Using Youtube InTeaching Piano Accompaniment          Goran Brkovic              Piano Teacher     Music School “Vojislav-...
The session will include the          following topics:- Introduction- The main problem in teaching piano accompaniment- T...
IntroductionAbout me:- piano teacher - 21 years, piano accompanist - 10 yearsAbout piano accompaniment:- to watch and list...
The main problem in teaching       piano accompanimentHow to achieve adaptability while teaching it the old way ?Solo pian...
The old way we used to teach it   and the problems it involvedLimited usability:- no preparation for the public performanc...
The new way: how technology can   help teachers and studentsNew way of teaching brings increased class usability:- two stu...
About using YouTubeUsing Youtube (www.youtube.com) requirements:- PC, broadband Internet connection and speakersProblems a...
Class planLesson planning and preparation:- coordination - check with other teacher (flute, violin, etc.)- variety - maste...
Example of        Piano accompaniment class8 flutists playing Saint-Saens Romance op.37, D flat major- About composer: htt...
About the Composer
About the Piece
Sheet Music from IMSLP
Video from Youtube
8 flutists playing Rachmaninoff Vocalise            op.34 No.14, G minorAbout Rachmaninoff: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...
Lesson TimingLesson duration: 45 minutesLesson organization: 3 x 15 minutes1) warming up, without accompanying the YT reco...
How to use Youtube in piano    accompaniment Class and its benefitsAnalyzing : tonalities, form, dividing into parts for p...
Additional info- I recommend using Ubuntu Linux (www.ubuntu.com) and PuppyLinux (http://puppylinux.org), free, stable and ...
Using Youtube InTeaching Piano Accompaniment          Goran Brkovic              Piano Teacher     Music School “Vojislav-...
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  1. 1. Using Youtube InTeaching Piano Accompaniment Goran Brkovic Piano Teacher Music School “Vojislav-Lale Stefanovic” Uzice, Serbia @gbrkovic April 21, 2012
  2. 2. The session will include the following topics:- Introduction- The main problem in teaching piano accompaniment- The old way we used to teach it and the problems it involved- The new way: how technology can help teachers and students- About using YouTube- Class Plan- Lesson Timing- How to use Youtube in piano accompaniment class and itsbenefits- Additional info
  3. 3. IntroductionAbout me:- piano teacher - 21 years, piano accompanist - 10 yearsAbout piano accompaniment:- to watch and listen to several parts of the score- to adapt our own playing to the soloistAbout piano accompaniment lessons- two pupils in a group at one lesson- 35 classes per year, 45 minutes per class, 1 class per week- no final exam, two obligatory public performances- program: pieces for flute, violin or voice and piano- main goal: to educate piano students how to play pianoaccompaniment well on public performances.
  4. 4. The main problem in teaching piano accompanimentHow to achieve adaptability while teaching it the old way ?Solo piano vs. piano accompaniment- solo: listening skills limited to our own playing-piano accompaniment: listening to both ourselves and othersEasier:- not being alone at the podium- no memorizationMore complex:- more staves, requires greater musical flexibility, listening toourselves, listening to others, coordination of both = adapting
  5. 5. The old way we used to teach it and the problems it involvedLimited usability:- no preparation for the public performance.The old fashioned class:- one piano student plays imitating the soloist, the other pianostudents plays along piano accompany part- both piano students playing on the piano, same instrumentcolor- too exact tempo, same moment of sound production- no breathing pauses and agogics● artificial and unreal● less adaptation or no adaptation to the real soloist Solution: the new way of teaching.
  6. 6. The new way: how technology can help teachers and studentsNew way of teaching brings increased class usability:- two students, two different pieces, accompanying YT- 8 - 20 real soloist performances from Youtube- students in real life situation 100% percent of the time duringthe lesson- never use the same performance on two lessons- different soloists from YT posses various artistic levels ofperformance.Developing skills:- listening to various and different instrument colors- catching constant small tempo variations, including breaths- adaptability to other performers musical ideas, dynamics- "hunting", jumping, listening to false intonation, wrongrhythm...
  7. 7. About using YouTubeUsing Youtube (www.youtube.com) requirements:- PC, broadband Internet connection and speakersProblems and solutions:- no PC / speakers > use laptop or portable devices withheadphones- no Internet connection > download videos and bring to theclassTeachers preparation for the lesson- choosing the pieces, according to student ability, grade- search YT for pieces, select useful performances- collect and save the links, keep tracks of what is alreadydone making notes and reflections about studentsachievements- allowing some time for students to read and learn the pieces
  8. 8. Class planLesson planning and preparation:- coordination - check with other teacher (flute, violin, etc.)- variety - mastering pieces of various difficulty and differentlystructured pieces- finding informations about composer and the piece- links to pdf sheet music, or sending pdf sheet music tostudents- analyzing the score, defining smaller parts / numbers, sheetprinting, writing rehearsal numbers on sheet
  9. 9. Example of Piano accompaniment class8 flutists playing Saint-Saens Romance op.37, D flat major- About composer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camille_Saint-Sa%C3%ABns- About Romance: http://bit.ly/IfOsjJ- Sheet Music: http://bit.ly/I0zscqYouTube links:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6gioeVi9f4&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dg3RMuyLFy0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNusStMhI50http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci-jBYNlpP4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEMRxrV4Ff8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKCcZGbe7Qs&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej3mr4LHjeA&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su2UdsMK1lE&feature=related
  10. 10. About the Composer
  11. 11. About the Piece
  12. 12. Sheet Music from IMSLP
  13. 13. Video from Youtube
  14. 14. 8 flutists playing Rachmaninoff Vocalise op.34 No.14, G minorAbout Rachmaninoff: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_RachmaninoffAbout Vocalise: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocalise_(Rachmaninoff)Sheet Music:http://www.scorage.ru/view.aspx?id=844C7303DC16CB116838E196B7AF17F2Youtube linkshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxXS-8NfjNU&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_Ha_uRF-84http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVurqiFHBxQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvpBUitKbsQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAvkcUuUpLohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJtbeAC_PQ8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fVAthVOx2Mhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2xZICRj9qY&feature=related
  15. 15. Lesson TimingLesson duration: 45 minutesLesson organization: 3 x 15 minutes1) warming up, without accompanying the YT recording, every student works onher / his own part, the most demanding spots2) one student accompanying YT video recording - 15 minutes- integral performance, accompanying Saint-Saens Romance, finding what is mostimportant to listen to, focus on middle section, harmonies played in chords, findingthe logic of harmonies and agogics- homework: accompanying the YT recording while playing left hand only,simultaneous harmony changes3) the other student accompanying YT video - 15 minutes- integral performance, accompanying Rachmaninoff Vocalise- without repeated intervals / chords, the basis of the structure, "invisible" repeats,finger Pedal, obtaining clear Pedaling, playing middle section only, in slower tempo,agogics- making synthesis at the end with YT video again- homework: practice hands separate with YT video, with & without repeated chords.
  16. 16. How to use Youtube in piano accompaniment Class and its benefitsAnalyzing : tonalities, form, dividing into parts for practicingLearning the solo part - better listening, better troubleshootingSight reading - always beneficial, less time to learn new piecesExercises - rearranging the structure, creating orchestral arrangements inConcertosTransposing piano part - gradually increasing the difficulty, transposing in real-time, accompanying recorded soloBenefits of this type of teaching piano accompaniment:- more efficient teaching, more interesting, practicing real life public performance100% of the class time.
  17. 17. Additional info- I recommend using Ubuntu Linux (www.ubuntu.com) and PuppyLinux (http://puppylinux.org), free, stable and secure OS- Use Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net) to record yourstudents progress. You can use podcasts at your lessons, likeshown in presentation created by Maja Dakic-Brkovic: (http://www.slideshare.net/kakoto/maja-teach-meet-podcast-in-piano-lessons).- Rosegarden is score editor used to analyze or explain themost complex part of the score. My presentaion aboutRosegarden: (http://www.slideshare.net/gbrkovic/rosegarden-notation).
  18. 18. Using Youtube InTeaching Piano Accompaniment Goran Brkovic Piano Teacher Music School “Vojislav-Lale Stefanovic” Uzice, Serbia @gbrkovic April 21, 2012

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