All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. — J.S. Bach We all know that you're supposed to play classical music right. There are just so many things to get wrong, aren't there? Wrong notes, wrong rhythms, wrong dynamics, wrong phrasing, wrong articulation, wrong … Continue reading What if there were no way to do it wrong?
I am tempted to say that if you don't use a metronome regularly in your practicing You're Doing it Wrong, but I'm sure that would be unfair. Nonetheless, not everyone agrees with me. So here are the top three arguments against using a metronome, and my responses. Argument 1: It is only for beginners who can't … Continue reading Three unconvincing reasons not to use a metronome
Here's a challenge for you: can you just let go of your difficulties? Maybe you say it's not hard enough. You say it's too easy to let go; what you really need is to hold on, to challenge yourself, to get it right, to learn. You're playing the piano, and you feel stress creeping up. … Continue reading Stress is easy