How to handle leaps

Beethoven Sonata Op.2 No.3 1st Movement

  • 0:00-1:38: The wrist: where should it be and what’s it’s role?
  • 1:38-3:04: Leaps in broken chords; applying single rotation and the walking hand and arm
  • 3:04-4:45: using redistribution to simplify the passage

Chopin Etude Op. 25 No. 3: Leaping with freedom

Length: 4’28”

Although it is a lesser played work of the Op.25 set, this etude contains issues involving proper leaps and use of shaping to assist this. Edna goes through these movement in both hands and suggests some fingerings.