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How to improve your inner response in playing piano for less tension

Learn to develop your inner attitude and your entire approach towards playing piano for freedom and ease of playing If you are tense while playing piano, or any other instrument, it’s your internal attitude that is partly to blame. And so it’s your job to change it for the better. To begin with, let’s start […]

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How to memorise music away from the piano

Learn to effectively analyse and memorise your piano pieces for secure memory and a better performance Something that I have found to be a good development for me as a musician is exactly what the title reads; reading, analysing and memorising scores without touching the piano. Last year, when starting tuition under one of my […]

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Wrong assumptions about playing piano (and what you should think instead)

Three common ways of thinking about playing piano that prevent sustainable practice and performance 1st: That you need stamina and endurance. I get the image that many people, mostly less developed at playing the piano, think of pieces such as the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies No. 2 and 6 as requiring great stamina and endurance to […]

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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 […]