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Pedalling, Fluency and Playing Legato

Our latest Practice Clinic recording features answers to questions on rhythm, fluency in fast passages, playing legato double notes and pedalling in works by Schubert, Mozart, Liszt & Sciarra.

Practice clinic featuring Schubert Mozart Liszt

Practice clinic questions

Dario Sciarra Romance (Trinity Grade 8 Piano Syllabus 2021-2023) – I am struggling with Bars 33, 36 and 37. How do I count these properly and execute them correctly in time? Furthermore, how can I increase my speed in bar 33?

Schubert Impromptu in F Minor, Op. 142 No. 4 / D935 – How do I connect the double notes in Bar 20 (repeated later)? Is there a fingering I should use, any pedal involved or should I try to slide my fingers to achieve legato?

WA Mozart Fantasy in D Minor, K397 – I am having problems with the two RH presto passages in this work. I keep tripping over my fingers and can never seem to play them fluently!

Liszt Consolation No. 3 in D-flat Major, S172 – I’m working on this piece and cannot figure out the pedalling in the opening section. I either blur everything or lose the bass note. Could you please advise on how to avoid this?

Next practice clinic & new format

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Further information on how our practice clinics work is available here or please click here to find out more about the Online Academy.