Petite Gigue

 

  This is a lively little piece written in the style of a popular baroque dance which had its origins with the British jig.   Bach wrote many of these delightful pieces.   The main difficulty is the typically baroque  “non-stop” rhythm without pauses as well as the fingering.   The correct fingering should be used from the very first reading to ensure that the fingers develop  body memory ♥.   Changing fingers dramatically slows down the learning process.       

Irish dancers clip art dancing in celebration.    

    Click on the following link to download.   

Petite Gigue

This is a standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch PDF file with good resolution.   Printing on heavy weight card stock will give you a nice durable copy which can be conveniently spread out  on the piano music rack. 

♥  Body Memory:   Learning a piece of music quickly is much easier if one takes care to never change a fingering from that very first note.   When a concert pianist’s fingers fly over the keys as he plays a difficult passage, he is actually operating almost 90% automatically   …  his fingers have learned the notes by repetition. 

 

 

 

 

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