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Piano Technique: Teaching a 9 year old staccato/weight application (videos)
By Shirley S Kirsten   
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Last edited: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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We used a basketball and ping pong ball juxtaposed...

Piano Technique: Teaching a 9-year old Staccato and weight application–Think bouncing a basketball vs. ping pong ball tapping (Videos)

by arioso7: Shirley Kirsten

Ilyana has been studying piano for two years. Currently, she's working on various weight applications for staccato.

I found that imaging a basketball being bounced vs. a ping pong ball being tapped, helped the student with her overall physical approach.

The short video below illustrates. We ended up playing 8th notes, not being overly ambitious to tackle 16th notes as originally intended.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXVNv3y3AJU

In this second video, I was exploring varying depths of staccato when I played through Scarlatti Sonata in G, K. 14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBu0_bRpMYs

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http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2011/10/22/piano-technique-forearm-and-finger-emphasized-staccato-videos/

Web Site: Teaching staccato to a 9-year old



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