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How does good technique relate to ear training?

Recognize this student? I confess. I'm not sure what to do about my student Roger. He's a nice boy. Tall (about 3 inches bigger than last year, he's in middle school now), friendly, talkative, he sometimes reminds me of a large and only partially housebroken dog. With him, as with a puppy, there's always some kind of mess that needs cleaning u...
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How do you incorporate ear training into your reading curriculum?

from the series: ​Independence Day: Music Reading Craig Sale, Editor In a small discussion forum at the 2003 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy entitled "Remedial Reading for the Transfer Student," participating teachers agreed that those transfer students considered to be "poor readers" had "poor ears." Experience and research show that...
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The ear, the instrument, and the path to reconciliation?

One of the greatest tasks facing the pianist and teacher of precollege and college-aged pianists is how to build listening skills. In fact, the word "listen" is probably spoken on average of at least five times in every piano lesson. "Listen" is also one of the words that is written on virtually every competition or audition critique. How has such ...
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