Skeleton Practice


Deconstructing the Score (4)

Selective Blocking

Haydn: Sonata in C, Hob.XVI:35 In this Sonata by Haydn we can use blocking techniques to serve a technical end. Blocking in the following different ways helps us to organise the hand and learn the triplet patterns more thoroughly. Use those that help you, and leave out those that don’t (the point here is to simplify, not to complicate!). Blocked versions: Playing Only What Moves Another form of blocking is where we play according to the harmonic rhythm (if we have repeated chords) - playing only those notes that change or parts that move...

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