As we step into fall, we can’t forget how great our last season was, full of yummy pianist goodness!
Check out some of our favourite posts from spring/summer 2012, featuring lots of inspiring guests and great content.
“While you might stumble upon a few great friends online, there are certain things you can do and places you can visit, to deliberately meet interesting pianists online.”
“Muscle memory, or implicit memory, can steadily improve or worsen your playing. How can it improve or unconsciously destroy your piano playing?”
“Many readers have asked about blogging, so here’s your chance to get started right now. Blogging platforms today make it quick and easy for you to set up and start right away.”
“… it’s estimated that 93%+ of pianists don’t know how to practice piano properly, and about 70%+ of the time they spend at the piano is a waste of time.”
“If you only ever use one pedal with one foot, then you’re imbalancing the muscles in your feet, essentially skewing your body’s balance.”
“Unfortunately, you can get into lots of trouble for posting content that isn’t your own, especially if you don’t know how the creator intends for the work to be used. How? Let me give you a little background information.”
We’ve featured some renowned guests from around the world below.
“… I practice in such a way that I rarely make the same mistake twice.”
– Erica Sipes
“[Creativity], like practising piano,… [is] all about managing your own state of mind.”
“Emir was the shortest basketball player on his team; he started piano at 20; he was the oldest piano beginner at the conservatory; but nothing stops him.”
“If you can’t imagine and hear the sound you want, it won’t come out of the piano no matter what the genre.”
– Gail Fischler
“… I go on stage…
I fix the chair to the right height and take two more deep breaths.
Then I put my hands on the frozen keys…”
“It’s so competitive, there are so many letdowns, and there are so many struggles that it’s easy to get overwhelmed.”
“Practice for a musician not only includes pure physical training… but also research, reasoning and rumination.”
“[T]he sub-par moments we experience on stage could be prevented not simply with more practice, but with the right kind of preparation…”
“I believe in the adage ‘you have to know the rules to consciously break or improve them.’“