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1. Carefree (Turk) 2. Determination (Turk) 3. Melody Op 218 No 18 (Kohler) 4. Melody Op 39 No 1 (Kabelevsky) 5. The Trumpeter and the Echo Op 89 No 15 (Kabelevsky) 6. Stretching Op 117 No 5 (Gurlitt) 7. March (Türk) 8. Melodic Tune Op 218 No 20 (Koehler) 9. Andatino (Kohler) 10. Dance (Gurlitt) 11. Brave Knight (Vogel) 12. Song (Bartok) 13. Op 1 No 4 (Reinagle) 14. Melody Divided Op 105 No 66 (Bartok) 15. Light and Dark (Kabalevsky) 16. A Little Porcupine (Kabalevsky) 17. A Little Dance (Kabalevsky) 18. Waltz of the Young (Köhler) 19. Bagatelle (Diabelli) 20. Trumpet Tune (Duncombe) 21. Pleading the Fifth (Chilly Gonzales) 22. Mansbridge (Chilly Gonzales) 23. Number 3 from Opus 125 (Diabelli) 24. Canon at the Lower Fifth (Bartok Op 105 No 30) 25. Little Dance in Canon Form (Bartok Op 105 No 31) 26. In Dorian Mode (Bartok Op 105 No 32) 27. Six Unison Melodies (Bartok Op 105 No 1-6) 28. Dotted Notes (Bartok Op 105 No 7) 29. Repetition (Bartok Op 105 No 8) 30. Syncopation (Bartok Op 105 No 9) 31. With Alternate Hands (Bartok Op 105 No 10) 32. Parallel Motion (Bartok Op 105 No 11) 33. I Hung My Head (Sting, Johnny Cash cover)
Lovely! Very good job on new challenging piece. Note about mazurkas: I'm a not a fan either, but it helps to picture the dance. The rhythm and repetitiveness is easily explained once you know how the dancers are supposed to move and change positions. What may look like monotony on the score - is being complimented by changing geometry of the dance. Here is little bit about the dance and tradition of it (and Chopin contribution of course too):
Thank you very much! Very interesting video, I will keep the dance in mind the next time I play a Mazurka. That is an excellent tip!
1. Emeli Sande - Next To Me 2. John Lennon - Imagine 3. Alan Menken - Beauty and The Beast 4. Bill Withers - Lean On Me 5. Justin Biebier - Love Yourself 6. Yann Tiersen - La Valse d'Amelie 7. Ariana Grande - Tattooed Heart 8. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah 9. Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight 10. Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams 11. The Beatles - Let It Be 12. Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One 13. Clementi - Sonatina Op. 36 No. 2, First Movement 14. Clementi - Sonatina Op. 36 No. 2, Second Movement 15. Clementi - Sonatina Op. 36 No. 2, Third Movement
OK I'm really late to the party but this challenge really fits with my goal for this year (improving sight reading). I am going to record all the pieces I have learned already and hopefully will be able to catch up!
1. Emeli Sande - Next To Me 2. John Lennon - Imagine 3. Alan Menken - Beauty and The Beast 4. Bill Withers - Lean On Me 5. Justin Biebier - Love Yourself 6. Yann Tiersen - La Valse d'Amelie 7. Ariana Grande - Tattooed Heart 8. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah 9. Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight 10. Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams 11. The Beatles - Let It Be 12. Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One 13. Clementi - Sonatina Op. 36 No. 2, First Movement 14. Clementi - Sonatina Op. 36 No. 2, Second Movement 15. Clementi - Sonatina Op. 36 No. 2, Third Movement 16. Georg Benda - Sonatina in A minor 17. Piano Duet - Little Brown Jug
This has been such a strange year. Not only because of the lockdown but because of the insane socio-political situation in my country. Everyone here in Brazil, that has at least some empathy and good sense, is worried about the chaos that has been building up. I noticed that this situation is making me less focused in my practice. I still play a lot, but I am practicing less. I think I won't reach 40 pieces this year.
Nevertheless, I will keep sharing my progress here and maybe get some inspiration from the other participants. So many wonderful recordings of pieces that I didn't know. Thank you all for this great community!
1. L'Autunno (Vivaldi) 2. Let it Go (Disney's Frozen) (dropbox mp3) 3. Mad World (Roland Orzbal) 4. German Dance in C Major WoO 8 (Beethoven) 5. A Song of Erin (Dunhil) 6. No 9 Nana del Mercedes (Javiere Navarette) (dropbox mp3) 7. Ecossaise in G Major WoO 23 (Beethoven) 8. Early One Morning 9. Trudging (Arpad Balazs) 10. Minuetto (Kirnberger) 11. Never Vex a Tyrannosaurus Rex (Paul Drayten) 12. No. 39 from Leichte Klavierstuck Op 36 (Kummer) 13. A Story from Long Ago (Martha Mier) 14. Adante (Joseph Haydn) 15. Camptown Races (Stephen C.Foster)
5 week to the mid-point and judging by how many pieces ended up taking 2 weeks rather than 1 to learn to a good enough standard to play through in one go whilst sounding pleasing, it's going to be tough to hit 40 by the end of the year.
I see that as a good thing though. Some of the pieces are easy, some have easy parts and a few I've found trip me up in unexpected ways. So there's a nice amount of learning happening
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@facdo I'm so sorry about the current situation in your country! I can see how hard it must be to stay focused. Still, I find your list quite impressive! Please take care and stay safe. ...
Thank you so much! I also find your list very impressive, it is amazing how you are able to record so many pieces at such a high level. Sometimes I just listen to your SoundCloud recordings on a loop, they are really good! About my situation, I find solace in the fact that I will be moving to Germany in a few months. I got a PhD scholarship and I would be super excited if it weren't for this difficult situation that we are all facing. But hopefully, we will overcome this soon.