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A.B.’s lesson 4/8/21
Some comments on Bach’s Prelude in C Major from the Second Book of the Well-Tempered Klavier.Read More
L.I’s LESSON ON 4/10/21
I don’t usually focus on the fingers in my approach to piano playing, except to use them naturally without tension. I will focus on them today, but I hope the reader takes it in proportion with the importance of all the moving parts of the piano playing mechanism.Read More
This morning, between 5 and 6 AM, I awoke from some pretty strong dreams, and just lay in bed, eyes open, but in a way, I was perhaps dreaming. I was getting, unbidden, scattered visions of how to teach my eight year old student C.P. who is having prolonged difficulties learning to read music notation.
It is now evening and I present these incomplete and disordered recollections of what came to me earlier in the day. The basic premise is that I imagined a video animation. During it, one sees a changing tapestry made up of the primitive ‘shapes’ that go into the making of standard music notation.Read More