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Hello, I really would like to join, this is a very exciting challenge that sounds like a perfect fit for me! Nothing like learning only a couple pieces in a semester, but I rather expand and grow in learning more repertoire as well.
Ive been practicing my sight reading with the Bach Chorales. Very short and compact keyboard music that rarely has many 16th notes or advanced rhythms. Highly recommended for those looking to challenge themselves and advance sight reading (plus its beautiful)
1. Bach: Prelude in C major, BWV 924 2. Grieg: Lyric Pieces, op. 12 no. 2, Waltz 3. Clementi: Sonatina in G, op. 36 no 2, mmt. 1 4. Clementi: Sonatina in G, op. 36 no. 2, mmt. 2
There are a couple others that are getting close, but need a little extra polishing. The Bach Prelude in D minor BWV 926 is surprisingly challenging, especially at the end where there's this super-fast arpeggiated pattern. I've been working on that one all month!
Love your list of pieces. I'm currently working on the Bach Prelude in D Minor myself. I have to say that the fast arpeggiated pattern at the coda is so much fun but challenging! Love this prelude. I actually considered going for the preludes this year but decided to lower the difficulty a bit and record the 15 inventions instead. Here's to a fun and productive year of music!
Hi, I would love to join your 40-pieces-a-year club not really sure how this forum works, even less that I might actually achieve the goal, but why not, please add me to the others. Thanks Jitka BTW if you have any recommendation for pieces for somebody on approx. third, early fourth level, I would appreciate it
Medden - nicely done. I really like the playlist idea. Keep it up.
Melchiorblade7 - Bach is always a treat, nice playing.
Newcomers, welcome to the club! KellyQ kuna1 Underbiteart
For some ideas, try Piano Syllabus. You can search for pieces based on levels. Of course levels, to some degree, are subjective. You can also look at the syllabus from different established programs, here is RCM for one: RCM-Piano-Syllabus-2015.pdf
Hi, BTW if you have any recommendation for pieces for somebody on approx. third, early fourth level, I would appreciate it
I think you'll find that you'll need to learn 40 pieces that are a bit below your level (assuming it takes you a while to learn third-fourth level). You want to be able to learn one short piece a week approx. I recommend Alfred's book Essential Keyboard Repertoire Volume 8 - 95 pieces, all only 1 or 2 page. Lays flat too.
Don't be put off by the Volume "8" - it doesn't mean it's the hardest or that the others are easier. Each volume takes a different focus. This one is focused on short pieces.
"This edition includes 95 early to late intermediate miniatures that are each one to two pages in length. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance. 144 pages."
Four new pieces this week. Two of which (Bartók 61 and Tansman) I'd learned back in December, but couldn't record back then due to my piano being out of tune. I've spent the last 10 or so days relearning these two pieces. The other piece by Bartók is probably my favourite of his so far; the accompaniment is just too beautiful. The Gurlitt I learned for the monthly Piano Jam on Reddit and was a ton of fun to learn.
A couple more, one recording. I also did a recording today of Sonatina in G Major, but that's a backup for the recital piece in case I bomb it. I will record the Burgmüller Etude next, and then I got to get busy recording something for the Waltz recital next month. Next on my list for RCM 5 is Prelude in D Flat Major (Rollin) and Sonatina In F Major, Anh. 5, No. 2 - First Movement (Beethoven)
1. Study in C (Op. 65, No. 3) - Albert Loeschhorn - Pianist Magazine 2. Écossaise (WoO 23) - Beethoven - Masterwork Classics Lvl 3 (RCM Level 2) 3. Nuvole Bianche - Ludovico Einaudi - Essential Einaudi (Islands) 4. German Dance in G Major (WoO 42, No. 6) - Beethoven - Masterwork Classics Lvl 4 5. Loch Lomond - Traditional - Alfred's Vol 2 6. Écossaise in E Flat (WoO 86) - Beethoven - Pianist Magazine Issue 100 7. Menuet in G Minor (BWV 842) (YouTube) - Bach - RCM Celebration Series Piano Repertoire Level 5 8. Sweet Sorrow (Op. 100, No. 16) - Burgmüller - RCM Celebration Series Piano Etudes Level 5