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Questions tagged [mikrokosmos]

For questions related to Bartók's famous Mikrokosmos (1926–1939), a work for solo piano in six volumes. Questions may also necessitate the bartok tag.

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Odd symbol in Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos Book 1

Today I came across an odd symbol in Béla Bartók's Microkosmos. The symbol occurs in Book 1, Score 21, Measure 8, at the end of a phrasing slur. It looks like a vertical bar that crosses only the ...
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Is Mikrokosmos technical enough?

I'm an aspiring Jazz piano beginner but decided to quit using Czerny and Hanon for obvious reasons-hanon especially, because it might ruin my touch, and particularly because nearly everyone in my ...
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Bartok Mikrokosmos Book 3, no. 70

I have recently been trying to master this piece from Bartok's Mikrokosmos, and at first sight, it appeared daunting due to the fact that the right-hand part is in B major and the left-hand part is in ...
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Symbol in bar 6 of Mikrokosmos piece “In Dorian Mode” [duplicate]

Today I came across an odd symbol in Béla Bartók's Microkosmos. The symbol occurs in Book 1, piece 32 "In Dorian Mode", bar 6. It looks like a dashed line that joins a note on the right hand staf and ...
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Bartok - Mikrokosmos - Book 1 - 10 “With alternate hands”: Thumb on a black key?

I have a question about the 10th exercise in Bartok's Mikrokosmos book 1 ("With alternate hands"): In the key signature the A's are indicated to be played flat. The left hand starts with it's fifth ...
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Play bar 7 of Mikrokosmos piece “In Dorian Mode” [duplicate]

I'm learning piece 32 "In Dorian Mode" of Bartok's Mikrokosmos, and I am puzzled by something at bar 7. Left and right hand staves are both written in the treble clef, and the last note of bar 7 is ...