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Deciphering Chopin’s shorthand in the posthumous Mazurka in F minor

If someone had told me a decade ago that I was going to produce the first (and, so far, only) published reconstruction of Chopin's posthumous Mazurka in F Minor that includes every uncanceled measure of the composer's sketch, I would have laughed. But apparently when a performance opportunity inspires a research obsession, unexpected things can hap...
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NCKP 2019 PEDx9 Preview: Crossing the Divide: Latitude 49 and the Evolution of Chamber Music

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Blending the finesse of a classical ensemble with the drive and precision of a rock band, members of Latitude 49 come together from across the United States and Canada to bring dynamic performances into venues large and small. Our diversity of experience is our strength: a variety of thought, background, and aptitude enhances what we can create tog...
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Music is the main component and it’s essential for the people who listen it enthusiastically. Here is the guiding link https://www... Read More
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Flipping piano classes and lessons with rich online video content

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This is the ScreenFlow editing environment. Mario has captured the animated, on-screen keyboard as well as his own hands on a real keyboard. He has additionally added fingerings to the video using the annotation tools of ScreenFlow.  Over the past several years, enrollment in my group piano classes at Stephen F. Austin State University has ste...
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In addition to taking online classes, I recommend that you consider buying a music school. This is a very popular destination, and... Read More
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Jan/Feb 2018: First Looks: Recordings

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 Nyman: Complete Piano Music Jeroen van Veen, piano Brilliant Classics 95112 [Total Time 1:50:45] brilliantclassics.com Prolific Dutch pianist-composer Jeroen van Veen presents all of Michael Nyman's existing solo piano music. Many will recognize Nyman (b. 1944) as composer of the soundtrack for the 1993 award-winning film The Piano, and—of th...
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DIGITAL-ONLY CONTENT: Music for the intermediate pianist by eight women composers

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Editor's note: This is a companion piece to the January/February 2018 article, "Women of exceptional accomplishment: Eight women composers" by Teresa Rupp, found here. Anyone who thinks there is a lack of piano music by women composers from previous centuries hasn't looked too hard. Take the music of these eight composers as a great example. M...
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Gail Smith's Women Composers in History music collection is a mainstay in my studio alongside the Maurice Hinson edition, as are ... Read More
Sunday, 20 October 2019 14:12
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Chopin and Pleyel

Translated by Deana Shuman   The first concert in Paris Chopin's first concert in Paris (February 25th, 1832) played a determining role in the artist's career, leading to his recognition as a composer and a pianist, providing him contacts with music publishers, opening the most influential salon doors to him, and thereby assuring him a st...
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Is it accurate to assume that all adult students study piano only for personal enrichment? If adult students want to improvise, what are some activities that will get them started?

The beauty of a publication like KEYBOARD COMPANION is that we can change our questions in mid-stream if our incoming mail provokes a change. Jane Karwoski wrote me a thought-provoking letter last summer challenging the assumption that all adult students study piano only for personal enrichment. I asked her to expand her thoughts into the article b...
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Celebrating Leonard Bernstein at 100: An exploration of his solo piano works

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Bernstein's Musical LegacyAs the Leonard Bernstein centennial draws to a close, it is an ideal time to consider the extraordinary career of one of the most significant musical figures of the last century. A prodigious multi-talent, Bernstein became a renowned composer, conductor, pianist, author, teacher, and humanitarian. Although some counseled h...
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Country music represents the choice of local residents in the music. I always like to play country music loudly on my woofers. I w... Read More
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Appropriate Arrangements

We are flooded today with a wide variety of musical arrangements. Through the years, I have heard Bach's Toccata in D Minor used as a video game accompaniment, Mozart's "Turkish March" in a toy cell phone, Poulton's "Aura Lee" (a.k.a. "Love Me Tender") played in a very quick tempo for a dog commercial, and Chopin and Bach melodies serving as the ba...
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When our Piano Students Inspire Others: The Socially Conscious Piano Studio

Engaging in acts of kindness and collaboration is a mainstay of healthy living and a profound way to head off feelings of isolation, burnout, and depression. At the age students typically start piano lessons, they are also reaching a developmental stage in which they begin to think outside of themselves. All schools implement statewide curriculum g...
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March/April 2018: Mind Matters

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What is your performance fear? I just returned home from doing an interview with Dave Wagner, host par excellence, at the WRCJ-FM in Detroit. It felt wonderful to walk into the studio on a frigid morning here in Michigan and to be warmly welcomed with Dave's greeting, "I look forward to talking with you about combating stage fright." Dave's comment...
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May/June 2018: Create and Motivate

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Combining scales and chords Here are three exercises that benefit all musicians regardless of their preferred style or approach to making music: 1. Scales 2. Chord drills 3. Scales and chords together The last two columns offered interesting ways to practice the first two. Now, here's a way to combine scales and chords into one ...
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The Heart of the Matter: Rhythm

​Marvin Blickenstaff is Professor of Music at Goshen College (Indiana) where he teaches applied piano and courses in piano pedagogy and music literature. With Louise Bianchi and Lynn Freeman Olson, he co-authored the series Music Pathways (Carl Fischer Publishing Co.). What Kind of Counting Do You Use With Beginners… and Why? by Marvin Blickenstaff...
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Thank you, interns!

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Nearly two years ago, the concept for this website was launched, plans made, web designer hired. It has been, and continues to be, a massive project! We could not be as far along as we are with archiving materials if it weren't for the interns who worked long hours to upload content. We are now at over 1,000 articles that are searchable for your te...
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Piano Adventures® Receives 2018 MTNA Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award

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Piano Adventures by Nancy and Randall Faber, has been selected as the recipient of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award for 2018. The method was selected by members of the Frances Clark Center Board of Directors and ratified by the MTNA Board of Directors at its winter meeting. This annual award was e...
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