QUOTE(melaniegroundsell @ Mar 13 2007, 09:56 PM)
Has anyone got any ideas about how to teach the double 3rd scales in Gr8 piano. I have an adult student who is struggling with lack of flexibility in fingers, and with getting a good legato.
Brilliant! Love double thirds. It goes without saying, I guess, that you can't get perfect legato in both parts. I mean, in C major, for instance, on the third pair of notes in the R.H. (E & G) you have to hold on to the G with your little finger whilst letting go of the E with 3, and coming over with 1 & 2 to F & A , then letting go of the thumb on F, while holding with 2 on the A before striking the B & G with 1 & 3. And so on...... I hope this makes sense! Then, as you get better at it, you try and hold on as long as possible to the note you have to let go.
I think the exersise itself will develop the required flexibility in the hand, although with an adult this may take a little longer.