piano39 Posted October 27, 2013 Share Posted October 27, 2013 About once a year, I get the bug to play classical music. Typically, I brush off a few old pieces and learn a few new ones every year. I think that it is one reason that I continue to improve as a player. My classical music training was about four years on organ with a very good teacher (over 40 years ago!!!). On a good day, I can get through the Rachmaninoff piece. Two questions: 1) Does a anybody know why the chords are notated the way they are, beginning measure 3? The RH and LH thumb cross and are in each other's space. Wouldn't it be easier to play the same notes if they were notated as triads? For example, the 1st chord can be a C# minor triad 2nd inversion (G# lowest note) for the LH and 1st inversion (E lowest note) in the RH. 2) One of the guys on the piano forums ranks this song as a difficult of "5 or 6", claiming any decent 2nd year piano student should be able to play this. Are they nuts? I know that there are more difficult pieces out there, but geez. What would rank a 9 or 10? I know a lot of decent keyboard players that do not have the chops to play this. Yamaha Motif XF6, Yamaha AN200, Alesis Micron, Sonar X3, Arturia Microbrute, Behringer Model D, Yamaha UX-3 Acoustic Piano, assorted homemade synth modules Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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