Week 3: The final dance of the Soirees!

I am so impressed by the hard work, and determination that you all have for this piece! Extremely admirable work from everyone, and THANK YOU for sharing your videos with all of us! This is the final week of the challenge so keep it up! A watch party will be happening next week :)

 

If you need some help with the piece, check out a livestream that goes INDEPTH with this piece! 

 

https://app.tonebase.co/piano/live/player/liszt-schubert-community-challenge-indepth

 


Alright everyone - this is the thread where we'll all be posting our daily updates.    

Make sure you've read the rules before replying (<- click)

 

Twice a week between August 30th - September 6th I hope to be reading your daily updates in this very thread right here!    


Download the music:

Download a CLEAN Copy of the score

Liszt's: Soirees De Vienne No.6

 

Download a score with section numbers for managing your practice!

Liszt's: Soirees De Vienne No.6


Please use the following format when commenting (feel free to copy & paste!):    

  • Section you worked on:
  • One thing you found easy:
  • One thing you found difficult:
  • (Optional): a video of you performing it!

Sample daily update:    

  • Section you worked on: No. 1
  • One thing you found easy: Learning the notes, and rhythms were rather straight-forward, and not challenging!
  • One thing you found difficult: Playing the trills/ornaments in an elegant way was what challenged me the most.

Feel free to make these updates as short or long as you wish!

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  • Here is my final video! I'm so happy to have participated in this challenge, it's been a GREAT experience! I almost felt like a student again, witch is something I have missed.  Thank you Dominic ! And everyone else! Already looking forward to the next one! 

     

    This week I've worked on what I like to call "The extended version" that is the version Dominic played. It has some added parts and ornaments. 

    What I found easy was practicing the new parts, because it was so enjoyable! 

    What I found challenging was trying to make a perfect recording. It is 10 minutes of music, and some nerves did sneak in on the trickier parts. 

    Overall I'm satisfied with the performance :)  

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      • Greg
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      Sindre Skarelven Thanks for the reply Sindre. Really interesting to hear about your musical background. You are clearly a very well rounded and skilled musician and it’s nice to have an insight as to where that comes from. I have a life long interest in music which has mainly been based around contemporary rock & pop stuff. My interest in classical has grown from starting to learn the piano. Now having the time following early retirement it has become my main hobby. I find it very challenging but also very rewarding and I am certainly having a good time with it thanks! Good luck with the YouTube channel. Let me know when it’s up and running as I would definitely like to check it out. 

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    • Greg It's interesting hearing about your journey as well! I will let you know when the YT-channel is up and running :)

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      • Greg
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      Sindre Skarelven 👍

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    • Jarkko Janhunen Tusen takk, Jarkko! 😄

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    • Juan Carlos Olite
    • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
    • Juan_Carlos
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    Hello everyone!

    Final video of week3

    What a wonderful experience! I am willing to participate in next challenges.

     

    It has been difficult to make a video of the whole piece without mistakes, a real challenge!

    One thing is to practice this or that section and another to play from the beginning to the end...

     

    As Sindre says: already looking forward to the next one!

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Bravo, Juan Carlos! Your playing is absolutely beautiful. It's been such a pleasure doing this challenge together. Glad you are ready for the next one too! :D

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Excellent. I enjoyed listening to that. Nearly perfect to my ears. Nice touch and nice contrasts. 

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Bravo!!! You sound fantastic!!

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Very enjoyable watching your hands race up and down the keys . Amazing

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      • Brett Gilbert
      • Piano and classical guitar
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      Juan Carlos Olite Wonderful job, enjoyed listening to the performance. It is challenging to record the piece in a continuous take.  A great physical and mental exercise!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
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      Sindre Skarelven Thank you Sindre! A pleasure indeed! Let's go to the next one!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
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      Richard George Littlewood Thank you very much, Richard! 

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
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      Dominic Cheli Thank you, Dominic! Waiting your next challenge!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
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      mariannejhampton Thank you Marianne! What a wonderful group of piano lovers!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
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      Brett Gilbert Thank you, Brett! With future videos we will get used to play with more accuracy.

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      • Matt
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      Bravo! The phrasing is beautiful. 

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Very beautiful performance, Juan Carlos!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
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      Matt Thank you very much, Matt!

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
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      Jarkko Janhunen Thank you very much, Jarkko!

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    • Gail Starr
    • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
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    Dominic Cheli I watched Jeffrey Biegel's super video about octaves, and you both had the same suggestion about using the weight of the arm more.  I'll keep at it! Fingers crossed.

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    • Gail Starr Yes! It can definitely help, keep it in mind when you are practicing!

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  • This has been amazing ! I have loved listening to everyone . Thank you !

    I won’t bore you all with a video but I have been able to memorize (still shaky) the first waltz using Dominic’s memorization techniques . This is an achievement for me as I haven’t been able to memorize any music since childhood and I’m as old as dirt ! This memory stuff has been like a new toy for me , better than doing the crossword or playing some game on the phone ! Thanks Dominic !

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      • Brett Gilbert
      • Piano and classical guitar
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      mariannejhampton Congratulations on memorizing a section!  That's not a skill I've been able to achieve yet even though Dominic's livestream was incredibly helpful.   Don't be shy about posting a video (if you want), I'd love to see it!

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    • mariannejhampton Great to hear you are enjoying the memorization! Nice to have some of Dominic's techniques up your sleeve :) I agree with Brett, feel free to post a video, would've loved to watch that!

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      • Gail Starr
      • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
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      mariannejhampton Awesome job!

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