Posted By: StartwithBach
Complex Polyrhythm: How Detrimental is Failing to Master It? - 12/12/16 07:48 PM
Hi All- I am not talking about 2 on 3 (which is hard enough) in isolated patches of music. I am talking about relentless 4 on 3, measure after measure- i.e., Chopin's Opus 66. I have mathematically constructed exactly where the notes fall on charts (using Cook's Playing the Piano for Pleasure as a guide). I have used my hands on a table to beat out measures and hear exactly where the notes would fall. However, the actual act of putting together two lines seamlessly on the piano itself is so much of a hassle and undertaking, it has me wondering whether I really need to do this at all. What's your take on this? I'm ok not playing Scriabin or Chopin's F-I. Has anyone just given up on complex polyrhythm and pursued other music with no regrets? Any words of encouragement?