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Upper Hands Piano (Piano Method Review)

It's always pleasing to discover a new piano method, especially one for adults. These days there are only a handful of relatively popular adult methods, and teachers of adults know well that using the same method for months and years can become tedious. Therefore I'm...

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Games for Faber Piano Adventures Level 1

Try these games for Faber Piano Adventures Level 1 to test young students' comprehension and develop their skills. Unit 1: Melodic Shapes Teacher draws a shape. Student plays a melody that matches the shape. Variation:  Switch roles. Unit 1: Legato and Staccato...

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What Is A Phrase?

To interpret and perform music at a high level, it's essential to understand the components of musical form. I recently discussed and defined the shortest musical units, figures and motives. After figures and motives, the next biggest musical unit (and definitely the...

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