Don’t complain until you’ve tried it

Joe: Hey Michael, I’m having trouble playing the piano. Michael: Oh yeah? What’s wrong? J: All sorts of things. I can’t play fast. I can’t stay in tempo.

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Piano Technique: Learning with mindfulness

Piano Technique BasicsWhat is the definition of piano technique?“Piano technique” is a tricky concept to define. It could refer to:The actual, physical way you play the piano. For

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Why piano technique is a waste of time

At the end of the day, the music you are playing either sounds good, or doesn't sound good. Music sounds good because you are in the zone when you

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Hand Independence in Piano Playing

Solving your hand independence problem takes willingness to get a little bit uncomfortable. You've got to allow things to get mentally awkward. To give up your rigid need

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9 Piano Sight-Reading Habits That You Should Stop Doing

Out of all of the skills related to piano, sight reading can be one of the most frustrating. Wouldn’t it be great if you could sight-read anything? Imagine

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How do I relax at the piano?

It’s no fun playing the piano when you don’t feel at ease. Many of us are told to relax by teachers who can see how much of a

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Music Analysis for Pianists

When your piano playing doesn't sound right, ask yourself: "have I analyzed the music?" Music analysis is the process of coming to understand the music. This may include

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More about the waterfall technique

I would like to address some of the rationale behind the principles of the waterfall technique. The technique is seemingly too simple, but every aspect of it exists

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Rhythmic flexibility

I’d like to argue for a concept that I believe is sadly lacking in most music studios. For lack of a better term, I will call this rhythmic

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Let Me Take You DEEP Into Scale Playing

Lots of pianists hate practicing scales and arpeggios. Big surprise there... I would rather jump off a cliff than practice scales the way they're normally taught.So put that

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