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Piano Technique: Playing with bigger energies beyond the fingers

Practicing a programmatic miniature from Kabalevsy’s Op. 39 Children’s Pieces can draw on energies well beyond the fingers. “Funny Event” is a good example with its series of sound bursts on the first beat of each measure. If a student … Continue reading

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Piano teachers, students, and reluctant farewells

  Lillian Freundlich *** For many piano teachers who’ve nursed along students from Primer toddlerhood to an Intermediate level confidence-climbing phase, through to the Advanced, smooth riding finish with flashy fingers, the pupil’s farewell is an emotional event. Of course, … Continue reading

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Patricia Frederick’s text is provided in full where it had some missing parts in the Fritz Blog.

Due to margin mechanics problems, part of Patricia Frederick’s text was missing in today’s blog on the Fritz piano, so here are the entire paragraphs which have relevance to the discussion. Patricia Frederick http://www.frederickcollection.org/ “What I particularly like about Viennese actions such as … Continue reading

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The Fritz Piano of Vienna: A Romantic Era Reborn

On a wind swept day in March, while I was shopping in a busy Northwest Fresno plaza, I spotted a curvaceous baby grand piano through the open door of the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop. Its sunbathed, feminine profile and polished … Continue reading

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Everyone plays the Bach Prelude no. 1 in C (You Tube video embedded)

Is this the latest hit among classically minded You Tubers? How many have flocked to upload Bach Prelude 1 from the Well- Tempered Clavier. Perhaps it’s because playing this first one, and singing the “Ave Maria” over it elevate the … Continue reading

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A tour of my piano room as prelude to the tuner’s arrival

Awaiting Terry Barrett’s arrival to tune my Steinway upright, I decided to have some fun panning about the piano studio, sharing favorite mementos on and off the wall. It might be a bit dizzying with numerous shifting camera angles, but … Continue reading

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Funeral for a cracked plate (piano) Caveat Emptor!

The brief ceremony above was followed by preparation for interment. More funeral photos are added at this writing’s conclusion. The plate, before it was laid to rest…. No one will believe this story, except those who trust their eyes to … Continue reading

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