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enchantedpianist



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:24 pm    Post subject: Practice Chopin's music Reply with quote

I just studied piano for 1 years. I wish I could play one of Chopin's work. Can anyone recommend me an easy work?
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PJF



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prelude in E minor, opus 28, No.4 is level 6

Prelude in B minor, opus 28, No.6 is level 6

Prelude in A major, opus 28, No.7 is level 6

Prelude in C minor, opus 28, No.20 is level 7

Cantabile in B-flat major is level 7

Waltz in A-minor is level 7

Largo in E flat major is level 7

Albumleaf in E major is level 8


These are the easiest Chopin pieces. After all these years, I still love to sit and play these beautifully simple works. These pieces can be found together in this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Chopin-Introduction-Piano-Works-Book/dp/0739036858/sr=1-1/qid=1159588292/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-8129249-3308859?ie=UTF8&s=books

Good luck! Smile
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lol_nl



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PJF wrote:
Prelude in E minor, opus 28, No. 4
Prelude in B minor, opus 28, No.6
Prelude in A major, opus 28, No.7
Prelude in C minor, opus 28, No.20
Cantabile in B-flat major
Waltz in A-minor
Largo in E flat major
Albumleaf

These are the easiest Chopin pieces.


Technically, yes.

But some of these are better to start with than others. For example, I think you can better start with op. 28 no. 7 than with op. 28 no. 4, because op. 28 no. 4 is underestimated in difficulty. You might be able to play the piece, but to play it really well, that's hard. The left hands chords are very hard to play well.
You can start with the cantabile, largo or albumleaf, because if you ruin them it won't be that bad, since nearly nobody ever performs these pieces.
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enchantedpianist



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. I'll play Prelude No.7 first and maybe Waltz in Am which is so beautiful.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prelude in E minor, opus 28, No.4 is level 6

Prelude in B minor, opus 28, No.6 is level 6

Prelude in A major, opus 28, No.7 is level 6

Prelude in C minor, opus 28, No.20 is level 7

Cantabile in B-flat major is level 7

Waltz in A-minor is level 7

Largo in E flat major is level 7

Albumleaf in E major is level 8
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lol_nl



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"levels" say nothing about their musical content.
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nocturne



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PJF wrote:
Prelude in E minor, opus 28, No.4 is level 6

Prelude in B minor, opus 28, No.6 is level 6

Prelude in A major, opus 28, No.7 is level 6

Prelude in C minor, opus 28, No.20 is level 7

Cantabile in B-flat major is level 7

Waltz in A-minor is level 7

Largo in E flat major is level 7

Albumleaf in E major is level 8


These are the easiest Chopin pieces. After all these years, I still love to sit and play these beautifully simple works. These pieces can be found together in this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Chopin-Introduction-Piano-Works-Book/dp/0739036858/sr=1-1/qid=1159588292/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-8129249-3308859?ie=UTF8&s=books

Good luck! Smile


In Canada:

Prelude in B minor, opus 28, No.6 is Grade 8

Prelude in A major, opus 28, No.7 is ARCT when combined with three other Chopin Preludes except for a few graded a lower level

Prelude in C minor, opus 28, No.20 is ARCT when combined with three other Chopin Preludes except for a few graded a lower level

Cantabile in B-flat major is ungraded

Waltz in A-minor is Grade 9

Largo in E flat major is ungraded

Album leaf in E major is ungraded


The difference between two countries is amazing! Especially when we are only neighbours! Surprised But doesn't matter; as long as you find something that pleases you and isn't too hard. Chopin is a wonderful composer, but his pieces are among the most difficult. Even his easiest pieces are intermediate-hard. Good luck; hope we were able to help!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol_nl wrote:
"levels" say nothing about their musical content.


A simple yet very true statement. Do not ever think a "lower" graded piece should be overlooked. Beauty is elusive, nothing to do with "Grades" or "Levels", although it makes it easier to boast! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nocturne wrote:
lol_nl wrote:
"levels" say nothing about their musical content.


A simple yet very true statement. Do not ever think a "lower" graded piece should be overlooked. Beauty is elusive, nothing to do with "Grades" or "Levels", although it makes it easier to boast! Wink



That's true! If we all went for the school of virtuoso, we wouldn't play Mozart, Schubert, or Chopin!
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