Help with Grieg

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Help with Grieg

Post by dorsetpiano » 06 Jun 2012, 20:20

Hello, a little help please for a 64 year old self taught, never had a lesson etc. I am currently working on Grieg's Wedding Day in Troldhagen, I can manage most of it but this passage (from pp) is causing me real difficulty, it's a bit like rubbing your tummy and patting your head. Any suggestions on how to master it apart from start slowly!
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Second query is what is the point of showing the left hand chord here being held for four bars when it states that the sustain pedal is to be used?
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Throughout this piece there are also instances where fingers on both hands hold down the same note (it happens with the "b" on the second bar of the above) what is the point?

Any suggestions gratefully accepted.

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Re: Help with Grieg

Post by Colin Nicholson » 07 Jun 2012, 06:57

Hi
I am presently teaching this piece to a 17 year old student, well.... he did exactly the same as you! .... printed off a free on-line version from ''Free-score.com'' ?? .... so you get what you paid for. .... so 'what's the point?'

So, I told my student before I would teach him it, to go out and buy the PROPER version - by ''Edition Peters'' that shows all the correct pedalling - the addition of the una corda pedal (which is missing on the free version) .... and also to help learn it more successfully & fluently, the Peters version is correctly notated, the stave spacing is much better, and so on. There are also wrong notes in this free version
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Re: Help with Grieg

Post by dorsetpiano » 12 Jun 2012, 21:16

Thanks for the advice, incidentally what grade would you associate with this piece? As I said I have never had a lesson so no idea really. One of the other pieces I am working on are Chopin Waltzes no7 in C#minor which I can get through OK (no doubt with lots of dodgy phrasing etc), No1 in Eflat, No 9 A flat, 10 in B minor plus a few others. I play a lot of Chopin (plus the inevitable parts of Beet's Moonlight and Pathetique) but perhaps you could suggest other things.
As you might have guessed I live in Dorset otherwise I might have come along to see you.

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