stiff?
(edit: I was especially warned against WEIGHTLIFTING and TENNIS.)
I think you must immediately see a physician whether any of the above problems are causing this.
Edit: If you also play another instrument which has different positions for each hand in contrary of piano (GUITAR, VIOLIN etc.) that can cause this. Because you can have incoordination problems adapting to piano playing.
Therefore you should IMMEDIATELY STOP playing these kind of string instruments.
Are you playing ANY KIND of NON-CLASSICAL music (pop, etc.)?
If so that can be the cause too.
You should IMMEDIATELT REFRAIN from playing non-classical music.