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Composer, Author and Water Pianist
Composer, Author and Water Pianist

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Feeling Lost?
A little light for you... Sitting at the piano and not knowing what to do is not an uncommon occurrence for a pianist of any experience.  May this article give you some thoughts on good practices away  from the piano during times of loss or disillusionment....

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Five Beginner Videos
Start your journey here... I have created this article with the wholehearted intention of providing newcomers to both my channel and the piano with the five most beneficial videos to assist in their destinationless journey of piansim. Of late, I have notice...

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Talking Rhythm Sense
Applying the Internal Metronome... You would do well to read two articles before going on:  this one on the Internal Metronome and this one on Time Signature Philosophy .  This article focuses more on application; they focus more on concept.  Of course, an ...

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Emotional Memory in Learning
And layers... I have already written an article here on how to learn a piece of music .  In a nutshell, one spends more time away from the piano mastering the piece through repetitious listening until it can be played on the Internal Jukebox, then one analy...

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Your 'Bag of Licks'
Fillin' it n' pickin' 'em out! Knowing major scales is one thing, knowing chord types is another; having a well-controlled internal metronome is incredibly important and listening to a lot of jazz is a no-brainer.  So why is improvising still quite difficul...

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Bridging the Gap
Flowing, not stumbling. No matter one's performance environment, playing style, genre of repertoire, technical ability, theoretical understanding or experience, playing fluently is one of the most important components of pianism. Whether a perfect metronomi...

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Time Signature Philosophy
The reset feeling... The theory behind time signatures already exists on the internet in both article and video form; it is all theoretically correct and many of the presentations of it are structured, clear and beneficial, so why would danthecomposer   go ...

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Conscious Interference
and its removal. Before bringing myself to compose this article, I pondered long and hard on the difference, if any, between what may be called 'overthinking' and 'conscious interference'. In the beginning, I could see no difference since both referred to a...

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Essentials Mastery
For all perceived skill levels. This article is associated with this video which provides example exercises for all the points made in this article: It was Master Suzuki who said, "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind th...
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