Piano technique

How to resolve technical issues in playing the piano

2020-04-07T13:38:02+01:00

How to resolve technical issues in playing the piano First of all one has to realise that technical issues always have to do with muscles and movement of fingers, wrists, arms etc. A lot can be done with relaxation and of course the only way to really resolve technical issues is by one thing called practise practise practise. But one needs to understand how and what to practise in your piece to be able to conquer a passage or part of your piece which you are studying. There can be many technical issues in one piece. Here are but a few [...]

How to resolve technical issues in playing the piano2020-04-07T13:38:02+01:00

How to improve your tone production on the piano

2020-03-22T01:32:07+00:00

Let's start with the instrument. The Pianoforte is an instrument that plays both softly and loudly as the name indicates. The Italian term ‘piano’ is translated as ‘soft’ and ‘forte’ as ‘loud’. The piano is also known as a percussion instrument. The sound is produced by a hammer hitting strings when a key is pressed. The instruments leading towards the development of the piano were the clavichord and harpsichord. On the harpsichord, the sound was produced by a string being plucked and one had no control over the tone production or dynamics. When the piano was developed the possibility of creating [...]

How to improve your tone production on the piano2020-03-22T01:32:07+00:00

Why it is essential for adults to learn how to read music properly

2020-05-08T17:22:23+01:00

“Obtaining a perfect knowledge of the vocabulary used in music is essential if you do not always want to struggle with your piano playing. Reading music is an ESSENTIAL and SERIOUS tool that will help you progress to the next level of your piano playing.” (Celine-Gaurier Joubert in Note Reading) “Learning to read music can be one of the best ways to train your brain but it can also have a huge impact on other areas of your life, like confidence and fitness (trust us)” Classical FM 4th of September 2018 If you as an adult endeavour to learn to play [...]

Why it is essential for adults to learn how to read music properly2020-05-08T17:22:23+01:00

Why are technical exercises so important for your piano playing?

2020-03-18T19:46:02+00:00

Before we get to the why always remember to take care of your body: In the first place we are working with muscles in the hand, especially the fingers and then also the wrist, lower arm, upper arm and shoulders. Even the whole body are coming in to play when one sits to perform in front of a piano. As with any other sport, muscles needs to be cared for and developed. Many a serious piano or instrument player had to find this out much later with a lot of pain and frustration, because of no or little training on how [...]

Why are technical exercises so important for your piano playing?2020-03-18T19:46:02+00:00

How to learn a new piano piece effectively, get fast results and be in full control

2020-03-15T16:31:57+00:00

Discover how to learn a new piano piece effectively, get fast results and be in full control A revolutionary method In this article, I am going to reveal one of my best-kept secret regarding the learning and practice of a new piano piece. I have always taught this method to my students, but it is the first time I am sharing it publicly. What you are about to read is revolutionary. I can promise you that if you follow all the steps diligently, your experience of learning of a new piano piece will be changed forever! It is rather unusual, but [...]

How to learn a new piano piece effectively, get fast results and be in full control2020-03-15T16:31:57+00:00

Why is technique so important when playing the piano?

2020-03-05T19:50:48+00:00

Discover the importance of developing great piano technique in this article by James Barnett When I was young, I heard a recording of Clair de Lune by Debussy and it ignited a tremendous passion in me: I simply had to learn this magical piece of music. I worked very hard, learnt all the notes and I could pretty much play the piece but it was inconsistent and sounded very different from the recording. I was disappointed and frustrated; the famous opening thirds were not smooth and singing, rapid left-hand semiquavers lacked fluidity. Chords lacked voicing and melodic lines struggled to project [...]

Why is technique so important when playing the piano?2020-03-05T19:50:48+00:00

8 Reasons why you need to practice your piano scales daily

2020-05-09T09:28:27+01:00

REASON 1: Practising your scales will develop your musical technique and finger-ability on the piano There is no arguing about the fact that the world’s greatest pianists practised scales on a daily basis in order to develop superb technique. Paderewski, one of the most renowned pianists and once Prime Minister of Poland had an (approx.) twelve-hour daily workout of scales, arpeggios and various other exercises. He also started piano at a late age. Proving that YOU can learn and become great at any age! Paderewski studied under master pianist Leschetizky, who made ABSOLUTELY sure Paderewski practised and practised and practised some [...]

8 Reasons why you need to practice your piano scales daily2020-05-09T09:28:27+01:00
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