Exercises no. 32, 33 and 34 – Beyer Op.101 – Lesson no. 25

The rest is over! If you believed I had forgotten our Beyer exercises, you made a big mistake! I have been thinking about it for two weeks, so I rallied: phone provided, I called lots of my pianist friends, but nobody of them wanted to lend me two of their hands. So, I moved on to women. It’s a little more than one month since I first met a very nice girl who, actually, plays the piano. What best opportunity to meet each other in a melodious phrasing? You are right, Beyer is not such a complicated stuff, but, anyway, every little thing helps. She chose nothing instead: offering lots of obvious excuses, she refused this special opportunity… she may have become famous!

So, here I am, with no videos, but having something to tell about these three exercises. As you can notice up on the left side, where the used notes are indicated, we moved on a fifth interval. Instead of starting from C, the pupils, that is you, will have to put right hand 1st finger and the left hand 5th finger on G. The other notes for the fingers left over, will be A, B, C and D. So, for the first time, we are changing positions, but the “revolution” will be minimal.

I remember these exercises were really easy to do, especially as regard playing the same notes both with left and with right hand. From the time point of view, there are no remarkable novelties. The duration draws on those ones of the previous exercises. The final adroitness I must mark is that your body always has to assume a central standing, even if hands move away from the midpoint of the keyboard.

Here is the three exercises performance video. A very special thank to Andrea, the cameraman, and, especially, to the “master” Patrizio, friend and fellow worker at the Siena Jazz

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