Category Archives: Galop by Kabalevsky

Aikido and Piano are a good match for Sakura (Video) (Note the rolling forward wrist motion in Kabalevsky’s “Galop”)

Aikido Main article: Aikido Aikido shihōnage technique. “Aikido (合氣道:あいきどう aikidō?) is a modern grappling-based Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba (植芝 盛平 Ueshiba Morihei, 1883 – 1969). The art consists of “striking”, “throwing” and “joint locking” techniques and is … Continue reading

Posted in piano, music, piano teacher, MTAC, pianist, Shirley Kirsten, you tube, pianoaddict.com, piano instruction, word press, piano technique, wordpress.com, piano lesson, you tube video, piano student, Piano World, pianoworld.com, Pianostreet.com, Teach Street, pianoworld, Shirley Kirsten blog, piano pedagogy, video performances, Japan, Shirley Smith Kirsten, piano addict, Kabalevsky, Kabalevsky Op. 39 Children's pieces, piano repertoire, whole body music listening, mind body connection, publishers marketplace, piano practicing, playing piano, piano lessons, piano instructor, publishersmarketplace, phrasing at the piano, music and the breath, teaching piano to children, whole body listening, piano playing and relaxation, mindful practicing, piano teaching, mindful piano practicing, piano practicing motivators, playing staccato at the piano, practicing the left hand at the piano, piano playing and breathing, piano playing and phrasing, Galop by Kabalevsky, Op. 39 Children's Pieces by Kabalevsky, Taekwando, Japanese, German, Aikido | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teaching Clowns by Kabalevsky, from the Op. 39 Children’s Pieces for piano

This is a tricky miniature packed with robust energy. The parallel Major/minor duality is fleshed out with a quick build-up to climax. The challenge is to sustain a Left Hand staccato ostinato, a repeated bass pattern, while observing separate articulation … Continue reading

Posted in Dimitri Kabalevsky, Galop by Kabalevsky, Kabalevsky, Kabalevsky Op. 39 Children's pieces, piano, piano instruction, piano practicing, piano technique, Pianostreet.com, pianoworld, pianoworld.com, playing staccato at the piano, Shirley Kirsten, Shirley Kirsten blog, Shirley Smith Kirsten, teaching piano to children, word press, wordpress.com, you tube, you tube video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Piano Lesson: Teaching and playing “Galop” by Kabalevsky from the Op. 39 Children’s Pieces (Videos)

Don’t do a double take on the spelling of “Galop” because every edition I’ve seen up close and personal, does not have the expected double l. If it were as simple to play this piece as spelling its name correctly … Continue reading

Posted in Dimitri Kabalevksy, Dimitri Kabalevsky, Gallop by Kabalevsky, Galop by Kabalevsky, Op. 39 Children's Pieces by Kabalevsky, piano lesson, piano lessons, piano student, piano teaching, piano technique, pianoaddict.com, Pianostreet.com, pianoworld, pianoworld.com, playing piano, Shirley Kirsten, Shirley Kirsten blog, Shirley Smith Kirsten, slow mindful practicing, Steinway and Sons, Steinway M grand piano, Steinway piano, studying piano, talkclassical.com, Teach Street, teaching piano, word press, wordpress.com, you tube, you tube video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment