WEEK ONE Updates: Main Thread - Let the dancing begin!

Hello and welcome to the WEEK ONE Main Thread for this challenge! 馃ぉ

 


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

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Twice a week between November 1 - 8th I hope to be reading your daily updates in this very thread right here!   


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Brahms: 16 Waltzes op.39


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

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

Sample daily update:   

  • Waltz 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: Shifting the Hands was a bit tricky to get smooth!

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

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    • Worked on: took a quick look at, and tried to play through, all of them, some very superficially. (N.B. I've decided to work on the more difficult version of Op. 39 to challenge myself further. Not sure this was a good idea, but was inspired by Sindre!)
    • Found easy: Dominic's range of levels seems spot on. Found his category of 'easy' very pleasant to sightread. Think I will spend less time on these easier ones. Those I could sightread through with few errors (5 and 9, for example) I will not spend much time on. They are beautiful but not challenging enough for me.
    • Found difficult: after a fairly challenging Number 1, all was well until I hit Number 6. Woah! Seven sharps?! I have never played anything in C-sharp major before, that's for sure. Why have I always found sharps more intimidating than flats? Brings me back to that stage of learning as a child (probably teenager) when I realized that sharps and flats could correspond to white keys! Took a long time for me to get my head around that and, honestly, I feel the same way when I look at Number 6 as an adult. This 'phobia' of sharps puts Number 6 in a category of its own for me. Number 1 is tricky, but in a fun, manageable way. But when I tried to sightread my way through Number 6, it was as though I'd never played the piano before. Difficult!

    Away until the 8 November, starting tomorrow, but I hope to read about what the rest of you are doing. Will take my score and red pencil with me and will try to stay focused, but will not be at a keyboard again until next week. Good luck, everyone!

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      Chad Langford This seems like a great start! Yes, seven sharps are pretty rare, it can be scary even for the most seasoned pianists :D I feel the trick is to focus deeply on that E being an "F" and the B being a "C". 

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      Chad Langford OK, I just got back to my piano after 2 weeks out of town and 1 week recovering from arm pain from my Covid booster. So, I鈥檓 starting today also.  For some weird reason, my score has NO sharps for #6!!  How can it be in C# with no sharps written down.  I鈥檓 so confused.  Maybe I have the wrong score?

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    • Gail Starr Hello, Gail! You do not have the wrong score, fear not! This particular opus exists in several versions. The two-hand piano solo version, for example, exists in two versions: an 'easier' (though everything is relative!) version and a tougher one. The version Dominic put online is the easier of the two. I discovered that my collection of Brahms includes both versions and decided to work my way through the more difficult one. Am beginning to wonder if I've been too ambitious! Anyway, the version is transposed down a half tone. Hope to hear more about how it's going on your end! Hope you have recovered from you booster shot!

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      Chad Langford Thank you for clearing up my confusion!

       

       I thought I knew my key signatures, when I heard it was C# and then saw NO sharps, I was starting to doubt myself.


       I actually took a theory class for adults on Saturdays many years ago, I had remembered drilling key signatures, LOL! 馃槀

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      Chad Langford I have totally recovered from the booster shot, thanks!  And now I will finally feel safe attending concerts in person. 

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  • I consider myself a late beginner/early intermediate pianist that started as an adult learner. This is my first community challenge and I鈥檓 looking forward to the additional 鈥減ressure鈥 to get practice time in. I鈥檓 working through No. 2. I鈥檓 finding playing each hand separately pretty easy but putting them together I鈥檓 working through the rhythm still as well as some of the jumps (small as they are) in hand placement.

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      shelljb Welcome to this group of fun-loving Community Challengers.  We are so happy you are here!

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  • Worked on:  No. 1

    One thing I found easy:  Rhythms and notes are easy enough to read.   Played through slowly with few mistakes.

    one thing I found difficult:  It is surprisingly difficult to accurately navigate the left hand jumps.  I don't usually have to look at my hands, but I'm definitely going to have to in order to get this up tempo.

    The right hand patterns feel pretty safe, but my brain hasn't latched onto the left hand yet.  Lot's of repetition coming up!

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    • StacyA yes, I am starting with this one too and I also decided to immediately begin to memorize it as I learn it because of all the jumps. It鈥檚 fun.  Like trying to get to the next level in a video game. 

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      StacyA We need to learn your secret to easy jumps.  A bunch of us are finding the jumps tricky!

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  • Worked on: No.1 (started yesterday)

    One thing I found easy: Notes were easy to understand (learning the first coda鈥檚 melody was easy).

    One thing I found difficult: the jumps with the left hand (have to do it super slow with both hands, don鈥檛 know if I鈥檒l achieve the right tempo soon).

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      David Bermudez I know what you mean about the jumps!

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    • Waltz you worked on: 1-5, which make a nice "set" to play together I think.
    • One thing you found easy:  No technical difficulties in first 5 (starts to get more challenging with 6!).
    • One thing you found difficult: 1 is the most difficult of the set for me, and I think will require some memorization to make the big jumps.

    I wish I had a more time this challenge but my goal is to at least make a video of 1-5.

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      Brett Gilbert good plan. Less is always more and you鈥檒l get so much out of learning Waltzes 1-5. What a great set, anyway! My favourites are 1-4; Kissin has a YouTube recording of these - fabulous!

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  • This is a BIG challenge for me. I mostly play pop and jazz and not too many formal classical pieces. But I'm gonna give it a try! I am gong to start with no. 2 and see how it goes.

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      Doug Ward Awesome!  Can鈥檛 wait to hear you!

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  • Mid-week update week 1:

    • Worked on: Mostly 11, a little bit on 13, a taste of 14, sight-reading threw 15 a couple of times (advanced version) 
    • Found easy: Learning and playing 11 has been very enjoyable, and the technic required suits me pretty well.  
    • Found challenging: The technic for 13 is more challenging for me! The appoggiaturas with the chords that follows is a little tricky.    

    Can't comment on 14 yet, but I look forward to dig more into it on the weekend. 15 is just a delight to play :) 

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      Sindre Skarelven I can鈥檛 wait to hear you!

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      Gail Starr Thank you, Gail! It鈥檚 great to have you back! 馃槃

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      Sindre Skarelven 13 is an interesting one to start with! For me, it鈥檚 the one most unlike a dance and his makes it difficult. What is your tempo for No. 14?

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      Monika Tusnady  I was checking the tempo for #14 and I think around 110 on the quarter note. I know from what Dominic said about Brahms, that he is not about speed. But still there needs to be a spark in this one, and Brahms certainly is after different qualities in these waltzes. #13 I will keep on the slower, more brilliant side. What do you think?  

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      Sindre Skarelven That鈥檚 a great tempo for No. 14, steady and not rushed. Besides, there鈥檚 lots happening there and you don鈥檛 want to lose any of it. I also take No. 13 slower, to make room for the contrasts between mm 1-2 and then 3-4; you do want them to run I to each other! I鈥檒l work on these and post after you鈥ometime. 

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  • I love this challenge. I will like to study the no 1 to  no 4 waltzs.  The 11 to 14 if I have the time for it during this challenge. I still try to complete the Beethoven variations. I am new in Tonebass. 

     

    For now I work on the No 1...

     

    What I found easy on the no 1 , easy notes, easy rythem, waltz in 3...I like the mouvement of  waltzs. 

     

    What I found difficult, Ok maybe I will sound strange but in my case I found the notes at the left hand, sounds wrong...I don't know why...I do the good notes but I found it strange...I always look at the partition if I touch de good ones. lol! Am I alone to feel that ? Please help me, lol! And I don't feel the waltz, the sound of it yet...It is strange that I feel that...is in it? Maybe because I am not use to play Brahms repertoire. I trust mysel anough to be able to pass over that feeling...I hope so..

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      Aline Valade I鈥檓 new to Brahms also.  I have REALLY small hands, so I never tried Brahms before but some of these waltzes seem possible with small hands.  Can you explain a little bit more what you mean by  a 鈥渨et鈥 sound?  (Vous voulez dire une sonorit茅 mouill茅e (wet) ou mou (soft)?

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    • Gail Starr Hi Gail! I made a mistake, I change it...Yet...and  not Wet...lol! Thank you for asking me...I am a french lady, so my english can be strange sometimes...lol! 

       

      So I said, I don't fell the sound of a waltz yet....

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      Aline Valade Nous sommes plusieurs qui parlent le fran莽ais ici鈥

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      Monika Tusnady Aline Valade On devrait faire un autre Zoom avec Aline Valade bient么t!  

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    • Monika Tusnady Bonjour Monika, je suis heureuse d'apprendre cela! Merci de m'en avoir inform茅! Au plaisir de partag茅 ensemble sur tonebase notre passion du piano et de la musique! 

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    • Gail Starr Bonjour Gail, oui ce serait bien! Je suis de Montr茅al au Qu茅bec! Est ce que nous sommes sur le m锚me fuseau horaire ?

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      Aline Valade Vous deux, oui! Moi, j'ai six heures d'avance sur vous...mais je suis flexible. 

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  • Update:

    Worked on: Been working on No.1 and No.2 

    One thing I found easy: No.2鈥檚 tempo was easier than the first Waltz.

    One thing I found difficult: No.2鈥檚 left hand, right hand synchronicity at first, but it becomes easier.

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    • Waltz you worked on: No. 1 Mostly. Focused on memorizing as I learn to play it. (Rather than learning to play it, then memorizing) also played through one or two times a day 2, 3 and 4. 
    • One thing you found easy: 2 and 3 are relaxing to read through after all the leaping octaves and memorizing work on 1. 馃槄
    • One thing you found difficult: I would say challenging - trying to memorize ASAP and maybe being a little too impatient with myself.
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      Susan I just picked one and I鈥檓 going to try to do what you are doing.  Let鈥檚 see if I can memorize it as a learn it鈥

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    • Gail Starr great! The challenge to see how fast I can memorize it is rather fun - kind of a game. Good luck! 

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    • Susan I'm doing this as well (memorizing as I learn rather than learn, then memorize). I like this way of memorizing. Was never told to do this as a child. It was always, learning - then memorize it.

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    • Chad Langford for me, I think it leads to less memory slips this way. If you get fluent playing a piece first, then focus on memorizing second you might not really know how much of what you鈥檝e got memorized is actually 鈥渕uscle memory鈥 that might let you down under pressure. Memorizing as I go forces me to really think about what I鈥檓 playing at a deeper level.

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    • Susan It absolutely makes sense to me, and I'm actually enjoying the sensation of memorizing this way. Cognitively, it definitely 'feels' different. But it feels right, so I'm on board!

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      Chad Langford how true. This is a more attentive kind of learning, isn鈥檛 it? An adult way of doing things鈥

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      Chad Langford Same here!  But I actually never had trouble memorizing when i was a kid鈥

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      Monika Tusnady I need to get better at adulting in every way. LOL! MDR!

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  • Hi everyone, I鈥檝e decided to focus on number 1 and started on Friday. Hands separately for a day and then together slowly for a couple of days - started with first bar and when I was happy added on the second bar and then the third. This is a new approach for me and hopefully it will work the piece into my fingers and help with memorising it

     

    One thing you found easy: reading through the notes and playing in each hand separately

     

    One thing you found difficult: stopping my brain from overthinking while learning hands together. At times my inner voice gets in the way and causes me to hesitate, breaking the flow and losing the feel of a waltz
     

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      Andy Young Can鈥檛 wait to hear you.

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  • Worked on:  1-4.

    One thing I found easy: I love this music.

    One thing I found difficult: That's the problem. Sometimes too excited to play without mistakes...

    First video:

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      Juan Carlos Olite Fantastic playing there, Juan Carlos! Bravo!! 

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      Juan Carlos Olite this is fabulous! You are the first to post a video and what a start this is! What I love in all waltzes is that 1. They all dance and that 2. you  make slight changes in the repeats which, for the sake of right proportions, need to be there. Waltz No. 1: great tempo. It鈥檚 a dance, after all, not a race, as some pianists would make it. Lovely! No. 2: I love the deliberate tempo and the straightforward interpretation - without dripping with sweet sweetness. No.3: moves just beautifully. No.4: how did you manage hitting all those sixths on the second half of the first beat?鈥 Wow!  You made it appear easy, solid, and the most natural way to play. What鈥檚 more: all these waltzes sound like YOU. 
      You have opened the door for others to post and what a great standard you鈥檝e set! Gracias!

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      Juan Carlos Olite I love the majesty you convey in the 1st waltz.  It really sets the stage beautifully for what comes next.  And you have a magnificent memory!

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      Thank you very much, Sindre! I see you are working on Waltzes 13, 14 y 15. I'll try to prepare other three o four for the next video, but it is difficult to choose... As always, looking forward to enjoy your videos. 

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      Sindre Skarelven Thank you very much, Sindre! I see you are working on Waltzes 13, 14 y 15. I'll try to prepare other three o four for the next video, but it is difficult to choose... As always, looking forward to enjoy your videos. 

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      Monika Tusnady 隆隆Much铆simas gracias, Monika!! With what attention you listened them.  As you say it's a kind of Brahms' Carnaval. This music reminds me of young times, it has some of teenage romanticism.

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      Gail Starr Thank you, Gail! I feel like I need to memorize to play freely.

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      Juan Carlos Olite Yes, I've been working mostly on 11, 13 and 14. I plan playing 11 -15 for the video. Think it will make a nice set :) 

      Looking forward to see and hear what you will be playing next! 

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    • Juan Carlos Olite Nothing important to say except your playing was absolutely lovely ! Bravo !

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    • Juan Carlos Olite beautifully played, you sound wonderful! I enjoyed your video so much. I also love this music. 

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      mariannejhampton Thank you, Marianne. Sorry, I am replying you a bit late, but I have been very busy without attending Tonebase forum.

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      Susan Thank you very much, Susan. I used the new mic (Shure Mv88) and I think it improves a lot the quality of sound.

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    • Juan Carlos Olite I wondered if you were using it! It sounded wonderful. Okay I鈥檓 ordering mine now! Thank you for letting me know it worked out for you! 

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  • Waltzes 1 to 5, original version. 

    Easy: Nothing, as usual. 

    Challenging: (Aside from the technical challenges...) Understanding the character of each waltz. So far, I'm thinking the following: No. 1: The orchestra enters the ballroom with great fanfare. No. 2: An intimate waltz dance by a couple outside, on the terrace maybe, almost in secret. No. 3: An elegant waltz, with many couples twirling around the room. No. 4: Not quite a waltz; rather, a performance by group of acrobats who were invited for the occasion. No. 5: Completely innocent waltz danced by two children by themselves; it's just for fun, of course - they even return to the home key for the final cadence. 

    I still think that the Waltzes are to Brahms what the Carnaval was to Schumann.

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      Monika Tusnady Brava!! You are a brilliant pianist with so much feel and originality. I also like your story, it brings these inner pictures to the music and I totally agree with it!

      The sound is a little distorted, perhaps your recording device was too close to the speaker? 

      Anyway, well done! 

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      Sindre Skarelven Thank you for pointing out the buzz in the sound. Could it have happened during export? Anyway, I deleted it from YouTube and will try again.

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      Monika Tusnady If it's clean on the original it would be the export, but if it's buzzing on the original there is nothing to do other than make a new recording..

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      Sindre Skarelven Please let me know how the new post sounds to you. 

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  • My comments are below. Thank you, Sindre, for pointing out the awful sound in the first (and now deleted) post - you have saved me a lot of embarrassment! 

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      Monika Tusnady Lovely energy and personality!  You really convey the stories you鈥檝e created beautifully.

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      Monika Tusnady Magnificent playing, as always, Monika! I like very much you sense of the rhythm in all of them and the beautiful phrasing in the 3 and 5.  And what interesting your narrative proposal to understand each Waltz character, but I find n潞4 somewhat dramatic.

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      Juan Carlos Olite You know, I used to think of No. 4 as a dramatic waltz as well, but that didn't work for me - my playing sounded exaggerated and disjointed. So I reframed and things line up much better. Schumann gave titles to all the characters in Carnaval to guide us along, but Brahms didn't, so I needed to fill in those blanks for myself. These waltzes have little in common except their time signature! I feel that the character of a piece is what is most important, what we need to pay attention to and figure out, and what ultimately makes the piece worth playing - not just the notes and the rhythms. 

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      Monika Tusnady Perfect explanation, you've convinced me.

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      Monika Tusnady Now the recording sound is good to! I'm glad you could post it again! 

      Interesting discussion on #4. I like this picture of the acrobats! 

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    • Monika Tusnady Monika Tusnady very nice!!!

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    •  Monika Tusnady Beautiful . I agree that there is a similarity to Carnaval ( another of my favorites ). Anyway , I鈥檓 in awe and can鈥檛 wait for the rest of the waltzes . Bravo !

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  • Worked on:  A bit late to the party, alas!  Just started today with #6鈥fter several of you helped me out with the lack of key signature for C#.

     

    Found easy:  I am starting a new way of learning but memorizing as soon as I start a piece.  This one doesn鈥檛 seem to tricky to memorize.

     

    Found difficult:  I am not sure how to break up the thirds with the squiggly line in front of them?  Are they broken or do they just get played as a chord?

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      • Monika Tusnady
      • The Retired French Teacher
      • Monikainfrance
      • 6 mths ago
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      Gail Starr That鈥檚 an interesting change from the original score. Try playing them together, emphasizing the top note, or broken, if you have time to play that way. I don鈥檛 think I would. 

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      • Monika Tusnady
      • The Retired French Teacher
      • Monikainfrance
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      Gail Starr This is such a fun 鈥渨altz鈥 - it begins with 3 - 2-beat motifs, then goes into a waltz for two measures. It reminds me of those complex dances everyone knew in the Baroque.

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      • Gail Starr
      • Recently retired MBA (international consumer products/luxury goods/classical music mgt.)
      • Gail_Starr
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      Monika Tusnady Hmmm鈥 don鈥檛 think I have the technique to do a good job with that!  But, I鈥檒l try.

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      • Sindre Skarelven
      • Pianist, composer and piano teacher
      • Sindre_Skarelven
      • 6 mths ago
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      Gail Starr I like that you are playing this one! Yes, it's a lot of fun! Looking forward to hear you play it! 

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