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#1 PatC

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 15:15

I've just re-watched, for the umpteenth time,  the Keira Knightley version of P & P, and I really like the piano music - particularly the one Elizabeth plays when forced to do a turn in front of Judy Dench / Lady Catherine de Bourgh () - not least because she makes me feel I could have a go - I am more Lizzie standard than Georgiana, unfortunately (scraped through grade 5 a couple of years ago).

 

I'm planning to buy the music, but I can find only 2 versions - described as Easy, and as Intermediate/advanced:  http://www.musicroom...17/details.html.  I'm wondering if the latter would be too ambitious for me?

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 16:59

I bought the book as I too just love the music. I only learned Dawn because it is my absolute favourite. I would put it as good intermediate rather than advanced. Haven't played it for a while; as far as I remember the arpeggios are quite widely spaced and move up and down the keyboard and I ended up having to memorise it mostly so I could keep an eye on my hands. Lovely, lovely piece - go for it!
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 17:15

I had a pupil who bought the book and played everything in it - this is going back about twenty years and if I recall, she was about Gd 6-7 ish and quite a good sight reader.  But you've always got a head start if you know the tunes.  Go for it!


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 17:19

Gosh, is it really 20 years since that film was made!
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Posted 21 April 2017 - 16:19

Latin Pianist really worried me when he said the film was 20 years old - I know time passes quickly these days, but not that quickly - it was "only" 2005!

 

Thank you for the encouragement - I will give it a go.

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 16:38

It was Spanish Pavane who said they had a pupil learn the pieces 20 years ago. I'm a she by the way!
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 18:05

Sorry, LP!
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Posted Yesterday, 19:20

Sorry, I didn't know about the 2005 film, I was remembering the Colin Firth TV series, 1995


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Posted Yesterday, 19:28

The theme tune for that was really nice. I've played it at a couple of weddings.
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