Hi so I am new to this site. I have been working on Chopin's double third etude (op 25 no 6) for maybe 2 months. Im not overly concerned about getting it up to speed for now, but just have some questions about the technique of double thirds.
What is the best way to get the chromatic double thirds scales down at a fast tempo? I have been playing the piece at half speed just fine, the problems start happening when I try to increase the speed to the marked tempo. I have been accenting every third beat which seems to keep the momentum. I can somewhat play the chromatic runs at tempo but they do not sound very legato and sound choppy. Any tips? I have watched some great tutorials on double thrids which can be found here which I have been applying to my practice:
Taubman Technique: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE7D6qqpAGw
Op. 25 No. 6 Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZCjGqiLhTE
Does anyone have any tips or secrets to share for the descending g-sharp minor scale that can be found in measures 11 and 13? This seems to give me the most trouble with an increase in speed, it just sounds choppy and un-smooth.
Also, does anyone have a particular edition they recommend of chopin's etudes that would have ideal fingering? I have been using an Alfred Masterwork Edition which seems to favor the Mikuli fingering, I think....
Any help would be greatly appreciated!