Monthly Archives: March 2014

More About (shh!) Tension

“Keyboard Teaches Hand” spoke of physical tension and

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21st Century Piano

Not long ago, I had occasion to make

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Keyboard Teaches Hand

If you have trouble playing one-hand

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Bet You Can’t Listen to Just One!

We used to go early when George Lucktenberg was playing harpsichord. The playing was delightful; we went early to hear the tuning. Pianos should be tuned as close to concert time as possible; but harpsichords must be tuned just before the performance. It was the way Lucktenberg tuned that gave us the giggles.

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An Audience of Two

I was bored listening to talks at the Las Vegas

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Mixed Message

At 16, I played the last two movements

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Piano Probabilities

Seymour Benzer was a great scientist, “whose biography,” said a colleague, “Caltech shines up

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D. 960

At age 8: In my teacher’s studio were grainy, gray-ish busts of composers, all with the same

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