Q+A Ep 38 Collaborative Playing Skills & Creating Duets & Ensembles

Aug 05, 2021

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Episode 38 Collaborative Playing Skills & Creating Duets & Ensembles

Paul Myatt shares a Q+A version of his NCKP session called, “Creating multilevel duets and ensembles from standard piano repertoire” which he presented at NCKP 2021: The Piano Conference. This was part of the collaborative playing sessions at NCKP. The NCKP conference is still available online.

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00:00 Welcome
00:28 How to help students who are often reluctant to play with others and embrace these opportunities rather than shying away from them
01:20 Today’s show is a Q+A version of Paul’s workshop held last week for NCKP 2021 on Creating Multi-level Duet & Ensembles from standard piano repertoire.
01:37 Paul talks about collaborative playing experience for all piano students and shares some ways to start collaborative playing that are easy and fun that students will really enjoy.
02:09 Duets and Ensembles- the bit that everyone sees & what really goes on
02:48 Benefits of Collaborative Playing
04:25 Paul talks about Rhythm ensembles being great opportunities for learning and building foundation collaborative playing skills.
06:08 Benefits of Rhythm Ensembles
07:25 Creating or arranging a duet from standard piano repertoire - elementary/initial/preliminary standard
10:58 More advanced collaborative playing and learning.
12:45 Benefits of collaborative playing prior to solos
13:48 Things to remember when creating Duets & Ensembles
15:40 Choosing voices/sounds when writing your own ensemble.
17:34 Write your own ensemble MIRO Board activity - get the details at the show page.
21:45 Creating an ensemble with an intermediate/grade 4 piece
24:40 Using backing tracks as a way to develop collaborative playing
29:03 NCKP 2021 Conference - you can still register and have access to all these amazing ideas.

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