grade 3

Final Fantasy Theme: A piano etude for speed and dexterity

For today’s video, I wanted to experiment doing something a little more modern – the Final Fantasy theme. I get requests all the time for making tutorials on modern pieces, but I’m concerned about violating copyright law. However, I decided to experiment with the Final Fantasy theme for a few reasons: It’s a small excerpt…

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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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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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RCM: Grade 3 Piano Technique Requirements

Today’s video covers the RCM’s grade 3 piano technique requirements (updated for the 2015 syllabus). 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…

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