musicians, most technically challenging piece you know

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#1 Posted by Lonelynight (30041 posts) -
what is it? And how long did it take for you to learn it?
#2 Posted by TheHighWind (3782 posts) -

I tried to tackle Moonlight Sonata but the third movement was a little hard.

#3 Posted by Lonelynight (30041 posts) -

I tried to tackle Moonlight Sonata but the third movement was a little hard.

TheHighWind
a little?
#4 Posted by themajormayor (25762 posts) -
Fantasie Impromptu by Chopin. It took about a week to learn how to play it decent but I still can't play it perfect.
#5 Posted by MannyDelgado (1250 posts) -
The ossia cadenza from Rach 3 Took bloody ages to learn ): Although it isn't as hard as it looks
#6 Posted by MannyDelgado (1250 posts) -

Fantasie Impromptu by Chopin. It took about a week to learn how to play it decent but I still can't play it perfect.themajormayor
I could never really get the hang of the bit where you have to accent the 2nd semiquaver in every group of 4 so that it's slightly off-beat.
v. awkward!!

#7 Posted by shadowkiller11 (7956 posts) -
I don't know I make my own stuff. But I guess Lambic 9 Poetry by Squarepusher is a little hard due to harmonics of the bass which I enjoy playing on occasions. Guitar I don't know.
#8 Posted by nooblet69 (5162 posts) -

Star of the County Down on tin whistle.  I'm not that much of a musician though :P.

#9 Posted by br0kenrabbit (12935 posts) -

Comfortably numb, though I never play the second solo exactly the same way twice, but neither does Gilmour. There's a lot of on-off that's easy to miss.

All in all a few months to learn. Just started slow then ramped up the speed as my fingers got the feel.

#10 Posted by Nuck81 (5846 posts) -
[QUOTE="TheHighWind"]

I tried to tackle Moonlight Sonata but the third movement was a little hard.

Lonelynight
a little?

Yeah, that is flipping insane. Amazingly cool piece though, and most people aren't aware of the third movement. 3rd Movement The Hardest thing I've had to play in the band world was the 3rd Movement of Year of the Dragon Solo wise it was the Euphonium Concerto by Philip Sparke, the second movement is the prettiest melody I've ever heard, but I can't find a good clip of it on youtube.
#11 Posted by CKYguy25 (2180 posts) -

I tried to tackle Moonlight Sonata but the third movement was a little hard.

TheHighWind

that whole song is difficult

#12 Posted by Lonelynight (30041 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheHighWind"]

I tried to tackle Moonlight Sonata but the third movement was a little hard.

CKYguy25

that whole song is difficult

the 1st movement is extremely easy
#13 Posted by themajormayor (25762 posts) -

[QUOTE="themajormayor"]Fantasie Impromptu by Chopin. It took about a week to learn how to play it decent but I still can't play it perfect.MannyDelgado

I could never really get the hang of the bit where you have to accent the 2nd semiquaver in every group of 4 so that it's slightly off-beat.
v. awkward!!

Yep same here! This is primary the reason it's not perfect
#14 Posted by Ring_of_fire (15658 posts) -
Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata transcribed for double bass
#15 Posted by Lonelynight (30041 posts) -
Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata transcribed for double bassRing_of_fire
I would like to listen to that.
#16 Posted by Ring_of_fire (15658 posts) -
[QUOTE="Ring_of_fire"]Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata transcribed for double bassLonelynight
I would like to listen to that.

I'm still working on it :P
#17 Posted by HybridPhoenix (3598 posts) -
various classical songs on guitar and a decent amount of protest the hero stuff. I'm more of a rhythm player/singer so I haven't worked on too much technical stuff recently.
#18 Posted by tenaka2 (17032 posts) -

The Hydrogen Sonata