Khachaturian: Ivan Sings

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneWilliam Bolcom The Plaid Miss from MonsterpiecesDmitri Kabalevsky Little Story, Op. 27, No. 2Alexander Gretchaninoff Farewell, Op. 98, No. 4Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to pre...
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Streabbog: A Pleasant Morning, Op. 63, No. 1

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneNancy Faber – Classic Sonatina (1st movement)Cornelius Gurlitt – 24 Easy Melodious Studies, Op. 50, no. 1Any additional pieces in which standard scale fingerings appearGet Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first enco...
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Chopin: Waltz in B Minor, Op. 69, No. 2

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this onePyotr Tchaikovsky, The Sick Doll, op. 39, no. 6Dmitri Kabalevsky, Slow Waltz, op. 39, no. 23Frédéric Chopin, Waltz in A minor, op. post.Edvard Grieg, Waltz, op. 12, no. 2Samuil Maykapar Waltz, op. 28, no. 5Get Ready: Creative activ...
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Kabalevsky: Running Along, Op. 39, No. 6

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneKabalevsky, A Little Porcupine, op. 89, No. 8Köhler, Melody, op. 190, no. 27Diabelli, Scherzo in C, Op. 149, No. 6Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper ...
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Susan Baugh
This was great! Thanks for all your ideas!
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Burgmüller: Ballade, Op.100, No.15

Burgmüller: Ballade, Op.100, No.15
Preparation and PresentationContext: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one​Burgmüller - ArabesqueRossi - Atacama DesertAtwood - SonatinaKabalevsky – ClownsGet Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate...
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Schumann: A Little Piece, Op.68, No.5

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneBerens: Op. 70, No. 8 & No. 23Christopher Norton: Duet for One (from The Microjazz Collection 1) Czerny: Op. 777, No. 3Konrad Kuhner: School of Etudes, No. 1(right before or after) Schumann: Op. 68, No. 3 Get Ready: creative ac...
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Clementi: Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 1, I. Allegro

Clementi: Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 1, I. Allegro
Preparation and Presentation Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one:​Lynn Freeman Olson – Beginning SonatinasNancy Faber - Classic Sonatina in C MajorDennis Alexander - Simply SonatinasTheodore Latour - Sonatina No. 1 in C MajorThomas Attwood - Sonatina in G MajorCreative activities to explore before ...
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I loved how you articulate the tricky technical segments and accompany them with simple technical warm-ups in preparation. Very cl... Read More
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Pachulski: Prelude Op.8, No.1

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneNakada, The Song of TwilightTchaikovsky, Old French Song, op. 39, no. 16Grechaninov, Waltz, from Glass Beads, op. 123Tchaikovsky,Sweet Dreams, op. 39, no. 21Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with ...
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Bach (attr.): Musette in D major, BWV Anh. 126

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one​David Kraehenbuehl, March of the Trolls (detailed articulation, quick leaps over the keyboard)Favorite Jazzy pieces with ties and syncopations (e.g. Jon George, Chattanooga Cha-Cha from Students' Choice; Christopher Norton, Drivin...
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Maryjane Peluso
Help, please! The video of Cathy Smetana's demo of the Bach Musette only plays for 48 seconds.
Monday, 01 April 2019 10:02
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This is now fixed. Thanks for your patience!
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Schumann: Knecht Ruprecht, Op. 68, No. 12 ("Knight Rupert")

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneBurgmüller Ballade (Magrath Level 4): Provides work on keeping sixteenth notes even in the LH (with RH eighth note chords accompanying them) and also provides work with keeping hands together when playing sixteenth notes. Simi...
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Ellmenreich: Spinning Song

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneRebikov: The BearBach: Musette in D Major, BWV Anh. 126Gurlitt: Etude in D minor ( Night Journey ), op. 82, no. 65Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper ...
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Amy Glennon
Thank you for this informative video, full of so many useful teaching tips!
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Handel: Gavotte in G Major, HWV 491 ("Rigaudon")

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Preparation and PresentationContext: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one​​Kabalevsky - Clowns, op. 39, no. 20J. S. Bach (attrib.) - Musette in D, BWV Anh. 26Turk – The Dancing MasterGet Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper ...
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It is so true about the need to prepare for the LH bass line touch. Thank you for sharing the imagery of potential "coiffure catas... Read More
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Gurlitt: Aus dem Norden, Op. 130, No. 21

Gurlitt: Aus dem Norden, Op. 130, No. 21
Preparation and Presentation Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one. ​Kohler: Etude in F Major, op. 190, no. 27Diabelli: Vivace in C Major, op. 125, no. 7any pieces that involve playing a LH broken-chord accompaniment against a lyrical RH melody, in either 3/4 or 3/8Creative activities to explore befo...
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Gurlitt: Aus dem Norden, Op. 130, No. 21

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Preparation and Presentation Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one. ​Kohler: Etude in F Major, op. 190, no. 27Diabelli: Vivace in C Major, op. 125, no. 7any pieces that involve playing a LH broken-chord accompaniment against a lyrical RH melody, in either 3/4 or 3/8Creative activities to explore befo...
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Clementi: Sonatina in C, Op. 36, No. 1, I. Allegro

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Preparation and Presentation Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one:​Lynn Freeman Olson – Beginning SonatinasNancy Faber - Classic Sonatina in C MajorDennis Alexander - Simply SonatinasTheodore Latour - Sonatina No. 1 in C MajorThomas Attwood - Sonatina in G MajorCreative activities to explore before ...
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Burgmüller: Ballade, Op. 100 No. 15

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Preparation and PresentationPieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one:​Burgmüller - ArabesqueRossi - Atacama DesertAtwood - SonatinaKabalevsky – ClownsCreative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate success: ​What is a Bal...
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Kabalevsky: Clowns, Op. 39

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Preparation and PresentationPieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one:​Beethoven - Ecossaise in G Major, WoO 23Niamath - Playful PuppyNiamath - PenguinsCreative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate success: ​Learn the LH...
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Kabalevsky: Clowns, Op. 39, No.20

Kabalevsky: Clowns, Op. 39, No.20
Preparation and PresentationContext: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneBeethoven - Ecossaise in G Major, WoO 23Niamath - Playful PuppyNiamath - Penguins Get Ready: creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement and more immediate suc...
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