Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
118 registered (AndrewJCW, Albert Brighten, Allan W., Albunea, AntonJ, aeroseb, 31 invisible), 2065 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1451065 - 06/05/10 09:59 PM Left Hand - Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement
KSeok Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 3
Hi.. I'm new to the forum... just in high school and I thought this was a cool site...
Anyhow, I'm working on the 3rd Movement but uh.. playing the left hand up to speed seems impossible :X

Is there any special way I can improve it or is it all just sheer practise?

I feel like there's a my left hand is very limited and it won't let me play the piece at the speed I want to frown

Btw, I did finish Grade 10 Piano Repertoire with the RCM... is this beyond my level?

Top
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#1451066 - 06/05/10 10:02 PM Re: Left Hand - Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement [Re: KSeok]
Kuanpiano Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 2190
Loc: Canada
What part? The left hand is mostly tremolos or alberti bass, and there aren't any complex figurations really.

BTW, this piece should be a bit above your level....it's ARCT so it's the level above grade 10.
_________________________
Working on:
Chopin - Nocturne op. 48 no.1
Debussy - Images Book II


Top
#1451072 - 06/05/10 10:12 PM Re: Left Hand - Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement [Re: Kuanpiano]
KSeok Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 3
Um... I'm not sure how to describe the part but uh.. lol.
It's just all broken chords, but my left thumb comes out really loud when it's not supposed to, as I heard it being almost silent in recordings of it.

Is there a way to make the thumb play softer? Or is it all practise?

Top
#1451078 - 06/05/10 10:19 PM Re: Left Hand - Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement [Re: KSeok]
Kuanpiano Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 2190
Loc: Canada
Yeah, you'll have to balance out your hand; try to place the emphasis on the pinky for the bass note, and in general, the left should be very soft since the dynamics are usually piano or pianissimo.

Try practising everything without pedal first, it's technically possible to play the whole thing (except for a certain section near the end) with no pedal and make it still sound like the normal thing.
_________________________
Working on:
Chopin - Nocturne op. 48 no.1
Debussy - Images Book II


Top
#1451174 - 06/06/10 01:20 AM Re: Left Hand - Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement [Re: Kuanpiano]
KSeok Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 3
Aha, Kuanpiano, I believe you are thinking about the 1st movement, whereas I'm attempting to play the 3rd movement ^^. But thanks for that tip as well.

Top
#1451639 - 06/06/10 10:41 PM Re: Left Hand - Moonlight Sonata 3rd Movement [Re: KSeok]
Kuanpiano Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/06/10
Posts: 2190
Loc: Canada
I mean the last movement; those comments do apply to the right hand of the first movement, but the last movement has those challenges just much much faster and still at a pp dynamic in the left.


Edited by Kuanpiano (06/06/10 10:41 PM)
_________________________
Working on:
Chopin - Nocturne op. 48 no.1
Debussy - Images Book II


Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
Piano Summit 2017 - Join Us!
along with Chick Corea, Jonathan Cain,Set Rudetsky, Ray Chew, Onree Gill ...
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Calculator Looks Like Piano Keyboard
Calculator that looks like a piano keyboard
Piano Keyboard Calculator

New in the Piano World online store (PianoSupplies.com) now.
(ad)
Pianist Magazine
Pianist Magazine - Helping you become a better player
(ad)
Teaching Children Music
Teaching Music to Children
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
simple question about triads
by Peter071
08/30/16 04:03 PM
Good or bad teacher
by davidc1215
08/30/16 03:44 PM
Anyone knows what this is?
by Qazsedcft
08/30/16 02:37 PM
The Power of Pedagogy
by DaveRobertsJazz
08/30/16 02:32 PM
Can tuning interval beats be thought in terms of shapes
by HelloMrZebra
08/30/16 02:22 PM
Forum Stats
84,824 Registered Members
44 Forums
174,863 Topics
2,551,682 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission