Week 1 Thread: Exploring the 18th Century!
Welcome to the Main Thread for the third week of "Mozart & Haydn - Music from the 18th Century" challenge!
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Most of the time, the music for keyboard instruments written during the 18th century is defined as simple, pleasing, and overall superficial. And yet, the works written during this period contain the seeds for the development of larger musical forms.
This week we will start looking at music from a different perspective and consider the musical elements as building blocks of a structure that is meant to communicate a message.
Pick a piece from the suggested repertoire according to your level or share any piece written during the 18th century that you have been working on!
Post in the forum what you discovered playing your piece and your goals for this challenge!
If you want to describe your process, feel free to use the following template.
- Piece(s) you have been working on:
- Things you found easy:
- Things you found difficult:
I love to play Mozart, but it's so difficult! I thought I was playing well until I started to record.
The challenge for me is to keep steady tempo. I always start slow and then speed up as I play. in this recording I start to rush at the very beginning on those trills. maybe I need to practice more with metronome!
Evenness is another challenge.
And left hand! it's hard to play soft at for example the piano parts like at 0:54, when the right hand comes down on volume but left hand did not match up.
What is easy is to learn the notes I guess. But that's not very useful if notes are learned but not played well!