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5 Finger Warm-Ups
Start your practice session out right. My Music Olympiad provides a simple way to get your fingers and your brain moving. Focus on specific aspects of musicianship while working towards an Olympic style medal.
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As we’ve started working on our warm-ups, one of the first areas of focus is our posture. Here are some of the tips we are working on. Please feel free to add your favorite posture tips in the comment … Continue reading
Are you familiar with chord inversions? The concept of flipping a chord around into different positions is a fundamental concept in music theory. However, did you know that chord inversions are great ways to practice fingering in warm-ups, and also … Continue reading
One of the things that really influenced the way I look at music was my grandmother’s constant reading and study about the effects of music and the brain. Some things they knew about how music affected us were proved correct … Continue reading
This month I worked with a lot of my teenage students to find “current” music that they wanted to learn to play. It can be difficult to find pieces that excite them from a repertoire of classical music and traditional … Continue reading
Top 10 Practice Tips Before you practice, drink a glass of water and run around the block. Set a regular time and use it – don’t “cram.” Associate your practice time with something: ie. after breakfast, right before bed, at … Continue reading
I have mixed feelings about Hanon exercises. I’m curious what other teachers have found, and how various students feel. Here are my observations. Feel free to comment. First, for some general background, here is the introduction by Wikipedia:The Virtuoso Pianist … Continue reading