Ballerina’s Dance brain map


Another attempt at a brain map. Promenade and the first part of Haydn are big success so far.

*****Before you play, feel the tempo, vision the first two bars. Feel them before they happen.

No tension in the face or tongue.

Big breath and begin to dance.

Longish notes.

Come back to the same low F

1+2 for E’s

Smooth and supported scale passage. Open E’s not flat. Tongue the same F and hold for long 1/8th.

Keep dancing

Tempo with no tension

Sneak a breath.

Smooth and controlled scale. Don’t move too much.

Concentrate on the E’s 1+2. glide through them with purpose. Don’t gloss over the E’s.

The low F is long

Keep the tempo as you glide up the arpeggio.

Top A with 3rd valve.

DON’T get behind! Blow through and back to the A.

Then back down with direction.

Precise with G’s. Use AIR coming down. Open E here.

Use 1+2 for the one E

Gracefully soft on c to open E’s

Don’t slow down

Low F not too short.

Sneak a breath.

Keep dancing

Tempo

Keep coming back to the same F

Smooth and supported scale passage. Tongue the same F and hold for long 1/8th.

Keep dancing

Same F’s no tension.

Sneak a breath.

Smooth and controlled scale. Don’t move too much.

Concentrate on the E’s. glide through them with purpose. Don’t gloss over the E’s

The low F is long

No slide on the top F.

Centered and articulate with direction to end.

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