Harpsichord training method

On this page you can buy the first 9 volumes of the harpsichord training method by Frank Mento. The last volume will be published soon for a total of 10 years of harpsichord training.




About Frank Mento

Frank Mento, born in the United States, holds degrees from the Dana School of Music (Youngstown State University), from the College-Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati) and from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. He has done additional study with Huguette Dreyfus (harpsichord), Eiji Hashimoto (basso continuo), Daniel Roth and Raphaël Tambyeff (organ). He is Professor Emeritus of Harpsichord at the Conservatory of the 18th precinct in Paris and Organist Emeritus at Saint-Jean de Montmartre Church, also in Paris. He concertizes in Europe and North America.




To Huguette Dreyfus

This method is dedicated to Huguette Dreyfus, the best teacher I ever had. All those who have been able to consult Volume 1 surely must have noticed this dedication.
On May 16, 2016, this great lady of the harpsichord passed on, and this is why I wish to pay a tribute to her here.
It was Huguette Dreyfus who taught me how to understand the harpsichord, an instrument I wasn't at ease with. She showed me how to make it sing. With Huguette Dreyfus, everything was easy ; a simple gesture on her part was sufficient, and empathy was established between teacher and pupil.
I only have one regret, that is to not have known her earlier in my life.
One day we shall meet again.




Introduction

Here is an online harpsichord method for children and even all beginners! It was while teaching harpsichord in Education Action Zones (UK), or in Affirmative Action Areas (USA), that I noticed that a great effort still remained necessary to make the learning of this instrument accessible. The goal of this method is to favorize in a pleasant manner the learning and localization of the most commonly played notes, motor skills, as well as hand coordination and displacement by way of Basso Continuo, Diminutions, Articulations and Sight-reading. This project was born thanks to the pupils and their needs. It is the fruit of 12 years of planning and experimenting in real life situations. This approach parts from the standpoint that the beginning pupil has no previous musical knowledge.



Pedagogy

I teach beginners having no previous musical knowledge by a method that englobes education by the eye, ear, muscle, and drawing. This is learning based on relative reading, singing, motor skills, and Three-Dimensional Geometry transfered to two dimensions.
It is a realistic and living approach. Pupils learn how to read music like a design or drawing.



Diminutions

A long time ago, in order to ornate and vary the music, musicians had a habit of inventing little melodies, which made the piece more joyous, expressive, and prettier. This tradition of ornamentation and improvization based on a melody died in the early 19th century as far as "classical" music is concerned. Now, only Jazz musicians and musicians of traditional musics practice it fluently.
To diminish means to replace a long note by many little notes in the same duration. You diminish the length of the notes, but you augment or increase their number. Diminutions are used in the performance of solo pieces, as well as in the realization of basso continuo in the music of the Renaissance and the early 17th century (Monteverdi, Schütz, Caccini, Sweelinck, Byrd, Bull, etc.). All the musicians (keyboardists, instrumentalists, singers) of this period knew how to add diminutions, and enjoyed doing so. Diminutions make the repertoire more interesting to listen to.
To know how to add diminutions is just as important as knowing how to add ornaments of the period 1680-1750 to the pieces by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and Rameau.



Free scores

Complementary free scores from well-known composers. Feel free to download and redistribute them!

Arietta - Muzio Clementi
Gavotte - George Frideric Handel

Aria - Bernardo Pasquini
Menuet - Anonymous - BWV Anh. 132

Allegro - Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
Corranto - Anonymous - FVB 201

Praeludium I - Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 846
Prelude - Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 926

Badine - Michel Corrette
Praelude in C moll pour la Lute di J.S. Bach - Johann Sebastian Bach - BWV 999

La d'Héricourt - Claude-Bénigne Balbastre
Les Tourbillons - Antoine Dornel

Balletto-Corrente-Passacagli - Girolamo Frescobaldi
Lord Willobies Welcome Home - William Byrd

Courante - Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
La Rustique - Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

Les Promenades - Joseph-Hector Fiocco
La Zaïde - Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer



Method contents

Volume 1

Here, we are starting from nothing. It is the ABC's of music. The basics of learning and localizing notes are laid down, as well as the first steps in touch, hand coordination and displacement, motor skills, and articulation.

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  • The Grand Staff
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  • Right Hand - Left Hand
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  • Little March
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  • Minuet for Three Fingers
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  • The Brook
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  • The Waterfalls
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  • Simple Pleasures
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  • The Mall
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  • The Belvedere
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  • Motor Skills Exercices
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  • The Bridge
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  • The Undergrowth
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  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
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  • The Hamlet
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  • Morning Song
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  • Evening Song
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  • The Waves
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  • The Moor
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  • In the Mountains!
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  • 10 Fingers in a Blow
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  • Motor Skills Exercice
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  • The whole scale in early fingerings
  • after Henry Purcell Preview
  • Gymnastics no.1 in C Position
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  • Gymnastics no.2
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  • Hills
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  • A Chase
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  • Coordination Exercise
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  • The Little Ducks
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  • The English Garden
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  • The Mirror
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  • Motor Skills Exercises
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  • The French Garden
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  • The scale in 2 octaves with early fingerings
  • after Henry Purcell Preview
  • Canon in C Position
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  • Invertible Counterpoint in D Position
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  • Feeling Intervals
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  • Octaves: Left Hand
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  • Octaves: Right Hand
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  • Allegro
  • Daniel Gottlob Türk Preview
  • Presto
  • Daniel Gottlob Türk Preview
  • Polyphonic Playing
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  • Alterations
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  • Hanns ohne Sorgen
  • Daniel Gottlob Türk Preview
  • Exercise for Finger Independance
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  • The Village Windmill
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  • Independence Exercises
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  • Choeur des statues Animées
  • André Cardinal Destouches Preview
  • Independence Exercises
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  • Danse de Hercules oft Maticine
  • Tielman Susato Preview
  • Independence Exercises
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  • Die Tonleiter
  • Daniel Gottlob Türk Preview
  • Ein kleines Ballet
  • Daniel Gottlob Türk Preview
  • Bourrée
  • Cristoph Graupner Preview
  • Menuet N° 6
  • Leopold Mozart Preview
  • Articulated Dance
  • inspired from Béla Bartok Preview
  • Thumbs Under and Other Fingers Over
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  • Pièce
  • Jean Leclerc Preview
  • Fingers Up and Over
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  • Noël : Savez-vous, mon cher voisin
  • Jean-François Dandrieu Preview
  • Held Notes
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  • Menuet
  • Johann Krieger Preview
  • Held Notes
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  • Menuet en Rondeau
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau Preview
  • Menuet en Rondeau
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau Preview
  • Independence Exercise
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  • Localizing Notes
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    Download free complementary scores for Volume 1:
    Arietta - Muzio Clementi
    Gavotte - George Frideric Handel


    Volume 2

    This volume is a transitory phase. It contains less pages, but there is more to do. We reinforce the skills acquired in Volume 1, and prepare the pupil to play more important pieces. We introduce the English virginalists and their ornamentation. The pupil is going to play pieces where each hand plays several notes. We begin a study of Major scales in historical fingerings, introduce historical exercises, and the concept of notes inégales. We also begin a study of Basso Continuo and Diminutions.

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  • Bourrée
  • Johann Krieger Preview
  • Localizing Notes
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  • Menuet
  • Georg Friedrich Haendel Preview
  • Repeated Notes
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  • A new Irish Tune
  • Henry Purcell Preview
  • Exercise
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg Preview
  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Rameau's Ornaments for this Minuet
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  • Menuet
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau Preview
  • Deux Préludes
  • Jacques-Martin Hotteterre Preview
  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Prelude
  • Henry Purcell Preview
  • Progrès de tierces en montant
  • François Couperin Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Almaine
  • Anonyme Preview
  • Deux Préludes
  • Jacques-Martin Hotteterre Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Les Folies d'Espagne
  • Michel Corrette Preview
  • Triads
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    Download free complementary scores for Volume 2:
    Aria - Bernardo Pasquini
    Menuet - Anonymous


    Volume 3

    We continue our study of Basso Continuo and Diminutions. We study selections from suites and introduce polyphony and the unmeasured prelude.

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  • Air
  • Henry Purcell Preview
  • Progrès de quartes en montant
  • François Couperin Preview
  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Menuet I
  • Christian Petzold Preview
  • Progrès de tierces pour la main gauche
  • François Couperin Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Menuet
  • Jean Leclerc Preview
  • Trois Préludes
  • Jacques Hotteterre, le Romain Preview
  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
  • Henry Purcell Preview
  • Menuet
  • Elias Bronnemüller Preview
  • Deux Préludes
  • Jacques Hotteterre, le Romain Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Menuet
  • Jean Leclerc Preview
  • A solopart for the left hand
  • Christopher Simpson Preview
  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Sonatina
  • Georg Friedrich Haendel Preview
  • Preludium
  • John Bull Preview
  • Early Articulation
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  • Praeludium
  • Johann Kuhnau Preview
  • 2e Menuet
  • Louis-Nicolas Clérambault Preview
  • Displacement Exercises
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  • Dandrieu's Ornaments for this Rondeau
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  • Rondeau
  • Jean-François Dandrieu Preview
  • Preludium N°4
  • Philipp Christoph Hartung Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminution Formulas
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Allemande
  • François Couperin Preview
  • Preludium N°5
  • Philipp Christoph Hartung Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminution Formulas
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Cortesana Padoana
  • Francesco Bendusi Preview
  • Gigue N°6
  • Philipp Christoph Hartung Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • (Unmeasured) Prélude
  • Jean-François Dandrieu Preview
  • The Major Scales
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg Preview

    Download free complementary scores for Volume 3:
    Allegro - Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach
    Corranto - Anonymous


    Volume 4

    This volume discusses J.S. Bach's fingering. The pieces are considerably longer. We continue our study of Articulations. The German, French, Italian, and English Schools are represented here.

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  • Long Ornaments in the Applicatio
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  • Applicatio
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Chords
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  • Saraband
  • Georg Friedrich Haendel Preview
  • Long Ornaments in the Praeambulum
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  • Praeambulum
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Arpeggios
  • Philipp Christoph Hartung Preview
  • Arpeggios and Crossing Hands
  • Philipp Christoph Hartung Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminution Formulas
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Menuet
  • François d'Agincour Preview
  • Arpeggios
  • Philipp Christoph Hartung Preview
  • Chords
  • Gaetano Greco Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminution Formulas
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Ornaments and rhythmic practices in the Gavotte
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  • Gavotte
  • Michel de Saint-Lambert Preview
  • Rhythmic Exercise
  • Gaetano Greco Preview
  • Rhythmic Exercise
  • Gaetano Greco Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Ornaments and rhythm in the Gavotte
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  • Gavotte
  • Charles Dieupart Preview
  • Repeated Notes
  • Philipp Christoph Hartung Preview
  • Repeated Notes
  • Philipp Christoph Hartung Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Passepied
  • Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer Preview
  • Articulation Exercises
  • Diego Ortiz Preview
  • Broken Chords and Batteries
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg Preview
  • Fantasies on Broken Chords
  • Philipp Christoph Hartung Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminution Formulas
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Praeambulum
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Articulation Exercises
  • Thoinot Arbeau Preview
  • Fantasies for Agility
  • Philipp Christoph Hartung Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Rondeau (Fragment)
  • Jacques Duphly Preview
  • Lo Ballo dell'Intorcia
  • Antonio Valente Preview
  • Articulation Exercise
  • John Playford Preview
  • Menuet
  • Philipp Christoph Hartung Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • La Volta
  • William Byrd Preview
  • Articulation Exercises
  • Michel de Saint-Lambert Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminution Formulas
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • 2e Menuet
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau Preview
  • Inventio 4
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Articulation Exercises
  • after Ammerbach Preview
  • Etude
  • Gaetano Greco Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • 1er Menuet
  • Louis-Claude d'Aquin Preview
  • Articulation Exercise
  • after Haendel Preview
  • Lesson
  • Nicolo Pasquali Preview
  • Articulation Exercises
  • Johann Gottfried Walther Preview
  • Leçons pour monter et descendre
  • Michel Corette Preview

    Download free complementary scores for Volume 4:
    Praeludium I - Johann Sebastian Bach
    Prelude - Johann Sebastian Bach


    Volume 5

    We complete our study of Diminutions and start a study of Ornamention from the period 1680-1750 and how to incorporate it in the repertoire. We introduce the Dutch School and study exercises Bach might have known.

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  • Ornaments and rhythm in Le Lardon
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  • Le Lardon
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau Preview
  • Articulation Exercises
  • Michel de Saint-Lambert Preview
  • Substitution Exercises
  • after François Couperin Preview
  • Premier Prélude
  • François Couperin Preview
  • Articulation Exercise
  • Jacques Hotteterre, le Romain Preview
  • Crossing Hands
  • Michel Corrette Preview
  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
  • Michael Praetorius Preview
  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Fuga
  • Georg Philipp Telemann Preview
  • Articulation Exercises
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  • Held Notes
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  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
  • Jacob van Eyck Preview
  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • Malle Sijmen
  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Preview
  • Articulation Exercise
  • Johann Gottfried Walther Preview
  • Exercises that Bach might have known
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  • Praeludium and Fuguetta in C Major
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Articulation Exercises
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  • Independence Exercises
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Diminutions and Improvization
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  • My Delight
  • Anonymous Preview
  • My Delight
  • Anonymous Preview
  • Ornaments in A Ground in Gamut
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  • A Ground in Gamut
  • Henry Purcell Preview
  • Articulation Exercises
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  • Exercises in Thirds
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Le Petit-Rien
  • François Couperin Preview
  • Articulation Exercises
  • after dalla Casa Preview
  • Arpeggios
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  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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    Download free complementary scores for Volume 5:
    Badine - Michel Corrette
    Praelude in C moll pour la Lute di J.S. Bach - Johann Sebastian Bach


    Volume 6

    We begin studying selections from the larger suites and continue our study of the English virginalists and unmeasured prelude. The polyphonic articulation exercises permit the pupil to acquire more independence. The pupil is offered the opportunity to improvize ornaments in a fantasia. Performance Practice notes are given when necessary.

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  • Ornements in English Toy
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  • English Toy
  • John Bull Preview
  • Articulation Exercises
  • after Scheidt Preview
  • Parallel Thirds
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  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • L'Amour réciproque
  • Antoine Dornel Preview
  • Articulation Exercises
  • after Quantz Preview
  • Finger Crossing
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  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
  • Jean-François Dandrieu Preview
  • Rèpètition de la Table de l'Accord Parfait
  • Jean-François Dandrieu Preview
  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • L'indifférente
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau Preview
  • Articulation Exercises
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  • Held Notes
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  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Fanfarinette
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau Preview
  • Articulation Exercise
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  • Trill Exercises
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  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Sonatina
  • Georg Friedrich Haendel Preview
  • Held Notes
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  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Prélude
  • Louis-Nicolas Clérambault Preview
  • Sarabande Grave
  • Louis-Nicolas Clérambault Preview
  • Held Notes
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  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Allemande
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Allemande
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Independence Exercises
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  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Fantasia No 9
  • Georg Philipp Telemann Preview
  • Held Notes
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  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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    Download free complementary scores for Volume 6:
    La d'Héricourt - Claude-Bénigne Balbastre
    Les Tourbillons - Antoine Dornel


    Volume 7

    This volume prepares the pupil for the repertoire that will be studied in Volume 8, which is a summa of diverse styles and historical information. In Volume 7, we continue our study of selections from the larger suites, play selections from the Wegweiser, an organ method Bach might have known, and meet the acquaintance of Domenico Scarlatti. The Localizing Notes exercises we had in Volumes 1 to 6 serve as a preparation for Sight-reading, and here are the first exercises.

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  • Inventio 6
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Held Notes in Polyphony
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  • Localizing Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Fantasie
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Held Notes in Contrary Motion
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  • Sight-reading
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Allemande Gaye
  • Nicolas Lebègue Preview
  • Selection from the "Wegweiser"
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  • Sight-reading
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • La Damanzy
  • Jacques Duphly Preview
  • Selections from the "Wegweiser"
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  • Sight-reading
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Sonata
  • Domenico Scarlatti Preview
  • Domenico Scarlatti
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  • Selections from the "Wegweiser"
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  • Sight-reading
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Sonata
  • Domenico Scarlatti Preview
  • Variation on "Liebster Jesu"
  • Johann Gottfried Walther Preview
  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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    Download free complementary scores for Volume 7:
    Balletto-Corrente-Passacagli - Girolamo Frescobaldi
    Lord Willobies Welcome Home - William Byrd


    Volume 8

    In this volume, we treat more polyphony and counterpoint, study Early Italian Baroque fingerings, learn how to prepare an unmeasured prelude, approach Late Medieval repertoire, discuss the earliest fingerings, explain "musica ficta", approach the Spanish Renaissance, the English Virginalists, as well as the North German School, and learn an entire suite by Rameau. We continue our study of Ornamentation and Improvization, Sight-reading, and Basso Continuo.

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  • Courante
  • Jacques Duphly Preview
  • Jacques Duphly
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  • Variation on "Liebster Jesu"
  • Johann Gottfried Walther Preview
  • Sight-reading
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Prélude
  • Jean-François Dandrieu Preview
  • Prélude
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau Preview
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau
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  • Erschienen ist der herrlich Tag
  • Johann Gottfried Walther Preview
  • Sight-reading
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  • Basso Continuo
  • Nicolas Lebègue Preview
  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Praeludium 7
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Fuga 7
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
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  • Sight-reading
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Partite sopra la Romanesca
  • Michelangelo Rossi Preview
  • Michelangelo Rossi
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  • Fingering
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  • 3 and 4-part playing
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  • Sight-reading
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Inventio 5
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Variation on "Herr Jesu Christ"
  • Johann Gottfried Walther Preview
  • Sight-reading
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Prélude
  • Louis Couperin Preview
  • Performing Unmeasured Preludes
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  • Louis Couperin
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  • Volte
  • Louis Couperin Preview
  • Sight-reading
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • Fantaisie No.4
  • Georg Philipp Telemann Preview
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
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  • Verset
  • Johann Kaspar Kerll Preview
  • Sight-reading
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Ornamentation and Improvization
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  • The Chromatic Scale
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  • [Estampie]
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  • De ce fol penser
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  • Mit ganczem Willen
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  • The Earliest Fingerings
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  • Differencias Sobre el Canto Llano des Cavallero
  • Antonio de Cabezon Preview
  • Antonio de Cabezon
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  • Counterpoint Exercises
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  • Tone I, Fugue no.11
  • Johann Pachelbel Preview
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  • Prélude
  • Anonymous Preview
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  • Tone I, Fugue no. 14
  • Johann Pachelbel Preview
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  • Canzona
  • Johann Caspar Kerll Preview
  • Agility Exercise
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  • Canzona
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  • Canzon
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  • Arpeggios
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  • Echo Alio Modo
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  • Verse
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  • Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit
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  • Double Notes
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  • Befiehl du deine Wege
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  • Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
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  • Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein
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  • QUI PASSE:
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  • Rameau's Table of Ornaments
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  • Allemande
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  • Courante
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  • Gigue en Rondeau
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  • Le Rappel des Oiseaux
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  • Tambourin
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    Volume 9

    This volume treats more important works by François Couperin, Kuhnau, Sweelinck, Gibbons, Domenico Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Frescobaldi, Froberger, Byrd, d'Anglebert, and we learn a suite by Handel. As for Basso Continuo, we study single suspensions and the seventh chord such as they are found in the context of selected works.

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  • Les Baricades Misterieuses
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  • François Couperin
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  • Agility Exercise
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  • Sonata quarta
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  • Johann Kuhnau
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  • Exercise on the Trill
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  • Echo Fantasia
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  • Exercise on Hand Crossings
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Fantazia of Foure Parts no.17
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  • Four-Part Polyphony
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Sonata
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  • Rhythmic Exercises
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  • Sonata
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  • Three-Part Playing
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Praeludium 12
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Fuga 12
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Preview
  • Held Notes and Extensions
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  • Sight-reading
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Mein junges Leben hat ein End'
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  • Mein junges Leben hat ein End'
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  • Held Notes
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Partita 3 (Selections) - Fantasia
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  • Allemande
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  • Independence Exercise
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  • Suite no. 5 in E minor - Allmand
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  • Saraband
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  • Jigg
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  • Independence Exercise
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  • Basso Continuo
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  • Marques des Agrements et leur signification
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  • Transcriptions de Lully (Selections) - Ouverture de Cadmus
  • Jean-Henri d'Anglebert Preview
  • Les Songes agréables d'Atys
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  • Independence Exercise
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  • Canzona Prima
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  • Canzon III
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  • Johann Jakob Froberger
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  • Independence Exercise
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  • The Woods so Wild
  • William Byrd Preview
  • Independence Exercise
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