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Can I play Lacrymosa in easy way? Is it too hard to me?
#3035043 10/13/20 04:59 AM
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Hi guys ๐Ÿ˜Š. Yeah, it's that guy that start with Spanish Rhapsody as beginner. Can I play this piece (requiem) in easy way not Liszt way but... And what I need to improve? I think have again stiff hands...

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There are probably easy versions available. Just google Lacrymosa sheets and see what you get.

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And what you can say about this?

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maxplus0001 #3035072 10/13/20 07:17 AM
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Hey Max
The beginning sounds goodโ€” but the camera angle and distance from your hands makes any comment about tension difficult. Depending on how long these measures took for you to learn, you can carry on or play an easier version. Any choice will be an arrangement as it was not written for piano โ€” so donโ€™t worry about authenticity.


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Woohoo! Thanks โ˜บ๏ธ

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I think you are sitting too low. Your elbows seem to be lower than the keyboard. Also try to sit more strait , it should be less tiring.

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maxplus0001 #3035111 10/13/20 08:59 AM
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You have tense hands, as you say. You seem to hold your non-playing fingers in position sometimes. Your seating position gives me backache just looking at it! ๐Ÿ˜ณ I'm a reformed low-sitter. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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Actually, I knew that I am not sitting straight. I thought that it's kinda performance, because it is a requiem

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Originally Posted by maxplus0001
Actually, I knew that I am not sitting straight. I thought that it's kinda performance, because it is a requiem


Uh, no - please donโ€™t ๐Ÿ™„
If you want a performance posture for a requiem, you would need to lie down on the bench and reach your hands up to the keyboard


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In a coffin, huh๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚
Ok

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You can try the version by Saltykov, I like it more than Liszt or Thalberg, and I think it is a little easier. Still you will have to do the big chords all the way. Saltykov was the husband of Maria Yudina I read somewhere. She plays the version here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVP6uWKBMbk&list=RDcVP6uWKBMbk&index=1

I found the sheetmusic somewhere on ineternet, I dont remember where.

It doesnโ€™t get any darker than this, it is beautiful, but absolutely terrifying. For performance, I can imagine playing it on the sinking Titanic or something like that. Otherwise, just stick to your headphones and do your family a favor (well, that is what I do with it at least).

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Originally Posted by maxplus0001
Can I play this piece (requiem) in easy way not Liszt way
There are two easier versions on IMSLP:

This one of the complete Requiem by K.Klindworth (scroll down for the Lacrymosa)

http://ks.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/2/2a/IMSLP22935-PMLP02751-Mozart_Klindworth_K626_Requiem_(pno).pdf

and this one (again, scroll down) which is even easier, because there are no crossed hands:

http://ks.imslp.net/files/imglnks/usimg/0/02/IMSLP446913-PMLP02751-Mozart_Requiem_K626_(2H_ed._Schonenberger)


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