Rushing the Music

Rushing the Music

What Does It Mean To Be Rushing On A Piece Of Music Who hasn’t rushed the music before? I, for one, have rushed the tempo one too many times, especially on sticky occasions, such as on auditions, on unprepared rehearsals (on my part) and often, on culturally...

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The Neighbours Syndrome | Freedom of Playing

The Neighbours Syndrome | Freedom of Playing

Censored art is everywhere. You cannot see it in galleries (or at least it is kept from public access until for some politically correct excuse it becomes acceptable) and you cannot savour it in its natural habitats, like the gallery, the cinema theatre or wherever...

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Which Is the Perfect Repertoire to Teach Your Pupils

Which Is the Perfect Repertoire to Teach Your Pupils

Few have been the unresolved mysteries of this world; mysteries that have tantalised humanity for centuries on end: “Where’s the Loch Ness monster located exactly?” “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” “Whatever happened to the illustrious composer Jacques du...

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How to Approach an Accent

How to Approach an Accent

An interpretation of an articulation on the piano is only as good as the successful interpretation of both its preceding and succeeding passages. To explain this in a more simplified setting, it’s like when you aim to do, say, a successful pianissimo; to do that, you...

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Real Dynamics in Music

Real Dynamics in Music

p - f - ppp - mp - pf - fff - ffff - fp - pp - mf - ppp...  … and the list goes on… and on…   REALLY??? Are you really telling me that a pianist could implement all those nonsensical dynamics on a piece of music? And, in our case, a pianist can differentiate...

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Leggiero and Its Differences to Legato

Leggiero and Its Differences to Legato

  Is it possible to describe with words a musical articulation? Well, I could easily say no, because I’m sure that I would be insufficient to achieve this in this very article you are reading. However, a seasoned writer and musical scholar of pianism might let...

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Coming Back to Piano After a Long Break

Coming Back to Piano After a Long Break

  Coming back to piano after a long break is refreshing, is exciting and, undoubtedly, is a brand new experience. But in order to return to piano, something happens inside us. We felt the need to hear ourselves playing this marvellous instrument and we anticipate...

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How to Improve Stamina in Piano Practising

How to Improve Stamina in Piano Practising

Here, the parent should act as a guardian of the student’s right to finish their practising on time. Parents should encourage their kids not to keep practising but to stop practising, because their kids “have practised enough for the day”.

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Do Bodily Positions Matter in Pianism?

Do Bodily Positions Matter in Pianism?

Attention: Not for the sensitive and sincere individuals. If you’re easily offended, please exit this website at once. This text is not politically correct. It is vulgar, insensitive and contains harsh and disrespectful expressions to facilitate an enjoyable read....

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