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Beginner Level

Approx. 7 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

welcome to class

1 hour to complete
3 readings
3 readings
Welcome!10m
Syllabus10m
Getting to Know You10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Op. 10 No. 1

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 63 min)
11 videos
Opus 10 number 1: Extremes of Tempo and Character1m
1st Movement: Pulse as a Source of Character9m
1st Movement: High Drama within the Conventions of the Time2m
1st Movement: A Development with New Material4m
1st Movement: Hammer Blows in c minor4m
2nd Movement: An Adagio Oasis9m
2nd Movement: A Coda that Expands the Movement’s Scope8m
3rd Movement: Prestissimo!5m
3rd Movement: Short-Short-Short-LONG3m
3rd Movement: Beginning with Defiance; Ending with Mystery7m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz – Op. 10, No. 128m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Op. 22

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 54 min)
7 videos
1st Movement: Wit and Athleticism7m
1st Movement: Playing by the Rules8m
2nd Movement: An Aria on the Piano7m
2nd Movement: Effortless Mastery6m
3rd Movement: A Rhythmic Link to the Rest of the Work5m
4th Movement: A Grazioso Goodbye to the Earliest Period12m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz – Op. 2230m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

op. 31 no. 2

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 69 min)
10 videos
1st Movement: A Recitative hat is not a Recitative; An Introduction that is not an Introduction7m
1st Movement: A Confrontation of Opposites7m
1st Movement: The Structural Lines Grow Blurrier7m
1st Movement: And Finally, the Recitative!10m
2nd Movement: Harmonic and Emotional Stability at Las3m
2nd Movement: Evoking Voices and Instruments7m
2nd Movement: Exploring the Piano’s Extreme Registers3m
3rd Movement: A Slow-Moving Perpetual Motion9m
3rd Movement: Anxiety and Ambuguity8m
1 practice exercise
Final Quiz – Op. 31, No. 230m

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