Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
What's Hot!!
Hurricane Irma & Our Piano Friends!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved!
Who's Online Now
57 registered members (accordeur, Ardeus, Agent88, Beemer, AZNpiano, 11 invisible), 1,654 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#465446 - 01/29/08 07:05 PM Schubert's Piano Sonata D845 Help!  
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 9
Nicky Forte Offline
Junior Member
Nicky Forte  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 9
Ferndale, Washington
I'm just beginning to learn this piece and I'm already running into difficulty. Around the 18th or 19th measure (circled area) it shows to play the right handed part with four of your fingers and all, right? Well, I think it's asking too much of my little hands, so I play it with only two fingers, simply playing the a's and the e's and the b flat's only. I don't think it takes away from the over all piece that much, I don't even think anybody who wasn't familiar with the piece would even notice. What do you think? smile Or can anybody suggest a way that'll help me play each note? (I don't think any note should ever be wasted. ;P)

Click to see the sheet music! http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y186/nxixcxoxlxe/68-236.jpg

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#465447 - 01/29/08 07:44 PM Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D845 Help!  
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,618
PoStTeNeBrAsLuX Offline
2000 Post Club Member
PoStTeNeBrAsLuX  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,618
Geneva, Switzerland
Nicky,

This is a work I am very familiar with, and one of main points of that particular passage is the contrast of the thick chords after the open octaves of the previous few measures, so personally I would consider them to be pretty essential! To be honest (and trying not to be too discouraging) if your hands can't stretch an octave (incorporating a diminished triad) i.e. A-C-Eb-A, and be able to leap to it from up and down an octave, I would say that you will encounter many more technical difficulties as you read through this really quite demanding and challenging work, and the first movement is arguably one of the easiest from a technical point of view.

Like a lot of Schubert piano works, it is quite often a lot trickier that it first appears, and getting the notes right is of course only the beginning stage with something like the sonata in question.

As far as suggesting a way to help play each note, this is practically impossible via an internet forum, but probably quite feasible given the attentions of a good teacher, so if you don't have one, perhaps you should engage one in the near future. Good luck!

Michael B.


There are two rules to success in life: Rule #1. Don't tell people everything you know.
#465448 - 01/29/08 11:12 PM Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D845 Help!  
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 9
Nicky Forte Offline
Junior Member
Nicky Forte  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 9
Ferndale, Washington
Well, I'm only learning it because I like how it sounds, I wasn't told to complete it or anything... And I really can play all the notes, but I can't jump around quickly. Maybe if I practice it more (I'm just really used to getting it down right away.) Thanks for your input. smile


Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


New Topics - Multiple Forums
Getting a warmer tone on a piano??
by JDRPiano. 09/23/17 01:04 AM
Grand vs. upright
by BruceD. 09/23/17 12:03 AM
Baroque performance change in last 50 years
by RubberFingers. 09/22/17 10:10 PM
Kawai CA78/98: what is new(confirmed)
by USSOWT. 09/22/17 08:39 PM
Yale free music class
by carolinakeys. 09/22/17 04:55 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics181,987
Posts2,659,510
Members88,879
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0