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Would like some feedback on recital piece #2913659 11/19/19 04:28 AM
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Heya, I'm doing Dussek Sonatina op19 no1 for my recital in 2 weeks.

https://soundcloud.com/xynaxia/dussek_sonatina

However, as you can hear it still sounds a bit sloppy. Any practice tips for improving the piece?

My wrists feel a bit tense after playing this several times too.

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Re: Would like some feedback on recital piece [Re: hyena] #2913747 11/19/19 09:29 AM
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hyena,

I find it really well played, the tempo is good and the articulation is clean with a nice touch. Yes a few areas to fine tune but overall quite good.

My advice is to smooth out and lighten your left hand. I find it a bit too heavy at times and also a little rough. It should be really in the background most of the time and when you play these chords at the beginning or at the end, you can make them softer.

Re: Would like some feedback on recital piece [Re: hyena] #2913753 11/19/19 09:58 AM
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I second everything Sidokar said.
The only criticism I can make is that you are accenting some notes a bit too much, creating a harsh sound and disrupting the fluidity of the piece. It is something I also tend to do a lot and just last week my teacher was criticizing my playing for this same reason. According to my teacher, the classical sonatinas are meant to be light and clear, so there is no need for much dynamic contrast and the accents shouldn't be very pronounced. I never played any of Dussek's sonatinas, but that is what my teacher told me when I was studying Clementi's sonatinas. I think it also applies to this piece, but I am not an expert by any means.
Also, I think if you play those repeated notes in the left hand a bit softer it would be better.
Those are small details, overall your interpretation is really good, congratulations!


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Re: Would like some feedback on recital piece [Re: hyena] #2913772 11/19/19 11:13 AM
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I think you have a good tempo choice and overall good concept of the piece! There are a couple of things I'm hearing that hopefully will help:

1) The LH Alberti bass sounds as though you are playing on the side of your finger 5, so then it's uneven (it almost sounds like swinging 8ths at times). Try to curve that finger like the rest and play on the tip when you press the key. Release the curve then you are not pressing a key with that finger.

2) Your chords are very loud and heavy, which tells me (along with your wrist comment) that your wrists are locked. Any pressure you place on the keys beyond the moment you make a sound is not only wasted effort, but also can cause tension issues. The speed at which you press the key determines the volume, but the weight required to hold down a key is really not much at all.

Find out how lightly you need to keep a key down on your piano before it comes back up and stops sounding, then try to exert no more pressure than that after initially striking your chords. There is some technique involved in this, so ask your teacher. Make sure they know your wrists get tired from playing this.


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