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Tackling Debussy's Clair De Lune (finally)
#3010507 08/05/20 02:22 PM
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Hey there guys and gals,

After so many years and a couple failed attempts in my teens, I feel its time to tackle Debussy's Clair De Lune. It's on my top five of all time piano pieces so it was inevitable it would happen sooner or later. The inspiration happened after I'd finished on another of Chopin's Walts op64 no.1. Feeling my playing has improved. I felt inspired to tackle some Debussy so I started with Dr Gradus and found it to fall very well under my fingers. So there I was thinking, whats next? Then it hit me.... perhaps I'm ready for Clair?

My question is, any tips? Watch out for " la la la " part? And general inspiration you can give would be lovely!

Thank you

Kirk


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Originally Posted by Kgbow
[...]Watch out for " la la la " part? [...]
Kirk

Yes; that part, particularly.

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Re: Tackling Debussy's Clair De Lune (finally)
BruceD #3010512 08/05/20 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by BruceD
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[...]Watch out for " la la la " part? [...]
Kirk

Yes; that part, particularly.

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haha ok noted laugh


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Kgbow #3010568 08/05/20 06:18 PM
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I've never learned it beyond some sight reading, but I remember some of the left hand arpeggios requiring a little thought on fingering. This guide looks like it has a section on this if you feel like it's uncomfortable to play (https://starryway.org/en/piece/6/basic/).

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Watch out for the la la la la la part.

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Originally Posted by leo_godowsky
This guide looks like it has a section on this if you feel like it's uncomfortable to play (https://starryway.org/en/piece/6/basic/).
That looks like an excellent guide with good fingering, pedal, and many other helpful hints. Even some suggestions about rubato.


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