Posts by Randall Faber

Level 2: Articulation and the Wrist

Articulation and the Wrist An essential concept of Level 2 is beginning articulation, specifically legato and staccato. These terms are so familiar to us as music teachers that we might overlook the importance of these touches in developing technique and musical expression. Perhaps you have noticed that there are no articulation marks at Level 1 […]

Synergy at Level 1

There is much to share with our beginning students. With limited lesson time, how do we maximise results? Fortunately, Level 1 presents three elements of pedagogy that have exponential value when taught in combination. Varied fingerings to develop note‐reading skill Arm weight for tone production and technique A braced third finger for a round hand […]