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#1507252 - 09/01/10 03:00 PM Re: Im Not Comfortable When Playing Bach And Mozart [Re: Batuhan]
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that is a good point, altho i find fingering for Bach and Mozart to be very intuitive once you know the basics.

(scarelatti.. ha ha)
accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

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#1507701 - 09/02/10 10:57 AM Re: Im Not Comfortable When Playing Bach And Mozart [Re: Batuhan]
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What mark c just said brings more sense to a gould quote i have been pondering. He said that many of the late classical and romantic composers were more "Hedonistic" therefore he didnt care for many of them.

I think when the music took second place to the physicality of the hand or even the attachment of showing off, "Look what i can do", then it really changed the "Music" and much was attricuted to ego.

When i was a kid i listened to Yngwie Malmsteen on the guitar, and while it was reall really kool to hear how fast he played, there is only so much of that you can take. I eventually favored songwriters that were more musical rahter than technichal wizards.

The same applies to great composers, and not just in the boroque and classical, my favorite, but also contemporary genius like John Williams and John Barry.
Charles Walter Model W (190)

“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” J.S. Bach

"I just want to know, if we came from monkeys and apes, WHY DO WE STILL HAVE MONKEYS AND APES?" George Carlin

#1507736 - 09/02/10 12:01 PM Re: Im Not Comfortable When Playing Bach And Mozart [Re: dolce sfogato]
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Originally Posted By: dolce sfogato
it's a fobia of hitting wrong notes too loudly and not playing in style, and of getting one's ands caught in one's sleeves..

Not to mention scared of confusing one's left hand with one's right. :P
private piano/voice teacher FT

#1509565 - 09/05/10 05:21 PM Re: Im Not Comfortable When Playing Bach And Mozart [Re: Batuhan]
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Registered: 02/07/07
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For playing Mozart, my teacher always told me to "think simpler" and to keep my fingers closer to the keyboard.
Someone here also said that playing the harpsichord makes it easier to understand the Bach and Mozart technique. I agree- it helps develop sensitivity and evenness in the fingers.
"Can you live without music? If you can live without music, thank the Lord and goodbye! Because it's only if it is unavoidable that you must do music. Somebody who wants to do it will never be discouraged."
Nadia Boulanger

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