Trouble-Free Trills & Ornaments

14 Jun 2022 @ 18:00 BST (GMT +01:00)

In this interactive, online workshop for pianists and teachers, Penelope Roskell gives valuable tips for playing ornaments elegantly and effortlessly. Using exercises from her course Teaching Healthy Expressive Technique and from her award-winning book The Complete Pianist, she will explain why trills can be troublesome and give some very practical advice for improving dexterity and control when playing trills, grace notes, turns and mordents.

Topics covered in this online workshop include:

  • Technical and musical tips for playing ornaments evenly and elegantly
  • Playing effortless ornaments without tension
  • Effective practice methods
  • Trouble-free trill fingerings

The workshop will feature some practical exercises therefore although optional, participants are encouraged to be at their piano if they wish to try these out. There will be time for general questions during the session and participants will also be able to submit questions on specific trouble-spots and repertoire examples in advance.

Included in the workshop is the full chapter on ornaments from Penelope’s online course, featuring 20+ minutes of detailed video instruction and several musical examples. The session will be recorded and all participants will receive a link to download the video to watch at your convenience thereafter.

This is an ideal opportunity for pianists of all levels to learn how to improve their playing of ornaments, ask questions and to get help with specific examples within the repertoire!

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