Lessons 261–268

Piano Unit 14

Lesson 261 Etude in D Minor by Cornelius Gurlitt

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand part for "Etude in D Minor" (Op. 82, No. 65) by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Review phrasing and phrase mark
  • New term: rallentando

Lesson 262 Etude in D Minor: Right Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the right hand part for "Etude in D Minor" (Op. 82, No. 65) by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • How composers use dissonance and consonance to create musical tension and release
  • New terms: consonance, dissonance

Lesson 263 Etude in D Minor: Artistry

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play "Etude in D Minor" (Op. 82, No. 65) by Cornelius Gurlitt with artistic elements including phrasing, damper pedal, and voicing

Lesson 264 Minuet in G Major: A Section: Right Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the right hand part for the A section of "Minuet in G Major" (BWV Anh. 114) by Christian Petzold
  • Technique and tips for playing mordents (new term)

Lesson 265 Minuet in G Major: A Section: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand part for the A section of "Minuet in G Major" (BWV Anh. 114) by Christian Petzold
  • Technique for playing with a detached articulation: "sticky" staccato

Lesson 266 Minuet in G Major: B Section: Right Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the right hand part for the B section of "Minuet in G Major" (BWV Anh. 114) by Christian Petzold
  • Technique and tips for playing trills
  • Review binary form

Lesson 267 Minuet in G Major: B Section: Left Hand

What You’ll Learn

  • How to play the left hand part for the B section of "Minuet in G Major" (BWV Anh. 114) by Christian Petzold

Lesson 268 Minuet in G Major: Artistry

What You’ll Learn

  • Tips for playing "Minuet in G Major" with artistry
  • How to improvise on the repeat of the A or B section