Thursday, March 2, 2017

"Lost in sunset" - Reverie

"Lost in sunset" - Reverie

a good exercise for:

- hand independence
- octave jumps
- expression


Video:
https://youtu.be/4LtTC9dIRIU




Score:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwd8W9sYv6XTdWpQQ1k0eGRReGM/view?usp=sharing


Please let me know about possible score errors / improvements.
If you play the exercise, please send me either a link or a video and I will add it to my You Tube channel and this blog.

Enjoy!

Tom

General info:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kjaCNDcdPx2Geai7KmYYg/about

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"Evening rain" - short etude

"Evening rain" - short etude about:

-'pearl' touch
- tremolo hand preparation, forearm rotation ( "wrist oscillation")
- hand independence
- rhythmic freedom, expression



Video:
https://youtu.be/hHruZikUNRI



[Please, do not take my video demo as a model of execution, as I expect much better touch and also the tremolo should be much more precise and uniform. There is also a melody within the tremolo part which should be brought out more clearly. It probably takes several weeks of focused daily exercise to do well...]

Score:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwd8W9sYv6XTTXQtQUtma0xKb2M/view?usp=sharing



Please let me know about possible errors in the score.
If you play the exercise, please send me either a link or a video and I will add it to my You Tube channel and this blog.

Enjoy!

Tom

General info:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kjaCNDcdPx2Geai7KmYYg/about

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Flying dandelions" - exercise

"Flying dandelions" - Exercise about:

- expression, grace notes
- right hand trills, fast runs


Video:
https://youtu.be/p__zjzRX1hw




Score:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwd8W9sYv6XTdzRma2dla3M4ekk/view?usp=sharing



Please let me know about possible errors in the score.
If you play the exercise, please send me either a link or a video and I will add it to my You Tube channel and this blog.

Enjoy!


Tom

General info:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kjaCNDcdPx2Geai7KmYYg/about



Changes/fixes:
Jun 10, 2017: fixed mm.21 and 64 (were noted an octave lower)

Sunday, November 15, 2015

"Jonathan" - exercise

"Jonathan" - Exercise about:

- left hand dexterity, arpeggios with 7-th
- left and right hand coordination
- tremolo preparation


Videos:
https://youtu.be/s13EMewnT74




Score:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwd8W9sYv6XTT2NOendnQm9jNjg/view?usp=sharing




Please let me know about possible errors in the score.
If you play the exercise, please send me either a link or a video and I will add it to my You Tube channel and this blog.

Enjoy!

Tom

General info:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kjaCNDcdPx2Geai7KmYYg/about


PS
- updated score: 29/11/2015  (fixed some notes)
- updated score: 4/12/2016 (added the initially forgot text on mm. 48, 59, 81, where the measure plays 1 octave higher on repetition. Added a few slurs to make phrasing clearer)

Having become aware of the existence of the "Permanent International Competition On Piano Creativity", on Sept. 27, 2017, I submitted this piece for the consideration of the Committee.

On Nov 1, 2017, I was notified that the piece had been awarded (in "Noviembre"):

http://www.delacreatividadalpiano.com/2017/11/tommaso-gastaldi-premio-concurso.html

http://www.delacreatividadalpiano.com/p/blog-page_7.html

This piece was dedicated to my son. He has a little skin mark on his shoulder which does resemble a flying seagull. I take it has a presage he will fly high...




Sunday, August 30, 2015

"Signals from space" - exercise

"Signals from space" - Exercise about:

- chromatic scales, both hands (fingering: 3-4-5 up, and 3-2-1 down)
- wide-spread accompaniment, left hand
- D.S., al coda notation

After studying this short etude, the piano keyboard will not look anymore the same to you. It will feel much smaller!   :-)


Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NN1kNVMz30



Score:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwd8W9sYv6XTdTljY00tWHpGRkU/view?usp=sharing



Please let me know about possible errors in the score.
If you play the exercise, please send me either a link or a video and I will add it to my You Tube channel and this blog.

Enjoy!

Tom

General info:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kjaCNDcdPx2Geai7KmYYg/about

Saturday, August 15, 2015

"Returning" - exercise

"Returning" - Exercise about:

- dyads, right hand
- arpeggio patterns, left hand
- expression

Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBCPrtEwy3w

Score:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwd8W9sYv6XTSVN2RHBXZlk5Mjg/view?usp=sharing

Please let me know about possible errors in the score.
If you play the exercise, please send me either a link or a video and I will add it to my You Tube channel and this blog.

Enjoy!

Tom

General info:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kjaCNDcdPx2Geai7KmYYg/about

Sunday, August 2, 2015

"Autumn" - exercise

"Autumn" - Exercise about:

- dotted rhythms, left hand
- arpeggios, right hand

Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFSh4HzXZ8c

Score:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwd8W9sYv6XTT3dNQ0JROFZaVWc/view?usp=sharing

Please let me know about possible errors in the score.
If you play the exercise, please send me either a link or a video and I will add it to my You Tube channel and this blog.

Enjoy!

Tom

General info:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kjaCNDcdPx2Geai7KmYYg/about