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Hi all! After an almost 15 year hiatus I have decided to resume learning Chopin's Etudes. Here are two that I recorded yesterday for an upcoming online lesson. Constructive feedback is always appreciated. Thanks!



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Very musical —- great job 😊


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Both études are nicely played. However one comment though maybe for the no 5 is for the opening chords in the left hand. Please keep the last of the third chord short as there is a rest afterwards

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Your runs are uneven in both etudes. Make sure that when you do you slow practice you draw out the sound of every note. Make sure you follow your ear with every run so that it sounds nice and even.


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The first etude comes out much better than the second one. It is great that you can still play those after such a long break.

Now the second etude lacks fluidity, it is quite chopped and uneven. Indeed you would need to take them at a much slower speed and work them out until you can manage it smoothly. At 1.30 you are really struggling ....

My sense is that you probably would want to do some separate exercices to really get up to level and play some easier pieces to warm up. But that looks quite promising. Good luck.


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Thanks all for the feedback! I agree that there is still work to do, particularly in Op 10 No 8. I'm not finished with these pieces - as indicated these were simply for a lesson.


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