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The Importance of Weighted Keys
October 23, 2018

Weighted Keys for a Keyboard When you’re taking piano lessons, practicing at home is an essential step in becoming a better…

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Why Cooking is a Great Way to Practice Composition
October 3, 2018

What Do Cooking and Composition Have in Common? Have you ever tried to compose a piece of music or write a…

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How to prepare for a music audition – the ultimate guide for achieving your best.
April 12, 2018

Preparing For A Music Audition Congratulations!  If you have decided to do some auditions and are reading this guide, you will…

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What sports and music performance have in common
What football and performing music have in common: Superbowls and super performances
February 8, 2018

Professional musicians typically do not make large amounts of money, although they can make solid incomes. But professional athletes have extremely... Read More
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How to Practice Music: Practice Does Not Make Perfect
February 13, 2017

How to Practice Music

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Sage Solfege
A new Solfège system, Sage Solfège
April 17, 2014

is a system for singing or sight-singing that uses syllables to represent . Solfège works by associating the syllable with the…

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Choosing the right Repertoire to Study for Cello
February 18, 2013

Choosing the right repertoire to study for cello is extremely important in the development of a cellist’s technique and musicianship. The…

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Piano Circle of Fifths
The circle of fifths and its use in piano playing
February 5, 2013

Some of my previous blogs were based on technical issues like how to play the c major scale or how to…

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Chord fingering on the piano
January 28, 2013

In my previous post, piano technique: playing the c major scale, I mentioned couple of things about fingering and positioning your…

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The Passaggio: An Important Part of the Singing Voice
January 24, 2013

In my previous blog, I discussed the presence of different vocal registers in the singing voice. These were broken down into…

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Vibrato and Cello Playing
January 7, 2013

Vibrato and cello playing is a technical aspect that comes with some debate, both in terms of execution and musicality. There’s…

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Playing Music for Joy
January 6, 2013

The last couple of weeks were the holidays weeks. The end of the year is always the time when most of…

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Patience in Practice: Using the week as the practice unit
January 5, 2013

I’m writing this post today because Patience is something that is necessary for practicing effectively. Despite being a very patient person,…

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The Process of Learning and Improving in Cello Playing
January 2, 2013

As a break from the technical side of cello playing (check out my previous blog, Intonation and Cello Playing) and as…

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What is good technique for playing music?
December 26, 2012

What is good technique for playing music? Recently, I joined a discussion on an online discussion board about guitarist Julian Bream…

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