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Technique Tips: How Not to Offend

Technique is an incredibly subjective issue. Get 10 piano teachers in a room and you will have 10 different techniques. Dare to criticise someone else’s and you’re in for a long night. I’d like to start this article by describing three personal experiences, all to do with comments on technique.   Many years ago when […]

New Feature in ScaleBlitzer v 1.2

ScaleBlitzer 1.2 has just been released and it contains a groovy new feature called ‘Device Transfer’. Imagine you’ve been using ScaleBlitzer for a while on the family iPad. You’re number 12 on the ScaleBlitzer leaderboard and you have about 30,000 points – well done! Then you receive an amazing birthday gift – your very own […]

Great Pianists Depend on Scales – by Abe Cytrynowski

Wilhelm Backhaus: (Germany, 1884-1969) Backhaus was a most highly esteemed pianist. One of the greatest Beethoven exponents of his generation, he regularly toured the music centres of the western world, and his brilliant performances would often leave audiences open-mouthed. Asked about his remarkable command of the keyboard and his practice program for the concert stage, […]