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A Piano Gym Workout in Staccato before J.S. BACH

The Piano Fitness Club was in full swing as a well-prepared adult student and I romped through C# minor scales (3 forms) and B Major Arpeggios. Shaping detached notes in piano to forte dynamic ranges was the focus of a quick-paced hour.

The B-Major arpeggio, rendered in sprightly 10ths, was remediated in articulated paired sub-groups within a Eurhythmics framing.

Abounding energy permeating broken chords spilled into Bach’s ebullient Courante from his French Suite No. 5, BWV 816, rounding out the lesson.

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