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easier nocturnes and polonaise #366229
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i was wondering what the "easier" pieces of these genres were

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Re: easier nocturnes and polonaise #366230
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Um... I'm assuming by Chopin?

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Sorry about that, yes by Chopin... I just assumed everyone could read my mind in that one... lol

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According to my teacher Chopin's four easiest Nocturnes, listed with the easiest first:

Op 31 - 1 in B
Op 72 - 1 in Em
Op 9 - 1 in Bbm
Op 9 - 2 in Eb

FWIW I learned Op 9-2 for our student recital last year, and I'm starting Op 72 - 1 now.
I don't know what your level is, but, they are georgous and are worth the work for the early intermediate pianist.
Before I started I would have never dreamed I could play any of them.

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For Polonaises, either the C# minor or e minor.


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What about the Gm polonaise, the one he suppoedly wrote wehen he was 6? It's not exactly a tour de force of musical grandeur but it's quite catchy and very easy.

Peter

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I don't know the Chopin Nocturnes very well, but since you're looking for ones which are easy, I can tell you that op. 9,3 (in B major) is absolutely not.


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je ne comprend pas. Quel est l'objet si ce n'est pas une pipe?


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C'est une pièce d'art, AVANT GARDE, si tu comprends... :-)

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C'est d'accord, aznxk3vi17, j'aussi ne suis pas bien avec le français. wink


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zorro, il-y-a peu de temps que j'ai demandé la même question! La résponse: c'est une image d'une pipe! Je pense que c'est un peu fou (je ne voudrais pas te vexer, mrenaud . smile )


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Tout-le-monde: Est-ce qu'il y a un 'web site' pour practiquer le Français?


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Re: easier nocturnes and polonaise #366242
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i think the four nocturnes are (listed in order of difficulty) Op.37 no.1 in g minor; op.72 in eminor; op.9 no. 2 in Ebmajor and op.15 no.3


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How about the posthumous C# minor and C minor Nocturnes? I'm somewhere between an intermediate & advanced player and didn't find these difficult at all to learn or to play fairly well. Both very beautiful pieces as well.

Enjoy,

-Paul

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Originally posted by virtuoso_735:
i think the four nocturnes are (listed in order of difficulty) Op.37 no.1 in g minor; op.72 in eminor; op.9 no. 2 in Ebmajor and op.15 no.3
I'm confused,
You wrote, "listed in order of difficulty."

Decending difficulty?
or accending difficulty?

Most difficult first?
Or, most difficult last?

Re: easier nocturnes and polonaise #366245
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I am new to this forum. Try Chopin's Nocturne OP.55 No.1 in D minor. I am somewhere between beginner and intermediate and I find that this Nocturne is not so bad. In fact, I find it easier than the popular E Flat major Nocturne (Op.9 No.2), where the left hand keeps jumping up and down the left side of the piano (well, I always seem to get lost)...

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Originally posted by Hanz:
I am new to this forum. Try Chopin's Nocturne OP.55 No.1 in D minor.
Er... ah, excuse me, Hanz, but the Op 55 No 1 is in f minor.

P.S. Where in BC? I will be in Victoria, 25 June through 30 July.

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