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Hi, greetings from a newcomer to the forum
#422686 01/04/03 05:16 PM
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Hi everybody, I've been reading this forum since Sept and I like it so much that I've joined (as you can see smile ), much to the credit of you guys. Though, I have never been part of a forum, so... erm... hope I post okay.

I just finished Schumann's Scenes from Childhood and Chopin's 'Minute' waltz. I am learning Chopin's G min ballade.

My responses to ppl:
1. To Brendan - I heard you can only learn two pieces at a time. Guess what. I learn one piece at a time. Beat that! wink

2. To magnezium - I'm in Singapore too. And guess what, everybody. YUNDI LI is coming to Singapore!!!!! eek eek eek He's playing 4 Chopin Scherzos and Liszt's sonata! He's so famous at such a young age.

3. To ppl with small hands - I have an octave span. Go people with octave spans! Jon Nakamatsu and Josef Hoffman both have an octave span. (but of course there are different grades of 'octave spans', and I bet their hands span larger than an octave)

Ok that's it. I'm going to ask for some help, but that's below, and apart from the above general greeting. smile Happy New Year!

Stupidsheep79

And finally, can I ask for some help? Any help will be truly appreciated.

I'm trying to acquire a string of Chopin repertoire in the following format. (Ideally, it shouldn't be too difficult, and should play well in sequence in a recital. Well, there are a lot of ideals. Whether they work out is a different matter. smile I think that to play well in a recital, you need a variety of keys and tonal centers, forms, and moods)

Ballade: G min (learning)
Impromptu:?
Etudes: Op. 10 no. 12 Revolutionary, Op. 25 no. 1 in Ab the Aeolian harp one (learned)

Waltz: Minute waltz (learned)
Nocturne: ? (F sharp min)
Scherzo: ?
Polonaise: ?
Mazurka set: ? (op 59)

Sonata: ? (very difficult!)

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oops, that was a very long post.

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Hi! Welcome to the forums...

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If that qualifies as a long post then some of us have been writing novels. Welcome.


Better to light one small candle than to curse the %&#$@#! darkness. :t:
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I freely admit that I am a pathetic shade of a pianist.

Never listen to any of my advice.

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Including that.


Better to light one small candle than to curse the %&#$@#! darkness. :t:
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Scriabin also had small hands an could span only 1 octave, and look what he accomplished!


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Originally posted by stupidsheep79:
2. To magnezium - I'm in Singapore too. And guess what, everybody. YUNDI LI is coming to Singapore!!!!! eek eek eek He's playing 4 Chopin Scherzos and Liszt's sonata! He's so famous at such a young age.
have you got your tickets yet? I'm gonna be there...got my tics already!! can't wait...

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So you have an octave span. Big deal. Try streaching out an octave comfortably on white keys with fingers 1 and 2. I can.
Beat that!
Hahahaha!

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stupidsheep79;
Chopin's Ballade in Gminor is my all-time favourite composition (by Chopin)
So; i just had to say....FINE choice!!! laugh


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#422696 01/11/03 02:14 AM
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Sorry for not replying for such a long time, I just started my first week of work (fresh college grad) and it's been hard.

I can stretch an octave on white keys with fingers 1-(three), 1-4 and 1-5! And almost 1-2.
Hah.

And dare you declare you have small hands too, valarking? Octave span?

Magnezium, I'm getting tickets to Yundi Li soon.

I think the G minor Ballade is the most "splashy" ballade. But I'm liking the Ab major one increasingly. Very sensuous.


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