Developing an interpretation: Playing like you'd sing

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Annabel Thwaite Lesson time: (5min 11sec)

In this section, Annabel looks at how you can bring your own interpretation to a piece. The great thing about these hymns is that they have vocal melodies we all know. Annabel explains that when playing this piece, you should think about each one of your fingers represtening voices in a choir, you can also use the words to guide your interpretation of the piece. This idea of 'word painting' or 'melodic contouring' is really useful for pieces without words too, and you can apply it in your wider classical playing

About the instructor

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Recognised as one of Britain’s most versatile and charismatic pianists, Annabel Thwaite enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, educator and examiner and has won all the major accompanying prizes, including the prestigious Kathleen Ferrier, Gold Medal, and Richard Tauber Piano Prizes. She has collaborated with renowned artists such as Roberto Alagna, Bryn Terfel, David Kempster and “Only Men Aloud!”

Annabel has recorded for Universal records with the “Scottish Tenor”, whose...  read more

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