Mephisto Waltz No. 1 with Kemal Gekic

Kemal Gekic teaching Mephisto Waltz No. 1

By Kemal Gekic

12 Lessons

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SERIES LESSONS

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1

What is this Waltz All About

Stefan performs for Kemal and they start working on the piece, trying to understand what it is about.

2

Architectural Planning in Music

The piece has its own life and dynamic. A performer needs to be well aware of those

3

Suggestion-Accents-Non-Accents

Kemal is looking for a specific dirty sound and explains the difference between accents and non accents

4

Liszt and Musical Meter

Kemal talks about meter and how elastic it can be in Liszt's compositions.

5

Striking Effects

We are talking about dynamics and some interesting effects one should do when playing this waltz

6

It's All About the Atmosphere

You can play all the notes but the "atmosphere" has to be there

7

Interesting Harmonies

We are covering dolce appassionato and presto sections and talking about the character, harmonies..

8

Mystery Hidden in the Layers of Sound

We are moving through the piece and talking about the sound differentation, layers

9

The Whole Structure of the Piece

We are talking about the structure and Kemal points out that everything played must really sound well

10

This is not a Chopin Etude

The sound we are looking for here is more raw

11

It Needs to Sound

No matter what you think about the music or the score, it really needs to sound/resonate/vibrate..

12

Magical Moments that Matter

Series wrapup. And we also talk about that magic in sound that means a difference