Piano Technique: Split-Screen, rolling 4-note arpeggios (C# minor; B minor)

I love to work with students on 4-note arpeggios through inversions, prompting them to ROLL into horizontal, curvaceous groups of notes to avoid up and down finger poking.

The elements of visualization (“imagining” motion SHAPES); kinesthetic translation (counterclockwise arm motions) attentive listening, CENTERING, and relaxed, natural breathing, all work in harmony to produce a smooth, unencumbered journey over a series of octaves. (Hands are spaced by two)

In the attached video, a motivated student explores the keys of C# minor, and B minor, feeling his way through a broken chord landscape– absorbing ways to improve the playing experience as he moves along.

C# minor

C# E G# C#; E G# C# E, G# C# E G#; C# E G# C#

Fingering RH:
1, 2, 3, 5; 1, 2, 4, 5; 1, 2, 3, 5: 1, 2, 3, 5
LH:
5, 4, 2, 1: 5, 4, 2, 1; 5, 3, 2 1: 5, 4, 2, 1

B minor

B D F# B; D F# B D; F# B D F#; B D F# D

RH and LH Fingering same as for C# minor

BONUS TUTORIAL on PREP for ROLLING 4-note Arpeggios

on all BLACK KEYS: F# Major

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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