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  1. Piano_Man

    Piano_Man New Member

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    For My NCEA practical assesment i have to play two contrasting pieces on the piano.
    Now i was wondering if Duex areabesques by debussy would siffice,
    I shall ask my teacher if their legible but do you think they would go down we,ll.

    Just to revaluate its both arabesques :D


    Google them, i assure you can download them for free
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    If they specifically ask for two contrasting pieces then this will not suffice at all. You'll have to replace one of them by something radically different in style and/or period (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart would be safe choices).
     
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    The contrasting pieces thing can be sort of iffy, but it's best to play it safe and go for composers that are squarely in different periods. Bach and Beethoven/Mozart are contrasting. Mozart and Schubert are contrasting. Beethoven and Schubert is a little iffy, but some people consider them to be contrasting. Schubert and Chopin, iffy. Beethoven and Chopin, contrasting. Chopin and Rachmaninoff, iffy. Rachmaninoff and Debussy, iffy (only because some would say they are contemporaries and therefore not contrasting). Chopin and Debussy, contrasting. And so on.

    Two pieces by the same composer, no matter how different, are definitely NOT contrasting.
     
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    IN that case i might try something entirely new and play some Jazz piano.

    I found the ABRSM Jazz grade 5 book, which is as high as they go. And it looks piss easy so ill learn some of that
     
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    Piss easy, eh. Do not underestimate jazz ! It may be simple as far as the notes are concerned but it is not a style easy to achieve. Unless you are completely inside the jazz idiom, and can really make it swing, I would not recommend it for an audition.
    But ok, contrasting it is.
     
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    Haha
    I didnt mean Jazz is piss Easy
    I meant the songs in that book were

    PS just noticed i spelt contrasting wrong lol
     
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    Are you from Australia or New Zealand ?
     
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    Invercargill New Zealand

    Where, according to Keith Richards, "If the world was to et an enema NZ would be the arsehole and Invercargill would be the entry point"

    Im obliged to agree

    How did you know?
     
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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Whenever we get postings that contain multiple spelling mistakes per sentence and sloppy punctuation, they are always from Australia or New Zealand. It seems to be a cultural thing.
     
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    I imagine it's hard to spell good when you're upside-down all the time.
     
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    Haha
    Yeah, its no so much the country, and the fact that sheep are the most exciting thing down here, its also the fact that at 15 i text more than i email and when your texting you spell in abbreviations :D
     

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