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Chopin Black key etude revisited

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  1. PJF

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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    Wow Pete! That is so fast!!! How do you get your fingers to move like that? :shock:

    What matters is that you like this version better than your other one, so I will replace it shortly.
     
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    He probably used an orange :lol:
     
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    Sheeyat........ Da SDC rulez 8)

    Seriously now Pete, just what are you trying to prove here ? Yeah, you're back in town, and that is good. But is it not time to relax and start making music ? That throw-away ending is just awful. IIRC your previous version was much more musical.

    Now wait until sejra has his say :p
     
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    PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! I always start the practice session at exactly half tempo and one-quarter volume, paying extremely close attention to which notes to accent at full tempo. A most common mistake is to practice slowly and wrongly by placing too many accents in the music. I group the RH notes into blocks of 12, 24 (or in the case of bars 33-36) 48 notes, playing them as one motif.

    In my mind, I play it in 2/2 or even 2/1 time. If I may be so bold, Chopin erred in making the time signature 2/4 At full tempo, that metric division magnifies the difficulties and detracts from the fluid flurry of black keys, IMO. (I'd give anything to argue that one with him; I'd probably end up with a black eye!)

    Thanks Monica.
     
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    Oh alright! :lol:

    Go for it Sejra.
     
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    A lemon, actually. :lol:
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    haha - that's funny what you said up above about arguing with Chopin.

    But I don't get the orange/lemon thing. I must be slipping - another joke that went over my head.

    This is up.
     
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    Oh, I was wondering if it was something like if you bite into an orange or lemon, the juice would hit you in the eye and you would then play faster! :lol:

    Yeah - I've seen that video, before. Silly stuff, but that's probably the only way I could play the piece!
     
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    Somehow, I think you could pull it off in a more conventional way!
     
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    grapefruit? :roll:

    (now we're just beating a dead horse)
     
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    Interesting finger/hand position and technique! I'm going to try that. :lol:
     
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    LOL whats up with the octave passage at the end?
     

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