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Is Jazz Piano Harder than Classical Piano?


The comparison between jazz and classical piano is often debated among musicians and enthusiasts. Both genres demand a high level of skill, discipline, and creativity to master, yet they differ significantly in their approaches, techniques, and philosophies. Determining whether jazz piano is harder than classical piano is not straightforward, as the answer largely depends on various factors including individual aptitudes, training backgrounds, and personal musical preferences. From the outset it is worth noting that a proficient jazz pianist and a proficient classical pianist can often be the same person, and that the process of becoming a master pianist can often result [...]

Is Jazz Piano Harder than Classical Piano?2024-05-30T16:06:44+01:00

Mastering a New Piece in a Single Lesson – Debussy’s Reverie as an Example


What you need to know in Mastering a new piece in one lesson. We will take Debussy's Reverie as an example to showcase a comprehensive guide to expression, technique and musicality. "Réverie" by Debussy is a nuanced piece that requires attention to detail in terms of colour, phrasing, and balance between both hands. Here's an expanded plan that includes these aspects to effectively convey these musical elements to students in a single piano lesson: 1. Introduction to the Piece (5 minutes) Briefly introduce Claude Debussy and the "Réverie" piece. Discuss the overall mood, character, and unique qualities of the piece. 2. [...]

Mastering a New Piece in a Single Lesson – Debussy’s Reverie as an Example2024-05-30T10:43:50+01:00

The best classical pianists of all time


The Best Classical Pianists of All Time Over the centuries, the piano has given the world some incredible musicians. Obviously, we know that music is subjective, what appeals to one person may not be another’s cup of tea – but here are just a few of the pianists that we consider the greats.18th century Mozart The most famous composer of them all, Mozart is regarded as one of the best pianists that ever lived. His work was hugely versatile and clearly reflects the way piano music changed during the classical era, he also inspired many of the other greats in this [...]

The best classical pianists of all time2021-03-01T10:21:41+00:00


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