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Friday, 17 October 2014 00:00

The Craziest Way To Learn To Read Music

Struggling to read sheet music? Here's a set of crazy mnemonics that you'll find unforgettable to find any note in Treble or Bass Clef staff lines instantly!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:00

A Better Way To Teach Chamber Music

I'm a firm believer that anyone can learn to play music, even in chamber music/ensemble settings, given the right motivation and a creative approach to teaching.

Friday, 10 October 2014 00:00

3 Ways To Enlarge Digital Sheet Music

If you're intrigued by the possibilities of paperless sheet music, but don't relish the thought of squinting at screens smaller than a normal piece of paper, then you'll want to check out these three solutions for enlarging scores on your screen.

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 00:00

How To Improve A Skill

The good folks at the International Human Press (ITHP) invited me to write an article on "how to learn a skill" after watching some of my "Clair de lune From Scratch" piano lesson videos for folks who have never played the piano before.

Monday, 06 October 2014 00:00

Glasses

My days of defying my age appear to be coming to a close. After resisting the growing blurriness of my vision for too long, I finally broke down and got my first pair of reading glasses.

Friday, 03 October 2014 00:00

Don't Stack That AirTurn!

The other day I was accompanying violin auditions for the Philadelphia Orchestra, using my normally trusty iPad and AirTurn hands-free page turning pedals. But for some strange reason,  only the backwards pedal was working, while the forwards pedal operated only sporadically.

Friday, 03 October 2014 00:00

The Secret To Perfect Pedaling

Using the damper pedal (the far right pedal on acoustic and electronic pedals) is a wonderful effect for sustaining the sound of the piano. But it can be tricky to use it in a way that doesn't make the sound 'muddy' by mixing in unwanted chord or harmony changes.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00

4 Ways To Learn Music Online

Online music lessons, once regarded with "artistic disdain" (and perhaps more than a helping of technophobia), are quickly becoming commonplace and surprisingly effective.

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00

I'm Baaaack

Yikes...it's been, what, 5 years since I last blogged? Oh the shame, the shame! Well, that\'s not entirely true - I've actually been blogging very heavily, just not on my own site!  I had a wee bit of a sidetrack these past 6 years, co-founding a company called AirTurn and living the life of a full-time entrepreneurial startup.

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