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#481289 - 01/26/08 11:35 PM suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
la_pianista Offline
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I am currently a freshman in college and have very limited time to practice piano. However, I have been playing for about 11-12 years and have already reached a relatively advanced level. Does anyone have any ideas for classical pieces I can practice that are short but will help me to keep up my technique? I enjoy all the eras.

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#481290 - 01/26/08 11:48 PM Re: suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
Danny Niklas Offline
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Hard to say.
You could just buy one of those CDs with more than 1000 sheet music on them ready to be printed.
You could skim for pieces you think you could like and you can play at your level.

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#481291 - 01/27/08 01:03 AM Re: suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
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Minute Waltz comes to mind. Also of Chopin, Black Keys and Butterfly.
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#481292 - 01/28/08 03:37 AM Re: suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
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Limited time calls for short pieces. I suggest Chopin preludes and Bartók's mikrokosmos which ranges from elementary in book 1 to concert etude like pieces in book 6.
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#481293 - 01/28/08 12:16 PM Re: suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
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i would suggest also doing some Bach inventions or some preludes.

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#481294 - 01/28/08 12:23 PM Re: suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
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Gershwin - 3 Preludes

Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu - it's not that short, but has repeated sections and it really sounds impressive.
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#481295 - 01/28/08 12:26 PM Re: suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
Mank Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Frank III:
Gershwin - 3 Preludes

Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu - it's not that short, but has repeated sections and it really sounds impressive. [/b]
It is impressive!

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#481296 - 01/28/08 02:24 PM Re: suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
Gyro Offline
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If you want to play a lot of difficult stuff
but lack the time, strength, and skill to do it,
then one way is to just play a page of each
per day. For example, if you want to
work on 3 Rachmaninoff concertos, 5 Chopin
etudes, and 10 other virtuosic pieces, but
don't have the time or technique to run through
all of them in one sitting, then just play
a page of each per day. That's just 18
pages of music per day, well within the
range of any fairly good player. Then in
time you might be able to do 2 pages of
each per day, then 3, and so forth.

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#481297 - 01/28/08 03:13 PM Re: suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
Robert Kenessy Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Mank:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Frank III:
Gershwin - 3 Preludes

Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu - it's not that short, but has repeated sections and it really sounds impressive. [/b]
It is impressive! [/b]
Honestly, I understand that Frédéric did not want it published.
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#481298 - 01/28/08 03:25 PM Re: suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
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Scarlatti Sonatas
Bach Inventions & Symphonias
Beethoven Bagatelles
Chopin Preludes
Mendelsohnn Songs Without Words
Grieg Lyric Pieces
Shostakovich Preludes Op. 34
Scriabin a huge amount of preludes, mazurkas, etudes
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#481299 - 01/28/08 03:41 PM Re: suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
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 Quote:
Originally posted by la_pianista:
I am currently a freshman in college and have very limited time to practice piano. However, I have been playing for about 11-12 years and have already reached a relatively advanced level. Does anyone have any ideas for classical pieces I can practice that are short but will help me to keep up my technique? I enjoy all the eras. [/b]
Doesn't a meaningful response to this question depend upon
1) what your level of performance is - saying that you have played 11-12 years doesn't say anything about your level of achievement or what repertoire you have learned and mastered
2) how quickly you learn
3) what aspects of technique you want to "keep up"

Furthermore, unless you are looking for unusual rarely heard works - and you didn't say so in your original post - it would seem to me that someone who has been playing for 11-12 years would have a fairly good idea of what repertoire would suit your current needs.

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#481300 - 01/30/08 04:29 PM Re: suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
Copake Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
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I second some of DameMyra's suggestions. When I have limited time available for practicing I like to work on:

Scarlatti: Sonatas
Grieg: Lyric Pieces
Mendelssohn: Songs without Words

Although some of the Scarlatti and Mendelssohn pieces can be challenging, I find I can learn most of these pieces relatively quickly and, what's more, they are very satisfying to play.

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#481301 - 01/30/08 06:26 PM Re: suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
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Originally posted by Robert Kenessey:
Honestly, I understand that Frédéric did not want it published. [/b]
I know this is off topic, but, according to Maurice Hinson in his Anatomy of a Classic Edition of this piece, it is likely that the piece was not published due to a resemblance between its theme and that of Impromptu in Eb, Op. 89 by Ignaz Moscheles. This theory was proposed by Arthur Hedley. Also, Ernest Oster suggested that the piece was not published due to a resemblance between its theme and that of the third movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, Op. 27 No. 2.

Also, FI was written for the Autograph Album of Baroness d'Este, with the indication that it was probably a paid commission, which would also account for why it was not published.

I don't think we can deny that this is a masterpiece, and I'm sure Chopin recognized it as such, too.
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#481302 - 01/30/08 11:27 PM Re: suggestions for pieces on a limited time budget
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Chopin Ballade No.1 ? Not too long to learn the
notes but quite hard to master musically. However,
I LOVE it!!

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