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#1079197 - 12/24/08 04:50 PM repertoire
GreenRain Offline
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Registered: 04/24/08
Posts: 888
Loc: Somewhere in Europe
How long is your reperoire and how hard are the pieces?

The reason why im asking this is, that i have no idea if i spent too much time on old stuff (30 minites daily from 150 minutes of practice)

My repertoire is around 35 minutes long. My repertoire is intermediate (Grade 4 - Grade 6) Should i drop some pieces and spend more time on new pieces?

Oh, is it easier to keep in shape more shorter pieces or few longer (on same level)

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#1079198 - 12/24/08 05:19 PM Re: repertoire
Bex Offline
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Registered: 04/19/08
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Loc: Southern California
Mmmm ... just re-started 9 months ago, so my repertoire isn't that long. Grade level is advanced - see pieces I'm working on below. Also will begin working on Chopin's "ocean" etude soon.
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#1079199 - 12/24/08 05:22 PM Re: repertoire
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The "Ocean" Etude, if I remember correctly, is Opus 25, no. 12. In the spring I'll start working on Beethoven's Pathetique sonata. I will likely have close to an hour of repertoire soon.


You can't play your entire repertoire every day as you accumulate pieces. Would take way too long. I would just polish a finished piece for a couple of weeks if you're going perform in public soon.
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#1079200 - 12/24/08 06:35 PM Re: repertoire
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 1337
My repertoire is about an hour long and has a little over 20 pieces. I play at least half of it every day. As I learn new (harder) pieces I add them and delete older (easier) ones. There are a few low graded pieces I keep for specific reasons, such as the Bach Musette in D because it's good practice for jumps, but most of it is in the grade 3-5 range. I've been playing for 2 years, 4 months.

Maintaining a rep is very time consuming, but it's an important part of why I play. I can't improvise, and my sight reading is poor, so the only way for me to play at all well is to do it from a practiced repertoire.

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#1079201 - 12/24/08 08:43 PM Re: repertoire
GreenRain Offline
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Interesting.

May I ask how well can you play pieces?
Do you have to practice them or can you just sit and play?

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#1079202 - 12/25/08 04:31 PM Re: repertoire
bluekeys Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by GreenRain:
Interesting.

May I ask how well can you play pieces?
Do you have to practice them or can you just sit and play? [/b]
Most days I can just play my rep pieces without a lot of practice or warm up. I usually make a few mistakes on the harder ones, but some days I surprise myself and play 3 or 4 songs in a row with no major flubs. Then again, other days I seem to mangle everything.

Besides playing them all at least every second day, I usually pick 1 or 2 for intensive practice as well. I find a piece needs to be on my list for at least 6 months before I can play it reliably. Hopefully that will get shorter over time.

Here are my current lists. (I play one list each day):

List 1
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Bach - Little Prelude in C
Bach - Minuet in G
Clementi - Sonatina in C
Lennon - Imagine
Beethoven - Sonatina in G
Bach - Musette in D
Senneville/Toussaint - Mariage d' Amour
Jagger/Richards - Angie
Lichner - Gypsy Dance
Schubert/List - Serenade
Einaudi - Le Onde

List 2
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Bach - Invention #8
Mozart - Sonata in C
Beethoven - Fur Elise
Senneville/Toussaint - Nostalgy
Senneville/Toussaint - Souvenir D'Enfant
Pachebel - Cannon in D
Tschaikowsky - Italian Song
Brahams - Hungarian Dance
Yradier - La Paloma
Tierson - Comptine
McCartney - Yesterday
Overstreet - When You Say Nothing at All

Plus I'm working on Invention #1 and Maple Leaf Rag, like my sig line says. I haven't decided yet what I'll drop when I add those two.

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#1079203 - 01/20/09 05:02 PM Re: repertoire
GreenRain Offline
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Registered: 04/24/08
Posts: 888
Loc: Somewhere in Europe
Sorry for very late answer:)

This looks good, i will try to organize better:)

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