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May
23
comment Is playing with two hand really necessary in this passage?
-1: It has nothing to do with finger strength (5 is used so often as the melody finger that its strength must be sufficient for higher level pianists). It has everything to do with ease of playing. Playing that passage well at speed with one hand is quite difficult.
May
23
awarded  Critic
May
21
answered Left Right Hand Co-ordination on Piano
Apr
19
answered Hannon or Czerny
Apr
10
awarded  Organizer
Apr
10
revised Penciling in piano fingering
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Apr
9
answered Penciling in piano fingering
Apr
4
comment Quickly flip a page of sheet music while playing
Also note that at the college level and above, all solo performances are always memorized. I have never seen a soloist have a score near in case they forget.
Feb
13
comment Can you help me expand this trill in Mozart's Sonata 16 (k545)?
Based on my answer...
Feb
12
answered Can you help me expand this trill in Mozart's Sonata 16 (k545)?
Feb
1
comment How do classical composers write music?
Also recall that composers are generally the ones who actually progress the performer's ability on instruments by demanding performances that are difficult or impossible at the time of composition. Two examples: 1) Stravinsky's Rite of Spring starts with a bassoon solo which was so high it sounded "pinched". Today's bassoonists can play that high more easily, and now it doesn't quite have the sound it used to. 2) When told that a soloist would need six fingers to perform his concerto, Arnold Schoenberg replied, "I can wait."
Dec
7
answered With regards to piano sheet music, when are you supposed to press the pedal(s)?
Nov
2
answered Should I lift my finger before I hit a key when playing a piano?
Oct
25
awarded  Supporter
Oct
19
awarded  Teacher
Oct
19
answered How do you know what hand positions to use in a song you have never played before?