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Out of the mouths of grown-up babes: new insights into piano technique

It took a student of mine to show me how to “think outside the box” in terms of ulnar deviation, one of the bugaboos of piano technique.

Chord theory as a part of piano technique

In that same Bartok #20, the other hand has a series of chords that looks very simple to a trained musician. But I realized that Marco was processing these notes by naming them individually – he had no concept of what they constituted: a chord. It was as if he could spell each word but not recognize the group of letters as a word. This of course slowed things down considerably.

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