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The final video in How to Play Piano Expressively
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The last video contains the remaining 5 techniques, including how choosing the right tempo for the brain. I also play Bach's Prelude in C in full to demonstrate using the techniques where applicable. By the way, when I was filming this it was raining and so you will probably hear that in the background, but I guess mother nature didn't consult with me before deciding to do that! smile

If you have any feedback or questions, let me know. I really appreciate the help you all have provided!



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Thank you for making these. They are very informative. I found that I've been using some of these already, without thinking of them as 'being techniques', let alone having a name LOL


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Thank you for a very interesting series. I've really enjoyed them, and will revisit them I'm sure.


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I am thinking that these are all for advanced students. I would not have that kind of control at this time, even though some of the concepts have been applied loosely here and there during my studies.

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Originally Posted by keystring
I am thinking that these are all for advanced students. I would not have that kind of control at this time, even though some of the concepts have been applied loosely here and there during my studies.

And yet I teach them to beginners, too. Certainly if I have a student who isn't practicing, we can't go into this kind of depth. Or if I'm working with someone on technique that never had that in their previous lessons, then the focus has to be undoing bad habits first since the moment they focus on something else they will go back to their old ways of playing.

But I firmly believe music is a human thing, and so we can learn to express even at simple levels, the teacher just has to know what pieces are good ones to approach this with, and when in the student's progress. But I have heard (not just from my own students) from people here who are beginners that play with these expressive techniques naturally. These are nothing "new" and "revolutionary" that will blow your mind, as they are what many people naturally gravitate to.

This is just a way of organizing what you may already do, as well as teaching what you may not yet do so you have more options in your playing smile


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I am thinking that these are all for advanced students. I would not have that kind of control at this time, even though some of the concepts have been applied loosely here and there during my studies.

And yet I teach them to beginners, too. Certainly if I have a student who isn't practicing, we can't go into this kind of depth. Or if I'm working with someone on technique that never had that in their previous lessons, then the focus has to be undoing bad habits first since the moment they focus on something else they will go back to their old ways of playing.


Even something basic like playing softer and/or slower at the end of a piece, or even at the end of a phrase in the middle of a piece, would be common I think for a beginner to work with. We may not be good at it, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try. I try to play the music the way I hear the music, whether I succeed or not is another matter. From the very first piece of real music (Bach) my teacher discussed 'musical ideas'. I try to consider all these things in the first process of learning how to play a few bars.


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I like the reference you give regarding singing a piece and how opera singers do this quite well. I found myself watching a few YT videos to help me in polishing my performance level of Ave Maria. Thank you!


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Beautiful! I'll have to watch them all again as soon as I have more time to put your advice into practice. Thank you!


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