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Lessons on early and mid-elementary pieces lay the groundwork for good work habits to cultivate healthful, effortless playing at all levels. Arm-weight drops, staccato and legato, hand-to-hand arpeggios, and early application of the vibrato technique are covered in attractive, easy repertoire. Other topics include hands-together coordination, portato, animated left-hand accompaniment, alternating-hands arpeggios, alignment, and three-dimensional shaping.

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Köhler’s Allegretto is an early-elementary piece that’s useful for working on arm-weight drops and playing legato in parallel motion, using only fingers 1, 2, and 3 of each hand.

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Little March allows a chance to practice the whole-body, basic knocking motion of the Vibrato Technique in an early elementary piece, and to work on becoming adept using arm weight behind each individual finger. This work provides an easy, early opportunity to transpose into many other keys as well.

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Prairie Creek Sunrise is an easy piece for more mature learners. Stevens says it paints a picture with “layers of musical color woven in simplicity, to satisfy those with deep emotional connections to beauty.” It provides a chance to explore open sonorities, hand crossings, and long pedals.

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This elementary piece features an early study of three-dimensional shaping and hands-together coordination of legato vs. staccato, or connected and detached.

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Wohlfahrt’s Little Romance is an appealing elementary piece that offers the chance to play alternate-hands arpeggios at a very early stage of piano studies. This lesson offers strategies for teaching this work easily, using three-dimensional choreography.

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Reinagle’s English Minuet combines the Vibrato Technique and the basic three-dimensional form in one short, attractive, elementary piece. This lesson breaks down steps for teaching and practice for accelerated learning and well-coordinated technique.

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Diabelli's Morning offers further opportunity for hands-together coordination at the early elementary level, beginning by playing with portato articulation, in alignment, and progressing to longer legato phrases with good three-dimensional shaping. Morning includes turnaround figures, a logical next step after Bagpipe and Reinagle's Minuet. This lesson includes an introduction to using solfege, strategies for smaller hands, and hearing the left hand as counterpoint, not merely "accompaniment." These elements are tied together to inspire experimentation with transposition of this piece into all major keys.

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Berens’s Little Etude challenges the beginning student with faster notes in the left hand. This lesson details choreography and practice strategies that lay the groundwork for good work habits for healthful, effortless playing at all levels. Topics demonstrated include portato, legato, rotation, under-and-over, and in-and-out shaping.

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All Cooped Up was written just after Diane Hidy found herself just like the rest of the world — All Cooped Up! She wanted to write something specifically to help teachers who suddenly found themselves having to teach online. The pieces are designed for easy back-and-forth alternating even with the delays that happen with online instruction. They easily lend themselves to the kinds of instruction necessary in online teaching. "You play the left hand, I'll play the right!" Or, "Let's play this piece with you playing every other measure." The layout is clean, with measure numbers and no key signatures. (The accidentals are written in the music, just like they are in her best-selling Attention Grabber pieces.) 

You may purchase an instant downloadable studio license for All Cooped Up and other music by Diane Hidy at https://teachwithdiane.com/product/all-cooped-up-studio-license/

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Schytte’s Little Prelude provides a great opportunity at the elementary level to prepare for the first prelude of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, but without the added complexity of chromatic harmonies and expanded range. Highlights of this video include insights on practicing in blocked chords; choreographing the hands to maintain proper alignment, and tastefully applying the pedal.

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  • 62 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
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Tutorials on late elementary pieces build on initial whole-body concepts, including 2- and 3-note slurs, the basic three-dimensional form, parallel chords, pedaling, and new coordination challenges. Musical concepts include tied notes, melodic inversion between the hands, left-hand cantabile playing, tone clusters, voicing, chord ensemble, and an introduction to ornaments.

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This elementary piece calls for using the basic three-dimensional form on five notes and utilizes tone clusters, the bass register, parallel chords, and the pedal to evoke a deep underwater atmosphere.

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Morgengruss allows the chance to focus on 2- and 3-note slurs and basic three-dimensional shaping at the elementary level. Pianists of any hand size will find the piece comfortable and can easily work on alignment, tied notes, continuous motion, and alternating coordination demands between the hands.

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After Georg Philipp Telemann declined the Cantorate in Leipzig, the position was offered to Christoph Graupner. As in Telemann's case in Hamburg, Graupner's current employer offered increased compensation and he, too, stayed put, in Darmstadt. So the job of Thomaskantor came to Sebastian Bach, causing one committee member to remark, "since we cannot get the best, then we will have to settle for average" !! Although J.S.Bach is now recognized as one of the greatest composers to ever live and Graupner has largely fallen into oblivion, Graupner was highly respected in his day. This short Bourrée provides an opportunity to explore two-note slurs, dance rhythms, voicing, and a harmonic and melodic minor scale in an appealing late-elementary piece.

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This snappy, rhythmic Baroque piece by a Bach contemporary allows you to explore and practice ornaments in each hand, including acciaccaturas and short trills, at the late elementary level. Fred provides many practice strategies will allow you to bring the piece to life with three-dimensional choreography while developing important pianistic gestures for successively more difficult repertoire.

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Schytte’s Melody provides an important lesson in coordination, challenging both the left and right hands as they swap their typical roles of melody and accompaniment. Fred guides you through a lesson on cantabile, voicing, chord ensemble and subtle usage of the vibrato technique to breathe life into this appealing, elementary miniature.

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The Tarantella by American composer Frank Lynes is a fun, late-elementary piece that features fast-moving eighth-notes in compound meter. This lesson includes history of the tarantella, creative practice strategies, different fingering options with three-dimensional shaping, voicing, and how to practice and play three-notes slurs with a quiet hand.

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The Tarantella by American composer Frank Lynes is a fun, late-elementary piece that features fast-moving eighth-notes in compound meter.

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With The Bear, Rebikov has provided us with an imaginative, early-20th century piece that uses the whole-tone scale throughout. The Bear is a favorite among many late-elementary piano students for its depiction of a bear lumbering in the bass register. It presents a chance to work on coordination of right-hand double-thirds vs. a jumpy bass in the left hand while maintaining an easy, ‘whole-body’ approach.

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Belladonna is from a suite of three quirky, perky and mischievous pieces called Mean Little Monsters. They're perfect as Halloween pieces, but certainly not limited to that. They sound so much harder than they are! Students love their catchy rhythms and comfortable, easy-to-remember motives. 

You may purchase either a studio license or a printed copy of Mean Little Monsters at https://teachwithdiane.com/product/mean-little-monsters-studio-license/

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This etude is an attractive, brilliant-sounding piece using hand-over-hand arpeggios at the late elementary/early intermediate level that can be played at a variety of tempi. Fred guides you through principles of alignment and shaping, and focuses on turnaround figures, harmony, and the execution of optional ornaments and pedaling.

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Four early elementary pieces to teach three-dimensional movement from the very beginning. Arm-weight drops, staccato and legato, hand-to-hand arpeggios, and early application of the vibrato technique are covered in attractive, easy repertoire.

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Köhler’s Allegretto is an early-elementary piece that’s useful for working on arm-weight drops and playing legato in parallel motion, using only fingers 1, 2, and 3 of each hand.

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Reinagle’s English Minuet combines the Vibrato Technique and the basic three-dimensional form in one short, attractive, elementary piece. This lesson breaks down steps for teaching and practice for accelerated learning and well-coordinated technique.

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Little March allows a chance to practice the whole-body, basic knocking motion of the Vibrato Technique in an early elementary piece, and to work on becoming adept using arm weight behind each individual finger. This work provides an easy, early opportunity to transpose into many other keys as well.

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Wohlfahrt’s Little Romance is an appealing elementary piece that offers the chance to play alternate-hands arpeggios at a very early stage of piano studies. This lesson offers strategies for teaching this work easily, using three-dimensional choreography.

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Lessons on four elementary pieces lay the groundwork for good work habits to cultivate healthful, effortless playing at all levels. Hands-together coordination, portato, legato, animated left-hand accompaniment, alternating-hands arpeggios, alignment, and three-dimensional shaping are among the topics covered in this repertoire set.

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This elementary piece features an early study of three-dimensional shaping and hands-together coordination of legato vs. staccato, or connected and detached.

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Berens’s Little Etude challenges the beginning student with faster notes in the left hand. This lesson details choreography and practice strategies that lay the groundwork for good work habits for healthful, effortless playing at all levels. Topics demonstrated include portato, legato, rotation, under-and-over, and in-and-out shaping.

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Diabelli's Morning offers further opportunity for hands-together coordination at the early elementary level, beginning by playing with portato articulation, in alignment, and progressing to longer legato phrases with good three-dimensional shaping. Morning includes turnaround figures, a logical next step after Bagpipe and Reinagle's Minuet. This lesson includes an introduction to using solfege, strategies for smaller hands, and hearing the left hand as counterpoint, not merely "accompaniment." These elements are tied together to inspire experimentation with transposition of this piece into all major keys.

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Schytte’s Little Prelude provides a great opportunity at the elementary level to prepare for the first prelude of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, but without the added complexity of chromatic harmonies and expanded range. Highlights of this video include insights on practicing in blocked chords; choreographing the hands to maintain proper alignment, and tastefully applying the pedal.

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Tutorials on four late elementary pieces develop more whole-body concepts, including 2- and 3-note slurs, the basic three-dimensional form, parallel chords, pedaling, and new coordination challenges. Musical concepts include tied notes, melodic inversion between the hands, left-hand cantabile playing, tone clusters, voicing, chord ensemble, and an introduction to ornaments.

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This elementary piece calls for using the basic three-dimensional form on five notes and utilizes tone clusters, the bass register, parallel chords, and the pedal to evoke a deep underwater atmosphere.

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Morgengruss allows the chance to focus on 2- and 3-note slurs and basic three-dimensional shaping at the elementary level. Pianists of any hand size will find the piece comfortable and can easily work on alignment, tied notes, continuous motion, and alternating coordination demands between the hands.

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The Tarantella by American composer Frank Lynes is a fun, late-elementary piece that features fast-moving eighth-notes in compound meter. This lesson includes history of the tarantella, creative practice strategies, different fingering options with three-dimensional shaping, voicing, and how to practice and play three-notes slurs with a quiet hand.

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The Tarantella by American composer Frank Lynes is a fun, late-elementary piece that features fast-moving eighth-notes in compound meter.

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This snappy, rhythmic Baroque piece by a Bach contemporary allows you to explore and practice ornaments in each hand, including acciaccaturas and short trills, at the late elementary level. Fred provides many practice strategies will allow you to bring the piece to life with three-dimensional choreography while developing important pianistic gestures for successively more difficult repertoire.

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Schytte’s Melody provides an important lesson in coordination, challenging both the left and right hands as they swap their typical roles of melody and accompaniment. Fred guides you through a lesson on cantabile, voicing, chord ensemble and subtle usage of the vibrato technique to breathe life into this appealing, elementary miniature.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
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The full 16-lesson set of early intermediate masterclasses is available for non-subscribers to purchase. Three-dimensional concepts continue to advance versus earlier repertoire, including faster scalar passages, the vibrato technique for repeated notes and waltz accompaniment, cultivating a light thumb, leggiero touch, and fingering for smaller hands. Musical elements include energized and differentiated rhythm; waltz and minuet styles; harmonic analysis; articulation and shaping; and effective practice strategies for learning any piece at any level. Other topics include playing with good ensemble, contrasting articulation between hands, faster scalar figures with turnarounds and the basic three-dimensional form, integrated rotation, sensitive pedaling, lilt, cantabile, and much more.

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Beethoven’s Russian Folk Dance is completely diatonic (with no accidentals) and provides a great opportunity to use solfège and singing to heighten listening to independent parts in each hand. The vibrato technique allows you to easily play repeated notes with the same finger while maintaining a small, quiet hand with good alignment.

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Many vital musical and technical elements appear in Haydn's Minuet in G, a short, early intermediate piece. This lesson covers the character of a minuet, staccato with focused fingertips, momentum in faster-note figures, different lengths of articulations, practicing double notes, and three-dimensional shaping.

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Fred demonstrates several ways to “scat” the melody in Ella Scats… and inspires you to take chances to express yourself with your voice--both in this piece and also in most everything you play, including your ‘classical’ repertoire. He passes on insights he gained directly from Valerie Capers and suggests ways to pace and “swing” the piece, and to execute the ‘bop’
accents in jazz style.  
 

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Fred demonstrates several ways to “scat” the melody in Ella Scats… and inspires you to take chances to express yourself.

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Inspired by jazz bassist Ron Carter, you’ll explore swing rhythm, accents, the walking bass, and pianistic fingerings in this spirited piece from Portraits in Jazz composer Valerie Capers.

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The Polka, Op. 36 No. 5 is the last of a brief Children’s Album that seems inspired by the more famous volumes by Schumann and Tchaikovsky without being as extensive. Tchaikovsky included a Polka in his own Op. 39.

Fred Karpoff opens his lesson on Beach’s Polka by playing the opening of Tchaikovsky's work, and demonstrating parallels in articulation, rubato, and spirit

Other topics covered include three-dimensional shaping combined with staccato, and artistic “secrets,” --not only of rhythmic playing, but also of vocal phrasing and breathing--elements that elevate solo performance by integrating chamber music experience. 

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The Polka, Op. 36 No. 5 is the last of a brief Children’s Album that seems inspired by the more famous volumes by Schumann and Tchaikovsky without being as extensive.

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Written when Mozart was just six years old, this short piece is a great introduction to minuet style. This video delves into the specific traits of a minuet, including tempo, character, and more deliberate movement in this dance versus a waltz. Fred’s marked score provides harmonic analysis, recommended articulation and shaping, and fingering that facilitates small hands, such as those that the young Wolfgang must have had at the time.

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Metric inflection, harmonic response, and different articulation within the same hand are some of challenges present in this second piece from the Album for the Young. Fred demonstrates potential solutions to the challenges by offering different fingering options, singing, three-dimensional shaping, feeling vibrant rhythms internally, and other ideas to spark musical imagination.

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This work is one of two sonatinas long attributed to Beethoven but is almost certainly not authentic. Nevertheless, the piece remains popular as an appealing entry into early-intermediate level literature in Classical style. The first movement features balanced phrases, two-note slurs, and flowing, lyrical melody throughout.

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The second movement of the G Major Sonatina spuriously attributed to Beethoven is a pastoral Romanze in 6/8, and continues in the lyrical vein of the Sonatina’s first movement. Three-dimensional shaping facilitates lilting accompanimental figures and the shaping of three-note slurs, repeated notes, portato articulation, and cantabile melody.

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The slow movement of Clementi’s well-known Sonatina in G provides a pastoral contrast to its spirited outer movements. Fred addresses the common problem of intentional sixteenth-note rhythm vs. oft-heard triplets, using ‘internally-felt’ subdivisions as a way to heighten awareness of rhythm and to “energize” it--an invaluable technique for multiple repertoire styles and difficulty levels.
 

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The first piece of Burgmuller’s Twenty-Five Easy and Progressive Studies presents opportunities to work on round sound, four-note slurs, rubato and pacing, for pianists of any-sized hand. You’ll also hear some little-known history of metronome usage, and may be surprised at how it affects your concept of pulse and flow.

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This four-measure study features pentascales, arpeggiated figures; a one-octave C-Major scale and focus on fingers 3, 4, & 5. Fred demonstrates integrated rotation for continuous three-dimensional movement in addition to overlapping rhythmic practice as keys to mastering this miniature etude.

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Dancing along in ⅜, Czerny’s joyful little etude is brimming with opportunities for three-dimensional playing. This technical masterclass includes using the vibrato technique for a left-hand waltz accompaniment; encouraging organic movement during quick, scalar passages; shifting to new hand positions with the ease of a ballet dancer; and an effective practice method that can be applied by any pianist in any piece.

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This famous piece has delighted musicians for nearly 300 years, following its inclusion in the 1725 Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. Long thought to have been composed by J.S. Bach, the establishment of Petzold’s authorship only occurred in the 1970’s. Minuet in G opens with a prototypical example of the basic three-dimensional form on five notes. This lesson opens with a performance on the harpsichord and continues with discussion about differences between playing on the piano vs. the harpsichord. Fred continues with the process of developing integrated, three-dimensional motion in a variety of figures, with and without black keys, including three-and four-note slurs and non legato passages in both hands, emphasizing the elegant minuet character throughout.

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This famous, anonymous piece was included in the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. Beginning on the harpsichord, this lesson explores the definition of a musette -- a bagpipe that produces a drone sound through a bellows mechanism -- and the effect that may have upon your imagination. Continuing at the piano, Fred explores three-dimensional choreography, different fingering options, suggested ornaments, and effective practice strategies for jumps and timing, aided by his marked score.

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Diane Hidy wrote the following about Just for Now: “I wanted to write something for young pianists to help them express what they’re going through. It’s designed for people who are old enough to understand what’s going on, but not advanced enough to play Chopin Nocturnes or Rachmaninoff Preludes to help them through.

“I called the piece Just For Now to remind us all that, though we can’t do the things we love right now, we will do them again. We will be with our loved ones. We will take walks on the beach."

You can purchase the score of Just For Now as a studio-licensed instant download at https://teachwithdiane.com/product/just-for-now-studio-license/

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Fred explores several common challenges in this early intermediate work, including playing with good ensemble, coordinating contrasting articulation, sensitive pedaling, and careful listening within a ‘chamber music landscape.’

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Playing with a fixed wrist, a twisted hand, excessive force (banging!) and too much tension in general -- these issues are often seen in pieces like this appealing etude. By combining good alignment, a quiet hand, a light thumb, and utilizing the right muscles at the right time, we can cultivate an easy leggiero touch with a gentle vibrato motion. Fred suggests different shaping options and includes those in his score markings, for an injury-preventive approach and effortless performance.

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  • More than 3 hours of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
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The full 23-lesson set of Intermediate masterclasses is available for non-subscribers to purchase. Key Entrada concepts are reinforced throughout, including alignment, released fingers, the quiet hand, keeping the hand small, and a whole-body approach to playing pianissimo. Lessons on favorite repertoire by Bach, Burgmuller, Ellmenreich, Grieg, Heller, Clementi, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and others feature extensive instruction on pedaling techniques, harmonic listening, four-note slurs, rubato and pacing, voicing, and balancing clarity and resonance. Other topics include lilting rhythm, harmonic blocking, playing chords in ensemble, the vibrato technique, mirroring, practicing in overlapping combinations, and the technique of releasing and re-engaging arm weight to produce a continuous legato melody.

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The young Emanuel Bach's March was included in the Notebook for his stepmother, Anna Magdalena. This lesson stresses how to practice and perform short trills, arpeggiated figures, four-note slurs, and repeated notes while connecting these elements to the character and musical shaping of this elegant piece.

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One of the most beloved of Bach’s Inventions, this work is ideal for studying two-voiced counterpoint with equal challenges in each hand. In addition to melodic inversion, this lesson highlights how to apply three-dimensional solutions to scalar figures, detached arpeggios, and trills. Fred’s marked score provides detailed analysis of invertible counterpoint, harmony, sequence, and hemiola possibilities.

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Tackling two-voiced counterpoint and melodic inversion, this lesson highlights how to apply three-dimensional solutions to scalar figures, detached arpeggios, and trills.

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Scarlatti’s delightful Sonata in G, K. 431, is the shortest of his over 555 sonatas. Fred demonstrates some intricate fingerings, how to play with sufficient focus in the fingertips, and the integration of three-dimensional principles, including keeping your hand small, releasing fingers for clear articulation, and maintaining alignment.

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The composer comments that Cascading is an intermediate piano solo “about that miraculous current of beauty that is above, beneath, and surrounding us” It features undulating arpeggios in compound meter and projects a kind of reverence with mostly pandiatonic harmonies and contrasting chordal passages, including stretches of open-voices harmonies in parallel motion. Fred demonstrates three-dimensional choreography that emphasizes and enhances the continuously flowing music.

Learn More: https://composecreate.com/product/cascading/

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Alexander Gretchaninov witnessed remarkable changes during his long life. He initially decided to remain in Russia after the revolution but then fled first to Paris in 1925 and, later, in 1939, to the United States, where he became an American citizen.

Gretchaninov maintained his lyrical, romantic voice throughout his career. This is exemplified by the Prelude in B-Flat Minor, Op. 37 No. 2, an intermediate-level piece published in 1906 while the composer was still under the influence of his teacher and friend, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

This Prelude exudes a kind of resigned melancholy that is still animated with an undercurrent of passion. It’s in a 12/8 compound meter and provides an outstanding example to work on “ebb-and-flow” rubato, particularly with what I refer to as proportional accelerando and ritardando. 

I enjoyed experimenting with ways to heighten the music’s impact by taking inspiration from the composer’s hairpins and articulation. In this Masterclass, I demonstrated practice techniques including scat-singing, agogic accents, and isolating different pairs of voices in the right hand while maintaining harmonic resonance in the bass.

 This piece is gratifying to practice and allows you to try out a variety of artistic responses to its rhythm while maintaining the expressive cantabile of the top voice. Some pieces feel ‘personal,’ and this work surely qualifies as a vehicle for you to express your own authentic voice.

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This iconic, universally-loved piece offers many opportunities for interpretive choices. Hear the piece demonstrated on a harpsichord, learn how to apply the pedal successfully on the modern piano, and discover techniques for phrasing based on harmonic tension and resolution. You’ll even hear how Charles Gounod’s 1853 borrowing of the prelude in his Ave Maria may aid questions about phrasing.

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This iconic, universally-loved piece offers many opportunities for interpretive choices.

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This prelude is created out of repeated keyboard figurations: arpeggiated sixteenth-notes in the right hand against an energized rhythmic pattern in the left hand. Coordinating the hands together with three-dimensional shaping allows for musical focus on harmony. Fred demonstrates harmonic phrasing based on sensing tension and release, and amplifies this with suggestion marked in his accompanying score.

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This work evokes the sense of freedom and glide when you’re steadily paddling a canoe on a calm lake. Beach’s work flows with melody embedded as counterpoint in the right hand and provides a chance to integrate three-dimensional movement between hands as well as within the right hand while bringing out different voices. Pedaling also receives specific attention in this gentle, romantic landscape.

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This is an excellent study for pedaling, harmonic listening, and developing discernment between a pleasant sonority and a dissonant one that needs clarification or resolution. Fred guides you to appreciate which non-chord tones need extra care and to employ various techniques to craft an artistic performance, including finger pedaling, flutter pedaling, and re-pedaling at key moments. You'll also receive tips on three-dimensional shaping and key Entrada concepts including alignment, releasing fingers and keeping the hand small, and how to play truly pianissimo.

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The final movement of Clementi’s Sonatina in G builds on essentials skills needed at successively-higher repertoire levels, including tremolos, trills, and scales with turnarounds. Fred demystifies the technical challenges and provides guidance on how to execute them with ease. He delves into the musical content and offers suggestions pertaining to inflecting the dance-like character, integrating the vibrato technique, experimenting with finger pedaling, three-dimensional shaping, harmony, and more.

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This lesson focuses on cantabile playing in a Classical slow movement, with specific practice techniques for developing a beautiful line in single notes and double thirds. Pedaling is also explored as Fred shows how partial pedaling allows you to balance clarity and resonance. Ornaments are carefully considered for expressive rhythmic execution with three-dimensional shaping for an elegant, stylistic performance.

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This waltz is one of the most accessible pieces by Chopin and thus serves as a great choice for intermediate pianists to get acquainted with his music. The waltz style poses special challenges; this tutorial features a method of metronome practice that aids in both steadiness and flexibility; how to hone a comfortable left-hand accompanimental technique; and how to cultivate shades of pedaling while maintaining a stylistic, elegant waltz lilt throughout.

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Albert Ellmenreich's Spinning Song, Op. 14 No. 4, is an infectious piece that continues to be popular with intermediate piano students. Here Fred points out common technical and musical problems and demonstrates dynamic practice strategies such as harmonic blocking, playing chords in ensemble, the vibrato technique, and mirroring.

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Albert Ellmenreich's Spinning Song, Op. 14 No. 4, is an infectious piece that continues to be popular with intermediate piano students.

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This sprightly, intermediate-level piece provides an opportunity to incorporate three-dimensional shaping with the vibrato technique and how to navigate jumps with ease—concepts that apply to any level of repertoire. This tutorial also covers three-note slurs, “springy” staccato figures with a quiet, released hand, and practice strategies for choreographing different black-white combinations. 

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This lesson stimulates an imaginative reading of a Romantic landscape--in this case, Grieg’s response to the dignified Watchman in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Musical and technical elements covered include interpreting Andante in cut time; three-dimensional shaping in parallel motion, varied articulation, usage of the damper and una corda pedals, and balancing voicing in lyrical counterpoint.

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This gently flowing, Romantic piece is from Gurlitt's Album for the Young, Op. 140, inspired by the more famous volumes composed by Schumann and Tchaikovsky. In the Garden offers the chance to develop left-hand cantabile, voicing, and the coordination of repeated accompanimental figures. This Masterclass features effective ways to study and perform this work, including releasing and reengaging arm weight for a continuously sustained legato. 

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This ternary-form piece provides a perfect opportunity for learning the technique of releasing and re-engaging arm weight to produce a continuous cantabile melody with a deeply connected legato. In the B section, running notes in the left hand benefit from careful small-group practice in various overlapping combinations.

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Heller’s etude has been a favorite of intermediate pianists for generations. By using whole-body gestures and three-dimensional shaping, the pianistic writing of this piece comes to life quickly and easily. Active fingers, voicing melody over chords, and accommodations for smaller hands are some of the topics covered in this tutorial.

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J. H. Kwabena Nketia (1921-2019) was a widely respected and published Ghanaian ethnomusicologist. He composed 12 Pedagogical Pieces for piano, including Builsa Work Song, which is included in the first volume of Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora, edited by William Chapman Nyaho. 

In this masterclass tutorial, Fred describes his musical and personal experiences as an Artistic Ambassador to Ghana as well as ways to use the Vibrato Technique to more easily bring this piece to life, with less physical effort. 

Please note that only one page of a perusal score is provided here; two pages are included in the series preview by Oxford Publishing at:

https://www.yumpu.com/kiosk/OxfordMusic/piano-music-of-africa-and-the-african-diaspora-sampler/63717827

We heartily encourage you to procure the entire volume 1 of this series to be able to work with the entire score. At the time of this posting, some options for purchase include:

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Vladimir Rebikov employs the whole-tone scale for all of Dance With a Bell. This short tutorial focuses on projecting the exotic character with dance-like rhythms and lilt, with its predominant articulation of short slurs and staccato.

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This charming ländler (a forerunner of the waltz) is an excellent introduction into Schubert’s world. It provides opportunities to explore Viennese lilt, balance clarity and resonance with subtle pedaling, and project good melodic voicing in a chordal texture.

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This lesson features prototypical three-dimensional figures in a cheerful, pianistic sonatina. The basic three-dimensional form, scalar figures, “knocking” dyads using vibrato motion, and a playful, dance character are demonstrated and explored.

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The fourth piece from The Children’s Album benefits from being played with the vibrato technique, cycling and shaping six chords at a time. Fred demonstrates how to cultivate effortless, three-dimensional shaping and explores harmonic phrasing and Tchaikovsky’s expressive usage of hairpins.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
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The full 10-lesson set of Late Intermediate masterclasses is available for non-subscribers to purchase. Works by Beethoven, Chopin, MacDowell and others provide opportunities to cultivate leggiero, espressivo, elegant ornaments, metric hierarchy, inflection, imaginative usage of the pedals, and "the secret of rhythmic playing." Other topics include developing a beautiful line in single notes and double thirds, the meaning of hairpins, integrated three-dimensional movement between the hands, melodic voicing in a chordal texture, subito dynamics, quick registral shifts, and Viennese lilt. Key Entrada concepts are reinforced throughout, including three-note slurs, releases, the quiet hand, alignment and the vibrato technique.

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This first movement from Beethoven’s Sonata in G, Op. 49 No. 2 ignites joy and motivation in pianists ready to explore advancing repertoire. It poses many challenges that Fred presents in digestible morsels, including finessing an orchestral downbeat, singing techniques to process contrapuntal passages, discovering inflected legato using scat singing, ritornello structure, and choosing dynamics when the composer didn’t indicate them.

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One of the best-known melancholic piano pieces, Chopin’s Prelude in E Minor inspires a lesson on multiple topics, including interpreting “Largo” within cut time, maintaining interest with a very skeletal melody, creating the illusion that the piano can sustain like a singer, and refining our understanding of 19th-century hairpins beyond dynamics.

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Fred provides insights on playing Déodat de Séverac's delightful, The Old Music Box, including three-dimensional shaping for projection and voicing, the special fingering for the fastest chromatic scales in all piano music, pedaling, and fingering solutions for pianists with smaller hands.

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Although not as well known as his Spanish compatriots Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados, and Manuel de Falla, Joaquin Turina (1882-1949) was a prolific composer of solo piano music and chamber music with piano. 

Sacro-monte is a colorful intermediate piece with a few notably advanced elements (so we’re categorizing it as “late intermediate”). Guitarists have understandably enjoyed transcribing this piece for their instrument, as guitar effects abound, along with scales, rhythms, and harmonies that seem to conjure up a slice of Spanish life, perhaps what one might have encountered in the Sacromonte neighborhood of Grenada, known for music and flamenco dancing after dark. 

Sacro-monte is a lively piece that’s fun to play--including a frenzied finish that ends fortississimo.

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The career of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) developed slowly, first gaining traction after he published his now-famous Treatise on Harmony (1722), the earliest important document on tonality. In 1724, he composed his second major set of harpsichord pieces, including ten consecutive movements in either D Minor or D Major that have been grouped together as the “Suite in D Major.”


The opening movement, the captivating Les tendres plaintes, has recently gained popularity as a standalone piece. If played without ornaments, it is an intermediate work and is not complicated. Adding various mordents, trills, and appoggiaturas produces a more advanced level of difficulty. 

In any event, it presents a contrast to the more ‘learned’ counterpoint of contemporaries such as J.S.Bach. Les tendres plaintes is a rondeau in ABACA form, with a tender, melancholic melody in a comparatively homophonic (“melody and accompaniment”) texture.


Fred Karpoff walks you through how to execute several different kinds of ornaments while maintaining the essential cantabile quality of the piece. Three-dimensional technique proves essential to playing the many trills with ease--with a quiet hand, clever fingering, momentum, follow through, and release.


The harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, in the notes of his recording of Rameau, wrote:


...the Suite in D Major, opening with an almost tongue-in-cheek exemplar of the character piece, with a title so hackneyed that Rameau was surely poking a bit of fun: Les tendres plaintes (‘The tender sighs’). Whatever his intentions it is a pearl of a piece, and Rameau clearly thought enough of it to rework it as a ballet movement in Zoroastre (1749)...The use of rondeau form proves effective as the repetition of the main theme after each couplet (contrasting section) creates great intensity

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This lesson resulted from a member’s request to highlight this work from an ABRSM syllabus. Hofmann’s Scherzo features left-hand cantabile, interplay between the hands, and varied articulation, and allows the player to exercise imagination in an attractive piece by a lesser-known Romantic composer.

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Fred demonstrates how to play this etude leggiero and prestissimo, to respond to hairpins and articulation to project the elfin spirit of this work. Some elements covered include three-note slurs, dance rhythms in compound meter, a four-octave chromatic scale, registral shifts, subito dynamics, and response to harmony and poetic content.

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Learn about the genesis of MacDowell’s most famous piano piece and what is “American” about it. Fred guides you toward choreography and musical shaping that directly expresses the simplicity of this tender miniature. He considers metric hierarchy, inflection, and the meaning of hairpins, and provides options for handling the notorious pedaling challenges in the final lines of this piece.

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This exciting, jazzy piece was composed in 2020 on a dare. A friend of the composer challenged her to compose a piece using only minor chords and, further, to blend in a very well-known tune. Some of the topics featured in this tutorial include the fingering of the left hand’s groove integrated with a Quiet Hand; “swung” vs. straight 8th-notes; and round sound and voicing in the jazz chords that harmonize the main tune. You’re going to love playing Against the Rule!

To purchase the score of Against the Rule or other works by Elissa Milne, go to https://elissamilne.simplero.com/page/154547

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This tutorial arose from a member’s request for this piece that is listed as a Level 7 RCM etude. The lesson opens with discussion about the composer’s imaginative response to a fanciful Hans Christian Anderson tale. Elements covered include three-note slurs, focused staccato; active fingers, releases, the quiet hand, alignment, the vibrato technique, three-dimensional shaping, and “the secret of rhythmic playing.”

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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Tutorials on five dynamic pieces provide opportunites for musical and technical growth to progress to the early intermediate level. Concepts include using solfège to heighten listening to independent parts, the vibrato technique for repeated notes, turnaround figures in scalar passages, harmonic listening, and the reinforcement of three-dimensional topics such as the quiet hand, alignment, and continuous alignment adjustments. Musical topics include minuet style, metric inflection, the whole-tone scale, vibrant rhythm, and imagination.

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Beethoven’s Russian Folk Dance is completely diatonic (with no accidentals) and provides a great opportunity to use solfège and singing to heighten listening to independent parts in each hand. The vibrato technique allows you to easily play repeated notes with the same finger while maintaining a small, quiet hand with good alignment.

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This etude is an attractive, brilliant-sounding piece using hand-over-hand arpeggios at the late elementary/early intermediate level that can be played at a variety of tempi. Fred guides you through principles of alignment and shaping, and focuses on turnaround figures, harmony, and the execution of optional ornaments and pedaling.

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Many vital musical and technical elements appear in Haydn's Minuet in G, a short, early intermediate piece. This lesson covers the character of a minuet, staccato with focused fingertips, momentum in faster-note figures, different lengths of articulations, practicing double notes, and three-dimensional shaping.

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With The Bear, Rebikov has provided us with an imaginative, early-20th century piece that uses the whole-tone scale throughout. The Bear is a favorite among many late-elementary piano students for its depiction of a bear lumbering in the bass register. It presents a chance to work on coordination of right-hand double-thirds vs. a jumpy bass in the left hand while maintaining an easy, ‘whole-body’ approach.

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Metric inflection, harmonic response, and different articulation within the same hand are some of challenges present in this second piece from the Album for the Young. Fred demonstrates potential solutions to the challenges by offering different fingering options, singing, three-dimensional shaping, feeling vibrant rhythms internally, and other ideas to spark musical imagination.

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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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Four Classical works are featured in this set of early intermediate repertoire, including three spirited pieces and the pastoral slow movement of a Clementi sonatina. Three-dimensional concepts continue to advance versus earlier repertoire, including faster scalar passages, the vibrato technique for repeated notes and waltz accompaniment, cultivating a light thumb, leggiero touch, and fingering for smaller hands. Musical elements include energized and differentiated rhythm; waltz and minuet styles; harmonic analysis; articulation and shaping; and an effective practice strategy for learning any piece at any level.

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The slow movement of Clementi’s well-known Sonatina in G provides a pastoral contrast to its spirited outer movements. Fred addresses the common problem of intentional sixteenth-note rhythm vs. oft-heard triplets, using ‘internally-felt’ subdivisions as a way to heighten awareness of rhythm and to “energize” it--an invaluable technique for multiple repertoire styles and difficulty levels.
 

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Dancing along in ⅜, Czerny’s joyful little etude is brimming with opportunities for three-dimensional playing. This technical masterclass includes using the vibrato technique for a left-hand waltz accompaniment; encouraging organic movement during quick, scalar passages; shifting to new hand positions with the ease of a ballet dancer; and an effective practice method that can be applied by any pianist in any piece.

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Playing with a fixed wrist, a twisted hand, excessive force (banging!) and too much tension in general -- these issues are often seen in pieces like this appealing etude. By combining good alignment, a quiet hand, a light thumb, and utilizing the right muscles at the right time, we can cultivate an easy leggiero touch with a gentle vibrato motion. Fred suggests different shaping options and includes those in his score markings, for an injury-preventive approach and effortless performance.

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Written when Mozart was just six years old, this short piece is a great introduction to minuet style. This video delves into the specific traits of a minuet, including tempo, character, and more deliberate movement in this dance versus a waltz. Fred’s marked score provides harmonic analysis, recommended articulation and shaping, and fingering that facilitates small hands, such as those that the young Wolfgang must have had at the time.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • More than 50 minutes of detailed instruction
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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
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Four tutorials on early intermediate favorites provide opportunities to focus on musical and technical elements, including playing with good ensemble, contrasting articulation between hands, faster scalar figures with turnarounds and the basic three-dimensional form, integrated rotation, sensitive pedaling, lilt, cantabile, and much more.

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This work is one of two sonatinas long attributed to Beethoven but is almost certainly not authentic. Nevertheless, the piece remains popular as an appealing entry into early-intermediate level literature in Classical style. The first movement features balanced phrases, two-note slurs, and flowing, lyrical melody throughout.

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The second movement of the G Major Sonatina spuriously attributed to Beethoven is a pastoral Romanze in 6/8, and continues in the lyrical vein of the Sonatina’s first movement. Three-dimensional shaping facilitates lilting accompanimental figures and the shaping of three-note slurs, repeated notes, portato articulation, and cantabile melody.

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This work is one of two sonatinas long attributed to Beethoven but is almost certainly not authentic. Nevertheless, the piece remains popular as an appealing entry into early-intermediate level literature in Classical style. The first movement features balanced phrases, two-note slurs, and flowing, lyrical melody throughout.

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This four-measure study features pentascales, arpeggiated figures; a one-octave C-Major scale and focus on fingers 3, 4, & 5. Fred demonstrates integrated rotation for continuous three-dimensional movement in addition to overlapping rhythmic practice as keys to mastering this miniature etude.

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Fred explores several common challenges in this early intermediate work, including playing with good ensemble, coordinating contrasting articulation, sensitive pedaling, and careful listening within a ‘chamber music landscape.’

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  • More than 42 minutes of detailed instruction
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Three famous selections from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach receive detailed tutorials in this early intermediate set. Two of the tutorials feature demonstrations on the harpischord for added perspective and insight into the world of the 1720's. Some of the musical and technical concepts covered include the meaning of a musette, the elegant character of a minuet, fingering options, ornaments, jumps, navigating figures with and without black keys, various slurs, and repeated notes.

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This famous, anonymous piece was included in the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. Beginning on the harpsichord, this lesson explores the definition of a musette -- a bagpipe that produces a drone sound through a bellows mechanism -- and the effect that may have upon your imagination. Continuing at the piano, Fred explores three-dimensional choreography, different fingering options, suggested ornaments, and effective practice strategies for jumps and timing, aided by his marked score.

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The young Emanuel Bach's March was included in the Notebook for his stepmother, Anna Magdalena. This lesson stresses how to practice and perform short trills, arpeggiated figures, four-note slurs, and repeated notes while connecting these elements to the character and musical shaping of this elegant piece.

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This famous piece has delighted musicians for nearly 300 years, following its inclusion in the 1725 Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. Long thought to have been composed by J.S. Bach, the establishment of Petzold’s authorship only occurred in the 1970’s. Minuet in G opens with a prototypical example of the basic three-dimensional form on five notes. This lesson opens with a performance on the harpsichord and continues with discussion about differences between playing on the piano vs. the harpsichord. Fred continues with the process of developing integrated, three-dimensional motion in a variety of figures, with and without black keys, including three-and four-note slurs and non legato passages in both hands, emphasizing the elegant minuet character throughout.

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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • More than 59 minutes of detailed instruction
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Two ever-popular intermediate works by the great master receive extensive tutorials. Topics explored include melodic inversion, analysis of invertible counterpoint, trills, and harmonic phrasing. The harpischord is used for demonstration in Bach's famous Prelude and provides perspective on how the damper might tastefully be employed on a modern piano.

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One of the most beloved of Bach’s Inventions, this work is ideal for studying two-voiced counterpoint with equal challenges in each hand. In addition to melodic inversion, this lesson highlights how to apply three-dimensional solutions to scalar figures, detached arpeggios, and trills. Fred’s marked score provides detailed analysis of invertible counterpoint, harmony, sequence, and hemiola possibilities.

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Tackling two-voiced counterpoint and melodic inversion, this lesson highlights how to apply three-dimensional solutions to scalar figures, detached arpeggios, and trills.

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This iconic, universally-loved piece offers many opportunities for interpretive choices. Hear the piece demonstrated on a harpsichord, learn how to apply the pedal successfully on the modern piano, and discover techniques for phrasing based on harmonic tension and resolution. You’ll even hear how Charles Gounod’s 1853 borrowing of the prelude in his Ave Maria may aid questions about phrasing.

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This iconic, universally-loved piece offers many opportunities for interpretive choices.

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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
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  • More than 47 minutes of detailed instruction
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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
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Lessons on two of Burgmuller's Op. 100 etudes feature extensive instruction on pedaling techniques, harmonic listening, four-note slurs, rubato and pacing, and balancing clarity and resonance. Key Entrada concepts are reinforced throughout, including alignment, released fingers, the quiet hand, keeping the hand small, and a whole-body approach to playing pianissimo.

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The first piece of Burgmuller’s Twenty-Five Easy and Progressive Studies presents opportunities to work on round sound, four-note slurs, rubato and pacing, for pianists of any-sized hand. You’ll also hear some little-known history of metronome usage, and may be surprised at how it affects your concept of pulse and flow.

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This is an excellent study for pedaling, harmonic listening, and developing discernment between a pleasant sonority and a dissonant one that needs clarification or resolution. Fred guides you to appreciate which non-chord tones need extra care and to employ various techniques to craft an artistic performance, including finger pedaling, flutter pedaling, and re-pedaling at key moments. You'll also receive tips on three-dimensional shaping and key Entrada concepts including alignment, releasing fingers and keeping the hand small, and how to play truly pianissimo.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • More than 46 minutes of detailed instruction
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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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A common problem in playing either of these energetic works is held tension that can lead to injury. Mastering the vibrato technique allows you to play these pieces with ease. Instruction centers on cycling and shaping between two and six chords in one integrated motion, combined with other precepts of three-dimensional piano technique. Harmonic phrasing and expressive usage of hairpins are also explored.

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Daaah’ da-da-DAAAH! The hunt is on in Tchaikovsky’s exuberant work, September, from The Seasons, Op. 37a, at the early-advanced level. Topics include effective usage of the vibrato technique, voicing chords when the thumb covers two notes simultaneously, seeking ‘color resonance,’ and work strategies, including what constitutes a ‘mistake’ during practice.

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The fourth piece from The Children’s Album benefits from being played with the vibrato technique, cycling and shaping six chords at a time. Fred demonstrates how to cultivate effortless, three-dimensional shaping and explores harmonic phrasing and Tchaikovsky’s expressive usage of hairpins.

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  • More than 68 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • More than 68 minutes of detailed instruction
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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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The ever-popular Spinning Song is bundled with Gurlitt's cantabile miniature and Rebikov's exotic Dance With a Bell. Together, these pieces allow opportunities to cover a wider range of topics, including lilting rhythm, harmonic blocking, playing chords in ensemble, the vibrato technique, mirroring, practicing in overlapping combinations, and the technique of releasing and re-engaging arm weight to produce a continuous legato melody.

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Albert Ellmenreich's Spinning Song, Op. 14 No. 4, is an infectious piece that continues to be popular with intermediate piano students. Here Fred points out common technical and musical problems and demonstrates dynamic practice strategies such as harmonic blocking, playing chords in ensemble, the vibrato technique, and mirroring.

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Albert Ellmenreich's Spinning Song, Op. 14 No. 4, is an infectious piece that continues to be popular with intermediate piano students.

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This ternary-form piece provides a perfect opportunity for learning the technique of releasing and re-engaging arm weight to produce a continuous cantabile melody with a deeply connected legato. In the B section, running notes in the left hand benefit from careful small-group practice in various overlapping combinations.

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Vladimir Rebikov employs the whole-tone scale for all of Dance With a Bell. This short tutorial focuses on projecting the exotic character with dance-like rhythms and lilt, with its predominant articulation of short slurs and staccato.

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  • More than 57 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • More than 57 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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Two favorite and highly contrasting works are joined in this set for you to delve more deeply into sustained melody, hairpins and rubato in Chopin and tremolos, trills, and scales with turnarounds in Clementi. Three-dimensional solutions are at the fore in each work, side by side with musical imagination.

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The final movement of Clementi’s Sonatina in G builds on essentials skills needed at successively-higher repertoire levels, including tremolos, trills, and scales with turnarounds. Fred demystifies the technical challenges and provides guidance on how to execute them with ease. He delves into the musical content and offers suggestions pertaining to inflecting the dance-like character, integrating the vibrato technique, experimenting with finger pedaling, three-dimensional shaping, harmony, and more.

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One of the best-known melancholic piano pieces, Chopin’s Prelude in E Minor inspires a lesson on multiple topics, including interpreting “Largo” within cut time, maintaining interest with a very skeletal melody, creating the illusion that the piano can sustain like a singer, and refining our understanding of 19th-century hairpins beyond dynamics.

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  • More than 50 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • More than 50 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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This set features three spirited pieces that require active fingers, and benefit from three-dimensional coordination and choreography. The lessons on this intermediate repertoire include focused work on sensing and responding to harmony, released fingers, integrating the movement of larger muscles with fine motor skills, voicing melody within right-hand chords, scalar figures, and maintaining vibrant rhythm throughout.

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This prelude is created out of repeated keyboard figurations: arpeggiated sixteenth-notes in the right hand against an energized rhythmic pattern in the left hand. Coordinating the hands together with three-dimensional shaping allows for musical focus on harmony. Fred demonstrates harmonic phrasing based on sensing tension and release, and amplifies this with suggestion marked in his accompanying score.

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Heller’s etude has been a favorite of intermediate pianists for generations. By using whole-body gestures and three-dimensional shaping, the pianistic writing of this piece comes to life quickly and easily. Active fingers, voicing melody over chords, and accommodations for smaller hands are some of the topics covered in this tutorial.

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This lesson features prototypical three-dimensional figures in a cheerful, pianistic sonatina. The basic three-dimensional form, scalar figures, “knocking” dyads using vibrato motion, and a playful, dance character are demonstrated and explored.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • More than 54 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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This set features two extensive tutorials on sustained, cantabile playing--one in a classical slow movement, and one in a romantic favorite. The instruction focuses on espressivo, with specific practice techniques for developing a beautiful line in single notes and double thirds. Other topics include ornaments, metric hierarchy, inflection, the meaning of hairpins, and imaginative usage of the pedal.

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This lesson focuses on cantabile playing in a Classical slow movement, with specific practice techniques for developing a beautiful line in single notes and double thirds. Pedaling is also explored as Fred shows how partial pedaling allows you to balance clarity and resonance. Ornaments are carefully considered for expressive rhythmic execution with three-dimensional shaping for an elegant, stylistic performance.

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Learn about the genesis of MacDowell’s most famous piano piece and what is “American” about it. Fred guides you toward choreography and musical shaping that directly expresses the simplicity of this tender miniature. He considers metric hierarchy, inflection, and the meaning of hairpins, and provides options for handling the notorious pedaling challenges in the final lines of this piece.

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  • More than 62 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • More than 62 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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Three Romantic-era intermediate works provide opportunities to delve more deeply into integrated three-dimensional movement between the hands, varied articulation, melodic voicing in a chordal texture, balancing voicing in lyrical counterpoint, Viennese lilt, and usage of both the damper and una corda pedals.

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This work evokes the sense of freedom and glide when you’re steadily paddling a canoe on a calm lake. Beach’s work flows with melody embedded as counterpoint in the right hand and provides a chance to integrate three-dimensional movement between hands as well as within the right hand while bringing out different voices. Pedaling also receives specific attention in this gentle, romantic landscape.

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This lesson stimulates an imaginative reading of a Romantic landscape--in this case, Grieg’s response to the dignified Watchman in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Musical and technical elements covered include interpreting Andante in cut time; three-dimensional shaping in parallel motion, varied articulation, usage of the damper and una corda pedals, and balancing voicing in lyrical counterpoint.

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This charming ländler (a forerunner of the waltz) is an excellent introduction into Schubert’s world. It provides opportunities to explore Viennese lilt, balance clarity and resonance with subtle pedaling, and project good melodic voicing in a chordal texture.

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  • More than 46 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • More than 46 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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The two Romantic-era, pieces in this set demand lively fingers and help to cultivate leggiero and faster passage work. Instruction highlights include three-note slurs, a four-octave chromatic scale, focused staccato, releases, the quiet hand, the vibrato technique, registral shifts, and subito dynamics. The discussion of each work calls for heightened imagination and "the secret of rhythmic playing."

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Fred demonstrates how to play this etude leggiero and prestissimo, to respond to hairpins and articulation to project the elfin spirit of this work. Some elements covered include three-note slurs, dance rhythms in compound meter, a four-octave chromatic scale, registral shifts, subito dynamics, and response to harmony and poetic content.

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This tutorial arose from a member’s request for this piece that is listed as a Level 7 RCM etude. The lesson opens with discussion about the composer’s imaginative response to a fanciful Hans Christian Anderson tale. Elements covered include three-note slurs, focused staccato; active fingers, releases, the quiet hand, alignment, the vibrato technique, three-dimensional shaping, and “the secret of rhythmic playing.”

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  • More than 64 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • More than 64 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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Subtle dance rhythms and inflection are at the core of each of the sophisticated works in this set. Melodic and rhythmic inflection, rubato, articulation, and lyrical counterpoint are a few of the concepts that receive extensive, detailed instruction in these very appealing pieces.

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This extensive tutorial covers a wide range of elements that are essential to capturing the spirit of this Polish national dance. Fred shares insights into melodic and rhythmic inflection, rubato, articulation, left-hand accompanimental figures, and three-dimensional choreography to bring everything together and play this spirited work with ease.

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In 1919, Polish-American pianist Leopold Godowsky composed Old Vienna with the nostalgic sense that the tragedy of war had forever altered the way things used to be. This piece has been used by many pianists as a tender encore. Fred covers a wide range of musical concepts in this nuanced gem, including lilt, lyrical counterpoint, agogic accents, phrase centers, how to interpret hairpins, and the cantabile technique of release and re-engaging arm weight.

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  • More than 66 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • More than 66 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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Masterclasses on seven early-advanced works are available for non-subscribers to purchase. Works by Bach, Burleigh, Grieg, Granados, and Scriabin are probed in great detail on topics that include Baroque ornamentation, dance rhythms, melodic and rhythmic inflection, rubato, varied articulation, lyrical counterpoint and voicing.

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An exploration of ornamentation is central to this lesson on Bach’s Sinfonia No. 5 in E-flat. Two versions have come down to us in Bach’s hand, one without and one with ornaments. Fred explains the difference between fugal and trio-sonata texture, demonstrates principles of baroque articulation, analyzes the harmonic structure for easy memorization, and emphasizes cantabile and human expression within a contrapuntal piece.

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Harry Burleigh studied at the National Conservatory of Music of America when Antonin Dvorak was the director of the school. Burleigh has begun to be recognized as a musical visionary who advocated for and arranged African American spirituals, noting himself that these songs “are practically the only music in America which meets the scientific definition of Folk Song.” He further described how the vital aspects of this music are deep feeling, rhythm, and spirit. Burleigh had a profound influence on Dvorak in general and on the New World Symphony in particular. 

 

This Masterclass features a complete performance of “A New Hidin’ Place” and a tutorial on this beautiful piece based on the spiritual, “My Lord, What a Morning.” Some of the topics discussed in this lesson include:

  • Historical information about Burleigh and Dvorak

  • A strategy for using the metronome for a more musical declamation and flow

  • Finger substitutions

  • Applications of the vibrato technique and the staccato pedal

  • A whole-body approach to playing “round” fortissimo chords with optimal alignment

  • Practice strategies for jumps and isolating difficult spots

  • A way to interpret expressive markings, including hairpins--to “conduct” with proportional accelerando and ritardando

  • Projecting legato lines with a single finger

  • Dominant seventh chords in all inversions

  • And more!

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The Mysterious Barricades provides an opportunity to practice advanced finger substitutions to maintain legato and a 'sustained' texture without using the piano's damper pedal. Other topics covered include the effect of harmonic tension and counterpoint on phrasing; ornaments; and listening through each note's decay. This piece is categorized as "Early Advanced" because of musical sophistication and challenging fingering, however, interested intermediate-level pianists are encouraged to explore this beguiling piece as well!

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Enrique Granados’ "Andaluza" is a maravilloso gem that allows students to explore spicy Spanish ornamentation—including some unprinted ornaments discovered in Granados' own recorded performance of the piece. Repeated notes are simple in the style of flamenco guitar, and Fred teaches an easy way to approach them at the piano for a similar rhapsodic effect. The accompanying annotated score suggests exactly where some of these changes can be inserted for an exciting interpretation.

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Offering a wide range of strategies for bringing this piece to life, this lesson includes: practice options for the fast 32nd-notes and large jumps; utilizing the vibrato technique for the alternating hands section and octaves; responding to harmony and sensing tension and release; playing with partial pedals and focused articulation, and alternative fingering choices for small hands.

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Offering a wide range of strategies for bringing this piece to life, this lesson includes: practice options for the fast 32nd-notes and large jumps...

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This exquisite work is given a warm reading and a devoted lesson that focuses on musical pacing, rubato, and feeling. Elements covered include flexibly playing the cross-rhythms while balancing cantabile melody, phrase centers, finger substitutions, trills, double notes, harmonic colors, and pedaling.

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This extensive tutorial provides an in-depth consideration of elastic and proportional rubato, especially in regard to the interpretation of hairpins. Other topics covered include the “cello” voice of the left hand, tenuto markings, maintaining a small hand, three-dimensional rotation, voicing, pedaling and more. The marked scores provided note detailed fingering, numerous subsitutions, harmonic analysis, and options for small hands in a separate, second score.

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This extensive tutorial provides an in-depth consideration of elastic and proportional rubato, especially in regard to the interpretation of hairpins. Other topics covered include the “cello” voice of the left hand, tenuto markings, maintaining a small hand, three-dimensional rotation, voicing, pedaling and more. The marked scores provided note detailed fingering, numerous subsitutions, harmonic analysis, and options for small hands in a separate, second score.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
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Masterclasses on seven advanced works are available for non-subscribers to purchase. Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Godowsky, Scriabin and Tchaikovsky receive lavish attention and opportunities to focus on expression, rubato, harmonic response, cantabile, and three-dimensional choreography to play these works with ease. The vibrato technique is highlighted, centering on cycling and shaping between two and six chords in one integrated motion. Whole-body solutions are at the fore in each work to facilitate musical imagination.

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This extensive, detailed lesson provides technical and interpretive guidance on a wide variety of topics, including how to play the main “rocket” motive, subito dynamics, sudden character shifts, Alberti figures, octaves, sforzandi, agogic accents, fingering, using the vibrato technique to cycle in and out, and expressive hairpins.

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This hauntingly beautiful piece's popularity skyrocketed after the 2002 film release of The Pianist, where it served to amplify the anguish of the subject. It receives detailed attention in this special lesson where Fred casts light on cantabile nocturne style, featuring vocal trills, sensitive accompanying, proportional rallentando and accelerando, voicing, pedaling, and interpreting hairpins as the keys to Chopin's inflection and rubato.

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This extensive tutorial covers a wide range of elements that are essential to capturing the spirit of this Polish national dance. Fred shares insights into melodic and rhythmic inflection, rubato, articulation, left-hand accompanimental figures, and three-dimensional choreography to bring everything together and play this spirited work with ease.

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In 1919, Polish-American pianist Leopold Godowsky composed Old Vienna with the nostalgic sense that the tragedy of war had forever altered the way things used to be. This piece has been used by many pianists as a tender encore. Fred covers a wide range of musical concepts in this nuanced gem, including lilt, lyrical counterpoint, agogic accents, phrase centers, how to interpret hairpins, and the cantabile technique of release and re-engaging arm weight.

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Daaah’ da-da-DAAAH! The hunt is on in Tchaikovsky’s exuberant work, September, from The Seasons, Op. 37a, at the early-advanced level. Topics include effective usage of the vibrato technique, voicing chords when the thumb covers two notes simultaneously, seeking ‘color resonance,’ and work strategies, including what constitutes a ‘mistake’ during practice.

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Scriabin studied at the Moscow Conservatory as a classmate of legendary pianists Sergei Rachmaninoff and Josef Lhevinne. He doubtless felt the pressure to compete with his peers and injured his right hand while practicing Balakirev's Islamey and Liszt's Don Juan Fantasy. Doctors reportedly told Scriabin that he would never play with his right hand again. Fortunately, that turned out to be false, however, after the injury Scriabin composed his Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9 Nos. 1 & 2, in 1894.

The Prelude is a beautiful, anguished, introspective piece with abundant challenges for the left hand alone, in a work that sounds like it was written for two hands.

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This detailed lesson provides technical and interpretative guidance for one of Chopin’s most famous and accessible etudes. Topics covered include: cantabile; interpreting expressive markings and hairpins for rubato; articulation, pacing, voicing, and fingering; technical challenges including double 4ths, 5ths, and 6ths; and practice strategies to play this beautiful work with ease.

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This detailed lesson provides technical and interpretative guidance for one of Chopin’s most famous and accessible etudes.

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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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An exploration of ornamentation is central to this lesson on Bach’s Sinfonia No. 5 in E-flat. Two versions have come down to us in Bach’s hand, one without and one with ornaments. This lesson explains the difference between fugal and trio-sonata texture, demonstrates principles of baroque articulation, analyzes the harmonic structure for easy memorization, and emphasizes cantabile and human expression within this contrapuntal piece.

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An exploration of ornamentation is central to this lesson on Bach’s Sinfonia No. 5 in E-flat. Two versions have come down to us in Bach’s hand, one without and one with ornaments. Fred explains the difference between fugal and trio-sonata texture, demonstrates principles of baroque articulation, analyzes the harmonic structure for easy memorization, and emphasizes cantabile and human expression within a contrapuntal piece.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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This extensive, detailed lesson provides technical and interpretive guidance on a wide variety of topics, including how to play the main “rocket” motive, subito dynamics, sudden character shifts, Alberti figures, octaves, sforzandi, agogic accents, fingering, using the vibrato technique to cycle in and out, and expressive hairpins.

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This extensive, detailed lesson provides technical and interpretive guidance on a wide variety of topics, including how to play the main “rocket” motive, subito dynamics, sudden character shifts, Alberti figures, octaves, sforzandi, agogic accents, fingering, using the vibrato technique to cycle in and out, and expressive hairpins.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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This first movement from Beethoven’s Sonata in G, Op. 49 No. 2 ignites joy and motivation in any pianist ready to explore advanced repertoire. It poses many challenges that Fred presents in manageable chunks, including finessing an orchestral downbeat, singing techniques to process contrapuntal writing, discovering inflected legato using scat singing, ritornello structure, and choosing dynamics when the composer didn’t indicate them.

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This first movement from Beethoven’s Sonata in G, Op. 49 No. 2 ignites joy and motivation in pianists ready to explore advancing repertoire. It poses many challenges that Fred presents in digestible morsels, including finessing an orchestral downbeat, singing techniques to process contrapuntal passages, discovering inflected legato using scat singing, ritornello structure, and choosing dynamics when the composer didn’t indicate them.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
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This detailed lesson provides technical and interpretative guidance for one of Chopin’s most famous and accessible etudes. Topics covered include: cantabile; interpreting expressive markings and hairpins for rubato; articulation, pacing, voicing, and fingering; technical challenges including double 4ths, 5ths, and 6ths; and practice strategies to play this beautiful work with ease.

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This detailed lesson provides technical and interpretative guidance for one of Chopin’s most famous and accessible etudes. Topics covered include: cantabile; interpreting expressive markings and hairpins for rubato; articulation, pacing, voicing, and fingering; technical challenges including double 4ths, 5ths, and 6ths; and practice strategies to play this beautiful work with ease.

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This detailed lesson provides technical and interpretative guidance for one of Chopin’s most famous and accessible etudes.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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This hauntingly beautiful piece's popularity skyrocketed after the 2002 film release of The Pianist, where it served to amplify the anguish of the subject. It receives detailed attention in this special lesson which casts light on cantabile Nocturne style, featuring vocal trills, sensitive accompanying, proportional rallentando and accelerando, voicing, pedaling, and interpreting hairpins as the keys to Chopin's inflection and rubato.

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This hauntingly beautiful piece's popularity skyrocketed after the 2002 film release of The Pianist, where it served to amplify the anguish of the subject. It receives detailed attention in this special lesson where Fred casts light on cantabile nocturne style, featuring vocal trills, sensitive accompanying, proportional rallentando and accelerando, voicing, pedaling, and interpreting hairpins as the keys to Chopin's inflection and rubato.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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This waltz is one of the most accessible pieces by Chopin and thus serves as a great choice for intermediate pianists to get acquainted with his music. The waltz style poses special challenges; this tutorial features a method of metronome practice that aids in both steadiness and flexibility; how to hone a comfortable left-hand accompanimental technique; and how to cultivate shades of pedaling while maintaining a stylistic, elegant waltz lilt throughout.

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This waltz is one of the most accessible pieces by Chopin and thus serves as a great choice for intermediate pianists to get acquainted with his music. The waltz style poses special challenges; this tutorial features a method of metronome practice that aids in both steadiness and flexibility; how to hone a comfortable left-hand accompanimental technique; and how to cultivate shades of pedaling while maintaining a stylistic, elegant waltz lilt throughout.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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Enrique Granados’ "Andaluza" is a maravilloso gem that allows students to explore spicy Spanish ornamentation—including some unprinted ornaments discovered in Granados' own recorded performance of the piece. Repeated notes are in the style of flamenco guitar, and Fred teaches an easy way to approach them at the piano for a similar rhapsodic effect. The accompanying annotated score suggests exactly where some of these changes can be inserted for an intriguing interpretation.

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Enrique Granados’ "Andaluza" is a maravilloso gem that allows students to explore spicy Spanish ornamentation—including some unprinted ornaments discovered in Granados' own recorded performance of the piece. Repeated notes are simple in the style of flamenco guitar, and Fred teaches an easy way to approach them at the piano for a similar rhapsodic effect. The accompanying annotated score suggests exactly where some of these changes can be inserted for an exciting interpretation.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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Offering a wide range of strategies for bringing this piece to life, this lesson includes: practice options for the fast 32nd-notes and large jumps; utilizing the vibrato technique for the alternating hands section and octaves; responding to harmony and sensing tension and release; playing with partial pedals and focused articulation, and alternative fingering choices for small hands.

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Offering a wide range of strategies for bringing this piece to life, this lesson includes: practice options for the fast 32nd-notes and large jumps; utilizing the vibrato technique for the alternating hands section and octaves; responding to harmony and sensing tension and release; playing with partial pedals and focused articulation, and alternative fingering choices for small hands.

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Offering a wide range of strategies for bringing this piece to life, this lesson includes: practice options for the fast 32nd-notes and large jumps...

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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This exquisite work is given a warm reading and a devoted lesson that focuses on musical pacing, rubato, and feeling. Elements covered include flexibly playing the cross-rhythms while balancing cantabile melody, phrase centers, finger substitutions, trills, double notes, harmonic colors, and pedaling.

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This exquisite work is given a warm reading and a devoted lesson that focuses on musical pacing, rubato, and feeling. Elements covered include flexibly playing the cross-rhythms while balancing cantabile melody, phrase centers, finger substitutions, trills, double notes, harmonic colors, and pedaling.

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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
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This extensive tutorial provides an in-depth consideration of elastic and proportional rubato, especially in regard to the interpretation of hairpins. Other topics covered include the “cello” voice of the left hand, tenuto markings, maintaining a small hand, three-dimensional rotation, voicing, pedaling and more. The marked scores provided note detailed fingering, numerous subsitutions, harmonic analysis, and options for small hands in a separate, second score.

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This extensive tutorial provides an in-depth consideration of elastic and proportional rubato, especially in regard to the interpretation of hairpins. Other topics covered include the “cello” voice of the left hand, tenuto markings, maintaining a small hand, three-dimensional rotation, voicing, pedaling and more. The marked scores provided note detailed fingering, numerous subsitutions, harmonic analysis, and options for small hands in a separate, second score.

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  • More than 48 minutes of detailed instruction
  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
  • Access to Entrada’s interactive Glossary of Terms
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  • Professionally filmed with dedicated audio, including overhead and detail angles to bring the viewer directly into the learning environment
  • Marked scores provided for each piece to amplify musical and technical understanding.
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Masterclass Bundles

Early Elementary

4 lessons

27:01

Four early elementary pieces to teach three-dimensional movement from the very beginning. Arm-weight drops, staccato and legato, hand-to-hand arpeggios, and early application of the vibrato technique are covered in attractive, easy repertoire.

Elementary I

4 lessons

35:23

Lessons on four elementary pieces lay the groundwork for good work habits to cultivate healthful, effortless playing at all levels. Hands-together coordination, portato, legato, animated left-hand accompaniment, alternating-hands arpeggios, alignment, and three-dimensional shaping are among the topics covered in this repertoire set.

Late Elementary I

5 lessons

48:35

Tutorials on four late elementary pieces develop more whole-body concepts, including 2- and 3-note slurs, the basic three-dimensional form, parallel chords, pedaling, and new coordination challenges. Musical concepts include tied notes, melodic inversion between the hands, left-hand cantabile playing, tone clusters, voicing, chord ensemble, and an introduction to ornaments.

Progressing to Intermediate

5 lessons

48:36

Tutorials on five dynamic pieces provide opportunites for musical and technical growth to progress to the early intermediate level. Concepts include using solfège to heighten listening to independent parts, the vibrato technique for repeated notes, turnaround figures in scalar passages, harmonic listening, and the reinforcement of three-dimensional topics such as the quiet hand, alignment, and continuous alignment adjustments. Musical topics include minuet style, metric inflection, the whole-tone scale, vibrant rhythm, and imagination.

Early Intermediate I

4 lessons

50:47

Four Classical works are featured in this set of early intermediate repertoire, including three spirited pieces and the pastoral slow movement of a Clementi sonatina. Three-dimensional concepts continue to advance versus earlier repertoire, including faster scalar passages, the vibrato technique for repeated notes and waltz accompaniment, cultivating a light thumb, leggiero touch, and fingering for smaller hands. Musical elements include energized and differentiated rhythm; waltz and minuet styles; harmonic analysis; articulation and shaping; and an effective practice strategy for learning any piece at any level.

Early Intermediate II

4 lessons

42:13

Four tutorials on early intermediate favorites provide opportunities to focus on musical and technical elements, including playing with good ensemble, contrasting articulation between hands, faster scalar figures with turnarounds and the basic three-dimensional form, integrated rotation, sensitive pedaling, lilt, cantabile, and much more.

Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach

3 lessons

59:38

Three famous selections from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach receive detailed tutorials in this early intermediate set. Two of the tutorials feature demonstrations on the harpischord for added perspective and insight into the world of the 1720's. Some of the musical and technical concepts covered include the meaning of a musette, the elegant character of a minuet, fingering options, ornaments, jumps, navigating figures with and without black keys, various slurs, and repeated notes.

J. S. Bach

2 lessons

47:23

Two ever-popular intermediate works by the great master receive extensive tutorials. Topics explored include melodic inversion, analysis of invertible counterpoint, trills, and harmonic phrasing. The harpischord is used for demonstration in Bach's famous Prelude and provides perspective on how the damper might tastefully be employed on a modern piano.

Burgmuller

2 lessons

47:33

Lessons on two of Burgmuller's Op. 100 etudes feature extensive instruction on pedaling techniques, harmonic listening, four-note slurs, rubato and pacing, and balancing clarity and resonance. Key Entrada concepts are reinforced throughout, including alignment, released fingers, the quiet hand, keeping the hand small, and a whole-body approach to playing pianissimo.

Tchaikovsky

2 lessons

01:08:03

A common problem in playing either of these energetic works is held tension that can lead to injury. Mastering the vibrato technique allows you to play these pieces with ease. Instruction centers on cycling and shaping between two and six chords in one integrated motion, combined with other precepts of three-dimensional piano technique. Harmonic phrasing and expressive usage of hairpins are also explored.

Intermediate Favorites I

3 lessons

57:21

The ever-popular Spinning Song is bundled with Gurlitt's cantabile miniature and Rebikov's exotic Dance With a Bell. Together, these pieces allow opportunities to cover a wider range of topics, including lilting rhythm, harmonic blocking, playing chords in ensemble, the vibrato technique, mirroring, practicing in overlapping combinations, and the technique of releasing and re-engaging arm weight to produce a continuous legato melody.

Intermediate Favorites II

2 lessons

50:46

Two favorite and highly contrasting works are joined in this set for you to delve more deeply into sustained melody, hairpins and rubato in Chopin and tremolos, trills, and scales with turnarounds in Clementi. Three-dimensional solutions are at the fore in each work, side by side with musical imagination.

Spirited Gems

3 lessons

54:27

This set features three spirited pieces that require active fingers, and benefit from three-dimensional coordination and choreography. The lessons on this intermediate repertoire include focused work on sensing and responding to harmony, released fingers, integrating the movement of larger muscles with fine motor skills, voicing melody within right-hand chords, scalar figures, and maintaining vibrant rhythm throughout.

Espressivo

2 lessons

01:02:39

This set features two extensive tutorials on sustained, cantabile playing--one in a classical slow movement, and one in a romantic favorite. The instruction focuses on espressivo, with specific practice techniques for developing a beautiful line in single notes and double thirds. Other topics include ornaments, metric hierarchy, inflection, the meaning of hairpins, and imaginative usage of the pedal.

Resonance and Imagination

3 lessons

46:00

Three Romantic-era intermediate works provide opportunities to delve more deeply into integrated three-dimensional movement between the hands, varied articulation, melodic voicing in a chordal texture, balancing voicing in lyrical counterpoint, Viennese lilt, and usage of both the damper and una corda pedals.

Lively Fingers

2 lessons

01:04:09

The two Romantic-era, pieces in this set demand lively fingers and help to cultivate leggiero and faster passage work. Instruction highlights include three-note slurs, a four-octave chromatic scale, focused staccato, releases, the quiet hand, the vibrato technique, registral shifts, and subito dynamics. The discussion of each work calls for heightened imagination and "the secret of rhythmic playing."

Rubato and Inflection

2 lessons

01:06:11

Subtle dance rhythms and inflection are at the core of each of the sophisticated works in this set. Melodic and rhythmic inflection, rubato, articulation, and lyrical counterpoint are a few of the concepts that receive extensive, detailed instruction in these very appealing pieces.

Bach: Sinfonia No. 5 in Eb, BWV 791

1 lesson

40:23

An exploration of ornamentation is central to this lesson on Bach’s Sinfonia No. 5 in E-flat. Two versions have come down to us in Bach’s hand, one without and one with ornaments. This lesson explains the difference between fugal and trio-sonata texture, demonstrates principles of baroque articulation, analyzes the harmonic structure for easy memorization, and emphasizes cantabile and human expression within this contrapuntal piece.

Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor, Op. 10 No. 1, 1st mvt

1 lesson

53:33

This extensive, detailed lesson provides technical and interpretive guidance on a wide variety of topics, including how to play the main “rocket” motive, subito dynamics, sudden character shifts, Alberti figures, octaves, sforzandi, agogic accents, fingering, using the vibrato technique to cycle in and out, and expressive hairpins.

Beethoven: Sonata in G, Op.49 No. 2, 1st mvt

1 lesson

54:20

This first movement from Beethoven’s Sonata in G, Op. 49 No. 2 ignites joy and motivation in any pianist ready to explore advanced repertoire. It poses many challenges that Fred presents in manageable chunks, including finessing an orchestral downbeat, singing techniques to process contrapuntal writing, discovering inflected legato using scat singing, ritornello structure, and choosing dynamics when the composer didn’t indicate them.

Chopin: Etude in E Major, Op. 10 No. 3

1 lesson

55:06

This detailed lesson provides technical and interpretative guidance for one of Chopin’s most famous and accessible etudes. Topics covered include: cantabile; interpreting expressive markings and hairpins for rubato; articulation, pacing, voicing, and fingering; technical challenges including double 4ths, 5ths, and 6ths; and practice strategies to play this beautiful work with ease.

Chopin: Nocturne in C# Minor, Op. Post.

1 lesson

49:44

This hauntingly beautiful piece's popularity skyrocketed after the 2002 film release of The Pianist, where it served to amplify the anguish of the subject. It receives detailed attention in this special lesson which casts light on cantabile Nocturne style, featuring vocal trills, sensitive accompanying, proportional rallentando and accelerando, voicing, pedaling, and interpreting hairpins as the keys to Chopin's inflection and rubato.

Chopin: Waltz in A Minor, B. 150

1 lesson

44:05

This waltz is one of the most accessible pieces by Chopin and thus serves as a great choice for intermediate pianists to get acquainted with his music. The waltz style poses special challenges; this tutorial features a method of metronome practice that aids in both steadiness and flexibility; how to hone a comfortable left-hand accompanimental technique; and how to cultivate shades of pedaling while maintaining a stylistic, elegant waltz lilt throughout.

Granados: Spanish Dance No. 5

1 lesson

44:08

Enrique Granados’ "Andaluza" is a maravilloso gem that allows students to explore spicy Spanish ornamentation—including some unprinted ornaments discovered in Granados' own recorded performance of the piece. Repeated notes are in the style of flamenco guitar, and Fred teaches an easy way to approach them at the piano for a similar rhapsodic effect. The accompanying annotated score suggests exactly where some of these changes can be inserted for an intriguing interpretation.

Grieg: March of the Trolls, Op. 54 No. 3

1 lesson

44:16

Offering a wide range of strategies for bringing this piece to life, this lesson includes: practice options for the fast 32nd-notes and large jumps; utilizing the vibrato technique for the alternating hands section and octaves; responding to harmony and sensing tension and release; playing with partial pedals and focused articulation, and alternative fingering choices for small hands.

Grieg: Nocturne, Op. 54 No. 4

1 lesson

42:24

This exquisite work is given a warm reading and a devoted lesson that focuses on musical pacing, rubato, and feeling. Elements covered include flexibly playing the cross-rhythms while balancing cantabile melody, phrase centers, finger substitutions, trills, double notes, harmonic colors, and pedaling.

Scriabin: Prelude in E, Op. 11 No. 9

1 lesson

47:28

This extensive tutorial provides an in-depth consideration of elastic and proportional rubato, especially in regard to the interpretation of hairpins. Other topics covered include the “cello” voice of the left hand, tenuto markings, maintaining a small hand, three-dimensional rotation, voicing, pedaling and more. The marked scores provided note detailed fingering, numerous subsitutions, harmonic analysis, and options for small hands in a separate, second score.

Masterclass Full List

Core: Elementary

10 lessons

01:25:30

Lessons on early and mid-elementary pieces lay the groundwork for good work habits to cultivate healthful, effortless playing at all levels. Arm-weight drops, staccato and legato, hand-to-hand arpeggios, and early application of the vibrato technique are covered in attractive, easy repertoire. Other topics include hands-together coordination, portato, animated left-hand accompaniment, alternating-hands arpeggios, alignment, and three-dimensional shaping.

Core: Late Elementary

10 lessons

01:38:40

Tutorials on late elementary pieces build on initial whole-body concepts, including 2- and 3-note slurs, the basic three-dimensional form, parallel chords, pedaling, and new coordination challenges. Musical concepts include tied notes, melodic inversion between the hands, left-hand cantabile playing, tone clusters, voicing, chord ensemble, and an introduction to ornaments.

Core: Early Intermediate

18 lessons

03:58:53

The full 16-lesson set of early intermediate masterclasses is available for non-subscribers to purchase. Three-dimensional concepts continue to advance versus earlier repertoire, including faster scalar passages, the vibrato technique for repeated notes and waltz accompaniment, cultivating a light thumb, leggiero touch, and fingering for smaller hands. Musical elements include energized and differentiated rhythm; waltz and minuet styles; harmonic analysis; articulation and shaping; and effective practice strategies for learning any piece at any level. Other topics include playing with good ensemble, contrasting articulation between hands, faster scalar figures with turnarounds and the basic three-dimensional form, integrated rotation, sensitive pedaling, lilt, cantabile, and much more.

Core: Intermediate

24 lessons

07:47:35

The full 23-lesson set of Intermediate masterclasses is available for non-subscribers to purchase. Key Entrada concepts are reinforced throughout, including alignment, released fingers, the quiet hand, keeping the hand small, and a whole-body approach to playing pianissimo. Lessons on favorite repertoire by Bach, Burgmuller, Ellmenreich, Grieg, Heller, Clementi, Chopin, Tchaikovsky and others feature extensive instruction on pedaling techniques, harmonic listening, four-note slurs, rubato and pacing, voicing, and balancing clarity and resonance. Other topics include lilting rhythm, harmonic blocking, playing chords in ensemble, the vibrato technique, mirroring, practicing in overlapping combinations, and the technique of releasing and re-engaging arm weight to produce a continuous legato melody.

Core: Late Intermediate

10 lessons

04:49:26

 

The full 10-lesson set of Late Intermediate masterclasses is available for non-subscribers to purchase. Works by Beethoven, Chopin, MacDowell and others provide opportunities to cultivate leggiero, espressivo, elegant ornaments, metric hierarchy, inflection, imaginative usage of the pedals, and "the secret of rhythmic playing." Other topics include developing a beautiful line in single notes and double thirds, the meaning of hairpins, integrated three-dimensional movement between the hands, melodic voicing in a chordal texture, subito dynamics, quick registral shifts, and Viennese lilt. Key Entrada concepts are reinforced throughout, including three-note slurs, releases, the quiet hand, alignment and the vibrato technique.

Core: Early Advanced

7 lessons

04:46:04

Masterclasses on seven early-advanced works are available for non-subscribers to purchase. Works by Bach, Burleigh, Grieg, Granados, and Scriabin are probed in great detail on topics that include Baroque ornamentation, dance rhythms, melodic and rhythmic inflection, rubato, varied articulation, lyrical counterpoint and voicing.

Core: Advanced

7 lessons

05:02:58

Masterclasses on seven advanced works are available for non-subscribers to purchase. Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Godowsky, Scriabin and Tchaikovsky receive lavish attention and opportunities to focus on expression, rubato, harmonic response, cantabile, and three-dimensional choreography to play these works with ease. The vibrato technique is highlighted, centering on cycling and shaping between two and six chords in one integrated motion. Whole-body solutions are at the fore in each work to facilitate musical imagination.