[Op.69 No.2] Progress

I finally learned the 2nd sheet (of 4)

I think I’ll post the old parts as well, although it’s an old recording …

My oppinion about this piece is, that it’s easier to learn than To Zanarkand. The 2nd part went surprisingly well, so I managed to learn 2 sheets in about 3 weeks. The piece consists of 4 sheets, but from the middle of the 3rd sheet until the end of the 4th sheet it’s exactly the same from sheet 1 and 2, so I’m to 3/4th done 🙂

I already tried to play the remaining 3rd big part from the sheet and think, that the half is relatively easy, but there are about 10 measures which will be quite hard to learn …

Buuuut, what I experienced … My pedalling is worsing rapidly … I think I have really to put more focus on correct pedalling …

First Waltz

So, the time has come … About 3 weeks ago I started to learn my first waltz …

It’s from chopin Op.69 No.2 … Here my reference video which was played by cubusdk:

According to google, this piece is grade 7, but at least grade 6. But according to Wiki it’s „technically not demanding“. So I don’t know exactly how difficult it is, but I think I’ll need a lot longer than grade 6 students 😉

Until now, I needed 3 weeks for memorizing about 3/4th of the piece and practicing, until I could record the first quarter as audio:

There are several weaks in timing, but I think the dynamic is not too bad …

So, the 2nd sheet is memorized but can’t be played in performance speed yet, and the 3rd sheet is the most demanding part.

I think it will take at least another 3 weeks to complete the piece … But it makes really fun and it is somehow brightly and full of energy 🙂