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MusicOnline UK Teaching Notes - ABRSM Piano 2019/20 Grade 1 - A2

Minuet in C - Grade 1 Piano

William Duncombe.

ABRSM Grade 1 Piano 2019/2020 A2.


Teaching Notes.


Make sure you hold the dotted minims of the LH their full length, not only in the opening bars, but also in the middle section (bars 10, 12, 14 & 16).

Unless marked otherwise with a legato slur, the crotchets in this piece should be lightly detached. This particularly applies to the bass line e.g. bars 5-8.

Also notice how some quavers are slurred but others are not. For example, in bar 7, there are 3 slurred quavers, but the 4th is separated.

A common mistake in the opening bars, would be to slur the last quaver of each bar onto the first note of the next bar. This would be incorrect. In bars 1-3, the last note of each of these bars should be separated from the next bar.

Also make sure that any changes of dynamics are "stepped" or terraced, that is, sudden changes rather than gradual changes.

A slight "rit" at the end might also be stylish.


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Updated 6/11/2018

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