Piano by Chopin
|Introduction of “Chopin Nocturne in D Flat Major Op. 27 No.2” by Chopin.|
The teacher explains the notions of artistic image as the essence of the music, how you use your body in music, phrase markings and flexibility.
Piano by Erik Satie
|Heather plays the piece “1ère Gymnopédie” by Satie. You will first see her performance and then have details about the chords means and functions, the flexibility and organization of your hands.|
She will also explain how to play the melody and notes.
Piano by Johann Sebastian Bach
|Here, Heather will introduce and give you tips about how to play a “Polonaise”, an ancient polish music, before playing a “musette”.|
Later on, you will discover the “Minuet in G” by Bach. You will study the melodic line and the G major chord.
Piano by Henry Purcell
|The piece presented in this chapter is “Minuet in A minor” by Purcell.|
Heather talks about keys and fingering.
Piano by Maurice Ravel
|In this session you will hear the performance of the “Sonatine” by Ravel, the introduction of the piece, and explanations about the fingering, how to play in an horizontal way.|
Piano by Dimitri Kabalevsky
|In this part, Heather performs the “Toccatina” by Kabalesvky, which is a fast and virtualised piece.|
You will see in details the melody played with the left hand
Basic Piano Skills
|Finally, in this session, the teacher gives you details and tips about several topics to improve your playing.|
She first talk about the pedal, explaining the differences between the sustain pedal, soft pedal and quick brake.
Then, she deals with the hands, finger and wrists by teaching you how to have the best position to play.
To finish, you will have several exercices available to practice your fingers and knuckles.