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Chapter Three:

Fundamental Motions

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Forearm Rotation: Single Rotation

In this video, Edna takes a closer look at forearm rotation, specifically single rotations. 

Music Excerpts Used In This Video:

  • Haydn, Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:48, 1st mvt., m 120

  • Haydn, Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. XVI:52, 3rd mvt.

  • Rameau, Suite in A Minor, RCT 5

  • Mozart Sonata in C Major, K. 545, 1st mvt.

  • Chopin, Fantasie Impromptu

  • Beethoven, Sonata in C Major, Op. 2, No. 3, 1st mvt.

  • Chopin, Etude in A Minor, Op. 25, No. 11

  • Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11

Forearm Rotation: Double Rotation

In this video, Edna takes a closer look at forearm rotation, specifically double rotations. 

Music Excerpts Used In This Video:

  • Mozart, Sonata in C Major, K. 330, 1st mvt.

  • Mozart, Sonata in F Major, K. 332, 1st mvt.

  • Beethoven, Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 7, 1st mvt.

  • Mozart, Sonata in C Major, K. 545, 1st mvt.

  • Bach, Invention No. 1 in C Major

  • Mendelssohn, Rondo Capriccioso

  • Chopin, Sonata No. 3, finale

  • Chopin, Etude, Op. 25, No. 12 

  • Chopin, Etude, Op. 10, No. 1

  • Scarlatti, Sonata in D Minor, K. 141

  • Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11

  • Chopin, Etude in G-sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 6

  • Beethoven, Op. 2, No. 3, 4th mvt.

The Walking Hand and Arm

In this video, Edna goes into detail about the walking hand and arm, which has to do with the vertical and horizontal movements at the piano.

Music Excerpts Used In This Video:

  • Mozart, Sonata in C Major, K. 545, 1st mvt.

  • Mendelssohn, Rondo Capriccioso

  • Chopin, Etude in C Major, Op. 10, No. 1

  • Chopin, Prelude in D Minor, Op. 28, No. 24

  • Chopin, Etude in E Minor, Op. 25, No. 5

  • Chopin, Etude in E Minor, Op. 25, No. 5

  • Rachmaninoff, Prelude in G-sharp MInor, Op. 32, No. 12

  • Liszt, Mephisto Waltz

  • Haydn, Sonata in E Minor, Hob XVI:34

  • Liszt, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11

  • Chopin, Waltz in F Major, Op. 34, No. 3

In and Out

In this video, Edna goes into detail about the walking hand and arm, which has to do with the vertical and horizontal movements at the piano.

Music Excerpts Used In This Video:

  • Mozart, Sonata in C Major, K. 545, 1st mvt.

  • Mendelssohn, Rondo Capriccioso

  • Bach Invention No.1 in C Major

  • Scarlatti Sonata K. 

  • Chopin, Fantasie Impromptu

  • Mozart Concerto K.482, 1st mvt.

  • Scarlatti Sonata K.141

  • Liszt, Mephisto Waltz

  • Chopin, Etude, Op. 25, No. 6

  • Chopin, Nocturne in F Major, Op. 15 No. 1

  • Beethoven, Sonata in C, Op. 2, No. 3, 1st mvt.

  • Debussy, Prėlude – La  uerta del vino

  • J. S. Bach, Italian Concerto, 3rd mvt.

Shaping

In this video, Edna explains and demonstrates how all the elements come together in shaping.

Music Excerpts Used In This Video:

  • Mozart, Sonata in C Major, K. 545, 1st mvt.

  • Mendelssohn, Rondo Capriccioso

  • J. S. Bach, Prelude in C Major

  • Chopin, Fantasie Impromptu

  • Mendelssohn, Rondo Capriccioso

  • Scarlatti, Sonata, K. 141

  • Haydn, Sonata, Hob XVI:52, 1st mvt.

  • Debussy, Prėlude – La puerta del vino

single rotation
Double Rotation
Walking hand and arm
In and Out
Shaping

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