Piano Technique: Reeling off parallel thirds in staccato (with a trampoline effect)

The playground as music teacher applies:

My brood of students and I enjoy the romp through a set of parallel thirds within a five-finger position.

In our escapade, we usually dance through the Major and parallel minor tonalities.

Interplay, back and forth always helps. It allows the teacher to model physical ingredients of a buoyant staccato.

Arms and wrists should be relaxed, and suggested points of energy renewal are identified. Ilyana, 8, punctuated these with claps before she gave it a whirl.

The video reveals more:

About Shirley Kirsten

International piano teacher by Skype, recording artist, composer, piano finder, freelance writer, film maker, story teller: Grad of the NYC HS of Performing Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, NYU (Master of Arts) Studies with Lillian Freundlich and Ena Bronstein; Master classes with Murray Perahia and Oxana Yablonskaya. Studios in BERKELEY and EL CERRITO, California; Member, Music Teachers Assoc. of California, MTAC; Distance learning and Skyped instruction with supplementary videos: SKYPE ID, shirleypiano1 Contact me at: shirley_kirsten@yahoo.com OR http://www.youtube.com/arioso7 or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, http://facebook.com /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: http://twitter.com/arioso7 Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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