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Sound Advice From Wynton Marsalis On Attitude To Practice…

Wynton’s Twelve Ways to Practice As a boy growing up in New Orleans, I remember my father, Ellis, a pianist, and his friends talking about “sheddin’.” When they got together, theyʼd say, “Man, you need to go shed,” or “I’ve … Continue reading

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Practice Humour…

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Yo-Yo Ma on… Everything!

Yo-Yo Ma on Intonation, Practice, and the Role of Music in Our Lives SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 The 60-year-old cellist is on a magic cello ride, and still striving for perfection by Martin Steinberg A cellist walks on a beach and … Continue reading

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Some Ideas For Honing Your Multiple Tonguing…

The Nightingale is brass band cornet solo composed by the legendary trombonist, Harold Moss. Moss was famous as a trombone soloist before the war and famous as a conductor of brass bands too. He was the conductor of the famous … Continue reading

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Pianist Facing Jail For Practising – Latest!

Norman Lebrecht on ‘Slipped Disk’… Breaking: Pianist will NOT go to jail for noise pollution November 16, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht 1 Comment Popular media have been running a scare story that a Spanish pianist ‘might’ go to jail for inflicting noise pollution … Continue reading

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Pianist Facing Jail for PRACTISING!!!

This is a ridiculous situation! A pianist, who has gone to be good enough to have a successful career as a professional player is being sued, faces jail and possibly a future ban from playing the piano. Pathetic! I lived … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect!

This page has been edited for bad language! This has been a tough week! A high profile solo gig in Birmingham, cornet in Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet etc several times, Ensemble 10.10 gigs (hard stuff, too!), Shostakovich/Berio/Britten programme, teaching and … Continue reading

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Malcolm Gladwell At ‘The Phil’…

We don’t just have classical music concerts at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. We have jazz, rock, art, food, folk, speech… in fact something for everyone. Tonight was turn of Canadian author Malcolm Gladwell, promoting his latest book ‘David And Goliath’. Malcolm … Continue reading

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“DELIBERATE PRACTICE” IS THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP GETTING BETTER…

LEADERSHIP NOW WHY “DELIBERATE PRACTICE” IS THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP GETTING BETTER FOR ATHLETES, AUTHORS, CHESS MASTERS, AND MUSICIANS, DELIBERATE PRACTICE IS THE PATH TO WORLD-CLASS EXPERTISE. HERE’S HOW TO FIND YOUR OWN SUCH PATH. BY DRAKE BAER     … Continue reading

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