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Liszt's Exercise Book

Discussion in 'Technique' started by bclever, May 14, 2008.

  1. bclever

    bclever New Member

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    I was just wondering if anyone here has worked through Liszt's book of Hanon-esque exercises?
    I found it at my local music store but all those little black dots scared me a little so I put it back.
     
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    I never even realized that Liszt wrote an exercise book...

    I should go look for that. Perhaps something about it will magically make it more appealing than Hanon's exercises, and maybe I'll actually be tempted to LEARN something for a change...
     
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    ... never mind. It looks scary. :shock:

    I'm not even gonna try. :?
     
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    All those little black dots too much for you too, demon boy? :D
     
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    If you read Liszt stories. He does 8-10 hours aday. sometimes purely on trills and sightreadings at the same time....
     
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    Yup.

    You've pretty much just hit the nail right on the head.

    I don't nomrally mind lots of little black dots... but when you have that many of them in an EXERCISE... no way. Nuh-uh. Not even gonna try. If it's like that for an actual concert piece, then it's different. But those exercises are just scary.

    I try my best to avoid improving myself at all costs. :p
     
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    You know, I've been a terrible rut, technically speaking; I'm buying it right now.
    Bring it on BEE-OTCH!!!! :twisted:
     

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