Piano theory, practice and technique

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A Frog Hop to the Bach Fugue in C

Stephen Malinowski has created an entirely fresh approach for making Bach's music visual. His videos break down contrapuntal voices into a digestible form. »

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The Language of Music

Music theory is the grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary of the language of music. An amateur pianist discovers meaning in Mozart through studying theory. »

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Top 5 on Piano Practice

Did your piano teacher ever draw a star on crutches in your piano practice notebook? This reminiscence from Jeremy Denk in our roundup of best news articles. »

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This Mother’s Day, a Concert Grand Piano

Nancy M. Williams declares rather than flowers or chocolates for Mother's Day, she wants a concert grand piano, in this Sharps and Flats™ humor essay. »

Practice Listening with Your Ears

Composer Jay Alan Zimmerman describes how to train yourself in your piano practice to hear the sound of each string, paving the way for advanced technique. »

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Practicing in Performance Mode

Amateur pianist Nancy M. Williams makes the mistake of thinking piano practice with Schubert Sonata in A Major in so-called "performance mode" will be easy. »

Top 5 on Piano Practice

In this roundup of articles for piano practice, Simone Dinnerstein goes piano shopping and Anthony Tommasini posits that Beethoven may have molded Wagner. »

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Top 5 on Piano Practice

From an article endorsing slow piano practice to a long form piece on a jazz artist, Grand Piano Passion™ recommends the Top 5 pieces on piano practice. »

The Steinway Factory Tour Leads to Creative Inspiration

Seeing the piano-making process in action during the Steinway factory tour inspires this writer and amateur pianist to push on through creative challenges. »

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A Senior Rabbi Finding Time to Practice Piano

Rabbi David Posner was hired by his New York City Temple at young age. Finding time to practice piano was also crucial, so he devised a creative solution. »

Becoming Them: An Article about Piano Music

James Wood complains when his father listens to classical records, until the author falls crushingly for Beethoven, in this article about piano music. »

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How to Find a Good Piano Teacher: Making the Decision

In this final article on how to find a good piano teacher, I describe how to make your decision after you take trial lessons from a short list of teachers. »

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How to Find a Good Piano Teacher: Taking Trial Lessons

This second of three articles on how to find a piano teacher describes how to take trial lessons, from setting them up to evaluating the fit with teachers. »

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How to Find a Good Piano Teacher: Getting Started

To get started finding a piano teacher for adult piano lessons, first establish your teacher's desired characteristics and then network to find candidates. »

A Fresh Approach Amidst Piano Competitions for Adults

A Fresh Approach Amidst Piano Competitions for Adults

Read about how The Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, one of many piano competitions for adults, judges contestants on basis of submitted CD. »

Giving Back During the Holidays at a Halfway House

Giving Back During the Holidays at a Halfway House

On Christmas, baritone Barry Alexander sings for residents of a halfway house. He finds giving back during the holidays one of the best ways to perform. »

Robin plays Prelude in E-major, BWV 937, from Bach’s Little Preludes and Fugues.

Falling in Love with Bach

While on vacation, Robin Sloane Seibert stays inside the beach house to tackle the challenges of Bach's Prelude in E Major, and ends up finding summer love. »

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Don’t Sit at the Piano Like a Tree Trunk

Amateur pianist Nino Dangadze discusses the Georgian style of playing, useful advice on posture at the piano, and how her piano teacher helped her open up. »

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What Happened When I Read Reinventing Bach

To write Reinventing Bach, Paul Elie engaged in a supreme act of listening. In this adult piano student's lessons, the ability to deeply listen eluded her. »

The Revelation of Rosalyn Tureck Playing Bach

think . . . you are going to Washington Wednesday the 17th,” Elizabeth Bishop wrote to Robert Lowell, one poet to another. “—if not I was going to ask you if you’d like to go to a Bach concert Wed. ni... »

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