The Art of Piano Pedaling: Filming Fur Elise down below (Videos)

I decided to take a nose dive with my iMac desk top and place it way down by my feet because today an adult student continued her IN DEPTH study of legato pedaling. She was specifically practicing the C section of Beethoven’s “Fur Elise,” that I coin, the “stormy” part. (It has the tremolo, and reflects the sudden mood shift the composer is known for)

Without further ado, and since a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s best to watch the video from a deeper perspective.


About arioso7: 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: OR or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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2 Responses to The Art of Piano Pedaling: Filming Fur Elise down below (Videos)

  1. jamila says:

    many thanks for sharing this! i have several students learning this popular piece of our wonderful Beethoven, who insist on pedaling throughout the piece, without changing the pedal at the changenof harmonies etc. i would love to share this with them. great blog !


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