Jarkko鈥檚 practice diary

Hi all, I'm currently practicing Chopin Ballades (No 1 and 4), some Nocturnes and some Beethoven Sonatas. My schedule is unfortunately quite tight right now.  I wish I had more time to practice the piano. 

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    • Will Green
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    • 1 yr ago
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    Love that Ballade!! Great choice. Keep up the awesome work! 

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    • Brother Will Green Many Thanks! Yes, it's an amazing piece of music.

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  • Veldig bra! Du har kommet langt med denne! En av mine favoritter ogs氓 馃槉馃幎

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    • Sindre Skarelven Mange takk, Sindre!

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  • Yay! Thank you for sharing your progress! 馃憦馃徎馃憦馃徎

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    • Susan Many thanks!

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  • Practicing part 1 of Ballade no 4. 馃檪

     

    https://youtu.be/Ha-Ir4iK0nE

     

    Reposting the link to part 2:

    https://youtu.be/DPcka64ApUg

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      • Will Green
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      • 1 yr ago
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      Jarkko Janhunen Beautiful phrasing!! The timing in the middle section development is tough but you pull it off with finesse and a warm tone. BRAVO 馃憦馃憦馃憦 Can鈥檛 wait to hear this in one of our concerts :)

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    • Brother Will Green Many thanks! Yeah, there are plenty of difficult syncopations and tricky passages  in the middle section. I will need to sort those out and gain more confidence for the whole piece before I can consider a live performance.  Maybe some day?

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      • Serena
      • Serena
      • 5 mths ago
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      Jarkko Janhunen Beautiful playing! Thank you for sharing! You are a great inspiration for me! I attempted the beginning section before but didn't carry through. I may pick it up in the near future.

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    • Serena Many thanks! Yeah, you should. It feels very rewarding to get through.馃檪

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  • Great to discover Schubert.馃檪 Unfortunately I haven't really played his music. I start out with this Serenade: 

    https://youtu.be/gzwCcVjGgqQ

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      • Will Green
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      • 10 mths ago
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      Jarkko Janhunen Love it!!!

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    • Many thanks Brother Will

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    • Jarkko Janhunen beautiful and peaceful 

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    • Many thanks, Susan!

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  • I have been working on Finlandia馃嚝馃嚠 op 26/7 by Sibelius lately. The piece has lots of difficult killer jumps but it's very fun to play. I hope to master it some day. 馃檪

     

    https://youtu.be/9XBH5bBtehc

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      • Will Green
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      • 9 mths ago
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      Jarkko Janhunen Love this piece :) Congrats. Its beautiful. 

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    • Many thanks, Brother Will! 

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    • Jarkko Janhunen wonderful, great job! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Susan Rogers Thanks!

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    • Jacqueline
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    • 7 mths ago
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    'Nothing wrong with trying pieces above one's "pay grade."  In my book, if you like the piece, you will be motivated to complete it. 

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  • Practicing Beethoven now.馃檪

    https://youtu.be/jw-IGY9IG10

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    • Jarkko Janhunen that sounds very nice! You're inspiring me to want to learn this sonata too :)

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    • Jarkko Janhunen Beautiful playing! It's a great sonata, and movement. 馃幎

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