There's no better way to get to know the sound of a piano than to compare it to another side by side. That's exactly what we're trying to do with this new web series, "Piano Tastings".
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!
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.
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.
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.