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Zipoli … A Lovely Baroque Piece

I am fascinated by Domenico  Zipoli … Zipoli was a Baroque composer born in Italy in 1688.   At the age of 28 in spite of a prospering career as a composer in Rome,  he left Italy for Seville where he joined … Continue reading

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Ivanka … A Little Russian Song

This is a lovely little melody written in E minor which recalls some of the old Russian folk songs.   Written with only three chords in the left hand, it allows the student to concentrate on the right hand melody which … Continue reading

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Prelude in C Minor

      This is a lovely melodic piece written in the romantic style for beginning piano students.  Although the three flat key signature may seem daunting at first, the chords are very simple and repeated throughout the piece.   I’ve avoided dissonances as … Continue reading

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The Accidental ” Accidentals”

 Accidental Accidents      Magdalena was one of my first students after I moved to Hawaii. And she quickly became one of my favorites. A tiny little Eurasian girl with a quiet twinkle in her eyes, she was a model of … Continue reading

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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” … Continue reading

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