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) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(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
144 registered (Almaviva, 36251, albumblatter, accordeur, ADWyatt, acortot, 42 invisible), 1427 Guests and 9 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
#961156 - 10/03/04 01:48 PM Pathetique sonata first movement
Moshe Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/17/04
Posts: 113
Loc: Toronto
My student is having a great deal of difficulty playing this piece through because of the left hand broken octave type figure. He gets incredibly tired doing this part. What suggestions do you have for the student that would enable him to complete the piece without losing his left hand!

Thank you
_________________________
MP

Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#961157 - 10/03/04 02:30 PM Re: Pathetique sonata first movement
fnork Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 1823
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Moshe,
when I played it as a kid, I got really really tired in my left hand too. I would simply advice your student to practice it slowly, in a tempo where he can feel relaxed in his left hand and not get tired. Later, he can increase speed, just as long as he doesn't get tired. He doesn't even have to practice this beethoven sonata, he could just play the octave part over and over again in a slow tempo. I'm sure he will make progress in a couple of weeks.

Top
#961158 - 10/03/04 04:25 PM Re: Pathetique sonata first movement
Kreisler Offline


Registered: 11/27/02
Posts: 13825
Loc: Iowa City, IA
Practice the left hand in triplets and in quick bursts: one long note, three very fast notes, one long note, etc...
_________________________
"If we continually try to force a child to do what he is afraid to do, he will become more timid, and will use his brains and energy, not to explore the unknown, but to find ways to avoid the pressures we put on him." (John Holt)

www.pianoped.com
www.youtube.com/user/UIPianoPed

Top
#961159 - 10/04/04 03:08 PM Re: Pathetique sonata first movement
fnork Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 1823
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
very good advice, Kreisler, why didn't I ever think of that?

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
circle of 5ths coaster
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Hal Leonard Teacher VIP
Hal Leonard Teacher VIP Your Source for Piano Music
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Having a hard time transitioning to a heavier key action
by symphonicfinale
03/30/15 07:06 PM
Teaching a Four Year Old
by DameMyra
03/30/15 06:39 PM
DP + Backing Track
by doremi
03/30/15 05:58 PM
Piano buying question
by Frost
03/30/15 05:21 PM
Haydn, die Sieben Worte
by Johan B
03/30/15 03:26 PM
What's Hot!!
Trade Regrets: Gary Trafton - Piano Rep
--------------------
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
78,711 Registered Members
43 Forums
162,853 Topics
2,390,451 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