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Learning The Preludes.....

Postby Drummer06 » 15 Feb 2008, 11:02

Alright, so I wanna Learn a new Chopin Prelude, But I kinda Stumped on which one I should
learn...So Please Any Suggestions?

I already Know: 4,6,7,12,20 and almost half of No.24.


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Re: Learning The Preludes.....

Postby PJF » 15 Feb 2008, 20:32

Haha, I can tell you're a drummer by that selection. :lol:

You must learn #15, IMO
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Re: Learning The Preludes.....

Postby Drummer06 » 15 Feb 2008, 22:16

Haha, I can tell you're a drummer by that selection.


What makes you say that?
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Re: Learning The Preludes.....

Postby Brewtality » 20 Feb 2008, 22:03

depends on what level you're at. My favourite is number 17 so I'd say start with that one. Oh and if you speak french I highly recommend Cortot's edition of these.
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Re: Learning The Preludes.....

Postby Drummer06 » 21 Feb 2008, 16:41

Thank you both, I Greatly Appreciate the advice.

I have already made though two entire pages on No. 15. On a Technical level this piece seems really easy, But on a Emotional level it seems a little Difficult, ya Know?

And as for No. 17, I've never really thought about trying to learn it, But I'm Gonna learn it Just as
soon as I get a Chance. It sounds really wicked.

Again, I Thank you both Very much. :D

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Re: Learning The Preludes.....

Postby PJF » 21 Feb 2008, 21:48

Drummer06 wrote:Thank you both, I Greatly Appreciate the advice.

I have already made though two entire pages on No. 15. On a Technical level this piece seems really easy, But on a Emotional level it seems a little Difficult, ya Know?

And as for No. 17, I've never really thought about trying to learn it, But I'm Gonna learn it Just as
soon as I get a Chance. It sounds really wicked.

Again, I Thank you both Very much. :D

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Yes, emotionally it's absolutely exhausting, IMO. As is the 6th prelude. No16 is truly wicked; diabolical might be a better word. With 17, think more along the line of Strauss' The Blue Danube (in 6/8) than Flight of the Bumblebee, a la Argerich. She plays it as though it were a demented etude, instead of the flowing melody it is. A bit of advice on the 17th, it's easy to lose the song in all those dense chords; make sure you play the melodic line very clearly, verging on cantabile. The bass line needs to be very clearly punctuated, too. Also, don't make the mistake of playing it in 3/8.
Good luck!
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Re: Learning The Preludes.....

Postby sever8 » 25 Feb 2008, 12:49

No. 15 is awsome, I learned it earlier this year and I love it! No.17 is also good. It was said to be a favorite of Clara Schumann.If you want a. interesting/weird prelude do No.23. It sounds a little weird; however, it is entertaining to play with all those smashing octaves. If you want a technical challenge do No.16 or 19.Do No.9, I consider it underated.
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Re: Learning The Preludes.....

Postby johnlink » 06 Apr 2008, 00:16

sever8 wrote:No. 15 is awsome, I learned it earlier this year and I love it! No.17 is also good. It was said to be a favorite of Clara Schumann.If you want a. interesting/weird prelude do No.23. It sounds a little weird; however, it is entertaining to play with all those smashing octaves. If you want a technical challenge do No.16 or 19.Do No.9, I consider it underated.


What do you consider weird about No. 23? I find it simply beautiful. Perhaps you meant No. 22 in G minor, since there are no octaves, smashing or otherwise, in No. 23, but plenty of octaves in the left hand in No. 22.

As for No. 22, I think it sounds weird only when it is played too fast and without a groove, as I think it usually is.

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Re: Learning The Preludes.....

Postby sever8 » 08 Apr 2008, 11:34

Sorry, I meant No.22!!
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Re: Learning The Preludes.....

Postby Drummer06 » 08 Apr 2008, 11:50

I have the music to No. 22, I have Just had trouble finding enough time Practice lately.
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Re: Learning The Preludes.....

Postby Lya » 12 Sep 2008, 20:08

The 8 maybe...
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Re: Learning The Preludes.....

Postby shaulhadar » 15 Nov 2008, 03:04

i whould advise you to play nimber 19 in Eb, it is kind of like the etude op 25 no.1 in the technical aspect...and when you overcome it and bring out the melody it is quite amazing....
also i whould recommend number 8.....another technically difficult and emotional baffeling peice...:)
i also like number ten as well :)
chopin was the master of small musical forms !!!! ;)
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