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July 26, 2019
Op 10: #5, #7, #8, #9, #12. Op 25: #1
“Chopin: Etude: Op 10 / 5 in G Flat Major
July 24, 2019
Continuing entries about the Etude in C Sharp Minor: Op 10, No. 4Op 10 / 4 : measure 8
What is the theoretical limit of playing a series of notes as fast as possible? The faster they go the more they approach being sounded simultaneously, with no time duration between the beginning of one note and the beginning of the next note.
July 9, 2019
In simplifying algebraic expressions, one starts with the innermost pair(s) of parentheses, simplifies and reduces it, then works gradually outwards to the outermost parentheses, i.e. the full expression.
Today, I want to advocate the opposite process for piano practicing, one that begins, figuratively speaking, with the outermost parentheses and works inwards until all the details are presented.