Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, piano technique, Shirley Smith Kirsten, velocity in piano playing

Piano Instruction: On the way to Velocity, doing the groundwork (Video)

When faced with a composition in Presto tempo, it's best to practice slowly, preferably separate hands, (at first) to secure a good fingering, understand HARMONIC flow (or progressions) and piece out the phrasing, that encompasses articulation and dynamics. In my own baby-step maiden journey this evening through Tchaikovsky's "Baba Yaga" (The Witch), Op. 39, No.… Continue reading Piano Instruction: On the way to Velocity, doing the groundwork (Video)