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Post by leonard on Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:16 pm

yep i finally learned the first movement of it, not at full tempo yet but im practicing it day and night ill get there eventually im just very happy it seemed impossible to play with two hands but now that i finally gaved it a shot it doesnt seem so impossible and actually im getting better at two hands playing im slowly progressing in that area, i just wanted to tell everyone about it, yes i know it childish but im so happy Very Happy im not sure if im gonna learn the rest of the song that really seems impossible for the moment maybe after i get the 1st movement mastered completely ill get into it or maybe just learn an easy version of canon what do you guys think?

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Post by pianohama on Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:26 am

canon or moonlight sonata would be a good second step for you yes Wink.
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Post by Jordan on Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:34 am

Chopin Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4 would be a great and emotional piece for you to play after you're done with Fur Elise. It's not such a hard piece but it's also not easy, you'll be able to play it with practice though. It'll get you used to play solid triads with your left hand and melodies with your right hand. Take a listen to it on youtube first, it's a very powerful piece.
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Post by Thomandy on Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:49 am

Jordan wrote:Chopin Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4 would be a great and emotional piece for you to play after you're done with Fur Elise. It's not such a hard piece but it's also not easy, you'll be able to play it with practice though. It'll get you used to play solid triads with your left hand and melodies with your right hand. Take a listen to it on youtube first, it's a very powerful piece.

Yeah. Thats a GREAT piece Smile I started it and learned it, but never got to practice it... Lack of motivation at the time for emotional pieces, so ended up with Turkish March instead... But Im defenetly going back to it someday Smile

Its not veru long either, but lots of variations in the left hand Smile Awesome piece!!! Smile
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Post by leonard on Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:43 pm

i got the prelude sheet it looks kinda challenging so im gonna give it a shot i guess im gonna struggle with the triplets but like fur elise im just gonna give it my all and who knows maybe its easier than it looks plus i love chopin i hear it while i sleep xD almost every night thanks for the recomendations and after this one im planning on learning canon.

wish me luck Smile

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Post by JohnA on Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:51 pm

I recently managed to get the first part of fur elise practised. I must admit, when I first started I thought it would be impossible. I did have the help of Synthesia software. That really helped as I'm not a perfect sight reader just yet. I was so happy with myself the first time I played it perfect! Even though I was playing it super slow. Even so, gradually the tempo gets increased. Now it really flows. The other parts of it are difficault though. A bit too much for my standard of play at the moment. I'm definately going to try the Chopin suggested above.
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Post by leonard on Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:29 pm

yeah Good job i can relate to the feeling of your first two hands song it really gets you that feeling of accomplishment its really great!
congratz man and keep it updated maybe we can help each other witht the chopin prelude ^^

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Post by Thomandy on Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:10 am

leonard wrote:i got the prelude sheet it looks kinda challenging so im gonna give it a shot i guess im gonna struggle with the triplets but like fur elise im just gonna give it my all and who knows maybe its easier than it looks plus i love chopin i hear it while i sleep xD almost every night thanks for the recomendations and after this one im planning on learning canon.

wish me luck Smile

Well, good luck on this one Smile It isnt that much harder than the Fur Elise Theme!! Smile
And, remember, that this is one of the MOST emotional pieces ever written, so that is where the Real challenge is!!!! Wink
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Post by leonard on Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:51 am

yeah at least ill have a try to practice my expresiveness... this is gonna be SO much fun

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Post by Jordan on Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:41 am

leonard wrote:i got the prelude sheet it looks kinda challenging so im gonna give it a shot i guess im gonna struggle with the triplets but like fur elise im just gonna give it my all and who knows maybe its easier than it looks plus i love chopin i hear it while i sleep xD almost every night thanks for the recomendations and after this one im planning on learning canon.

wish me luck Smile

Try it out. It's not a hard piece to play when you're talking about repertoire and playing it physically, but playing it emotionally with feeling is really difficult on that piece. You have to understand how Chopin felt when he composed it, and try to interpret it very slowly like you were somewhat being improvisational. Go on youtube and watch it being played, or listen to it and see how it's played. Everyone interprets it differently, and that's the important part. This basically sums up to why I said it's an easy piece to play physically, but very hard to play with emotion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef-4Bv5Ng0w - Amazing interpretation of this piece in my honest opinion. Listen carefully.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUOIzCeSIY - Lastly, here's a video of pianist Sergio Tiempo playing it for your visual experience.

Another thing for me to suggest to you is having the technique, knowledge, and repertoire to be able and play triads and scales fluently with precision, and practice playing triads in every inversion until you get to the root. This is stuff that you will need to be congruent with before learning new pieces.
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Post by leonard on Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:17 pm

thats great for this one im planning on going to the state music building and see if i can borrow de Grand piano and practice it there not that they are gonna let me but its worth the shot since i cant really play it with the enough expression in my keyboard.... thanks for all the info jordan it really helps

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