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Am I allowed to stop liking the piano?

In this article I'm going to discuss one of the most dreaded questions a pianist could face."Am I allowed to stop liking the piano?” Or, by paraphrasing, what the cousin of my auntie's friend would think if I stop liking this horrible big instrument?” Have you ever...

How to become a great pianist in just a minute

[ Attention: Strong sense of humor required, before commencing reading this article ] In an age where vanity has reached new zeniths and pianists want to grasp the essence of pianism in quick fashion, I made the greatest discovery of pianokind. In a 'eurika' moment I...

Piano’s second most important feature

In a previous article, I was discussing what could possibly be piano's most important feature. What feature could be the key to making us better pianists, when buying a new piano. I came to some conclusions, leaning towards that the piano's key-action could be a...

Piano’s most important feature

Many people who want to buy a piano for the first time, wonder what to look for first on a new piano. Those people are probably new learners or parents of prospective students, and that consequently means that they have little experience when it comes to the key...

Practice makes perfect (not)

This article has helped quite a lot of pianists. You could help this free website grow a bit more by liking it on Facebook on the right. Many thanks.   In this article I am going to discuss if there could be infinite improvement on a piece of music. Arguably, a...

Which is the best musical instrument

In order to appreciate this article a good sense of humour is needed. Well... you guessed right. In my humble and unbiased opinion, the bestest, the beautifulest and the funnest musical instrument of them all, is, well... the piano. One of the main reasons as to why a...

Why piano is hard

Even though every instrument has its own difficulties to master, however, I believe that we do have to play one of the hardest instruments, albeit being second hardest to the triangle. One of the usual answers as to why the piano is hard to play, let alone to master,...

Performance anxiety in music

Since the beginning of time performance anxiety was the norm in whatever we did as species; from an orator speaking in an ancient agora, to a lutist playing in the local market, humans had always had this issue to address. Through the centuries, the seeking of musical...

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