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Distinguish Voices By Defining Their Individual Dynamic Arcs

A big part of newly conceiving the possibilities within notation is our re-examining our reaction to dynamic markings. As pianists, we see forte right between the treble & bass clefs…

Creating Shape By Varying At A Cellular Level The Expansion Or Compression Of Motives

The c minor Fugue, Book I again presents us with a laboratory, a crucible of experimentation & exploration, variation of the simplest rhythmic motive, the thrice-repeated pair of upbeat 16th…

As Many Different Articulations As There Are Consonants & Elisions

We pianists are taught articulation primarily as a binary concept; it’s either long or short, legato or staccato. There are gradations; a dot over a dash implies short, but not…

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