I just made an account for a deep discussion about this.
I started to learn Rachmaninoff's Moment Musicaux no. 4 and am currently stuck. I really want to be able to play this. I am able to successfully play pieces like winterwind and revolutionary etude without tension, or sometimes with only minimal tension near the end.
But this piece, even at the early pages give me tension.
This is because I cannot use wrist movement like rotation in this piece, it force my left hand, with all the closed note to note passage, to do all finger works only without able to use forearm or wrist rotation.
The basic pattern where it goes from EBG, I use single rotation to the right, then the rest finger works because the notes are cramped together. Then again the pattern keeps going like that for left hand, which slowly it produce tension to my forearm. My left pinky, when playing with finger works only, will bend inward, which produce tension in my forearm. This is unavoidable to me when playing with fingers only without wrist technique.
Is it finger works are the only way to go here?
I seemed to read somewhere they also mentioned that revolutionary etude is easier coz we can still use wrist technique there, but here in Rachmaninoff's moment musicaux 4 all finger works.
Any advise would be very appreciated.
Last edited by philtecturophy; 08/03/21 08:06 PM.