Instrumental resources

The Singing Piano (Mendelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso)


This lesson leads you to understand how to achieve the romantic sound is general through the example of a Mendelssohn piece Rondo Capriccioso. The upper arm guidance in the leading melody is essential in expressing the human singing voice on the piano. Take the advantage of the instrument which is one of the largest string instruments not just a percussive one, which is able to resonate and vibrate with the human body and spirit. Numerous other piano pieces of Mendelssohn's Lieder Ohne Worte series need the same approach to emphasise the dynamic differences between melody and accompaniment. The teacher's primary mission is to translate the transcendent messages of the composers to the pupils and the audience. 

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