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Monthly archives for July, 2010

The Piano Voodoo of Tone Production

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 things such as embouchure or fingering choices. String instrumentalists have things such as bow speed, angle and pressure to work with. Surprisingly to some, pianist [...]

Expertise Is Not The Result Of Pure D...

Expertise Is Not The Result Of Pure Discipline
In my Talent’s Role In Artistry blog entry, I make a case for the idea that talent exists and that it plays a notable role in the development of an artist. Most people probably don’t need to read that blog entry to arrive at such a widely-accepted conclusion. The title of this article, on the other hand, may raise some eyebrows. B [...]

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