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#2200583 - 12/20/13 09:17 AM Suggestions for short fun pieces with impact?
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I'm in a music rut after playing too many Christmas songs. Any suggestions for intermediate to early advanced level pieces that are short and dramatic? Easy to master, not too technical?

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#2200635 - 12/20/13 11:40 AM Re: Suggestions for short fun pieces with impact? [Re: lolablitz]
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How easy do they need to be?
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#2200672 - 12/20/13 01:31 PM Re: Suggestions for short fun pieces with impact? [Re: lolablitz]
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#2200673 - 12/20/13 01:46 PM Re: Suggestions for short fun pieces with impact? [Re: lolablitz]
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Without knowing what level you can play, this is tough. How about Rustles of Spring? It only really has two major technical difficulties in the whole piece: arpeggios and chromatics. And it's very repetitive.
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#2200686 - 12/20/13 02:43 PM Re: Suggestions for short fun pieces with impact? [Re: lolablitz]
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It's easy, believe me. And it has very high impact in the second part.

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#2200688 - 12/20/13 07:58 PM Re: Suggestions for short fun pieces with impact? [Re: lolablitz]
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255 that is a good one, it is on my list to learn soon, after i get through the couple im on now.

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#2200942 - 12/21/13 11:27 AM Re: Suggestions for short fun pieces with impact? [Re: 255]
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Originally Posted By: 255

It's easy, believe me. And it has very high impact in the second part.


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#2201586 - 12/22/13 08:42 PM Re: Suggestions for short fun pieces with impact? [Re: lolablitz]
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As much as I love "The Heart Asks Pleasure First," there's no way I'd call it "easy". eek

A sure-fire crowd-pleaser that's somewhat easier--though no walk in the park--is "Croatian Rhapsody."

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#2202035 - 12/23/13 08:22 PM Re: Suggestions for short fun pieces with impact? [Re: 255]
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Originally Posted By: 255

It's easy, believe me. And it has very high impact in the second part.


That's really great thanks! Downloading the music now.

It's hard to judge what level I'm at. I'm a returning adult as of October who can't play at the advanced level I left off at in college. I'm polishing Chopin's Nocturne op 72 that I performed in high school and it's taking forever. What I'm looking for now, difficulty-wise, is something like Dustin O'Halloran's Op 28. It looks like Nyman's piece is great.

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