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Just kidding. I'm thinking more Liszt's sonata in B minor. Y'all best gimme some encouragement now grin

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One of those 'made you look' threads.

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OMG - had never heard of Winter Wind (nothing like exposing my ignorance) and checked it out on YouTube. It must be like level 20 at least. laugh

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OMG - had never heard of Winter Wind (nothing like exposing my ignorance) and checked it out on YouTube. It must be like level 20 at least. laugh
It's considered one of the most difficult (maybe the most difficult) of all Chopin etudes.

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Originally Posted by ikkiyikki
Just kidding. I'm thinking more Liszt's sonata in B minor. Y'all best gimme some encouragement now grin


I just checked that out on YouTube also. It's probably only the 2nd most difficult piece. Consider yourself encouraged. laugh

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It actually isn't that hard. Block out a couple of 10-hour sessions and practice super slow. In fact, you should only play the entire piece once during each practice session.

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Originally Posted by ranjit
It actually isn't that hard. Block out a couple of 10-hour sessions and practice super slow. In fact, you should only play the entire piece once during each practice session.
It's not hard if you practice it 30 hours per day. grin

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Originally Posted by ranjit
It actually isn't that hard. Block out a couple of 10-hour sessions and practice super slow. In fact, you should only play the entire piece once during each practice session.

I can't tell if you're being serious. Are you talking about the first four measures?

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Originally Posted by ranjit
It actually isn't that hard. Block out a couple of 10-hour sessions and practice super slow. In fact, you should only play the entire piece once during each practice session.

I can't tell if you're being serious. Are you talking about the first four measures?
The starting part is a bit tricky, but once you get the hang of it you should be set for the rest of the piece. Good luck!

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You haven't really mastered Happy Birthday until you can play it in all 12 keys. Then learn it in minor for those sad birthdays - 50- 60-70...

Then learn it "in the style of ...":



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Originally Posted by ranjit
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It actually isn't that hard. Block out a couple of 10-hour sessions and practice super slow. In fact, you should only play the entire piece once during each practice session.

I can't tell if you're being serious. Are you talking about the first four measures?
The starting part is a bit tricky, but once you get the hang of it you should be set for the rest of the piece. Good luck!

The OP would probably find that a definition of ‘a little tricky’ and the steps to master it, would be useful. He asked the question’ are you talking about the first four measures?’


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How ridiculous!! Obviously you should start with something easy like the Liszt Transcendental Etude #4 (Mazeppa) and work your way up from there. Please post Mazeppa when you have it down. I love that piece and play it every night in my dreams.


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You haven't really mastered Happy Birthday until you can play it in all 12 keys. Then learn it in minor for those sad birthdays - 50- 60-70...

Then learn it "in the style of ..." Sam


Sam - That was great. Loved all the commentary. It would seem to fit right in as comic relief during a conservatory level composition class. The Schumann 'birthday picnic' was my favorite.

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Originally Posted by Peyton
How ridiculous!! Obviously you should start with something easy like the Liszt Transcendental Etude #4 (Mazeppa) and work your way up from there.


I would suggest starting with something more challenging in order not to get bored. After mastering an easy piece like this, which may take a day or two, one can then slowly work their way up to Happy Birthday.


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