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Brahms Lullaby

Performance video

Right Hand Technical Requirements

Left Hand Technical Requirements


1. An Exercise for bars 9-10 & 13-14. Left Hand Rhythm. Commence each bar with the little finger in the left hand.

2. An Exercise for bars 12 & 13. Octaves. This exercise only uses fingers 1 and 5 with both hands.

3. An Exercise for bars 1, 3 & 12. Dotted Rhythms. As you play this exercise, remember that a dotted note often has a hidden tie.

4. An Exercise for bar 15. Semiquaver Timing. The second exercise looks a lot harder, but count these two exercises carefully and they should sound the same.

In the first exercise a minim equals 1 count while in the second exercise a crotchet equals 1 count.

5. An Exercise for bar 6 & 7. Finger Sequence. The right hand use the same finger pattern each time the sequence occurs. The 1, 2, 4 sequence is used from the piece, do not use 5 on the upper note as that will eliminate the skill being exercised. Use finger 2 on A4 flat, this will require wrist movement to allow 1 on F4, 2 on A4 flat, use the wrist to change the angle to achieve 4 on D5

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Chris Caton-Greasley LLCM(TD) MA (Mus)(Open)

Ethnographic Musicologist, Teacher, Researcher

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