Fermata: a pause of unspecified length on a note or rest.
Our music is a part of our lives, and the two cannot be separated.
The Fermata Series offers readers the opportunity to hit the PAUSE button – in our music-making, and in our lives – for a few brief moments.
Regular posts in The Fermata Series offer short, pithy quotes from an unexpected range of sources – from pianists and teachers, to poets, mystics and philosophers – in the hope that they will be a catalyst for self-reflection and contemplation.
Nestled among the many practical posts, playing and teaching tips, and more in-depth articles and reviews, The Fermata Series aims to spread wisdom and beauty to Pianodao and to our lives.
So why not pour yourself a cup of tea and …
- Prelude to a Better Year
- Slow Progress
- Illuminating Diwali
- Seeking out Silence
- Musical Focus is Paramount
- Reflections from Moniaive
- The Way We Believe
- … for all the times you’ve been ignored
- Developing Fluency
- Are You a Fanatic?
- Music of our Youth
If you are looking for more in-depth reflective posts and lifestyle advice, try The Pianist’s Reflections Series.