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#1768290 - 10/10/11 09:44 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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My AOTW was my recital performance! Not flawless, but I finished! I'm now working on Christmas music. My goal is too learn several pieces to play for my family and friends.
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#1768297 - 10/10/11 09:56 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: Michael Taylor]
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Originally Posted By: Michael Taylor
My AOTW was my recital performance! Not flawless, but I finished! I'm now working on Christmas music. My goal is too learn several pieces to play for my family and friends.


Great idea, I should learn some Christmas songs too. grin
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#1768316 - 10/10/11 10:30 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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My AOTW is that I've memorized my "piece o' sonatina" (movement 3 of Clementi Op 36 #1, for anyone who hasn't read that over and over from me for the last 3 weeks... ) and can play it at reasonable speed with only a few flubs... at the point where any day now I think I'm going to have my first "no flubs" play-through. Maybe even later tonight, if I'm lucky.

My "COTW" (challenge of the week) is that I flubbed the first few measures of it in my lesson... which seems to be fairly predictable. smile After which, my instructor started having me play through the first phrase (8 measures) in "groups and rhythms"... which involves counting out loud and dwelling longer on one of the counts (eg 1 (pause)-2-3-4-5-6 and repeat, then 1-2(pause)-3-4-5-6 and repeat, etc... it's in 3/8 time so we were counting 1/8th notes) which I find devilishly hard on first (through 20th or so) pass...
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#1768323 - 10/10/11 10:48 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: bessel]
Lain Offline
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Originally Posted By: bessel
My AOTW is that I've memorized my "piece o' sonatina" (movement 3 of Clementi Op 36 #1, for anyone who hasn't read that over and over from me for the last 3 weeks... ) and can play it at reasonable speed with only a few flubs... at the point where any day now I think I'm going to have my first "no flubs" play-through. Maybe even later tonight, if I'm lucky.

My "COTW" (challenge of the week) is that I flubbed the first few measures of it in my lesson... which seems to be fairly predictable. smile After which, my instructor started having me play through the first phrase (8 measures) in "groups and rhythms"... which involves counting out loud and dwelling longer on one of the counts (eg 1 (pause)-2-3-4-5-6 and repeat, then 1-2(pause)-3-4-5-6 and repeat, etc... it's in 3/8 time so we were counting 1/8th notes) which I find devilishly hard on first (through 20th or so) pass...



Great job!!
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#1768430 - 10/11/11 02:14 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Lots of good stuff to catch up on here.... one thing that caught my attention and is quick to comment on ...."COTW"...Challenge of the Week . I LIKE IT!

MY COTW is the Bflat scale....(ok, it was last week's challenge too, maybe I'm very challenged smile )
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#1768492 - 10/11/11 06:10 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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My achievement of the week is memorizing the first (easy) part of Fur Elise.
My COTW is playing the E octaves as quickly as they ought to be played. Everything else is pretty smooth, but the E octaves sound clunky.

I hate the B minor scale. I have hated it for many many many weeks. I am even playing a piece written in the key of B minor. Love the piece, hate the scale.
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#1768539 - 10/11/11 08:33 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: Lain]
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Originally Posted By: Lain
Originally Posted By: Michael Taylor
My AOTW was my recital performance! Not flawless, but I finished! I'm now working on Christmas music. My goal is too learn several pieces to play for my family and friends.


Great idea, I should learn some Christmas songs too. grin


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#1768822 - 10/11/11 05:30 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Christine,

Re B-minor scales. Is it the fingering you hate? I love the sound of pieces in B-minor with its dark, brooding harmonizations.

I must have spent too much time reading the thread about playing poorly at lessons, because I kinda stunk it up today. Easy little Schubert Ecossaise had a rhythm error baked in (arrrrrgggg), and my playing of the Franck piece HT for her wasn't even close to what I was doing at home this morning (arrrrrgh). Oh, well, some days it just goes like that. At least my scales and arps got complimented.

Sonatina decision put off a week while I go to the woodshed on the Schubert and Franck. Also starting Handel's Sarabande and Variations HWV437 this week. SOW is A-flat Major. We looked over the Christmas book I played out of last year - the Vince Guaraldi "Charlie Brown Christmas" one that has been linked here before. There's some really nice jazzy arrangements in there. Does anyone know of a good arrangement of the song "Santa Baby" - you know the one, its kind of a humorous adult christmas song?
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#1768894 - 10/11/11 07:54 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Hi all,

The last few weeks I thought piano is too difficult for me. But maybe I choose too difficult pieces. Anyway, blaming the pieces and not me is more convenient.

Für Elise : if this is a beginner piece, then I have a long way to go. *sigh* I find the fast pieces very difficult. Now I'm working on the last few fast measures. It's quite hard.

Granados - changed the way doing the triller for the 8th time. I certainly hope this is the last time. Working for months on it, but I'm now half way.

Dark Eyes Boogie - I can play 7 measures after intro at half speed. Yay!

Tchaikovsky - In Church - i can play the whole piece. Now I have to study on musicality and dynamics. That's always the most fun part.

@Ataru074 - I hope you'll keep the piano. I don't know what to say... You are so unlucky.

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#1768904 - 10/11/11 08:21 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: PaperClip]
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Originally Posted By: Paperclip
Hi all,

The last few weeks I thought piano is too difficult for me. But maybe I choose too difficult pieces. Anyway, blaming the pieces and not me is more convenient.

Für Elise : if this is a beginner piece, then I have a long way to go. *sigh* I find the fast pieces very difficult. Now I'm working on the last few fast measures. It's quite hard.

Granados - changed the way doing the triller for the 8th time. I certainly hope this is the last time. Working for months on it, but I'm now half way.

Dark Eyes Boogie - I can play 7 measures after intro at half speed. Yay!

Tchaikovsky - In Church - i can play the whole piece. Now I have to study on musicality and dynamics. That's always the most fun part.

@Ataru074 - I hope you'll keep the piano. I don't know what to say... You are so unlucky.



You're working on four pieces simultaneously? That's an achievement!
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#1768909 - 10/11/11 08:32 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: PaperClip]
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Originally Posted By: Paperclip
Für Elise : if this is a beginner piece, then I have a long way to go. *sigh* I find the fast pieces very difficult. Now I'm working on the last few fast measures. It's quite hard.


It isn't (a beginner piece). In my opinion it's been seriously mislabeled as such. Sure the bit that everyone knows is easy, once you get the left hand mini leap smooth. But the rest. That's hard work.

(Admission: Hard work I've never done. I've picked up the piece a couple of times, realized that it needs more attention than I have to give at the time and shelved it).
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#1768911 - 10/11/11 08:35 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: Andy Platt]
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Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
It isn't (a beginner piece).


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#1768918 - 10/11/11 08:51 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Hi all, I miss my piano and piano forum. Now i am on the 26th floor of my company building. The Yamaha grand is right there but there are still some maintenance workers working at 8:45 PM! I don't know what they are doing.. It looks like they are fixing the floor. I asked if I could practice the piano. They said with a strong Italian accent that I will let you know when we are done. Well, so, I am waiting..

I find myself in sometimes odd and many times wonderful situation in my quest to practice piano while I am on the road. I am strongly hoping that this is one of the wonderful situations. I will see. They kinda sound scary. They are yelling at each other to communicate. I am actually not that brave. I wish I did not need to use that piano but that's the only piano I know I could practice at this time of the night (safely) on Manhattan.
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#1768920 - 10/11/11 09:03 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Not an AOTW yet, since I am stil waiting and I may not have an opportunity to practice tonight. But I just wanted you to know that there are so many good people. One of the cleaning lady on the floor, perhaps in her 70's, came to me and told me that I better go home.. The light will be off soon. So I explained to her in my very limited Spanish that I am waiting for the piano over there. There are still some workers and I am waiting for them to go. She told me, "Piano, ah que linda, me gusta mucho.." and held my hand and smiled. She is still there. I'm afraid if she might be waiting for me.. for my safety... Maybe I am thinking too much but her concern to this stranger was touching.
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#1768965 - 10/11/11 11:28 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: FarmGirl]
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Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
Not an AOTW yet, since I am stil waiting and I may not have an opportunity to practice tonight. But I just wanted you to know that there are so many good people. One of the cleaning lady on the floor, perhaps in her 70's, came to me and told me that I better go home.. The light will be off soon. So I explained to her in my very limited Spanish that I am waiting for the piano over there. There are still some workers and I am waiting for them to go. She told me, "Piano, ah que linda, me gusta mucho.." and held my hand and smiled. She is still there. I'm afraid if she might be waiting for me.. for my safety... Maybe I am thinking too much but her concern to this stranger was touching.


Hey, we're concerned for your safety too! Don't practice too late!
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#1769029 - 10/12/11 02:33 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: FarmGirl]
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Originally Posted By: Lain
You're working on four pieces simultaneously? That's an achievement!

Hey, you're right. I've never done it before. I didn't notice the achievement until you said it. Thx.

Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
It isn't (a beginner piece).

The piece invites some people to start playing piano. No wonder they don't finish it.

Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
She told me, "Piano, ah que linda, me gusta mucho.." and held my hand and smiled.

Awww, I love that smile
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#1769524 - 10/12/11 10:01 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Hi Lain, i am ok. I could not practice yesterday but today I did to my heart's satisfaction. The same cleaning woman come to my meeting room on the same floor around 6:00 PM and told me that those scary guys aren't there today and I could practice:) She was so nice. I tried but could not close a large door to the hall way. My company's Toastmasters competition was going on and I did not want to disturb them. Looking at what I was doing, the cleaning woman came to rescue me again with a set of keys, close the door and smiled at me. She then disappeared from my sight. I am wondering if she could have been my guardian angel. I told myself, nah.. I am inclined to be selfish and I should be the last person any holy kind may take time to visit.

I was kind of inspired by the whole thing so I did all three forms of e minor scales, arpegio, Hanon 49, Rach 23-5 and worked on memorizing Pathetique 2nd movement. The only short coming of the Yamaha grand in my company is that there is no music holder.. I don't know what it is called but, you know, there is the thing to hold our music scores on each grand piano. I opened the lid but there was not a thing that ccould be used to hold my music. I had to place my music on the lid of the piano and take a peek at it from time to time. It was hard, so I decided to memorize at least the Beethoven piece. Maybe i am thinking too much.. but I feel like that I am destined to memorise this piece.
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#1769545 - 10/12/11 10:36 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: FarmGirl]
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Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
I am wondering if she could have been my guardian angel.
smile

Sounds like you had a great practice session! I guess it had to make up for a lot of missed ones.

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I don't know what it is called but, you know, there is the thing to hold our music scores on each grand piano.
The "music desk"?
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#1769557 - 10/12/11 11:06 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: FarmGirl]
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Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
Hi Lain, i am ok. I could not practice yesterday but today I did to my heart's satisfaction. The same cleaning woman come to my meeting room on the same floor around 6:00 PM and told me that those scary guys aren't there today and I could practice:) She was so nice. I tried but could not close a large door to the hall way. My company's Toastmasters competition was going on and I did not want to disturb them. Looking at what I was doing, the cleaning woman came to rescue me again with a set of keys, close the door and smiled at me. She then disappeared from my sight. I am wondering if she could have been my guardian angel. I told myself, nah.. I am inclined to be selfish and I should be the last person any holy kind may take time to visit.

I was kind of inspired by the whole thing so I did all three forms of e minor scales, arpegio, Hanon 49, Rach 23-5 and worked on memorizing Pathetique 2nd movement. The only short coming of the Yamaha grand in my company is that there is no music holder.. I don't know what it is called but, you know, there is the thing to hold our music scores on each grand piano. I opened the lid but there was not a thing that ccould be used to hold my music. I had to place my music on the lid of the piano and take a peek at it from time to time. It was hard, so I decided to memorize at least the Beethoven piece. Maybe i am thinking too much.. but I feel like that I am destined to memorise this piece.


Wow, what a day! I'm so glad you got to practice!
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#1769739 - 10/13/11 04:46 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: FarmGirl]
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Originally Posted By: FarmGirl
(...) The only short coming of the Yamaha grand in my company is that there is no music holder.. (...)

So, you HAVE a grand piano in your company and you are upset because you didn't found the music holder... OMG, what a concern..
Now, serious, you have much luck because in my country it's unthinkable companies have pianos or leisure rooms for employees... It is a matter of (poor) mentality... Your lucky.



Edited by CarlosCC (10/13/11 04:52 AM)
Edit Reason: Some companies have small leisure rooms, but the intention is employees to do not spend much time there...
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#1769850 - 10/13/11 10:39 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Sorry that I didn't answer your question, Jim. Yes, I hate the fingering of the scale. Just different enough from all of the others that I have learned that I reliably play it HT incorrectly. I have worked on it "turtle-slow" this week and might have it down though!!!
Which Schubert did you play BTW? I adore Schubert and am looking forward to playing some of his dances soon!!

Wow, I don't think that Fur Elise is a beginner piece. I have been playing for almost 2 years and my teacher considers it a "doable stretch." I memorize very easily and have the "easy" (most recognized) part down, but I am betting that I will work on this piece for several months to even make it sound acceptable. My teacher chose it for that reason.
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#1769862 - 10/13/11 10:56 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Farm Girl your stories amaze me! What adventures! but do be careful.

I should , in fairness, let you know that Italians are (in general) rather loud.... sometimes it seems as though a brawl is about to start, but it is just a discussion. They aren't necessarily even all that wound up!

When we first arrived here, my husband was on the edge of his seat at work for weeks - thinking that his colleagues were about to start a serious fight, but no, it was their "norm".

Fur Elise I think gets a bad wrap because it is so often simplified to make it approachable. Thus people say, oh, easy piece. Probably (like me until about 2 months ago!!!!) they don't realize there is more to it.
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#1769886 - 10/13/11 11:55 AM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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And Italians have a lot of arm and hand movement while talking rather loud. Making it more look agressive, while it's just their culture.

I'm happy that I'm not the only one seeing Für Elise as a difficult piece. Lucky that I don't started earlier to work on this piece.
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#1769898 - 10/13/11 12:22 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Teacher has me working on Debussy's "Reverie". I have the first 18th measures down. That RH triplet in the 5th measure gave me fits for weeks but I finally got it. Now it's on to a more interesting part of the piece with all the octaves... and more triplets.


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#1769972 - 10/13/11 02:30 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: VicPinto]
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VicPinto - Reverie is one of my favorites and definitely on my "to do" list for the future. I hope you will put up a recording for the piano bar or ecital when it is finished.

Christine - The Schubert is just a short one page Ecossaise (in G). Very easy but I'm playing it at a fast tempo (for me) that does present a challenge on a few big hand position changes. Sorry, but I don't know the Op. number or any other identifier.

Farmgirl - Your dedication is amazing! With all this work in semi-public places you should be bullet-proof when it comes time for a recital.
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#1769987 - 10/13/11 02:58 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: VicPinto]
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Originally Posted By: VicPinto
Teacher has me working on Debussy's "Reverie". I have the first 18th measures down. That RH triplet in the 5th measure gave me fits for weeks but I finally got it. Now it's on to a more interesting part of the piece with all the octaves... and more triplets.
Vic, I love this piece! All the sections are so beautiful, but my favorite part starts at measure 76 where you have the melody switching back and forth between the right and left hand. Let me know what you think of it when you get to that part. This was the piece I submitted for my first ABF recital, so I have lots of warm feelings about it. I still like to play it, although parts of it have faded from memory by now. frown
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#1770092 - 10/13/11 07:40 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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I just had a light dinner of sandwich and am writing this before I go downstairs to the 26th floor to practice:)

Carlos -- Yes I am fortunate and should not complian. My company does not have a piano in all the offices though. My office in Phoenix AZ does not have one. Only in our headquarter in NY. I think they have all the instrument. I saw violine cases and other instrument cases piled up next to the piano.

Cas and Paperclip -- It explains it. I was probably afraid for nothing. I am just not used to it and not brave either. Italians out there, I have no intention to offend you.

JimF -- No it's totally different to play in front of people who know music vs don't. Anyway, I am hoping that my experiences help me develop nerve of steel.

Lastly but not the least I concur with everyone that Fur Elise is not a beginner piece. I got to play it after I played the piano for 5 or 6 years when I was a kid. That is an incredible piece. I loved it so much that it was the only piece I could remember by heart when I came back to piano after zillion years of break... I even remembered where I got stuck during the recital.
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#1770724 - 10/14/11 07:51 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: casinitaly]
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Your adventures with the piano are amazing, FarmGirl. Thanks for sharing them with us.

This week I’ve managed to play the Chopin’s prelude (Op 28 No 4) complete. This has been so difficult…, although to be honest I have to say my playing is not very good, or rather, it’s completely mediocre.

The next time, when I choose a new piece to learn, I’ll check the difficulty of all the bars, before starting laugh.
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#1770745 - 10/14/11 08:39 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: Recaredo]
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Registered: 12/20/09
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Loc: MA
What about Prelude no 15? One of my favourites.
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#1770753 - 10/14/11 08:50 PM Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? [Re: VicPinto]
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Originally Posted By: VicPinto
What about Prelude no 15? One of my favourites.


It's on my to-do list; I'm not sure if you were mentioning it to Recaredo - if so, it's worth pointing out that for someone tackling prelude no 4 (arguably the easiest of the Chopin preludes), no 15 would be quite a leap. It's a late intermediate piece.
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