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Gnossienne No 3

I finally had time to record myself playing Erik Satie's Gnossienne No. 3. There are 6 of them, but I am just going to focus on the first 3 for now.

This isn't my best rendition of this piece but it will do. I need to record myself more often so I get more comfortable with it. I should also re-record the pieces in my previous posts because I can play those much better now.

Currently I am working on Satie's Nocturnes No. 1 and Robert Shumann's Träumerei.

More Gnossiennes

I play my favorite song Gnossienne #1 so often that I can play it from memory. I've been able to play it from memory for a few months now, but I didn't attempt to make a video of myself without sheet music until today.

I think I play it much better here. I am more gentle with the chords, which is important for Satie's work.

And I can now play Gnossienne #2 reasonably well. This still a work in progress.

I have started on #3, and can play the first third of the piece.

More Gymnopedies

I've been putting a lot of effort into learning the first three of Satie's Gymnopedies. Here's me playing the second one:

I also tried playing all three in a row. I noticeably messed up the chords in a few places but I'm posting it anyway.

When I listen to the professionals play Satie's songs the chords are played softer than the way I hit them. I tried to imitate them here, but made more mistakes as a result.

Gnossienne #1

Erik Satie's Gnossienne #1. This is one of my favorite piano pieces to listen to. Before I owned a piano dreamed of playing this song one day. It means a lot to me that I can play it now.

Piano Music for Springtime

I made some videos of myself playing piano.

The first is Erik Satie's Gymnopedie #1. The perfect song for springtime. I think I play well here but I hesitate in a couple of places. Still trying to learn all the chords.

Next is Frederic Chopin's Prelude in C Minor #20. This is often called the "Funeral March." Not for Springtime, but a beautiful piece nevertheless.