Ten Essential Principles of Productive Practice

Guitar, Musicianship, Piano, Practice Methods

  Practice is the key to progress, but without effective tactics, you're liable to get nowhere fast and give up in frustation. Here are ten red-hot tips for enhancing your practice sessions and making sure you get the most out of your precious practice time!   Here's an effective method for mastering challenging pieces of […] Read More

Latin American Piano Riffs, Part 1

Latin American, Piano

Hi Folks Everybody loves a bit of Latin American music don't they? No?? Well they should! The rhythms of the music of Cuba and the Caribbean are amongst the most compelling in the musical world and have been informing western popular music for over a hundred years. In this lesson I demonstrate two main patterns, […] Read More

5 Crucial Practice Methods to be able to play Funky Piano

Funk, Piano

Funk piano! - when we hear it done well you might find yourself saying: "Wow! I really wish I could do that." When you hear the pros effortlessly playing funk with a great rhythmic feel and continual variation they sound awesome. Since it can seem intimidating trying to fathom how to acquire these skills and […] Read More

Paul Barton Piano Tutorials

Classical Repertoire, Piano

Hey folks, I just wanted to big up Paul Burton for making such great tutorials on youtube. He's a fantastic pianist as you can hear on his channel here http://www.youtube.com/user/PaulBartonPiano , and he's also done some fantastic tutorials on learning some wonderful but advanced pieces of the repertoire. His insights and ideas about practice methods […] Read More

Piano Practice Tip of the day #1

Piano, Piano Technique

Raised fingers in slow scale practice. If you've ever listened to the great pianists play, it's dazzling how pristine their single line fast passages are. Magical and pearl like evenness. The solution to this is the raised fingers approach in scale practice.  When practicing scales and arpeggios slowly (and you should be practicing them slowly), raise each finger above the note before striking it, […] Read More

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