The rest of Bernhard’s posts

1 invention 4 – comparison with chess game and Escher
tags: reading

2 General staff
tags: analysis

3 on piece analysis
tags: analysis

4 on piece analysis
tags: analysis, Chopin

5 on piece analysis) op.28 no.4
tags: analysis, Chopin

6 op.28 no.4 – cont.
tags: rhythm, beginner

7 rhythm and counting
tags: rhythm

8 student who don’t keep the beat
tags: Bach, fingering

9 Bach: (Sinfonia1 – English SuiteII) fingering
tags: Scarlattti

10 list of recommended editions
tags: Chopin

11 Re: chopin etude opus 25 #1 (Aeolian Harp)
tags: music

12 around us there are what I call “open secrets”
tags: music

13 people don’t like music – music is an open secret
tags: gradings

14 grades
tags: Czerny, etudes, exercises

15 Czerny – Where to Start
tags: Chang

16 Chang’s book is essential reading.
tags: improvisation, books

17 Re: What is a good piano improvization book?
tags: Czerny

18 Re: Czerny studies
tags: books

19 Re: physiology of piano technique
tags: metronome

20 Re: Metronomes and microtime
tags: Schumann

21 Schumann’s Carnaval
tags: Bach, Gould

22 Re: Why was Glenn Gould the best Bach performer?
tags: scales, link list

23 Teaching scales, especially minor scales
tags: scales

24 Theory of scales, especially minor scales
tags: books, octaves

25 advice on book to exercise octaves
tags: forearm rotation, rotation

26 One or many notes per forearm rotation?
tags: memorisation

27 Memorising is not a matter of life and death.
tags: Chopin

28 RE: Was Chopin gay?
tags: Uchida

29 piece of criticism of Uchida
tags: movements

30 you must move from the spot four fingers below the navel
tags: composers

31 Sun of composers
tags: music reading

32 teaching reading music
tags: rhythm, exercises, metronome

33 you need both: pulse and rhythm
tags: chord

34 Painful chord
tags: HT/HS

35 Why practice hands seperate first?
tags: perfect pitch

36 perfect pitch
tags: forearm rotation, rotation

37 rotation is just one of a myriad of useful movements
tags: exercises, Hanon

38 Re: Hanon and Other Excerises are VERY IMPORTANT
tags: method books

39 “Piano Power” good or bad book
tags: exercises

40 To those who practice ANY FORM OF “exercises”
tags: fingering

41 How Important Is Fingering?
tags: time to learn, adults

42 How long, Key items
tags: exercises, finger evenness, fingers

43 I will follow with Dohnanyi the same procedure I did with Hanon
tags: exercises, finger evenness, fingers

44 Now, we should not however be too harsh on Dohannyi.
tags: counting, rhythm

45 counting problem
tags: injury, exercises

46 dead wrist after playing through some exercises and repeating
tags: finger evenness

47 You do not want to play uniformly. You want to sound uniform, and in order to sound uniform
tags: composing

48 20 Rules to Write Memorable Melodies
tags: books

49 biografies
tags: books

50 books about exercises
tags: analysis

51 Analysing pieces
tags: pain, Barbara Lister Sink, back pain, Alexander technique

52 Back pain – some bench stretches
tags: scales, thumb

53 scales thumb over going down
tags: interpretation

54 many people talk about “interpretation” as some kind of emotional involvement with the piece
tags: Russian school, Hanon, exercises

55 Russian piano school
tags: Hanon, etudes

56 exercises like Hanon are completely unnecessary
tags: Barbara Lister Sink, Fink, Sandor, books

57 Everything you need
tags: sitting position

58 Glenn Gould sitting
tags: Russian school

59 Russian piano method
tags: books, fiction books

60 fiction books about pianists
tags: fiction books

61 fiction books about pianists
tags: transposing

62 quotes about transposing
tags: transposing, perfect pitch

63 transposing and shift of pitch in years
tags: movies about pianists

64 movies about pianists
tags: HT/HS, beginner

65 this is advice for developping technique from a piece
tags: reading

66 Reading notation
tags: Hanon, exercises

67 all “mechanism” exercises with no musical aspirations
tags: thumb, scales

68 scales
tags: metronome

69 using a metronome
tags: Bach, inventions

70 Invention no. 8 – relative difficulty of the inventions – progressive order of Bach’s keyboard works – CD recommendations
tags: Bach, inventions

71 traditional progression in Bach
tags: Czerny

72 I do however abhor Czerny as a method for acquiring technique
tags: authorities, philosophy

73 why one should not relay on authorities
tags: fingers

74 There is no finger independence as far as finger “lifting” is concerned.
tags: neighbours

75 How not to disturb the neighbours with practice
tags: Chopin, Cortot

76 Etude op. 10 no. 1 – Cortot edition – Meiting and Hmoll discuss tendonitis
tags: gradings, etudes

77 ABRSM grades and their importance
tags: Scarlatti, gradings

78 scarlatti sonatas in progressive order of difficulty
tags: martial arts

79 Question for Martial Artists (or those who work out)
tags: sight reading

80 there is no “fast” way to improve sight-reading
tags: sight reading

81 sight reading
tags: ABRSM

82 ABRSM exam
tags: jokes

83 musical anecdotes
tags: web links, theory

84 Theory and analysis
tags: jokes

85 pianist jokes
tags: finishing pieces

86 Everyday dedicate 20 – 30 minutes to each piece you want to tackle
tags: perfect pitch

87 Is absolute pitch helpful?
tags: fingers

88 finger strenght – cont.
tags: appoggiatura, Bach, Mozart

89 Ornamentation
tags: books, theory

90 Theory books
tags: theory

91 How to make harmony/chords
tags: Chopin

92 different editions
tags: Beethoven

93 Fur Elise
tags: memorisation

94 the basic theory of memory
tags: Mozart

95 the full story behind Mozart’s fantasy in C minor
tags: theory

96 simple harmony principles
tags: Chopin, fantasie impromptu, cross rhythms

97 How to use words to deal with 3 against 4
tags: time to learn

98 how long to learn piano
tags: Bach

99 Bach Prelude in C
tags: Chopin, fantasie impromptu, cross rhythms

100 3 x 2 – dropping notes
tags: piano

101 Piano: string or percussion – the elephant in the dark fable
tags: Schumann

102 what about Schumann?
tags: teaching a kid

103 What method to use for very young students
tags: teaching a kid

104 I am talking about pre-school children
tags: books, Fink, Sandor

105 books
tags: pedal

106 the pedals
tags: piano

107 Advice on purchasing piano
tags: Candida Tobin

108 colouring system
tags: music

109 meaning of music – comparison between music and movies
tags: stage fright, performance

110 nervousness – the solution – mention of 7 items in consciousness
tags: recorder

111 about the recorder
tags: Scarlatti

112 sonata pairs
tags: Scarlatti

113 I for one now only assign my students Scarlatti sonatas (as technical exercises)
tags: Scarlatti

114 Scarlatti – cont.
tags: gradings, ABRSM, Alkan

115 comparison with boiled water
tags: music

116 Good human beings vs. Good musicians
tags: performance

117 performing should be the ultimate goal of piano learning
tags: sinaesthesia

118 Sinaesthesia
tags: minor

119 melodic and harmonic minor scales
tags: appoggiatura

120 Execution of appoggiaturas depends on the period, on the composer
tags: Beethoven

121 Discussion on the difficulty of the several movements of the Moonlight. Grades for the movements
tags: 4 hands repertory

122 these are all advanced duets (four hands/1 piano)
tags: 6 hands repertory

123 six hands piano
tags: scales, fingering

124 non-orthodox fingering for scales and arpeggios
tags: adults

125 Can you make it as a pianist if you start late?
tags: time to learn, adults

126 Can you make it as a pianist starting late?
tags: mental practice

127 Regard the score as a map of the piano
tags: mental practice, fingering

128 doing the fingering in your mind
tags: mental practice

129 Mental practice (II)
tags: mental practice

130 Mental practice (III)
tags: Debussy

131 La fille aux cheveux de lin
tags: thirds

132 Here is how you deal with double thirds
tags: listening, movements

133 more important is to develop a very accurate aural image
tags: Chopin, preludes

134 Chopin: Preludes 8, 16 and 24…
tags: exercises, warming up

135 Is warm-up necessary at all?
tags: Scarlatti

136 Repeats in Scarlatti – Editions
tags: Bach

137 unorthodox selection for competition – Rosen’s quote on Bach – Rosalyn Tureck wisdom and discussion of Baroque performance
tags: Bach, Rosalyn Tureck

138 Rosalyn Tureck’s wisdom
tags: adults

139 Age is of no importance whatsoever
tags: time to learn

140 how long does it all take?
tags: time to learn

141 learning the piano is not linear at all
tags: time to learn

142 Consider the making of a superlative cake
tags: Russian school, reading, teaching a kid

143 Russian teaching method – reading x memorising
tags: chord

144 Identifying Intervals Aurally
tags: chord

145 Chords are far more recent than intervals
tags: fingering, scales

146 Should I always start LH-scales with 5th finger?
tags: scales, fingering

147 alternative fingering still holds because the principle of having the 4th finger on a black note takes precedence over the stretch
tags: scales, fingering

148 here are the fingerings for major and minor scales
tags: Bach

149 pedalling in Bach preludes and fugues
tags: Chopin, fantasie impromptu, cross rhythms

150 triplets against eighths – diagrams
tags: music, Gould

151 What is classical music – comparison with wine and sports cars- models and levels of meaning – classical music is multi level). And here are some related ones:
tags: Chopin

152 Suggestions for different editions
tags: Burgmuller, fingers, fingering

153 Best fingering for Burgmuller op. 100 no. 14 – fingering is not sacred
tags: music

154 Pop x classical – John Lill quote on pop mucus
tags: Bach, inventions

155 2+3pt Inventions: how to teach them
tags: inventions, Bach

156 I will start on the 2 voice inventions
tags: analysis, coordination

157 Research on right/left brain hemisphere is very recent
tags: Beethoven

158 list of sonatas in order of difficulties
tags: sight reading, reading

159 Sight reading is a complex activity
tags: sight reading

160 Sight reading techniques – Good post by faulty on the folly of pedagogues
tags: sight reading, music reading

161 music to develop sight reading from scratch
tags: chord, music

162 How can one learn to play accompaniment by ear
tags: movements

163 Watch Japanese samurai movies
tags: compliments

164 the structure of compliments
tags: adults, time to learn

165 where should one be after 10 years of piano study?
tags: Bach

166 basic books to analyse the WTC – list of progressive difficulty
tags: ABRSM

167 If you want to do a grade examination
tags: hand, movements

168 put your right hand on the keyboard
tags: hand, wrist, movements

169 a fore-arm movement not a finger action
tags: hand, movements, wrist

170 ellipse/oval movements of hand
tags: chord

171 I tend to teach major minor and diminished chords first
tags: books, Fink, Sandor

172 try these two books
tags: speed, scales

173 is there a perfect technique 4 super fast scal
tags: fingering

174 fingerings for Debussy’s Dr. gradus
tags: sense of things

175 nice piano arrangements for anime music
tags: adults

176 advantages of being a late beginner
tags: scales, HT/HS

177 Scales HT WHY?
tags: books, Fink, Sandor

178 These are the two best books around
tags: books, theory

179 best theory books
tags: 7×20 rule

180 15 – 20 minutes is more then enough
tags: 7×20 rule

181 a few more words about 15 – 20 minutes
tags: hand

182 small hands
tags: 7×20 rule

183 You can only start practising after you made two decisions
tags: 7×20 rule

184 When do you consider that a passage is “learned” after 7 times?
tags: memorisation, Bach

185 Memorize 24 measures – cont.
tags: time to learn

186 how long it will take to learn a piece
tags: performance, stage fright

187 I like to divide performances into formal and informal
tags: injury

188 Many of these injuries may take years to heal
tags: scales, modulation

189 about modulations and scales
tags: pain, injury

190 Medical doctors are usually hopeless
tags: exercises, left hand, hand

191 Left hand etudes recommendations?
tags: recorder

192 How to learn/teach the recorder – basic books
tags: Bach, inventions

193 order of difficulty of the inventions
tags: gradings

194 I myself pay no attention to grades for several reasons
tags: thinking, bad habits

195 Bad habits – the three centres are mentioned here – some martial arts analogies – Fanny Bloomfield list of good practising habits – Maurice Hinson list – The score as a map – models and modelling processes – Interpretation as the reverse of modelling – comparison with actors
tags: interpretation

196 Musical notation is a model of musical realisation
tags: interpretation

197 The performer must be thoroughly conversant with the convention of musical notation
tags: Bach

198 how to interpret Bach at the piano: as a harpsichord?
tags: Chopin

199 op. 10 no. 2 – Robert Henry excellent post
tags: appoggiatura

200 Ornamentation changes with the period and with the geographical area
tags: fingers, fingering

201 Chopin Op. 9 no.2 – fingering and LH movement
tags: interpretation

202 there is no need to wait until the whole piece is mastered to start working on interpretation
tags: John Cage

203 What about John Cage?
tags: Fink

204 Negative review Fink’s book
tags: scales

205 They do not understand the concept of key, or indeed why scales are so important
tags: Russian school

206 Russians x Asians in competition – “real”martial artists. Different technical and teaching approachs depending on race
tags: Scarlatti

207 Scarlatti K 201
tags: Scarlatti

208 In K 201 Scarlatti notates
tags: thinking, motivation

209 Laziness, the 3 centres and how to use visualisation to deal with it – consciousness and its location – applications to martial arts and piano playing – locating the consciousness at the movement centre
tags: concentration, unconsciosness, performance, thinking

210 three basic functions: intellectual, emotional and motional
tags: motional mind

211 Everything you do on a regular basis that involves movement or sense perception is done by the motional mind
tags: motional mind

212 Your consciousness is often shifting
tags: sense of things, philosophy

213 “Why?” is not a good question.
tags: Bach

214 Start by having a look at these threads; they cover a lot of ground
tags: gradings, etudes

215 grade requirements for different institutions around the world
tags: ABRSM

216 The ABRSM grades are simply examinations
tags: Schumann

217 Widmung
tags: Burgmuller, etudes, exercises

218 Burgmuller op. 100 – and detailed analysis of Burgmuller op. 109 no. 13 – Orage
tags: Burgmuller

219 Burgmuller op. 100? – cont.
tags: PPI, coordination, HT/HS

220 PPI???? – cont.
tags: adults, time to learn

221 How young prodigies do it? anyone can do it
tags: gradings, Chopin

222 difficulty of scherzos and ballades
tags: mental practice

223 Mental practice
tags: Haydn

224 Haydn sonatas
tags: music

225 How much sacrifice is too much?
tags: music

226 Whatever you do it is going to be wrong. So relax and enjoy!
tags: gradings, etudes, Chopin

227 grades for all Chopin preludes
tags: memorisation

228 the basics – includes the history of the Art of memory
tags: scales, chord

229 How to teach triads – how to improvise using scales
tags: chord, scales

230 The progression I-IV-V-I will always fit any melodic extemporisation
tags: chord, improvisation

231 What primary chords, I IV, V or I IV V7?
tags: Chopin, left hand

232 preparatory pieces for Revolutionary
tags: gradings, etudes, Chopin

233 grades for all Chopin waltzes
tags: adults

234 do children learn faster than adults?
tags: adults, time to learn

235 I learned English as a second language (as an adult) from scratch in about three months
tags: adults, time to learn

236 I dislike when bad science is used to promote philosophically questionable statements
tags: jokes

237 The secret of success – asskissing
tags: books, theory

238 How to analyse pieces – Nicholas Cook’s book and the fugues analysis site
tags: fingering, movements

239 exploring new movemnt – avoid fatigue
tags: HT/HS

240 HT is like pouring the concrete. Once it is done it is done.
tags: movements, hand, anatomy

241 beginner’s muscle development
tags: anatomy, hand

242 Piano playing is done with all the muscles in the body!
tags: Chopin, fantasie impromptu, cross rhythms

243 coordinating cross-rhythms
tags: stage fright

244 stage fright – learning from successes as well as from failures
tags: speed, metronome

245 Case for incremental speed increases
tags: Schumann

246 Abegg variations
tags: music

247 music terms
tags: memorisation

248 In supermarket association
tags: Russian school

249 Intonatsia – Russian method
tags: sight reading

250 sight reading links
tags: performance

251 What’s the difference: practice vs performance
tags: inventions, Bach

252 Patterns in Bach’s music – several links – including the muoriture CD
tags: movies about pianists

253 Best piano related Film?
tags: keyboard, sight reading

254 Looking at hand positions
tags: keyboard, sight reading, scales

255 Looking at hand positions – cont.
tags: Schumann

256 The poet speaks – ornamentation
tags: sight reading

257 links collection
tags: Bach, inventions

258 how to play inventions – Escher picture – Example: Invention 4 – Analogy with the game of chess
tags: repertory

259 Richter had repertory of over 1500 pieces
tags: motivation, repertory

260 I myself learn around 30 pieces per month
tags: scales

261 Antoher summary of scale links
tags: scales

262 Confuse over major, minor, harmonic and melodic.
tags: scales

263 Confuse over major, minor, harmonic and melodic. – cont.
tags: HT/HS

264 About HT
tags: HT/HS

265 About HT – cont.
tags: Bach

266 favourites from the WTC – list of progressive difficulty
tags: sight reading, link list

267 Read the threads below (some of them discuss Richmann’s book).
tags: HT/HS

268 HS practice is important at the beginning
tags: Bach, inventions, books

269 Books on the interpretation of Bach
tags: Chopin

270 Impromptu, Gb Major, Op 90 No.3
tags: Chopin, fingers, fingering

271 Chopin etude Op. 10 no. 9 – discussion of fingering and description of movement
tags: performance

272 I have been reflecting on the subject of interpretation
tags: scales

273 summary of links on the importance of working on scales
tags: Debussy

274 Debussy works
tags: Bach, inventions, fingers, fingering

275 fingering for Bach’s sinfonia no. 9
tags: gradings

276 How to determine what grade level I am
tags: gradings

277 summary of links for graded pieces
tags: Bach, inventions

278 Inventions and sinfonias: Bach’s pedagogical order of difficulty
tags: concentration

279 concentration, attention and consciousness
tags: scales

280 Scale knowledge is paramount.
tags: chord

281 chord structures
tags: books, exercises

282 list of books
tags: sight reading, link list

283 Where was Bernie talking about sight reading?
tags: improvisation, books

284 books on improvisation
tags: Bach, gradings, etudes

285 Grades for all Inventions, sinfonias, French and English suites
tags: Debussy

286 discussion on Children’s corner
tags: Hanon, link list

287 Hanon
tags: movements

288 thing I have to say concerns the matter of warm-up
tags: fingering

289 fingering for Grieg’s Arietta
tags: sight reading, link list

290 links on sight reading
tags: improvisation

291 Inner state for improvisation – how to do it like cziffra – excellent advice from Ted
tags: interpretation

292 why there isn’t ONE correct way of interpreting a piece of music?
tags: adults, time to learn

293 do you need to start at 2 years old? Analogy with brain surgery
tags: performance

294 the performer must also feel some emotion
tags: sight reading, reading, link list

295 you should concentrate on music and its meaning
tags: appoggiatura

296 appoggiatura realisation changes in different periods and in different geographical areas
tags: books, theory

297 intermediate and advanced theory books
tags: Beethoven

298 Moonlight information
tags: listening

299 CD listening can make a huge difference
tags: fingering

300 What is the right fingering?
tags: bad habits, octaves

301 I once had a student who had very large hands.
tags: humor

302 “Happy Birthday To You – Humorous variations” (Doblinger)
tags: gradings, etudes

303 what are grades – comparison with martial arts belts
tags: speed

304 Here is what some famous pianists have said about speed
tags: trills

305 Question about zig-zag notation in my music
tags: scales

306 All The Scales
tags: time to learn

307 if you devote to the piano the same efforts and time you devoted to medicine and physics
tags: sight reading, reading

308 graphic illustration of how the grand staff relates to the piano keys
tags: ABRSM, gradings

309 Grade1 – Early beginner, and so on…
tags: interpretation

310 Here is Nikolaus Harnoncourt opinion
tags: gradings, etudes, Chopin

311 Chopin Polonaises, graded
tags: scales, rotation, movements, thumb

312 movements in scales – cont.
tags: Bach, gradings

313 grades for all partitas
tags: Beethoven

314 Fur Elise
tags: fingering, crossing hands

315 Fur elise : which hand to use – the score is a model – use whatever hand is comfortable – Scarlatti k 27 as another example
tags: note groups

316 “Repeated note-groups”
tags: memorisation

317 the details of the process using “dozen a day” as an example
tags: Hanon

318 Surely 100 000 lemings cannot be wrong, right?
tags: Hanon, exercises

319 Instead of Hanon
tags: Hanon, exercises

320 Hanon trains the player to numb himself to the physicality of piano playing
tags: sight reading

321 Sight reading being a complex activity
tags: sight reading

322 Sightreading – Comparison with reading – St Augustine reading skills
tags: Debussy, gradings

323 Debussy’s preludes grading
tags: hand independence, HT/HS

324 Independance
tags: HT/HS, hand independence

325 hand independence: how to create a cue system and what is hand memory
tags: Bach, inventions

326 ornamentation and inventions – general discussion on ornamentation
tags: Bach, inventions

327 ornamentation of invention no. 1
tags: memorisation

328 Bernhard, do we really need to memorize? why?
tags: speed, tension, movements

329 circular movements to avoid co-contraction
tags: note groups

330 Mound about Repeated Note Groups, HS? HT?
tags: note groups

331 note groups – cont.
tags: Beethoven

332 pieces that prepare for the moonlight
tags: about Bernhard

333 fun facts
tags: adults

334 Is it too late?
tags: Scarlatti, trills

335 Scarlatti K.32 sonata – some doubts
tags: sight reading, music reading

336 collections of repertory for sight-reading practice
tags: Chopin, fantasie impromptu

337 detailed explanation of polirhythms on Chopin Op. 25 no. 1
tags: Bach, inventions, outlining, analysis

338 Analysis of invention no. 10
tags: Scarlatti

339 Discussion on some of Scarlatti editions
tags: Scarlatti

340 What is the best edition for a given composer – complete sources for Scarlatti editions
tags: Scarlatti

341 midis & Mp3
tags: Chopin, fantasie impromptu, cross rhythms

342 2s against 3s
tags: Burgmuller

343 Burgmuller op. 105 and 0p. 109
tags: Barbara Lister Sink, Alexander technique

344 reply no. 7
tags: Chopin, fantasie impromptu, cross rhythms

345 7s against 8s
tags: scales

346 ultra fast chromatic scales
tags: Chang

347 Bernhard gives his opinion on Chang
tags: Beethoven

348 how to get the 3rd movt of moonlight to speed
tags: Chang, anatomy, hand, fingers

349 playing apparatus anatomy – reply #9 has one of the few instances where Bernhard disagrees with Chang
tags: Chang

350 Bernhard and Chang assure pianostreet readers that they are not the same person – but then they would say that, wouldn´t they?
tags: Chang

351 reply # 30
tags: Chopin, fantasie impromptu, cross rhythms

352 cross rhythms on fantasie impromptu
tags: Chang

353 Reply #9 – Bernhard talks about the origins of his ideas and comments on Chang
tags: Scarlatti, trills

354 Ornamentation of K32
tags: Scarlatti

355 Kirkpatrick’s opinions – lots of interesting quotes
tags: selecting pieces

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