Thursday, December 30, 2010

Radetzky March

Today I decided to post my rendition of the Radetzky March by Johann Strauss Sr., written in 1848. It's an interesting piece to play because it calls for one to squeeze the hand slightly to play a note and then a little more for another note, etc. in order to maintain the pace of the piece. If you focus on the tune, for example the first 3 notes, they are all played within one squeeze without relaxing the hands between the notes. Moreover, the first and third notes are higher than the second note which demonstrates how one can move up or down the scale while squeezing out multiple notes between relaxations. Relaxing the hands to recreate the cavity between them to be able to play more notes is what breathing is to a singer. So here is the Radetzky March. Enjoy.

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