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

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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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The Internal Metronome
What makes you tick? Just why is it so difficult for some people to play in time even when a metronome is clicking away in their ear, let alone when they need to set the time themselves without one? The simple answer to this, as always, may be found within ...

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Learning Songs Quickly
and thoroughly. Well, I may as well disappoint you right now to save you wasting your time reading this whole article, no matter how beneficial it is to the willing reader: There is no way to learn a song 'quickly'. What does quickly even mean, anyway?  Hal...
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