Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
129 registered (accordeur, ando, anamnesis, 36251, Albunea, anotherscott, 32 invisible), 1447 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#368256 - 11/10/07 07:30 AM chopin etude op10 no4
blueweed Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/02/07
Posts: 9
Loc: Singapore
hi guys, need some feedback on the following piece please. I am very interested to attempt this piece. I have in recent months completed debussy's arabesque, beethoven's pathetique movement 1 & 2, and most recently 90% done with chopin's fantasie impromptu.
I was originally thinking of etude op10 no3 and op25 no1(aeolian harp) to start with. but i find after sometime the tune of op10 no4 drew me more than the formers and I am willing to put up the fight as i thought the challenge would be well worth it.

May I get some advice from people that have attempted op10 no4? I can play fanasie impromptu to speed and handle pathetique as well, is this piece within my leauge or I run the risk of hitting a brick wall?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Top
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
#368257 - 11/10/07 11:24 AM Re: chopin etude op10 no4
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 18760
Loc: Victoria, BC
This Etude is considerably more difficult than any of the pieces you mention that you have "completed".

Since we don't know how well you have "completed" these other pieces nor how long it has taken you to get them to where they are it's pretty difficult to predict with any degree of accuracy whether or not you can handle it.

The common sense advice would be either :
1) Try it, and see how it goes, or
2) Ask your teacher - or someone who knows your playing well - whether s/he thinks you are capable of successfully working on this Etude.

Regards,
_________________________
BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top
#368258 - 11/10/07 11:35 AM Re: chopin etude op10 no4
Max W Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/05/02
Posts: 2846
Loc: RHUL
I'd say it's a very 'dense' etude to start with, in the sense that there are a lot of notes to learn on top of the technical difficulties. It's one of the etudes that my patience seems to disagree with. As BruceD said, if you really want to learn it have a go, but personally I think you'd be better off exploring other repertoire.

Top
#368259 - 11/10/07 12:58 PM Re: chopin etude op10 no4
pianist.ame Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 1166
Loc: Singapore
I would'nt reccomend starting off with this one, I did try that actually last year but then decided in the end to learn op.10 no.5&8 1st.

I am learning it now , just started it again and as both BruceD and Max said, you should ask your teacher

These are more suitable etudes to start off with:

op.10 no.3,6,12
op.25 no.1&2
or any of the three new etudes
_________________________
Mastering:Chopin Etudes op.10 nos.8&12 and op.25 no.1, Chopin Scherzo no.4 in E major op.54, Mozart Sonata in B flat major K.333& Khachaturian Toccata

Top
#368260 - 11/27/07 09:27 PM Re: chopin etude op10 no4
S.Thian Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 7
Loc: Kuching, Malaysia
Well,Debussy's arabesque, beethoven's pathetique movement 1 & 2, and chopin's fantasie impromptu are more easy pieces compared to that etude no.4...
The difference is like Performer Certificate to ATCL OR LTCL standard.

Anyway, Chopin's etudes are nice. Like Amelialw says--try the easier etudes first. Good luck.

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Why does alfred's teach that the G chord is G7?
by bananasushi
10 minutes 53 seconds ago
Hairline cracks in soundboard
by bogdan101
30 minutes 12 seconds ago
Mathias Recalls Chopin
by Batuhan
Today at 11:57 AM
New Piano
by Ozan
Today at 09:53 AM
Steinway Centennial Square Grand?
by Eric Gloo
Today at 09:23 AM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,466 Registered Members
44 Forums
164,443 Topics
2,412,498 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission