Category Archives: Science

The Genetic Basis of Talent

Some, including renown authors, downplay or even ignore entirely the significant role that talent plays in developing good musicianship.This article shows that talent doesn’t just play a negligible role in musical success and explores many ways in which talent can manifest itself. Read more »

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Studies Addressing Piano Voodoo of Tone Production

In July 2010, I wrote about The Piano Voodoo of Tone Production, which demonstrates that pianists cannot control timbre of a single note independently of volume because of [..]

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The Piano Voodoo of Tone Production

The word timbre (also called tone quality or tone color) is an important part of every musician’s vocabulary. Woodwind and brass instrumentalists can affect timbre by such simple [..]

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