wordpress.com

Adult Piano Instruction: Phase two of Rhythmic Rehab in Pentascale practice

These are Five-finger positions pulled from Edna-Mae Burnham’s Dozen a Day but expanded to 32nd notes/legato/staccato. They’re nice springboard warm-ups to scale playing that follows.

I call this lesson segment, PIANO GYM, in part, because of the ENERGY, vitality, and even mental imagery that’s needed to make easy, smooth, and proportioned transitions from one rhythmic value to another. (quarters, 8ths, 16ths, 32nds.) Breathing, of course, is a pivotal ingredient of all practicing.

A good sampling of our REMEDIAL routine plays out in this video:

P.S. A Big Thank You to Marie for being a five-star Rhythmic Rehab CLUB MEMBER!

2 thoughts on “Adult Piano Instruction: Phase two of Rhythmic Rehab in Pentascale practice”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.