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My Last Post on El Cerrito Patch — Hope You Will Visit Me at Wordpress

I'm very grateful to Patch readers who've enjoyed my piano as metaphor for life posts. At this point I will become an appreciative reader and commenter. http://www.arioso7.worpress.com

FROM POP TO BACH, A 9-yr. old makes it over easy

Fritz, a sparkling kid who loves football, soccer, and video games especially where he's devising offensive field strategies, comes to the piano with bundles of energy.

These can be channeled into a piece he's gung ho to learn, like "Hall of Fame" by Sheehan, O'Dononghue, Adams, and Barry.

As it played out, Fritz's mom, downloaded "Hall" one afternoon, after son went nuts over it.

Why not learn it, I thought, if Fritz kept to a program of Scales, Arpeggios, and an infusion of Baroque and Classical era piano literature.

Seems we're all on the same page.

Video 1 Practicing "Hall of Fame" without pedal

http://youtu.be/AEObbhseT_w

The following videos #2 and 3 are not posting through Patch, so it's best to click the links.

Video 2  Fritz and I go over pedaling "Hall of Fame"

http://youtu.be/lEd8t9JH-EQ

Fritz practices Anna Magdalena Bach Minuet in G

Video 3, Fritz plays through first section, "Hall of Fame," experimenting with added pedal

http://youtu.be/X8HMsMOEhco

FRITZ's Discography

A 9-yr old Composes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UVRkhuBwn0

Fritz, 7 composes "Finding Gold"

http://youtu.be/JFObHOAwNV0

http://arioso7.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/piano-students-as-composers-stimulating-a-creative-teaching-environment

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Betty Buginas January 25, 2013 at 02:21 AM
The WordPress link isn't hyperlinked right; it goes to YouTube, too, although of course it can be cut and pasted.
Charles Burress January 26, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Betty, thanks for catching that. It's fixed now.
shirley kirsten January 26, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Thanks, I hadn't noticed. Very appreciated. Shirley K

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