A student captures the vibrant energies of an E Major scale!
Originally posted on Arioso7's Blog (Shirley Kirsten):
My pupil, Yukiko, demonstrates a sequence of E Major Scales in Legato/staccato–Parallel and Contrary Motion:
These provide a repository of articulations and dynamics that apply directly to her repertoire of pieces.
As a young piano student living in New York City, I remember my reluctance to prepare a mandatory scale each week for my lesson. In fact my first teacher had so many students, she always seemed to forget the scale she had assigned to me, so I remained happily in the key of C for most of the year. (Played on all white keys) Little did I know that C Major was a lot more challenging to practice than the keys of B, F# and C# Major that had nice, regular patterns of double and triple black notes that fit the longer fingers perfectly, with the thumbs meeting in between. Frederic Chopin was known to teach…
View original 344 more words