Summer Project: Kopprasch Project continued, No. 35

Another project for this summer is to record some more Kopprasch etude videos, continuing from where I left off back in October of 2011 (Etude No. 34). It was great to take a little break from Kopprasch, but I’m excited about getting into etudes 35-60. If you’ve seen the other videos, much has remained the same – live, unedited video recordings (though with multiple takes as necessary) – but there are a few changes for this summer.

  • Recording at home instead of at the office – a different acoustic than at work, but suitable for the purposes of this project
  • Different background color on the credits screen
  • I’m using a new edition(!) Instead of the Chambers edition I used for etudes 1-34, I decided to switch (with the publisher’s permission) to Corbin Wagner’s Kopprasch CompleteI really like this edition, and highly recommend it for anyone working on these etudes. The engraving is clear and easy to read, and the spiral binding is very handy. The paper quality is excellent, and should stand up to years of use.
  • I’ll be taking longer between etudes. This should give me additional time to practice the more difficult etudes in this set, as well as time to pursue other projects this summer and fall. If you want to stay up to date when new videos are posted, just subscribe to my YouTube Channel and/or this blog.

No. 35 continues in the same vein as the previous studies, but is longer and more involved, as are all of the later ones. Slow metronome work is very helpful in getting this one under your fingers.

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