Archive | November, 2012

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, […]

My Students’ Scales are Sounding Good

Now as a teacher this really sounds like I’m blowing my own trumpet! But I have to say that I have insisted all of my students get ScaleBlitzer to improve their technical work, and it’s actually working, and I’m very happy! My 8th grade student is [finally] flying through her scales in 6ths. My 1st […]