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The Chopin Prelude in A Major Amplified

The Chopin Prelude in A Major is a very short piece that offers a wonderful study in dynamics, color, and rubato. Find tips on how to achieve these effects.

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Bach French Suite No. 4 Amplified

The Bach French Suite No. 4's Allemande is relatively short, making its contrapuntal demands on the player manageable; get tips on how to play the piece.

Music Therapy

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Veteran Plays Piano Despite Suicide Bomber Attack

This Army veteran survived a suicide bomber attack in Iraq. Upon his return, despite severe injuries and hearing loss, all he wanted was to play the piano.

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Your Brain on Adult Music Lessons

Studies show that music lessons are good for your brain as a child or an adult. An adult student wants to see if studying the flute will improve her memory.

How to Practice Piano

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Fitting Serious Practice Time into a Busy Life

Get piano practice tips from an award-winning amateur pianist who balances a full-time business career with high-level performances, including concertos.

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Where’s the Finish Line?

Practicing the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Sonata in G Major, an adult piano student wonders when she’ll be able to say she’s finished with the piece.

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Practice Listening with Your Memory

Practice listening using your auditory memory, recreating melodies and harmonies in your mind, to enhance your piano playing, suggests Jay Alan Zimmerman.

Performing with Hearing Loss

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I Reveal My Hearing Loss…at a Piano Recital

When an amateur pianist with a hearing loss forgets to turn on the music setting on her hearing aids during a recital, she has to stop the performance. »

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Piano Practice with High-Frequency Hearing Loss

High-frequency hearing loss has led amateur pianist Ricker Choi to perform with earplugs, turn down the volume, and spend practice time away from the piano. »

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Preparing for Fun and… WHAT?

Preparing for groups with hearing loss can be frustrating; how can you meet everyone's needs while running a smooth event? Jay Alan Zimmerman offers tips. »

Wisdom from Concert Pianists

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The Fiery and Intimate Piano Duet Pair Anna and Dmitri Shelest

Anna Shelest and her husband Dmitri Shelest are role models for adults learning piano duets. The couple offers tips on playing together as a four hands duo.

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Classical Piano Music with Angela Hewitt

Angela Hewitt's performance of the Debussy Clair de Lune showcases elements of interpretation, intention, and concentration useful to adult piano students.

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Martha Argerich and Tempo Rubato

Tempo rubato, literally "stolen time," can be difficult to express in piano music. Martha Argerich's Chopin recordings offer helpful, inspiring examples.

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