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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 […]

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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 […]