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How to Practice a parallel motion C Major scale and by example, G, D, A, E

I chose to group the following Major scales together (C, G,D, A,E) because they have parallel internal consistencies, and they stand apart from the black key pattern scales of B, F# and C#Major. (The flat equivalents of these pattern sharp … Continue reading

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Playing scales in contrary motion (Video)

Most everyone who has taken piano lessons has probably been instructed to practice scales in the usual direction, up and down, hands together.  This means the right and left hand move from a common starting point, separated by an octave … Continue reading

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From Chords to Gym and Back: You Tube Video

This video tells all. It was one of my hair brained ideas to embed a trip to Bally’s Gym in my piano tutorial on the subject of playing blocks of robust chords using upper body weight transfer — energy streaming … Continue reading

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