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TRAUMEREI -Robert Schumann- / Piano Classic Adventures

Ilse Lozoya, Music teacher and Online Educator

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10 Lessons (33m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:26
    • 2. Traumerei -Performance-

      3:10
    • 3. -Analysis-

      5:14
    • 4. Advice #1

      4:46
    • 5. Advice #2

      4:16
    • 6. Advice #3

      4:11
    • 7. Advice #4

      3:05
    • 8. - Technique Exercise #1 -

      2:43
    • 9. - Technique Exercise #2

      3:20
    • 10. Congratulations

      0:53

About This Class

Do you love classical music?

Do you like Traumerei by Robert Schumann and you want to play it beautifully?

This class is for you!!

This class is dedicated to learn to play Traumerei, one of the most beautiful pieces for beginners in the classical piano repertoire.

This is not a note by note tutorial, so you need to have the appropriate reading level.

In this class I am going to teach you how you must study this beautiful piece, sharing about dynamics, technique approach and much more.

In this class you will learn about:

  • Understanding the piano style
  • Important reading considerations
  • Technique recommendations
  • Extra exercises to strenght your fingers.

Enroll in this class today and get ready to play this beautiful piece, if you are a piano student, if you have been playing this piece for a while or you are a piano teacher, you wil find this class so useful.

 

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Transcripts

1. Introduction: Hello. Welcome to this class. My name is Victoria. I'm a pianist, Music teacher and align indicator. And I have created this class for you. This class is very special because in this class, we are going to talk about. And I'm going to teach you how to play this beautiful classical piece from the piano. Roberto, Coal trauma die by Robert Human Maybe you have played this before. Maybe you have not. But well, I'm pretty sure that if you listen to these peace, you will find it's so beautiful. So if you want to really know how to play this beautiful piece, I want you to join this class today through practical videos. Korean reading exercises and advice is I want to share with you how you can really play this never beautiful way. I have to tell you, this is not a note by note tutorial. You need to be able to have the reading level, the correct really level to play this. No, but I piece by rubber Sherman. So you can't really catch on. All the advice is that I'm going to keep you and role in this class today. I will be very happy to answer your questions and hear about you and hear about your piano playing. So in Rome, in this class today, look. 2. Traumerei -Performance-: Yeah. - Uh 3. -Analysis-: Okay, let's analyze this beautiful piece that is purpose of folders, videos that it's cool thrown, and I. This was composed by Rubber Shuman and belongs to the Opens. 15. Number seven And this comes is a serious of compositions that are called scenes for Children or Children's scenes or tinder san. And I'm assured that it This is German. I if I am pronouncing this correctly, but this is a part off a volume off pieces dedicated to Children on. It's interesting because you re analyzed as well. Actually, the interpretation off this piece has Rove. If you analyze this, you can see that it says 100 beats per minute each quarter. Note. If you go on search, do a little bit of research and all the additions. You can see that publishers sometimes saying, um, they add, the more they rattle or not non fast temple. So what? This that this means the situation here is that true time. This If you go and and listen to all the best pianist and most famous pianist in the world , how they play this piece, they actually piece play this like 100 bits, maybe, but not quite a note button age note or 50 beats per minute. Considering the quarter? No. So this is important to consider and this piece is placed as litem. It means freely. So you don't need to follow the temple. Really? And you don't have to be strict. That's away. This this piece has being intrepid stated, Ah, through the years, the time signature. Okay, the time signature. As you can see, this is like a C Well, this means 4/4. You're going to have the equivalent through four beats, 4/4 notes in each measure. Then what about the kiss signature? As you can see right here, there's only one flat B flat in the key signature. So it is going to be or f major or d minor. If we analyze and we see the first court, it is F major. I. I missed one No type player. E. I'm sorry, but it is f major. And if you go add Ian off the peace again, it iss if major So the kids signature of this piece. If major, then let's go to the sections. We can't buy this piece into six parts. You can say like six phrases And, as you can see, well, number one and number five is the same. Each phrase has four measures, and it's important there some recommendations. Here you can see the retard or retarded Bando written right here, and I am going to explain this for during other videos. But you need to consider this, especially if you're going to play this at liberty or freely. You have this fair mata markings. This for matter which is are highlighted in green, the firm other means that you needs to hold their on state instead off two beats at the end . For example, instead of saying tributes, you are going to you play longer against kind of libertarian. You can't play three or four beats there, and they are very important to emphasize the harmony and want the author try to to tell. Then you have the pedals. I am what to talk about the Pendleton in another video. But this are important markings. Actually, this piece has not ah, lot off markings like dynamics, for example, that does not mean that you are going to play without dynamics. Off course or music has enam ICS, even if they are not written So this is important to concede there and, ah, something. And we need to think about well, this peace has six races. Number one on five are the same, and you have this and repetition bars. So the 1st 2 phrases are going to be repeated and then to just continue until the end. It is important to have this in mind so you can order your your study. Actually, you can divide this into five pieces. Five phrases I'm sorry or five parts, and that's how we are going to analyze this in the next videos. 4. Advice #1 : we're going to analyze some key heiress that you really need to think about and focus on if you want to play drama Die by Robert Schumann. This is a very famous piece, actually, the meaning of the world. If I'm around this school like something dreaming something dreaming So the really the character of this peace is like if you were, you know, like flooring flying, you know, in the cloud. So there is really important to understand what it takes. And what are the key areas that we need to work this piece. If you have played this before, If you have seen well, I don't know if you have seen very careful the sheet music. But if you listen to this, you will see those that's so pretty and you can say and that's kind of easy, but this is not correct. This is not part of the really advanced ripper to a piano repertoire. But he needs to be taken seriously a way of saying Why? Because there are some elements that I'm going to share with you that is really important, that are really important to think about the 1st 1 is the reading off the notes Why it's so obvious, right? We need to play what it's written. Yes, but if you pay attention, you will see that the point of this piece is that sometimes you really need to hold some notes and then play another notes with some fingers while you are holding. Like in the beginning. I need to hold this and then right, especially in this part. I need to hold and then keep playing. And this makes this piece kind of difficult. You really need to be aware of this because you have different voices. You have the main melody. The main line, which is in this case, is this this the main melody. But there are other notes that I need to play. So you need to identify, um, play reading the most accurate weight possible if you cannot play exactly how this reading you need to add some resource is like the payroll on. And so some things that I I'm sharing with you. But the first thing that we need to think about focus on is that we need to be able to breathe. How is written? This is kind of redundant, but it is really important. So practice part by part. I am taking a whole lesson to show you and analyze this piece. But section by section or phrase by phrase, place separated camps. Take your time. This is not a piece that you will be able to play if you're kind of a beginning. I mean, if you can read this, but you are not really know and more advanced level. This is a piece that doesn't take you a couple of days. Actually, you need to keep practicing and mastering the sound and reading and old does things that this beautiful piece have has. So it is important to take you don't phrase by phrase several hands analyzing really breathing and making sure that you are holding the notes that need to be hold on, that you are releasing the other notes and this is really important really focused said part of hands brought by part, mastering the interpretation as well off each hand before playing together. Otherwise you're gonna get lost between all those notes and it's not going to sound dreaming past the name off the peace. It is so really take your time play separate it. Separate cans is really, really important to be so accurate. The way your reason 5. Advice #2 : We are analyzing what it takes to be able to play thrown tonight in a very beautiful way and sometimes this pieces having made to for students and to develop something. Specifically, we have talked about the reading, which is very important. Another thing that I'm going to share with you is about about the pedal. This is really important. The panel is a true that help us to play and have this sustained sound. Actually, that's what it was called sustain pedal. We need to be able to play the pedal to step the peril and help us to hold the notes that's are written. But we need to be aware off or hands absolutely, really important. Not all the hands are the same. My, my hand, I will say it's like medium size, not not really not really large fingers, but not really small if you you have. If you have small fingers, then are small hands. You really need to adopt this to you. For example, there going to be so um, some phrases that you won't be able to play without, you know, using the pedal to hold the notes. For example, there's something that you can do. And this is like a trick. If you didn't know that this will be done while I'm going to tell you. And then I will see the second part. The single phrase I need to hold this. And then this is a good example. I can do this. I can play leg, Otto. And then I I am using my thumb. My finger number one to play two notes at the same time. This can be done if you have no other choice, you can do this. And that is fine. Right? But what I did, maybe you can do something like this. You can say Well, so why don't you do this? That's okay. You can find your finger, your fingering, but which is important is to find the best fingering and really fall over that fingering. So you won't be changing their fingers because it will be a mask you want never going to be able to memorize this and play better without mistakes. For me, this is fine because I did this and then I can't play like this if you cannot. Maybe you can do this without really stretching your your hand on your fingers, if you cannot that you get searched for another fingering. But this can be done and I keep this and then I release right and I get hold this so it is important to follow. Use a pedal to put together the phrases, but try to do it by yourself. Try to be too Morley Gateau that you can play. It's better, so try to do that. Don't play to love. Control the sound and adapt your finger at the fingering and the pedal to your hand. Super, super important. Really, really important. So otherwise you will have problems and and take that an advantage right here you can play . Yes, we can use your thumb to play two notes. 6. Advice #3 : Okay, now what? I want Teoh share with you. It's another area that it's really, really important to understand. So you can really master this and that is going to help you to interpret this, have the correct interpretation on off this piece, something that is really, really relevant. What's this? Well, is the radar Dando? Yes, I have analyzes another second lecture lecture, but it says Treat our Dando. Actually, it says Retard, which is the abbreviation off the world with our van Jones, is an Italian word. You know, that we used to telling a lot of music and read Obando means that you are going to play a slower. It does not mean that you are going to be playing for example, 100 beats per minute and then suddenly you stop when you play 50. That's not what it needs, What it means that you are going to decrease so slowly decrease in a very progressive where you're going to decrease the speed. This is used to emphasize the end off a section or the end off our frights. I want to keep you the example with the last phrase in this piece. What you need to do, you need to be able to read all the notes and to play them on time and to really not a struggle with the fingering are all that stuff. So you really can control the speed, not older with art and those are the same. This is kind of a subjective thing. So if you go and listen interpretation off some off the most famous and greatest come pianist, you will see that they are. They play a little bit different each Ritter von which is a beauty because that means your interpretation Unique, impersonal. So I'm going to play the last Frates right then course I am changing. I'm playing the eight notes actually almost us quarter notes because I annotation on the Armani and what it's doing right again not play this again Can I take my time? You know So whether the return endo and all the for tomatoes there will the for matters are different kind of projective so you can just stay there enjoy the sound and Julie musical Almost fear on this is going to help you to to really enjoy the peace and give given the gift to the peace this character off, dreamy right. So very important that return than those don't play this without with the same speed that got there has got to really Roy in the piece. First you need to play this on time, but then you can You need to add those which are done. That's really, really important Look. 7. Advice #4 : okay. Another recommend issue really important is that you really need to be able to identify when the phrase ends on change, but in both hands. What is this talking about? What am I talking about? Well, I have a share with you. That one off the The difficulties off this piece is that sometimes you have different voices, or sometimes you need to call some now certain notes, and then play another notes that are part of the metal, the very important, without releasing the previous court or another notes. So this is important. But there are sewn moments, certain moments. If you are following the phrasing or the the ties there, you will see that sometimes you need to release both hands, all the notes at the same time. What those moments are really, really important. What if you emphasize that is going to help you to play better, too? Emphasize the dynamics. It's going to be better for you to understand the sections. And actually for the for the whole dynamics are better. For example, I want to give you this this example Other beginning again. I get this. This is a second measure. Then I play Yeah, right Then I have this phrase What? I need to release both hands at the same time All the notes on Dan again. So if I identify this and I want to play a little bit loud there or softer than next phrase , it's going to help me, really? To cut first because it is written. I don't need to hold anything I really need to cut. It's not like I have a rest or something, but it's like a small, tiny brief, and I do this again absolutely important. So if you take that, you emphasize that don't be afraid off. Raise your hands from the keyboard. Off course needs to be done a very responsible away. But you really need to if you release that is going to help you to play the France, single the phrases off this piece in a very any more accurate way. So I really recommend you to pay attention and that so if you need to release both hands at the same time, do it. You can mark this on your sheet music, and that is really going to help you to interpret eight and play this better 8. - Technique Exercise #1 -: one of the main difficulties that you will face when you play trauma I is that you need to hold certain notes and keep playing because sometimes you have two or tree voices. So my recommendation I'm going to share with you this quick exercise which, if you do it constantly and regular basis and following my recommendations, is really going to help you to play this better. Why are you going to do? We're going to play the octave like this and you're going to hold the octave like on You're going to play with fingers to tree on five. I'm sorry to Tree and four Gene A gene. It's important to play this leg, Otto. So I hold on, then I want to play this three times. Gene. A gene. Oh, on Then you release and you close your fingers and relax. This is important. Otherwise you're going to accumulate tension here. And we don't want that If you find this exercise too difficult, well, you can do the same. But instead of playing, I got told you're going to play staccato and you relax your release and relax. I want to do the same with my left hand soap radio play finger 4 to 2 on. Then you release you move your race and you close your fingers. This is a very relaxing movement that is going to help you to release all the stress. You can't play both hands at the same time that it is not entirely necessary. Why I'm trying to suggest is to why suggesting used to play this. But watch your fingers and really listen and make sure that you're playing this correctly. Remember that if it's distressing, you can lay This is the cattle the same three times before playing this leg. Because this is easier then your release. So this is a first exercise that I'm sharing with you. What? That is going to help you. The blade is better. 9. - Technique Exercise #2 : Now I'm going to share with you this exercise that is going to help your not only to play thermometer I correctly, but it's going to help you with many pieces that needs to stretch your fingers and need to hold Certainly while you are playing another while you're playing another melody. So what? We start practicing well through our pianistic life, I would say, And this is going to open maybe other beginning in my case, when I started playing piano, it was very difficult for me to reach the next. No, I mean to the next octave like this was kind of difficult. It was my my I think the wife that I used to hope when he was maybe like the seventh, But through time, this is actually capable to play a night. So don't worry if you feel that you cannot rich this, but my recommendation is to play can, of course, play seven. If you really If you George really beginner and your hand is not enough large enough, my fingers are. I mean, I don't have big my hands and not tiny, but it's kind of a regular size. So my recommendation in this exercise, you're going to call the Otavio and you're going to play two notes bare finger. In this case, I'm using my finger number four. I'm going to play being a then G and mean and this is going to help me to hold the octave. I'm play an open, you know, like this my fingers and this is important, but pay attention. We don't want your hand to get to stress eso you play like staccato like being a dame. Finger number three g f finger number two and you can't relax and you do this. Now I'm going to play this with my left hand Exactly the same. If you cannot play like this exactly, maybe their launch be able to play with your finger number two Not like here, because this is kind off difficult. So it depends on your hand like this and relax. So play for example, play with the right hand and you change. And why did you change while you change? You relax your right hand always playing and relaxing, playing and relaxing. This is going to help you to prevent any stress or accumulate so much tension. So I really recommend you this. Try this and this is going to help you to To play better not only throw Modi, but other pieces as well. 10. Congratulations: Congratulations. You are now at the end off this sculpture class. Thank you for letting me share with you about the beauty off, whether music, piano or education. Thank you. My name is Jill Salo's. Oye. Again. Thank you for being part of this class in this community. Gives You want to check out the rest of my classes to just go to the next? Plaster is recommendable for this one that you have just finished. We'll check out description off this class, you will find all the links there. You have any questions, please? You know, I will be very happy to hear about your comments and your suggestions off this class. And you want to know which glasses recommendable for you now was just let me know and I was very happy to help counter to lay just and I can't wait to see your in another class