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#465446 - 01/29/08 06:05 PM Schubert's Piano Sonata D845 Help!
Nicky Forte Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 9
Loc: Ferndale, Washington
I'm just beginning to learn this piece and I'm already running into difficulty. Around the 18th or 19th measure (circled area) it shows to play the right handed part with four of your fingers and all, right? Well, I think it's asking too much of my little hands, so I play it with only two fingers, simply playing the a's and the e's and the b flat's only. I don't think it takes away from the over all piece that much, I don't even think anybody who wasn't familiar with the piece would even notice. What do you think? \:\) Or can anybody suggest a way that'll help me play each note? (I don't think any note should ever be wasted. ;P)

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#465447 - 01/29/08 06:44 PM Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D845 Help!
PoStTeNeBrAsLuX Offline
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Registered: 10/31/05
Posts: 2618
Loc: Geneva, Switzerland
Nicky,

This is a work I am very familiar with, and one of main points of that particular passage is the contrast of the thick chords after the open octaves of the previous few measures, so personally I would consider them to be pretty essential! To be honest (and trying not to be too discouraging) if your hands can't stretch an octave (incorporating a diminished triad) i.e. A-C-Eb-A, and be able to leap to it from up and down an octave, I would say that you will encounter many more technical difficulties as you read through this really quite demanding and challenging work, and the first movement is arguably one of the easiest from a technical point of view.

Like a lot of Schubert piano works, it is quite often a lot trickier that it first appears, and getting the notes right is of course only the beginning stage with something like the sonata in question.

As far as suggesting a way to help play each note, this is practically impossible via an internet forum, but probably quite feasible given the attentions of a good teacher, so if you don't have one, perhaps you should engage one in the near future. Good luck!

Michael B.
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#465448 - 01/29/08 10:12 PM Re: Schubert's Piano Sonata D845 Help!
Nicky Forte Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 9
Loc: Ferndale, Washington
Well, I'm only learning it because I like how it sounds, I wasn't told to complete it or anything... And I really can play all the notes, but I can't jump around quickly. Maybe if I practice it more (I'm just really used to getting it down right away.) Thanks for your input. \:\)

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