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The complete WEIGHT VARIED, WEIGHT CONTROLLED Piano workout with Cardio benefit (Video)

Here it is! The latest approach to building a full-bodied piano technique without taking Protein supplements, or gagging on raw eggs. You might even shed a few pounds if you’re committed to the regimen. But don’t run scared when you … Continue reading

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DREAM PIANO: Overview and Acknowledgments

My two-year long romp on the piano finding trail with York as my professional companion and consultant had been worth all the time spent in, around and under pianos. How else would I have acquired knowledge about the piano’s harp, … Continue reading

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Piano Instruction: Second Movement, Mozart Sonata in C Major, K. 545 (Video)

In this middle movement of Sonata, K. 545, Mozart emulates the opera with a spun out cantabile (singing tone) melody against a rolling, rippling broken chord bass line.  The tempo, Andante, should not be played too slowly because “Andare” in … Continue reading

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York’s World War II Musical Memoir (Video)

York had shown me burns on his arms that he’d sustained in Hiroshima following the US attack. The blisters sprang up rapidly on the afternoon he’d been dispatched to the scene. I had always surmised that York’s deeply embedded scars were from piano strings “poppin’”on him. But one morning he told me the indelible … Continue reading

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Piano Technique related videos

Videos on Piano Technique: http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2011/02/08/why-play-scales/ http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2011/01/12/piano-instruction-five-finger-warm-ups-in-major-and-minor-video/ http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/scales-and-arpeggios-with-videotaped-replay/ http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/piano-instruction-learning-the-f-minor-scale-video/ http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/the-most-reviled-scale-for-piano-players/ http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/playing-scales-from-legato-to-staccato-think-ping-pong-balls/ Blocking four-note chords before unblocking them as arpeggios in a sequence of inversions as prep to play the Moonlight Sonata, last movement, Presto agitato. http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/from-chords-to-gym-and-back-you-tube-video/ Playing a C Major scale … Continue reading

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Piano Instruction: Part 3, Harmonic Rhythm and Phrasing, Mozart Sonata in C, K. 545, Shirley Kirsten, Piano

In part 3 of this video presentation, I explore the Development section and Recapitulation of the Mozart Sonata in C Major, K. 545 Hare are the links to Part 1 and Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u00VjBtn-t0 (Part 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8cBg_qKSeU (Part 2)

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Piano Instruction: Part two, Harmonic Rhythm and Phrasing, Mozart Sonata in C, K.545

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u00VjBtn-t0    (Part 1) This part 2 segment explores the second theme of the Mozart Sonata K.  545, first movement, which concludes the Exposition.

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Piano Instruction: Part one, Harmonic Rhythm and Phrasing, Mozart Sonata in C, K. 545, Shirley Kirsten, Piano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8cBg_qKSeU  (Part 2) The attached video contains the first part of a tutorial on the subject of Harmonic Rhythm and Phrasing as applies to Mozart’s popular “drawing room” sonata in C, K. 545. (First Theme) I will be uploading part … Continue reading

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Everyone plays the Bach Prelude no. 1 in C (You Tube video embedded)

Is this the latest hit among classically minded You Tubers? How many have flocked to upload Bach Prelude 1 from the Well- Tempered Clavier. Perhaps it’s because playing this first one, and singing the “Ave Maria” over it elevate the … Continue reading

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More Photos from my Dream Piano Adventures

Connell York, Piano Technician: York examines a moth hole in a hammer felt: Terry Barrett, RPT, Registered Piano Technician is pictured below getting ready to tune the Aeolian table style piano. In the process, he discovered its true date of … Continue reading

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