Well I seem to have garnered a little interest here from cherished Charioteers and so I shall continue to demonstrate the SOKOZY piano playing method, allowing the Royalist to progress towards some musical resolution which comes in Bar no. 5 which I will post tomorrow. (And that is where this present exercise will end unless of course further bars are requested or somebody commissions me to transcribe a favourite song.)
Bar number two is almost identical to bar 1, save the left hand (little finger and thumb) play two different notes from those notes played in bar no.1 see yesterdays post). Otherwise the principle is the same. Remember to hold down the two left hand ‘1’s for the duration of the 123, 456, 789,10,11,12 sequence played in the right hand, as this gives pleasing harmonic resonance to the right hand part. (Are you listening, the Royalist and no metallic effects please.)
Bar 3 develops the theme with more movement and shape in the right hand. Shortsighted viewers will need to focus well.
In this bar, 456 is a repeat of 123 and 10, 11, 12 is a repeat of 789. Once again the two ‘1’ s on the left are played with the little finger and thumb of the left hand. (The ‘1’ on the right hand side – underneath the A of PAPAGUINEA, is played at the same time as the two ‘1’s in the left hand.)
NB The two ‘7’s in the left hand are played together with the ”7′ on the right. You are simply playing four sets of triplets, 123, 456, 789, 10,11,12. – a sequence of 12 separate notes. As you play the sequence from ‘7’ onwards you should begin to ‘feel’ a profound shift in the ‘modulation’ that leads to resolution in bar 5. Are you listening Janus?
Bar 4 is a real juicy bar! None of the four triplets in the right hand are the same. Beethoven has pitched these triplets exquisitely so that there is complete resolution of this in Bar number 5. Yes folks you will all have to wait till tomorrow when the Royalist and perhaps Feeg may pronounce judgment as to whether this exercise was accomplished or not! By way of reminder I should say that the left hand ‘1’s and ‘7’s should be held down for the duration of 123, 456, 789, 10.11.12 played in the right hand .
Betcha can’t wait for tomorrow! (I will use the comments box below to address comments made in yesterdays post. Thankyou all for your interest. )