Sonatinas are great little pieces to teach students the greater form of sonata. Julius Klengel wrote three Three Movement sonatinas. Each one can be played in First Position. I have recorded No. 2 in A Minor. Come discover this beauty.
Grieg’s music to “PeerGynt” is great. Anitra’s Dance is one of them.
Download some Goltermann music. Take a look at his Tone Pictures and Nocturnes. Add some of these to your repertoire. Enjoy a wide variety of composers.
A definitive thumb position never made sense to me. That is, if I think of it as I assumed it should be thought of, a definite position. Just as you are taught First, Second, Third, positions, etc. right on up the fingerboard—usually dispensing with a specific numbered position at about 7th—so I thought of thumb … Continue reading Thumb Position: the entire Fingerboard
At the beginning of the year—long since forgotten throughout the course if this year—there were plenty of analogies made with the number 2020. Although I certainly do not have 2020 vision in hindsight, perhaps I have slightly sharpened vision. I have also learned a few things along the way about making videos, editing them, and … Continue reading Year in Review: 2020