One of the major stumbling blocks for players is that we too often feel that we are struggling, making little progress, and perhaps just haven’t got what it takes to become a “good player” (however we define what that even is!).
To enjoy playing an instrument, we need to move beyond this negative self-talk. And I suggest that one of the most easy and powerful ways we can all achieve this is to adjust the balance between working and playing during our personal piano time.
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Sheet Music Review
Lucinda Mackworth-Young’s new book “Piano by Ear” fills a massive gap in the market. Here’s my review :
Quite simply this is the book that I, and no doubt many other thousands of pianists and teachers, have been waiting for. For years!
I even considered writing something like it myself at one point, back at the time my own Keyquest books for electronic keyboard were just out. But thank goodness – Lucinda Mackworth-Young has saved us all the effort, and has certainly done a great job of it!
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