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Piano Instruction: Learning a Mozart Minuet is never simple (K. 6 in C Major)

The charming Mozart Minuet in C Major, K. 6, requires a baby-step, layered learning approach. What makes it challenging are the variety of shapes within phrases—groupings of two notes, then longer ones, and a sloping effect in some places, and a tapering in others. To play Mozart with beauty is to sing the separate lines and interweave them with nuance.

The video elaborates, beginning with a C Major scale warm-up that preps for two-note slurs that permeate the composition. (A wrist forward motion is demonstrated)

Play through in tempo:

Mozart Minuet K. 6