Can anyone give me any tips on playing this Etude? Ive been practising this for solid 3 weeks and can play it all quite well at a moderate speed but it gets a bit messy when I play at full speed. Im not sure what tempo marking should be but my book says minim=60 which is generally much slower than the recordings ive herd. Ive been playing for 2 years and started quite late (12 yrs old), so this is my first Chopin Etude. Many pianists have said that this is the most difficult etude to play, but im not finding it yet so difficult. In fact from lookin at the others Id say this is the easiest one. I cant really see the use of the etude but i like the melody lines in it. Any tips or anything concerning this etude would do, and be greatly appreciated. Oh and btw my piano teacher doesnt know im practisin this, cuz im just learning it over the summer holidays.