My (optimistic) hope to master
Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu
This 'diary' or 'blog' was originally written at the Tabulas site here.
Here it is again, archived, with added pictures, corrections, and with the date order beginning with the earliest entry.
It's been a fairly recent ambition of mine to learn and master the piece "Fantasie-Impromptu" by Chopin. Around the end of 2002, I passed grade 7 in piano, but my sight reading is still quite poor (maybe even grade 2, 3 or 4 standard!). The main reason for this venture though is to see how well I can eventually play, and to divulge the techniques and methods I used to most quickly learn the piece. But to be honest, I have my doubts about whether I can truly master it, due to the inherent difficulties as I'll explain later.