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Practise piano well like an emperor without silly, hindering reactions

Learn to use the powers of the mind more effectively in your music practise Today, while sitting outside on the grass with bare feet and bare lower legs, I was trying to imagine that they are not a part of my body. The reason for this is that there were some small insects scuttering around […]

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Slipping out of good habits – my thoughts

I sometimes have simply bad practice sessions. These are usually the times when there is no structure to my practice, I’m not even practising (but rather playing through other pieces that I find fun), and I am tense while playing. Needless to say, I do not feel satisfied after these sessions. Though I do, every […]

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My mental imagery created from Parry’s 5th Symphony

About a year ago during the lockdown of 2020, I did something I had never tried before. I listened to a piece of music while lying in bed and creating a story of imaginations in my head that flowed from my mind in relation to the music. The piece was Hubert Parry’s 5th Symphony “Fantasia”, […]

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Learning pieces

My experiences learning Alkan’s Symphony (1st Mov) – A Blog

I started learning the 1st movement ‘Allegro’ from Alkan’s Symphony for Solo Piano last summer because I had been obsessed with his music for a long time and really wanted to learn one of his pieces. This piece seemed a good start because it was definitely a decent challenge for me, but equally wasn’t too […]

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Playing piano without tension

How to play chords freely

A guide in finding freedom playing chords at the piano In my 3-part article on my story with tension at the piano and how I got rid of it, I wrote a lot about freedom and how I learnt to play everything freely with the teaching of Nelly Ben-Or, particularly so in the 2nd and […]