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Scarlatti- A Forgotten Composer

The title of this post is a little misleading because some pianists play a lot of Scarlatti.  However, I would say the general public does not know a lot (or anything at all) about this great piano (keyboard) composer.  In … Continue reading

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Why Bach?

A lot of pianists will disagree on a range of topics, but they almost always agree that learning Bach is a really great idea.  In this post, I will give my thoughts on why it is never a bad idea … Continue reading

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Typical Inefficient Piano Practice

How do most people practice?  Why is it so inefficient?  Let me try to explain by describing the average person practicing any given piece on the piano.  The advice you always hear is “oh, Billy, just play with both hands … Continue reading

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How to Learn More

While I would like to think everything you need to know can be found in this website, I know that this is simply not the case.  There are a lot of really good resources out there that can help you … Continue reading

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How Much Music Theory Do You Need To Know?

A lot of piano students wonder how much music theory they need to know if they want to become advanced pianists.  You can actually get away with knowing very little music theory.  Where the real benefit of having and advanced … Continue reading

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Should You Use a Metronome?

There is a lot of discussion out there on whether you should use a metronome when practicing the piano.  Some people think it makes you play robotically and it warps your sense of free musical expression.  While this might be … Continue reading

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Should You Get a Teacher?

If you are thinking about learning the piano, I would highly suggest getting a teacher.  This article will go through the various reasons why getting a teacher is the best way to go, even if the lessons for a teacher … Continue reading

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