In-depth and Interactive Mazurka Experience with Jarred Dunn

Today Jarred Dunn is back to talk about Chopin's Mazurkas! Tune in to learn everything about the style, rhythm, history, artistry, and more!

 

ALSO a special opportunity for those who would like to play a mazurka for Jarred!

Submit a recording and your name below! You can play live for him and receive feedback!

 

 

Follow this event link to tune in!   

 

https://app.tonebase.co/piano/live/player/jarred-dunn-mazurka-workshop

 

       

We are going to be using this thread to gather suggestions and questions!                                                                                

  • What questions do you have on this topic?
  • Any particular area you would like me to focus on?
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  • Yes, yes, yes! I’ve been waiting for this! I would like to submit op. 50 No 3. Will upload a recording soon. 

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    • Andrea So - this the state I‘m in.  I would love to be able to do this wonderful piece justice and will be very grateful for feedback. Thanks! 

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 9 days ago
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      Andrea Buckland Beautiful playing of a gorgeous piece, Andrea! I want to learn it too.  

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    • Juan Carlos Olite many thanks, Juan Carlos! With this piece it was love at first hearing. Can’t wait to learn more about it.

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    • Andrea Buckland Beautiful! Can hear how much you love it.

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    • Andrea Buckland So lovely, Andrea! Looking forward to this class! 

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    • Sindre Skarelven Vidhya Bashyam many thanks both of you 

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      • Ko
      • Enko
      • 9 days ago
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      Andrea Buckland So peaceful!!

      Thank you for your beautiful music.

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    • Ko thank you for  listening and your kind words, Ko!! I very much like your playing of Op 50, too.

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    • Andrea Buckland I love how beautiful you make this sound, Andrea! Now I’d like to learn this one too!

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    • Ko
    • Enko
    • 3 wk ago
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    I would like to upload op.50. soon. Unfortunately, I am not able to attend at that time, however I will definitely watch it later.

    Appreciate it.

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      • Ko
      • Enko
      • 2 wk ago
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      Ko 

      https://youtu.be/B5rCf9pJ-Xo

       

      https://youtu.be/DAxqXdAv9gg

       

      https://youtu.be/ezawgLvCSwA

       

      I wonder if I should not play the op50. No2 mm 68 first beat top note (d flat) because of tie ?

      (I am using the score which you have provided to tonebase.)

      I wonder about ornaments on op50. No.2 the first beats of mm.11(bflat,c , bflat)15, 19.. If I try that with relexed fingers, I cannot make  clear sounds. If I played that with little stiff finger and wrist, it has better sounds. I wonder what is the right way to play the ornaments.I should not play with very relexed fingers?

      I wonder how much rubato on Chopin music are appropriate or not. I wonder how to decide that.

      One of my bad habit is dragging music especially when I play with humming the melody. I wonder how can I fix my habits.

       

      I wonder how to decide the breathing point when you play? 

      Also I heard somebody advised to one piano player about  direction of music on Sunday. I wonder if you can explain the specific concept of direction on music and how to apply that on Chopin music.

      Appreciate it

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 9 days ago
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      Ko Sounds great! Bravo Ko!

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      • Ko
      • Enko
      • 9 days ago
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      Juan Carlos Olite Thank you so much. 

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    • Ko so impressed that you’ve learnt the whole of Opus 50 and it all sounds very nice! 

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      • Enko
      • 8 days ago
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      Natalie Peh Thank you. You are very kind. 

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    • Brett Gilbert
    • Piano and classical guitar
    • brett_gilbert
    • 3 wk ago
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    Hi, I will attend and hope to submit a recording of Op 24 Nr 4. within the week.  Thank you!

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  • Like others, I am very happy to have a session devoted to Chopin Mazurkas! Many questions, to start:

    - Recommendations/comments about editions are welcome.

    - Specifically about the Paderewski edition: are the tempo and pedal indications Chopin's or Paderewski's or someone else's?

    - Who grouped the Mazurkas into opus numbers? Is there any indication that Chopin thought of numbers within an opus as being related? Personal note: I don't know how authentic it is, but I like playing an entire opus together as a suite, that seems to present an organic dramatic arc.

    - The technical demands of the Mazurkas (at least the ones I've studied so far: op. 6, 7, 17, 24) are all accessible to intermediate pianists. Was this deliberate on Chopin's part? Were they perhaps intended as pedagogical pieces?

     

    I'm not sure I'll be able to record something and upload by the 27th, will try.

     

    Thanks for putting this together!

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    • Juan Carlos Olite
    • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
    • Juan_Carlos
    • 9 days ago
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    As I didn't want to miss this opportunity for anything in the world, here is my mazurka:

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    • Juan Carlos Olite wonderful playing, Juan Carlos! So glad to see you here! 

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Beautiful! So glad you are presenting this Mazurka. I learned it too so looking forward to hearing Jarred’s commentary. It is a lot more nuanced than it appears.

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 9 days ago
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      Andrea Buckland Vidhya Bashyam Thank you very much! I spend little time with it, but I wanted to participate in this interactive class with Jarred Dunn. I am not sure about many things (tempo, different character of sections...) so, I am very happy to be able to receive some kind of guidance.

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Thank you for posting this, Juan Carlos, already great playing. It's such a beautiful Mazurka. Looking forward to hear what Jarred has to say about this! 

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      • Juan Carlos Olite
      • Philosophy teacher and piano lover
      • Juan_Carlos
      • 9 days ago
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      Sindre Skarelven Thank you so much, Sindre!

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      • Ko
      • Enko
      • 9 days ago
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      Juan Carlos Olite Your playing is like a beautiful poem. Thank you

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