Piano Technique: Practicing Arpeggios in 10ths, and in Contrary motion

I’ve selected broken chord chains or arpeggios (harp-like figures) that have symmetries between the hands when played in 10ths, and separately in contrary motion. Taken together, these are not pedantic exercises, but expressive romps over many octaves culminating in a rotation at the turnaround to the descent in pleasing contour.

In the second instruction, my computer seemed to run out of bytes, so E Major was not included in the contrary motion grouping that should have had D Major, A Major and E Major lumped happily together.




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: shirley_kirsten@yahoo.com OR http://www.youtube.com/arioso7 or at FACEBOOK: Shirley Smith Kirsten, http://facebook.com /shirley.kirsten TWITTER: http://twitter.com/arioso7 Private fund-raising for non-profits as pianist--Public Speaking re: piano teaching and creative approaches
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5 Responses to Piano Technique: Practicing Arpeggios in 10ths, and in Contrary motion

  1. Robin Thomson says:

    Love your work. Your arpeggio playing humiliates and inspires one all at once. A good thing. I will continue to increase their place in the daily routine.


  2. Glad it inspires… don’t you love those ebulliently rolling romps..


  3. Robin Thomson says:

    I just love the word ebulliently!


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