#1
I just currently finished teaching my 8 year old student Mozart's Turkish March, and we are now going to take a big leap up into Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C Minor. I am going to familiarize myself with this song before showing him so that I can take care of problems and questions he might ask.

My question is, has anyone here attempted this song, and if so, what should I look out for? Should I have him attempt to play the octaves, or turn them into single notes? Keep in mind hes 8, and he has kind of small hands, but can reach the octave. Im not sure if hed be able to do it at full speed though.

This song will be for a recital in June.
#2
As long as he is able to reeach the Ocatave with his hand, he should be able to play that part...
The problem might be that he won't be able to play the octaves at full speed and therefore it might be better for him to start out with single notes althought it won't sound the same...
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#3
Yeah I'd agree with Sphinx, just try it and see what happens.
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#4
dont start with single notes. if he learns it that way first, he will have to unlearn it later on anyway. since he has until june, that should be more than enough time for him to practise and get it up to speed, since he can already reach an octave
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Dude your in the pit, nobody here has the sophistication or culture to play the piano here =P
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