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Pedal or No Pedal

Pedal or No Pedal

Pedal or No Pedal? That is the question when playing piano Baroque pieces... Baroque piano pieces: Pedal or no pedal? Most of our my advanced piano students find themselves in this conundrum: Should I use the pedal for Baroque and Classical pieces or not? Should I be...

Musical Analysis – Extensions

Musical Analysis – Extensions

Musical Analysis - Extensions https://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/post/classical-music-analysis-extensions One of the main aspects of an insightful performance for all advanced piano students is to acquire the necessary skills to analyse the pieces they...

The Importance of Learning the Minor Scales

The Importance of Learning the Minor Scales https://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/post/minor-scales Most probably for piano students, scales are part of the daily practice. Learning and practicing scales can be dull or boring, and its goal, although...

The creator of the Sonata form: Haydn

The creator of the Sonata form: Haydn

The creator of the Sonata form: Haydn Joseph Haydn is considered to be one of the most renowned composers of Western music. Probably Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the most famous. Still, Haydn always remained on the top of the list in importance as was he the one who...

The secrets of Arpeggios and its uses

The secrets of Arpeggios and its uses

For piano students, arpeggios come as the next step within the technical work after the study of scales. For piano teachers, is the sign that their students are ready for the challenge; But for the listener, the effect is always "mesmerizing". But regardless of who...

Why 88 keys on the piano

Why 88 keys on the piano

Have you ever asked this question? Every piano student asked these questions at least once, and most of the piano tutors really do not know the answer as the explanation takes us back a long, long time ago, when the piano was seeing its beginnings.  The aim of this...