Kopprasch Project Continued, No. 21

This week’s Kopprasch is very similar in style and content to No. 13, and my edition recommends practicing it using the same articulation variations as No. 13 (legato, dotted-eighth sixteenth).  Suggested tempo is quarter=126-132.  Although it is marked Allegro vivace, make sure that the tempo still sounds controlled.  As with all of the “sempre staccato” etudes in the book, I think it’s very important to produce as resonant a sound as possible no matter how short the notes are played. This makes sense not only from an artistic standpoint, but it also makes accuracy more consistent. When I chip notes in this one (there are a few), it is usually accompanied by a somewhat less resonant tone than the other notes around it.  Playing the arpeggios as chords on the piano also helps get the pitches in your ear.

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