Beethoven: Sonatina in G Major

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Preparation and PresentationContext: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this oneStudents should be playing the earliest selections of original piano works.Sonatinas by Lynes, Attwood, Latour, and other selections in any level 1 and 2 Sonatina books.Method book pieces introducing Alberti bass (approx. level 3).T...
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How Do You Teach a Piece Containing Both Duplet and Triplet Eighths?

from the series: The Heart of the Matter: RhythmSubdividing a beat is not such a formidable task to experience and understand. Many of the words we use are made of polysyllables (that one has five!). Our names and the names of towns and states are excellent examples of the way language subdivides a pulse. Anyone can say Mississippi Cowboy or g...
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