Category Archives: Wily Tips … Intermediate

Cleaning Up Your “Presto”

You’ve been practicing a piece for several months and know every note.   You’ve brought it up to speed and even memorized it.  But there are still some sections … usually the faster ones … which are “murky”.  The notes … Continue reading

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Zee Ped-ALL … Take zee foot off zee PedALL

. Get zee foot off zee ped-all   … Zee Ped-ALL   …  Too much Ped-ALL … In over a decade of studying music, under a panoply of instructors, ranging from my first gentle and encouraging teacher, to the dynamic and often … Continue reading

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Just “A.P.” it ….

It’s a familiar problem for most pianists. You’ve wrestled with a particular piece of music and practiced it repeatedly. But still there’s that one tricky bit which seems to lurk in the score just waiting to ruin an otherwise flawless … Continue reading

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