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#331 corenfa

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 19:56

Still working on the Chopin A flat Polonaise op. 53. Taken me six years but finally getting there.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:41

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

I’m still relatively new to Haydn (have only been playing piano for about 6 years and there’s a lot to get through!) but definitely enjoying it - something about the style just works for me - I was prompted by my teacher to get started with an earlier G major sonata which was relatively simple but enough to get me interested - and then went on to sight read through most of the sonatas up to 49 which I’ve settled on for now and hope to play for a little concert in a month’s time. I so get the Beethoven connection with the later ones - love it!
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 08:28

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

Thanks! 


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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:40

I think that after my current piece for study, Schubert Impromptu in Aflat major, I am going to retire from learning any new difficult music.


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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:51

I think that after my current piece for study, Schubert Impromptu in Aflat major, I am going to retire from learning any new difficult music.


I remember a couple of years back, after learning the E flat impromptu and finally coming to grips with most of it (I probably wasn’t quite ready for it at the time and found it really hard!) - and having a moment where I thought it was done and my teacher turned a page and I was horrified to find a n entire Coda I had somehow completely missed. So horrified that I closed the book and haven’t opened it since! Perhaps I’ll pick it up again in the new year...
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#336 Saxwarbler

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Posted Yesterday, 20:54

Piano - Having successfully performed Bach's Prelude in C at our learners' concert, I'm now planning to start work on grade 4 in earnest. I won't see my teacher again until January so she's left me with Anderson's Forgotten Dreams and a couple of short Lehar waltz tunes to crack on with. After that, I'll be picking up a tango - Brown's Senorita.

I'm also a singer. I've just passed grade 6 music theatre so am now in a void until January. Think I'd like to kick off the new year with Brahn Boots, technically a monologue but it does have a melody line so I'm going to see what I can do with it. I also want to revisit Ching-A-Ring-Chaw, which I haven't looked at for a year or two so I'm going to see if I can improve it.


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Posted Today, 03:07

Congrats!
 


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#338 Ligneo Fistula

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Posted Today, 08:25

Downloaded the score and currently trying to learn this to surprise my Mum at Christmas; she has always enjoyed the books, series and theme music!
https://www.youtube....h?v=a0Qxzq1Hwk0
Out of interest what grade would this be, noting it's quite repetitive?


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#339 EllieD

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Posted Today, 08:49

Oh LF, what have you started!!! :) I LOVED that series so much and it's put a smile on my face just hearing that music! I really want a go!!

 

How would I go about getting the music? Presumably it is still in copyright? I'd rather buy sheet music than download if possible - does anyone know if that's possible?

 

As for Grade - that's a good Grade 5 - 6, I would say, especially if it's to be played close to the correct tempo. There's a lot for both hands to do, quite fiddly in places. Obviously I haven't played it, I'm just estimating that based on the notes and the fact that it's a very well known tune so it wouldn't work if played too slow.


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#340 HelenVJ

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Posted Today, 12:53

I would say more like Grade 3+ to 4. I think most of my post-Grade3 students could manage it, except for the octave stretch, and they'd probably do it slightly slower, while maintaining the character.  Good scale practice - and I think only about total 16 bars of music? (on one listening)


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#341 EllieD

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Posted Today, 14:52

I agree it's not long enough (without repeats) to be set as a Grade 5 exam piece ... but as I said, I don't think you could get away with playing it slowly and there are some fiddly passages in thirds/semiquavers which I wouldn't expect to see at an earlier grade. Though grading is all a bit hit and miss as we know! 


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Posted Today, 15:23

This is my party piece for things like OAP club entertainment. There are one or two sections, mainly the descending scale parts that I have an extra practice at when I'm going to play it at speed, but it's not that difficult.I think grade 3 might be pushing it. I'd say grade 4 to 5. Used to teach it quite a bit before no-one had ever heard of it.The hardest bar for me is bar 15 which has a descending RH scale with chords every 4 notes. At speed that is tricky.
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