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guitar care in the winter
Caring for Your Guitar in the Winter
April 2, 2019

It seems as if the NYC fall has come and gone, and now we’re suddenly hit with winter. Don’t let your…

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sheet music
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... Read More
music audition
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... Read More
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 Most music students don't realize that they can actually become a worse if they practice incorrectly. Imagine... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
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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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... Read More
The Importance of Balance in Cello Playing
December 21, 2012

In my series of blogs on the technical aspects of cello playing, I have been focusing on various parts of the…

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Motor habits and guitar playing
November 16, 2012

What are motor habits and why are they so important for the study of music on the guitar? When we look... Read More
Muscular tension and the three types of neural tissue.
June 7, 2011

It might not seem so at the moment, but understanding this material is going to make you a much faster learner,…

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