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#414679 - 05/17/03 04:45 PM Beethoven's First Concerto  

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Hey everybody, I think I'm leaning towards playing the Beethoven First Concerto!

Any advice on this piece is GREATLY accepted, regarding all aspects of the piece.

Thanks in advance,
Beephlat

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#414680 - 05/18/03 03:28 PM Re: Beethoven's First Concerto  
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I haven't learned all the scales yet because before I couldn't be bothered and before I could play E major I played the Tschaikovsky first concerto!!! I know it sounds crazy, but it's true.


If you can play tchaikovsky's concerto then the easiest Beethoven concerto should be no problem at all. wink


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#414681 - 05/18/03 05:16 PM Re: Beethoven's First Concerto  
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It's not bad. You need clean scales and the ability to voice chords well.

And ditto to above, if you've played the Tchaikovsky concerto, then Beethoven 1 will be a walk in the park.


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#414682 - 05/18/03 09:30 PM Re: Beethoven's First Concerto  

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Actually if you re-read that post I said that I had struggled through the first movement. SOrry if I didn't make myself clear on that.

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#414683 - 05/19/03 12:31 AM Re: Beethoven's First Concerto  
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Well, just pull it out and read through it a bit. As for advice, it's pretty straightforward - listen well, play cleanly, pedal sparingly, the usual classical stuff...


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