"Play Piano As Fast As Possible!"

Written by Ronald Worthy

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In my E-book, I've included many basic exercises with background music to assist you in acquiring this level of keyboard performance. In other words, you will be practicing with other instrumentalists. You will hearrepparttar drums, bass and an unobtrusive piano accompaniment that provides a harmonic blanket for YOU to practice your course material!

Ideally, then, both ways of practicing should be used!

First, we should practice slowly enough to learnrepparttar 150601 notes and fingerings. Then, we should "practice as fast as possible"; that is, as fast as we can without losing control ofrepparttar 150602 basics we learned in slow practice.

Here' how this would work. Take a short part ofrepparttar 150603 piece; you might choose a four- or eight-measure phrase. Practice it slowly. When you feel comfortable withrepparttar 150604 music, increaserepparttar 150605 tempo. Don't wait until you've practicedrepparttar 150606 entire work slowly. In this way, at each sitting you'll get to learn a little section, bring it up to tempo, and feel into what is needed to bring it to life.

Atrepparttar 150607 next sitting, work onrepparttar 150608 next four or eight measure. When you have that section brought up to tempo, combine it withrepparttar 150609 first section. Now, you will begin to understand howrepparttar 150610 phrases relate to each other. You can introducerepparttar 150611 idea of dynamic shading and decide which lines to bring out at a given moment. In fact, you will be making real, exciting music—even before you've learnedrepparttar 150612 whole piece!

As you go on in this way, you will probably change your mind about how to playrepparttar 150613 work as new sections are added. This is part ofrepparttar 150614 process of discovery and experimentation. Concert artists are always re-interpreting, because they think about these elements allrepparttar 150615 time.

So play as slowly as you need to; but as fast as you are able!

I wish yourepparttar 150616 best of success.

Ron Worthy http://www.mrronsmusic.com/playpiano.htm

Ron Worthy is a Music Educator, Songwriter and Performer. He provides online piano instruction for all ages at: http://www.mrronsmusic.com/playpiano.htm

Get a New Point of View

Written by Kathy Paauw

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Zander reminds us that “It is dangerous to have our musicians so obsessed with competition because they will find it difficult to takerepparttar necessary risks with themselves to be great performers. The art of music, since it can only be conveyed through its interpreters, depends on expressive performance for its lifeblood. Yet it is only when we make mistakes in performance that we can really begin to notice what needs attention.” You don’t have to be a musician to appreciaterepparttar 150570 value of his wisdom. Zander actively trains his students to celebrate their mistakes by lifting their arms inrepparttar 150571 air, smiling, and saying, “How fascinating!” Carl Jung,repparttar 150572 Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytic psychology, tells us that "Criticism hasrepparttar 150573 power to do good when there is something that must be destroyed, dissolved, or redirected, but it is capable only of harm when there is something to be built." In The Art of Possibility,repparttar 150574 Zanders share a fundamental practice that is captured inrepparttar 150575 catch-phrase, "it's all invented." It's all a story you tell -- not just some of it, but all of it. And every story you tell is founded on a network of hidden assumptions. Zander explains, "We do not mean that you can just make anything up and have it magically appear. We mean that you can shiftrepparttar 150576 framework to one whose underlying assumptions allow forrepparttar 150577 conditions you desire. Let your thoughts and actions spring fromrepparttar 150578 new framework and see what happens."

Here's a great example ofrepparttar 150579 power of shifting your framework and assumptions: A shoe factory sends two marketing scouts to a region of Africa to studyrepparttar 150580 prospects for expanding business. One sends back a telegram saying, "Situation hopeless. No one wears shoes." The other writes back triumphantly, "Glorious business opportunity. They have no shoes!" I invite you to take out a piece of stationery and write yourself a letter, dating it for a year from now. Project yourself intorepparttar 150581 future as you write a letter about allrepparttar 150582 insights you will have acquired andrepparttar 150583 milestones you will have attained duringrepparttar 150584 year, as if your accomplishments forrepparttar 150585 next twelve months were already inrepparttar 150586 past.

“Inrepparttar 150587 realm of possibility, we gain our knowledge by invention. Language creates categories of meaning that open up new worlds to explore. The pie is enormous, and if you take a slice,repparttar 150588 pie is whole again. ” --Benjamin Zander

What is possible when you invent a new point of view for your business or your life?

Wouldn’t you love to stumble upon a secret library of ideas to help you de-clutter your life so you can focus on what’s most important? Kathy Paauw offers simple, yet powerful ideas, on how to manage your time, space, and thoughts for a more productive and fulfilling life. Visit http://www.orgcoach.net.

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