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#2215155 - 01/15/14 11:49 AM What Next? Suggestions Weclome
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I've been trying to learn to read music and play the so-called classics since last November, and this is what I've gotten done so far:

1)Bach: Invention #1, Chopin: Nocturne Op. 9 #2, Satie: Je Te Veux. These I pretty much have down, although I can't play anything 100% reliably yet, as I tend to stutter and make mistakes.

2) Bach: Invention #2. This is really hard, but I'm plowing away daily and making slow progress. In addition, I'm working on one piece (Chopin Op. 53) that is way, way over my level, but am bonging out the 1st 20 measures slowly without being results oriented.

I for sure am going to go though all the Inventions and Sinfonias, which will keep me busy for a long time to come. But I want to keep one or two Romantic/Post-Romantic era projects going forward as well, and it's hard to determine which pieces will be appropriate in terms of relative difficulty and efficiency for fostering learning & technique.

At about my level, given where I'm at with the pieces mentioned above, can any experts/teachers recommend ideas on what to start next? I'm considering Debussy's Arabesque #1 maybe.


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#2215156 - 01/15/14 11:55 AM Re: What Next? Suggestions Weclome [Re: Psychonaut]
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Personally I wouldn't work through all of the Inventions, though I will admit they get almost addictive!

If you have done a reasonable job of Chopin: Nocturne Op. 9 #2, you should be able to tackle the Debussy arabesque. I actually did them in the reverse order, here are my performances in previous recitals if you want to compare:

Debussy Arabesque

Chopin Nocturne Opus 9, No 2
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#2215178 - 01/15/14 12:26 PM Re: What Next? Suggestions Weclome [Re: Andy Platt]
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Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
Personally I wouldn't work through all of the Inventions, though I will admit they get almost addictive!

If you have done a reasonable job of Chopin: Nocturne Op. 9 #2, you should be able to tackle the Debussy arabesque. I actually did them in the reverse order, here are my performances in previous recitals if you want to compare:

Debussy Arabesque

Chopin Nocturne Opus 9, No 2



I listened to both of these. Very nice job! For the nocturne, I think I try to crescendo the loud parts a bit more than you do, and I've been playing the 10th and 18th measure— where the Ab/Abm resolves on the Eb with a 32nd note— in more of a quick, da-DA way... I am going to take your advice and start on the Debussy piece. Thank you.

Re the Inventions, if some of them are totally redundant in terms of their teaching utility, I could see skipping those. But I wouldn't know which ones, if any, fall into that category. My goal in learning them isn't to play them per se (even though they're all quite musical IMHO), but to learn strong technique that can be applied to playing in general, particularly in the area of L/R independence.
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