Ten Fingers

Chris Caton-Greasley LLCM(TD)

15 Oct 2021

Ten Fingers is based on an exercise by Czerny. The use of minims allows the student the space to read ahead one or two notes and maintain a slow and steady beat. Watch for pattern repetition and the movement to a line or a space note and this piece will be mastered in one or two lessons.

 

Skills Analysis

The primary skill for this section is reading all five notes by letter name and following the pattern of steps and skips using the line note and space note concepts. Playing on the beat is essential and time should be allowed to master this in the early stages.

 

Practice Strategy

Reading the notes away from your instrument is the best starting point. This engages a different part of the mind which will help you learn and retain the information. Once you have read the notes and feel confident play each line at your instrument, initially hands separate and then hands together. Finally practise the last bar on one line and the first bar on the following line. Finally start to put the lines together until you can play the whole piece. Keep a steady tempo by using a metronome.

 

Demonstration Video

This demonstration video is an example of how the piece sounds after the recommended period of practice. This is a minimum of four consecutive days focused practice of five to ten minutes a day.

 
 

The podcast is a short talk radio style audio on practise, how to work through the piece, resources available and how different sections of the piece can be practised. This is available on Spotify via the direct link on the pink button, '1. Link to the Podcast.'

If you required a copy of the music is available to purchase or download using our 100% discount code via link on the yellow button '2. Link to Music Download'

 

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