How are you playing the piano??

Every piano player, amateur or pro, has their own piano playing posture. What many fail to realize is how each posture could trigger a very different effect in our playing. Here’s a paragraph from Hal Galper in his book Forward Motion – ” One evening a blue-haired old lady came up to the piano and…

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Most of the best pianists are self-taught

I hope I won’t offend anyone when I said this – most of the best pianists are self-taught! Rewsnat is a good example. I think he would say the same thing to me too. We don’t consider ourself as the best. But we do play the piano better than 95% of the population (probably higher).…

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Piano or Organ – The Key Differences

This is a guest post by Holly McCarthy, who writes on the subject of an online university. Many people can’t really differentiate between an organ and a piano. We can’t blame them because the keyboards just look the same on both. Let Holly tells you her story. Growing up, I was part of a choir…

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A Story your Music Teacher didn’t tell you

“Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything” ~ Chick Corea Chet Baker demonstrates this simple principle perfectly in his playing. Check out this video of his playing.  Chet Baker possesses the ability to scat a similarly melodious solo with his voice. Another proof that he is really playing ONLY…

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Bach playing Jazz

Many are aware of the problem in our classical music education system nowadays. We have many music students graduating with relatively high grades, but unable to play a simple tune without the help of a written score.  The great jazz pianist Bill Evans addressed this issue in a most profound way, in his interview themed…

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Love for Music, Music for Love

Words often fail to fully express one’s love , so let music do it for you.

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Best Youtube Jazz Pianist

Who is the best Jazz Pianist on Youtube?? Come and find out…

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Daytime Trader, Nighttime Musician

Peter Muller is working full time as a quantitative trader, and also full time as a musician at night. I used to be working like Peter Muller, performing locally most of the night, and work as a financial planner at day time. I also work on some local album production and music arrangement on project…

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Sex and Piano

Is there a linkage between Sex and Piano?? One of the sought after questions among musicians….

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