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Archive for June 2017

ABRSM Grade 3 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the ABRSM grade 3 piano technique requirements. This includes scales and triads, solid and broken. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video at the MINIMUM required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play them.

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A Brief History of Franz Liszt

Today we’re going to discuss the life, times and history of Franz Liszt. He was the rock star of the Romantic era, and was a touring vagabond for most of his life.

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Tchaikovsky Tutorial: Morning Prayer (op.39 no. 1)

Today we’re going to take a look at the first piece from Tchaikovsky’s Children’s Album, op. 39 collection. It’s called “Morning prayer” and it’s written like a liturgical chorale, which we’ll discuss in a minute.

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June Q&A: Octave Scales, Small Hands and More

In today’s Q&A session, we’re going to be looking at the following questions: How do I play octave chromatic scales? How do I play arpeggios? Can I ever be a piano player if I have small hands? Is it a problem that I read music but don’t memorize it?

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