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RH Irregular Demisemiquaver against a LH crotchet help?

Discussion in 'Technique' started by Bubbles, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Bubbles

    Bubbles New Member

    Dec 18, 2007
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    A question about RH Running Passages in Irregular Demisemiquaver grouping against A crotchet in LH .

    Hi, I'm playing Prokofiev's Vision Fugitives # 2 and I'm having trouble with the RH part in measures 9 and 10- playing all the notes Leggiero and free- it seems that I can't get my hand to play it swiftly and in time - in bar 9 it is 8 demisemiquavers against a crotchet and in bar 10 it has 18 demisemiquavers against a crotchet!

    Is it perhaps because of the fingering ?
    How do you practise tricky passages such as this?

    Can anyone help me with this ?
    Would it be correct to say that this irregular grouping of notes is also very often found in the works of Chopin ?[/b]
  2. PJF

    PJF New Member Piano Society Artist

    Jul 13, 2006
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    Just a few things:

    Try hands-separate practice until you REALLY know each hand. Try singing the LH while playing the RH.
    Listen to recordings. Use the metronome for accuracy. Practice at a manageable tempo, while avoiding going to slow. The RH should be practiced without any breaks in continuity. Practice the runs in your head.

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