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#316 fsharpminor

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 08:46

I have played the Berceuse but its one of the few Chopin pieces I don't really enjoy. Nothing much for left hand to do.  !

 

Have gone back to some pieces I was practising before my heart 'op', a Rach 'Etude Tableau'  and a Chopin Ballade Op10 No 2


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#317 mel2

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 09:04

I have played the Berceuse but its one of the few Chopin pieces I don't really enjoy. Nothing much for left hand to do.  !
 
Have gone back to some pieces I was practising before my heart 'op', a Rach 'Etude Tableau'  and a Chopin Ballade Op10 No 2


Maybe no LH fireworks with the Berceuse but it needs to keep steady as the RH gets busier.

Good to hear you are resuming some of your pre op pieces - must mean you are gaining more stamina.
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#318 Ligneo Fistula

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:29

Minuet in C

 

Arietta

 

Arabesque 

Are you mixing-and-matching grades?  I can see a Minuet in C (A2) at grade 1, and an Arietta (A4) and Arabesque (B1) at grade 2, etc etc.  How are you getting along?


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#319 andante_in_c

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 11:01

I'm learning December from Tchaikovsky's Seasons. I acquired the music this time last year (after my Grade 8 exam), but as I have a strong association between this piece and Christmas I couldn't bring myself to look at it before October. :magicDust:


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#320 Darth_Noob

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 20:00

Just finished Liszt's Liebestraum no.3. Great piece, still need to work on my expression a bit but other than that it is mastered. Just started learning Chopin's minute waltz :)
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Posted 10 November 2019 - 21:27

Trying to polish up Chopin's Nocturne op 32 no 2.


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 22:07

Just started learning the Egyptian level. It is not that hard to play actually!
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 09:00

Trying to polish up Chopin's Nocturne op 32 no 2.

Ah yes the one in A flat, haven't played it for ages.


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 13:34

Just started learning the Egyptian level. It is not that hard to play actually!

I think this is a great piece -- it's attractive, amusing and confidence-boosting for anyone who is on the threshold of Grade 1.  I keep a list of previous Grade 1 pieces which almost all pupils enjoy playing when they get past the 5-finger stage and Egyptian Level is definitely going on it.   These little gems are hard to find.


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 13:39

 

Just started learning the Egyptian level. It is not that hard to play actually!

I think this is a great piece -- it's attractive, amusing and confidence-boosting for anyone who is on the threshold of Grade 1.  I keep a list of previous Grade 1 pieces which almost all pupils enjoy playing when they get past the 5-finger stage and Egyptian Level is definitely going on it.   These little gems are hard to find.

 

 

 

Just started learning the Egyptian level. It is not that hard to play actually!

I think this is a great piece -- it's attractive, amusing and confidence-boosting for anyone who is on the threshold of Grade 1.  I keep a list of previous Grade 1 pieces which almost all pupils enjoy playing when they get past the 5-finger stage and Egyptian Level is definitely going on it.   These little gems are hard to find.

 

 

 

Just started learning the Egyptian level. It is not that hard to play actually!

I think this is a great piece -- it's attractive, amusing and confidence-boosting for anyone who is on the threshold of Grade 1.  I keep a list of previous Grade 1 pieces which almost all pupils enjoy playing when they get past the 5-finger stage and Egyptian Level is definitely going on it.   These little gems are hard to find.

 

 

 

Just started learning the Egyptian level. It is not that hard to play actually!

I think this is a great piece -- it's attractive, amusing and confidence-boosting for anyone who is on the threshold of Grade 1.  I keep a list of previous Grade 1 pieces which almost all pupils enjoy playing when they get past the 5-finger stage and Egyptian Level is definitely going on it.   These little gems are hard to find.

 

What other G1 piano pieces do you know? 


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Posted 11 November 2019 - 13:43

I’ve just discovered Haydn and am thoroughly enjoying it - playing the XVI 49 E flat major sonata and it’s such a joy to play!
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 17:11

Creepy crawly from Piano time jazz 1 and Tarantella by Pam Wedgewood are 2 other on the easy side Grade 1 exam pieces.
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Posted 11 November 2019 - 17:24

Creepy crawly from Piano time jazz 1 and Tarantella by Pam Wedgewood are 2 other on the easy side Grade 1 exam pieces.

Thanks! 


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 13:33

 

What other G1 piano pieces do you know? 

 

 

As well as Creepy Crawly; Bluemerang,(Haughton) In the Pink, (Chapple) Grasshopper (Papp)  In the Boat,(Rybicki)  Polovtsian Dance (arr) Song of Erin,(Dunhill) Tender Flower,(Swinstead) Vampire Blues (Wooding) Water Lilies (Gillock).  Post Grade 1 Flying above the Cloud (Bullard) is very popular


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Posted 12 November 2019 - 19:53

I’ve just discovered Haydn and am thoroughly enjoying it - playing the XVI 49 E flat major sonata and it’s such a joy to play!

I have played most of the Haydn sonatas at various times.  By far the best is the last one , No 52, could have been by Beethoven and is contemporary with Beethovens early sonatas. Many of the early ones are relatively trivial. You have to get to no 23 in F and also 29 (also in F) to get a decent one. I particularly like no 23. otherwise its the last dozen or so like the 49 you are doing and also no 50 (Known as the English sonata) which give satisfaction


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