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INTRODUCTION TO SCROLLING KLAVARSCORE



Contents:

- Introduction to Scrolling KlavarScore
- Practicing using of Scrolling KlavarScore
> Exercise 1   Czerny 100 Recreations No. 27
> Exercise 2  Canto sin Palabras
> Exercise 3  Czerny 100 Recreations No. 50
> Exercise 4  Canción sin Palabras
> Exercise 5  Czerny 100 Recreations No. 63
> Exercise 6  Tempo changes: "About Strange Lands and People"
> Go to the Manuals page for information about the Scrolling App



Introduction to Scrolling KlavarScore

Scrolling KlavarScore was developed to be a means of sight-reading KlavarScore from a cellphone or a tablet.  Because these have small screens only a part of the staff is shown that moves upward with a speed that corresponds to the tempo of playing. Like the other scores, it contains all the instructions found on regular sheet music which are to be used as a guide for proper playing, whether it be for piano or organ.

Although the notation is exactly the same as seen in normal KlavarScore sheet music, playing from the Scrolling KlavarScore is a bit more demanding because you are forced to keep the tempo you set and also to keep your eyes on the score while playing. This makes playing from Scrolling KlavarScore sheet music very effective practice and you will moreover find that it makes practicing fun!

 When still learning to play a piece of music, we advise that you first study the piece from a Tablet format score or printed sheet to become familiar with the piece before attempting to play from a scrolling score.

- While it is possible to practice the songs from the scores shown on this page and listen to them here from YouTube videos, we encourage you to download them for use with the recommended sheet music app on your cell phone or tablet and to give Scrolling KlavarScore a try.

To use the scrolling files, you need a scrolling sheet music app.
A recommended sheet music reader app is “MobileSheetsPro” for Android, that can also be used for the tablet ...._T files. The trial version of this app is free, the Pro version is not free. You can download it from the Google Play Store.
For information on how to install and use the Scrolling files with the MobileSheetsPro app, see the manual page of this site. A number of such files can be downloaded for free from the  Sheet Music section of this site.

When using the recommended app:
- If you find you are making too many mistakes at a set tempo, you should slow it down to a point where you feel that any mistakes that you make can easily be corrected on the next time through. Even playing just the left or right hand at tempo will not be possible for most people at first sight, so we strongly encourage students to start practicing with a much slower scrolling speed or practice with a printed sheet to become familiar with the piece before attempting to play from a scrolling score.

- For those who still find it too difficult to play with both hands together at first sight, we have provided accompanying audio for Left-Hand/Right-Hand only practice. These files could be used while reading from Tablet or Scrolling.

- Depending on your device it could happen that the recommended speed of scrolling does not match the music. When the scrolling is too fast you can make it slower by increasing the recommended time; when the scrolling is too slow you can make it faster by decreasing the time.

- When the scrolling is a bit jerky this could probably be improved by switching off the WIFI connection on your device. Don't forget to switch this on again when you want to download new files!


- When for studying you could choose between a cellphone or a tablet, we would advise to use the tablet because this gives a better overview of the score.

When using the YouTube videos
When you are using a device with a computer keyboard while studying from these YouTube videos you can use a number of keys to step through the video (this works for all YouTube videos, not only ours):

Spacebar or K: Play/Pause
Arrow Up:         Volume up
Arrow Down:   Volume down
M:                       Sound on or off
Arrow Left:      Jump back 5 seconds in the video
Arrow Right:    Jump ahed 5 seconds in the video
I:                         Jump back 10 seconds in the video
L:                        Jump ahead 10 seconds in the video
0-9: Jump to a point (back or ahead) in the video. 0 jumps to the beginning, 1 jumps to the point 10% in the video, 2 jumps to the point 20% in the video, and so forth.


Practicing using the Scrolling KlavarScore

Below you will find a number of music pieces for practicing the Scrolling KlavarScore method.
All the audio files are of the .mp3 format.

Of all the pieces below you can download the Audio files (mp3) for free:
Tablet (A5) format - (filename_T.pdf) can be printed or used in a tablet.
Scrolling format - (filename_L.pdf) can be used in the MobileSheetsPro app.
Audio file - (Filename_A.mp3) as an example.
Right Hand Audio file - (Filename_RH_A.mp3) for exercising, you play the Left Hand.
Left Hand Audio file - (Filename_LH_A.mp3) for exercising, you play the Right Hand.


Exercise 1

Bohemian Air
The first exercise is No. 27 from Book-2 of "100 RECREATIONS/ERHOLUNGEN" by Carl Czerny.

This is an easy piece but we advice you to be sure that you can play this at the recommended tempo from a "normal" score as you will see here at the right.

For this you could also download the Tablet file and print it or purchase and print the e-book (see below).

Tempo 120 BPM

To download this exercise in:
Tablet format:                click here
Scrolling format:           click here
Audio file Both Hands: click here
Audio Right Hand file:  click here
Audio Left Hand file:    click here

Book-2 of "100 RECREATIONS/ERHOLUNGEN" by Carl Czerny containing the numbers 21-40 can be purchased from SheetMusicPlus for $ 2.98 by clicking here.
In this book are links for the free download of the scrolling files and audio files (mp3) of all the pieces in this book.

At the right you will see the same piece in a Scrolling YouTube video.

This piece is in 4/4 measure: 4 ticks in advance.

The complete Song :

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Right Hand, you play the Left Hand:

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Left Hand, you play the Right Hand:

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Exercise 2

Song without Words - Canto sin palabras
The second exercise is a piece from "Six short pieces for Recreation" in the Scharfenberg edition of the Beyer piano lessons, composed by the German pianist and composer Fritz Spindler (1817-1905).


Tempo 120 BPM

To download this exercise in
Tablet format:                click here
Scrolling format:           click here
Audio file:                        click here
Right Hand Audio file:  click here
Left Hand Audio file:    click here

 

Because the Right Hand and the Left Hand do not begin at the same time, COUNTING IS VERY IMPORTANT!



For practicing start the Video first, then the Audio:

The complete Song:

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This piece is in 4/4 measure, it begins with an upbeat: 3 ticks in advance.
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Right Hand, you play the Left Hand:

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This piece is in 4/4 measure, it begins with an upbeat: 3 ticks in advance.
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Left Hand, you play the Right Hand:

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This piece is in 4/4 measure, it begins with an upbeat and the Left Hand begins 2 measures later as the Right Hand: 11 ticks in advance (the first tick in every measure sounds louder).


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Exercise 3

Scottish Air
The third exercise is No. 50 from the e-Book-3 "100 RECREATIONS/ERHOLUNGEN" by Carl Czerny.

It is also a rather easy piece but we advice you to be sure that you can play this at the recommended tempo from a "normal" score as you will see here at the right.

Tempo 80 BPM

To download this exercise in:
Tablet format:                click here
Scrolling format:           click here
Audio file Both Hands: click here
Audio Right Hand file:  click here
Audio Left Hand file:    click here

Book-3 of "100 RECREATIONS/ERHOLUNGEN" by Carl Czerny containing the numbers 41-60 can be purchased from SheetMusicPlus for $ 2.98 by clicking here.
In this book are links for the free download of the scrolling files and audio files (mp3) of all the pieces in this book.

At the right you will see the same piece in a Scrolling YouTube video,

This piece is in 4/4 measure, and it begins with an upbeat: 3 ticks in advance.

The complete Song : 

Javascript is required for the audio players, but it is not enabled in your browser. You can still download the file:

 

Right Hand, you play the Left Hand:

Javascript is required for the audio players, but it is not enabled in your browser. You can still download the file:

 

Left Hand, you play the Right Hand:

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Exercise 4

Canción sin Palabras - Song without words
The fourth exercise is the last piece from "Six short pieces for Recreation" in the Scharfenberg edition of the Beyer piano lessons, composed by the German pianist and composer Fritz Spindler (1817-1905).

Tempo 95 BPM (Beats Per Minute)

To download this exercise in
Tablet format:               click here
Scrolling format:          click here
Audio file:                       click here
Right Hand Audio file: click here
Left Hand Audio file:   click here
 

There are times when a perfectly steady tempo is not desirable. It is common in romantic music to perform pieces using a technique called rubato where the tempo of the music is tastefully sped up and slowed down over musical phrases as a way of conveying emotion, usually without changing the overall tempo of the piece. The extent to which rubato playing is employed is a matter of individual taste.

Notice how in the video on the right, the scroll speed remains unchanged while the performer in the video above varies his tempo consistently throughout. Notice how he does this in many cases by speeding up his playing in the middle of phrases and then slowing the tempo back down at the phrase endings. Notice how the overall tempo isn't really changed because in the video on the right the notes stay within the area shown in brackets in the middle of the display from beginning to end. This piece might be a good one to practice this  technique with. Scrolling KlavarScore can help you with this because the scroll speed is constant so it will help you to keep the overall pace. Just be careful not to speed up or slow down too much, because if you do, the notes which you need to play will not be on your screen when you need them.

 

 
 

Start the Video first, then the Audio:

The complete song:

Javascript is required for the audio players, but it is not enabled in your browser. You can still download the file:

This piece is in 4/4 measure, it begins with an upbeat: 3 ticks in advance.

Right Hand, you play the Left Hand:

Javascript is required for the audio players, but it is not enabled in your browser. You can still download the file:

This piece is in 4/4 measure, it begins with an upbeat: 3 ticks in advance.

Left Hand, you play the Right Hand:

Javascript is required for the audio players, but it is not enabled in your browser. You can still download the file:

This piece is in 4/4 measure, it begins with an upbeat and the Left Hand begins a measure later as the Right Hand: 7 ticks in advance (the first tick in every measure sounds louder).


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Exercise 5

Theme of Weigl (Alceste)
This exercise is No. 63 from e-Book-4 "100 RECREATIONS/ERHOLUNGEN" by Carl Czerny.

We advice you to be sure that you can play this at the recommended tempo from a "normal" score as you will see here at the right.

Tempo 120 BPM

To download this exercise in:
Tablet format:                click here
Scrolling format:           click here
Audio file Both Hands: click here
Audio Right Hand file:  click here
Audio Left Hand file:    click here

 

 

 

Book-4 of "100 RECREATIONS/ERHOLUNGEN" by Carl Czerny containing the numbers 61-80 can be purchased from SheetMusicPlus for $ 2.98 by clicking here.
In this book are links for the free download of the scrolling files and audio files (mps) of all the pieces in this book.

At the right you will see the this piece in a Scrolling YouTube video,

The complete Song : 

Javascript is required for the audio players, but it is not enabled in your browser. You can still download the file:

This piece is in 4/4 measure, and it begins with an upbeat: 3 ticks in advance.

Right Hand, you play the Left Hand:

Javascript is required for the audio players, but it is not enabled in your browser. You can still download the file:

Left Hand, you play the Right Hand:

Javascript is required for the audio players, but it is not enabled in your browser. You can still download the file:

The Left Hand has no upbeat, so 4 ticks in advance.


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Exercise 6

About Strange Lands and People
For piano and Solo (Flute, Cello) by the German composer Robert Shumann (1810-1856).

Tempo 69 BPM

Tempo changes
In more advanced music, when the music calls for a temporary change in tempo, the distance between the beat lines  of the scrolling score will be altered accordingly.
In the KlavarScore books and  tablet files equal notes will have equal lengths. In this case the player should have to make his/her own interpretation of fermatas, ritenutos and other temporary tempo changing signs.


Temporary changes in tempo are indicated by remarks like Ritenuto (Rit.), Ritardando (Ritard.) etc, followed by the term "a tempo" and also the "fermata signs":

Ritenuto (rit.) = an abrupt decreasing in tempo
Ritardando (ritard.) = gradually decreasing in tempo
A tempo = back to the original tempo
Fermata  (·   ·) = only this note(s) should be kept longer

In the example on the right you can see that measure 20 has a rit. so this measure is made a bit longer than the previous measures. The ritard. of measure 21 makes this measure and also measure 22 even more longer, but you will certainly be able to play these slowdowns in your own way. In measure 23 the original tempo has to kept.


The fermata signs  (· and ·) are only valid for the note where it is indicated, so it will not be followed by an "a tempo". The notes G (Left Hand), the B (Solo part) and the D (Right Hand) should be kept longer so this measure is made one extra note longer. This is not an exact indication, you should play it the way you prefer!

See and hear this song, you will notice that measures 20-22 and 34-36 are played in a different tempo.

When you want to play this piece together with a soloist, the complete score in the Standard Music Notation can also be downloaded below.
For practicing: this piece is in 2/2 measure, so two ticks in advance.

To download these pieces:
Tablet file (A5):                                     Tap Here
Sheet file (Letter/A4):                         Tap Here
Scrolling file:                                          Tap Here
Audio file Piano & Solo:                      Tap Here
Audio file Piano Left Hand & Solo:   Tap Here
Audio file Piano Right Hand & Solo: Tap Here
Audio file Solo only:                             Tap Here
Standard Music Notation:                   Tap Here

The complete Song : 

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Left Hand and Solo, you play the Right Hand:

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Right Hand and Solo, you play the Left Hand:

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The Solo part only, you play the Piano:

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