January 2018 Piano Explorer

Section 1: Erik Satie

Reading:

  • Piano Explorer p. 2-3
     

Watch/Listen:

 

Section 2: The Music of France

Reading:

  • Piano Explorer p. 4-7
     

Watch/Listen:


Section 3: Composition Contest!

Reading:

  • Piano Explorer p. 8-10
     

Piano Competition:

 

Section 4: Piano & Musicianship Skills

Remember - good technique is easy technique! Our goal is always a RELEASE of tension and NATURAL hand shape - in general a round hand with curved fingers is the result of this technique, but NOT the goal if it takes tension to achieve!
 

Reading:

  • Piano Explorer p. 12-14