Piano Lessons Marylebone

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Piano Lessons Marylebone

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Chords

Posted by Piano Teacher Marylebone on Piano Lessons Marylebone Page on April 6, 2014

Piano Lessons Marylebone - Piano Teacher in Marylebone

Piano Lessons Marylebone – Piano Teacher in Marylebone

Chords should be practised before octaves because, if properly studied, they will develop a strong arch together with a good hand position and loose wrist. Fundamentally, tone is produced as in finger work, the fingers springing upward and outward from the keys as the wrist gives. The instructor who teaches one touch for runs, another for chords, and yet another for octaves, has misunderstood the mechanism of the instrument and use of the hand. In what might be called pure finger work, there is a give of the wrist but it is hardly noticeable.

Begin practice with a full chord position:

Right hand plays the notes G-C-E-G with the fingers 1-2-4-5.

Left hand plays the notes C-E-G-C with the fingers 5-4-2-1.

1. Hold the notes easily with the fingers and shake the wrist up and down as rapidly as possible.

2. Repeat the chord rapidly and lightly twice with a pause, then twice again with a pause, etc., for several times; then in groups of three, four, five and six, resting between each group of repetitions.

As soon as light chords are easy, weight may be added for forte playing, but the fundamental finger and wrist action is the same as in soft chords. Chords require as much variety of tone as single notes.

Any suitable studies may be used in working up a good chord technique, and exercises in wide skips should be included. The hand takes its position from the “shape” of the chord. The practice of preparing the chord in the air when making wide skips is a waste of time and likely to stiffen the forearm. If the fingers have to grope for the keys at first it will do no harm, provided that the chord is felt under the hand before it is played. In this way (touching notes in slow practice before playing them), the fingers will learn the “feel” of any chord without effort, and the thrust into the arch of the hand as the chord is played should give a clear impression for the memory.

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Travel Directions – Piano Lessons Marylebone

Directions by Car – Option One – Piano Lessons Marylebone

[icon image=”ss-navigateright” character=”” size=”small” cont=”no” float=”left” color=”accent”] Baker Street, United Kingdom

1. Take A501, A4209, A402, A4204 and Kensington High St/A315 to Earls Court Road W.8/B316
1a. Head south on Baker St/A41 toward Marylebone Rd/A501
1b. Take the 1st right onto Marylebone Rd/A501
1c. Turn left onto Old Marylebone Rd/A501
1d. Continue onto Sussex Gardens/A4209
1e. Continue onto Westbourne St/A402
1f. Slight right onto Westbourne St
1g. Continue onto Bayswater Rd/A402
1h. Turn left onto Palace Gardens Terrace/A4204
1i. Turn right onto Kensington Mall/A4204
1j. Turn left onto Kensington Church St/A4204
1k. Turn right onto Kensington High St/A315
2. Continue on Earls Court Road W.8 to Warwick Rd/A3220
2a. Turn left onto Earls Court Road W.8/B316
2b. Turn right onto Trebovir Rd
3. Turn right onto Warwick Rd/A3220
4. Turn left onto Philbeach Gardens

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Directions by Public Transport – Option Two – Piano Lessons Marylebone

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1. Baker Street Underground Station, Circle line towards Hammersmith (H&C Line) Underground Station or Hammersmith & City line towards Hammersmith (H&C Line) Underground Station
2. Edgware Road (Circle Line) Underground Station, District line towards Wimbledon Underground Station
3. Earls Court Underground Station. Walk to 21 Philbeach Gardens, Kensington, London
3a. Continue along Warwick Road for 77 metres (1 minute, 7 seconds)
3b. Turn left on to Philbeach Gardens, continue for 126 metres (1 minute, 47 seconds)

[icon image=”ss-navigateright” character=”” size=”small” cont=”no” float=”left” color=”accent”] Kensington Piano Lessons, 21 Philbeach Gardens, London SW5 9DY

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