Essential Piano Techniques and Exercises That Any Piano Player Should Have
This full-length, 11-week flexible class will cover and discuss some of the most essential Piano techniques, methods, and exercises that anyone who plays piano, of any level (beginner or advanced) will need for the rest of their lives.
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***Check prerequisites below _________________________ This class will cover and discuss some of the most essential Piano techniques, methods, and exercises that anyone who plays piano, of any level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) will need for the rest of their lives. The content of this course is directly related to anything you might be working on with piano right now and in the future, so it should be seen as a parallel to wherever you are on your pianistic journey. In the same way,...
The main contents of the curriculum will be: -Physical technique -Pentachords -The C Major Scale in 1 Octave, and in 2+ Octaves -Scales in other keys -Closed position Chords and Inversions -Broken Chords and arpeggios -Major Scales keys that have different fingerings -Octave chords and Arpeggios on black keys -Minor keys and the three different types of minor scales
The standard (not "extraordinary") homework assignments will be to share your thoughts and expectations prior to practicing; then record yourself, by video or by audio, playing the given assignment under the specified parameters that I'm going to provide; and then discuss in detail how the week went, as well as how to find more effectiveness in the practice experience. One of the most important things that we will be using for practicing is a METRONOME, which can be downloaded for free as an app. On the "extraordinary" assignments side, there may be some written/hand out assignments, as well as other discussion topics, or personalized answer questions. *There may be some weeks where "life happens" and you may be behind on homework, which can and will also be discussed with the class. The way in which the contents are distributed throughout the weeks will allow you to catch up with some more extra practicing. You know what "they" (I) say: nothing that some practicing cannot do!
As mentioned above, the required supply list is: -Access to a piano/keyboard -Access to a metronome (App): If you don’t own a physical metronome, you can always download a free app on your phone/tablet. I personally like the free App for Android and iOS “Pro Metronome” by EUMLab -A device that can record video, and reliable ways to upload such video file to a cloud platform (see next point). If you have any objections or impediments to video record, let me know and we can work out a possible solution. -Google account with Google Drive/Google Photos, or equivalent "shareable" AND playable cloud platform (i.e.Dropbox, OneDrive, etc) to upload the videos to. *Most of these keep email addresses and account names private.
Private comprehensive written evaluations/reports of the assignments, provided and written by me, are optional. If you would like to receive detailed, personalized feedback, please let me know in a personal message when signed up.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.