Monthly Archives: January 2015

A year of ballet playing cards #43: A csárdás-like Nocturne by Schubert (D4)

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This Notturno from Schubert’s trio D897 has a lot of csárdás-like qualities that make it very suitable for some adage or battement fondu exercises. Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #42: Diable à Quatre male variation – big 2/4 jumpy thing (D3)

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This solo from Adam’s “Diable à quatre” is great for those bouncy medium/big sissonne-type allegros in 2/4. Continue reading

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Daniel Levitin on the perils of multitasking

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“Instead of reaping the big rewards that come from sustained, focused effort, we instead reap empty rewards from completing a thousand little sugar-coated tasks.” That’s a quote from a great article in the Guardian about multitasking by Daniel Levitin, Why the … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #41: A juicy csárdás – Ünneplö (“Festive”) by Rózsavölgyi (D2)

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Diamonds: a set of pieces in 4: See the Year of Ballet Playing Cards information page D2-Ünneplö (Celebration or “Festive”) by Mark Rózsavölgyi) – click to download the file (pdf) At the end of the previous post, I said I regretted not transcribing … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards: #40 The Csárdás (1D)

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  Diamonds: a set of pieces in 4: See the Year of Ballet Playing Cards information page 1D (#40): Liszt Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D flat (opening) – Download file A csárdás for ballet class: something for everyone One of most … Continue reading

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About a Year of Ballet Playing Cards

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A Year of Ballet Playing Cards is a collection of 52 pieces of downloadable sheet music for ballet class with a blog entry attached. That’s one piece a week, starting today, 8th January. There will be two jokers, at some point. … Continue reading

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