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#2077577 - 05/05/13 10:27 AM Should I warm up before a recital?
Rimshot609 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/13
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Should I play through the piece that I'm about to perform moments before the recital? I have heard and read on this forum from others who say you should never practice just before the recital because you may create problems for yourself that you don't have time to work out. My teacher suggests that I need to warm up with my piece when I arrive at the recital before it begins. I'm specifically talking about warming up with the piece you are about to perform, not as in warming up with scales, etc. What do you think?
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#2077632 - 05/05/13 12:25 PM Re: Should I warm up before a recital? [Re: Rimshot609]
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I'm not a seasoned performer. But have an opinion. I say, warm up with anything but the piece you are about to perform.
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#2077635 - 05/05/13 12:30 PM Re: Should I warm up before a recital? [Re: Rimshot609]
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I like to look at the score of your piece and try to internalize some things and "get in the mood" before going on stage. But I agree with dynamobt. Never play through it.
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#2077648 - 05/05/13 12:48 PM Re: Should I warm up before a recital? [Re: Rimshot609]
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I actually played my pieces before the recital mainaly because I cannot achieve the same dynamic at the recital piano compared to mine and I felt it helped me. It was not a complete performance but more like different sections getting a feeling for the dynamis and that piano's action. I think it helped me
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#2077854 - 05/05/13 07:33 PM Re: Should I warm up before a recital? [Re: Rimshot609]
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I think it could be helpful to run through the piece if you're going to be playing on a strange piano.
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#2077997 - 05/06/13 12:06 AM Re: Should I warm up before a recital? [Re: Rimshot609]
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To be honest, you'll have to figure out what works for you.

If the audience is there, then don't run through your piece. Why spoil the surprise?

But it's generally valuable to get a feel for the piano. For instance, if the action is heavier than you are used to, then the force you apply to play "piano" may not make the notes sound at all!
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#2078151 - 05/06/13 07:18 AM Re: Should I warm up before a recital? [Re: Rimshot609]
Morodiene Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rimshot609
Should I play through the piece that I'm about to perform moments before the recital? I have heard and read on this forum from others who say you should never practice just before the recital because you may create problems for yourself that you don't have time to work out. My teacher suggests that I need to warm up with my piece when I arrive at the recital before it begins. I'm specifically talking about warming up with the piece you are about to perform, not as in warming up with scales, etc. What do you think?
Thanks.


Find out just how early you can arrive before the recital. I highly recommend that you try your piece out on the piano you will be performing at ahead of time, because every piano feels different and you can really be thrown off by this if you're not ready. If audience members are there, it's OK to go ahead and play through your piece, or you can choose just some important phrases to get the feel of the piano. If you do the latter, pick ones that are contrasting so you really can feel what this piano does in response: legato or staccato phrases, any phrases with pedals, forte/piano phrases. Knowing the extremes at least will help you modify your playing to adjust to the piano.
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