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please could you judge my playing!
#2955286 03/08/20 02:13 AM
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hi everyone

i play piano as hobby, not professionally in anyway, could a few of you see what you think, would love some honest feedback, my youtube channel is...

https://www.youtube.com/user/Tompiano999

thanks alot.


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In general you play good.

I would just suggest that, you observe the rhythmic accuracy, pay attention to phrasing and use the pedal in such a way that the sound does not blur.

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Regarding the Chopin A Major Prelude, your rhythm is not accurate. You rush the beginnings of new phrases such that half notes sound like quarter notes. Practice with a metronome might help. The dotted rhythms are not crisp because you play them as triplets. Your additional measures at the end are a desecration. I hope this does not come across as too harsh; clearly you have some talent.

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Why do you lift you hands up like that all the time? Doesn't look very natural to me? Otherwise, very good effort!

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Originally Posted by piano-organist
Regarding the Chopin A Major Prelude, your rhythm is not accurate. You rush the beginnings of new phrases such that half notes sound like quarter notes. Practice with a metronome might help. The dotted rhythms are not crisp because you play them as triplets. Your additional measures at the end are a desecration. I hope this does not come across as too harsh; clearly you have some talent.


Something very similar happens with the excerpt from the Schubert Impromptu in A-flat from Op. 142. Your timing very frequently does not follow what is written in the score. You are not holding the dotted quarter note that frequently occurs on the second beat of the measure for its full value, with the result that the measure is cut short, often by half a beat, and the entire excerpt loses its rhythmic sense.

Not only do you need to count, I think you also need to practice with a metronome to assure that your counting is even.

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I think once you keep your hands on the keyboard more, the rhythmic issue can be more easily addressed.

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Try singing the melodies.


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