LH shaping in Chopin’s C# minor Nocturne

Length: 1:43

Edna Golandsky shows the difference in sound when applying shaping to ones playing compared to one without.

RH shaping in Chopin’s C# minor Nocturne

Length: 4’01”

Edna Golandsky displays shaping in RH melodic material while giving examples of breaking one’s alignment through use of an excessively high or low wrist

Staccato playing with shaping and phrasing in Beethoven’s Spring Sonata for violin and piano

Length: 3’01”

How short should staccato playing be? Edna demonstrates how to play and shape shorter notes without interrupting the musical line