This course was created is part of the series Piano Unbound Piano Class, an excellent additional tool to your practice sessions, so that you can achieve the best results in your ABRSM exam.
This course contains helpful information about:
- Form and structure
- Rhythm and Harmony
- Appropriate dynamics and other expression tools.
- Various choices of fingers suited to your particular needs
- Ways to better structure your practice sessions to achieve excellent results in your ABRSM exam
An introduction video briefly explaining the notions required for the ABRSM Grade III practical piece Sonatina in G composed by G. F. Handel
This lesson explains the form of this Sonatina, the structure of the internal parts and the recurrent ideas and motifs throughout the score.
In this video you will find out about personal interpretation and how you have to apply your own personal touch in your interpretation.
Various do's and dont's related to Baroque's unique stylistic requirements
A detailed guide to your practice sessions emphasizing important elements of the score.
A step-by-step separate hands sessions with various choice of fingers to choose from, best suited for you.
Do's and don't, personal choices of dynamics and other interpretation elements that can be added, suitable for a Baroque piece.
The 5th lecture of this course is a practical exemplification of this Sonatina with both and separate hands.
The choice of fingers is personal and it suits me the best. For sure you will find areas in which my choice of fingers is not the best for you, or even recommended. Piano interpretation is something unique to each individual and while you definitely need to learn from watching and copying your teachers, you need to imprint your interpretation with your own ideas, feelings and emotions.
Mihai Stanescu started his piano career at the tender age age of 4 in Bucharest. From 1989 to 2001 he studied at the National Music High-school “Dinu Lipatti” where he graduated the piano class with highest grade. The next 5 years were dedicated to further develop his musical studies at the National University of Music in Bucharest, studying composition as well as continuing his piano studies. He has held numerous concerts in Bucharest, Bacau, Brasov and other cities in Romania, as well as in France, Germany Moldova, Malaysia and Indonesia.
As a piano teacher he has been teaching piano classes for eight years, to students age 3-62, with or without previous musical training, as well as teaching music in international schools in Malaysia and Indonesia for over four years, teaching Early years, Primary and Secondary Music class.
With over 25 years of piano studies, his style of performing shows remarkable adaptability, touching genres from baroque to modern, jazz and contemporary music.