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by Liz May
18 Jan 2006, 23:33
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Help! piano beginnger
Replies: 4
Views: 4461

Hi, Shearerlyn. I assume you are talking about the way the left hand part is written for the whole of the first section, and quite a bit of the second section. Yes, it's been notated in a very confusing way, hasn't it? What's really going on is that there are THREE "parts" in the left hand. The lowe...
by Liz May
18 Jan 2004, 18:55
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Teaching chords
Replies: 3
Views: 5256

Teaching chords

:? It's a difficult one, especially with young children and small hands. You need to make sure that the fingers are well-curved so that they more-or-less "line up" with each other along the keys. That way, the fingertips should all go down at the same time. If the fingers are too straight, then they...
by Liz May
18 Jan 2004, 18:19
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Which Exam borad should I choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 12350

Which exam board should I choose?

I haven't used Guildhall, as I was brought up on Associated Board exams and so, up till now, have used the same for my pupils. One interesting difference is that apparently Guildhall examiners are specialist examiners, in other words, if you are taking a violin exam, you are examined by a violinist ...
by Liz May
31 Jul 2003, 00:24
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Sight-reading in Associated Board exams
Replies: 28
Views: 15607

Sight-reading in Associated Board exams

I am a piano teacher and have always thought that *sight-reading* was a very useful skill to acquire. In adulthood, most of our pupils are going to be playing their instruments for enjoyment, not as professionals, and are certainly not going to have much time to practise a piece to perfection. Howev...