Fur Elise

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How Far Can one Learn with Simply Music – AMEB Standards

This week I was asked the question, “How far does the Simply Music program take students, in comparison to AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board) or Trinity standards?” Does anyone know the answer to the question? As a new teacher, I actually didn’t know, and I…

Competitions and Exams

Just wanted to share with you a happy Simply Music experience. I have been teaching SM for about 3 years now. This year I entered 2 of my students in the Toowoomba Eisteddfod. Unfortunately, the piano section has preset boundaries as to what can be…

Student learned more advanced Fur Elise already

I have a very talented student who has a keyboard and he learns songs from the tutorials on the keyboard, i.e. Fur Elise. The version he has learned is more difficult than the Fur Elise in Foundation 2. I’m afraid he won’t want to learn…

Fur Elise 3+3 fingering

One of my Foundation 2 students was wondering re: Fur Elise if she could use just the RH (no LH) for the 3+3 (after the 9 E’s). She said she feels that may be simpler or easier. She did not argue as such, she was…

Fur Elise C section, LH fingering

Is there a significant advantage to using fingers 321 beginning with the 3 as opposed to beginning the first count with finger 1 (132132132) in the left hand of Fur Elise in Foundation Level 7? I just tried it. I find 321321 easier, particularly at…

Students who struggle with remembering hand positions

Some of my students struggle with hand positions (remembering where to put their hands) and others have no problem with it. I’m usually pretty good at self-diagnosis but not this time. What is this? For many of my students, the ones who practice consistently have…

Fur Elise – Order and B section

Recital Question for Fur Elise (Level 9): Would you rather have the student just play one time in the beginning, or have it repeated like what it says in the music? It’s a lot of repeats to listen to. All the repeats is how it…

Fur Elise Level 7 LH fingering on repeated notes

Regarding LH fingering in Fur Elise Level 7: I recall a training session with Nancy Reese in which she advised against using the 3 2 1 fingering. But I don’t fully trust my memory and I don’t remember enough about why. I’m about to teach…

Order of teaching Fur Elise sections

Any reason why the C section of Fur Elise is learned before the B section? Is the B section really more difficult? The third part (Level 7) is more pattern-based. The fourth (Level 9), which is technically the third, is a little more complicated. The…