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Playing BEYOND the Metronome (Two very brisk pieces by Burgmuller, Op. 100)

In my latest musical journey, I hunted short pieces at peak tempo that are supported by the composer’s Metronome Markings. Schumann and Burgmuller among others designated specific M.M.’s in some of their collections. So in the spirit of being true … Continue reading

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The Metronome, a blessing or curse?

My original opinion on this topic was unequivocal. I would never use a metronome under any circumstances in my teaching except to consult for overall tempo. The expression, to be “ticked off” summed up my attitude toward the robotic beat … Continue reading

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To use or not to use a Metronome in the piano studio

There’s no doubt that one of the biggest challenges in teaching piano students of all ages is imbuing a rhythmic or metrical consciousness. In my experience, younger students, especially, at the primer level of study, want to race off like … Continue reading

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