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The Art of Rhythmic Expression: Part 1

Singing tone, shaping, and pedaling form the basis of legato playing whether we are physically able to connect the notes or not. These elements help create the long lines all musicians strive for, as well as continuity over musical rests and bar lines.

However, this picture is not complete without a discussion of rhythm which is generated by the correct handling of the beat. When all these elements are properly combined the result is greater musical expression. In fact, they form the craft of musical expression.

Watch the video below for an in-depth view on the art of rhythmic expression presented by Edna Golandsky from our 2004 symposium.

Hear more transformative lectures like this one at our Summer Symposium this coming July at Princeton University! Edna Golandsky will present a series of lectures that will help you transform your own playing. It is not only lectures; we also offer private lessons and master classes by our expert faculty. If you are a first time participant, you even get a Practice Assistant (someone enrolled in our Professional Training Program) to guide you in additional supervised practice times. Read more about this unique opportunity for pianists.