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Which one? color coded piano music Mar 22, 2021

Playing the piano is much easier than reading the notes. You don't need specialist knowledge to sit at a piano and press a key. You have no control over the tuning, you don't need to carry the instrument, and you don't need to blow into anything. 

You can sit and experiment with sounds to...

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Why color? color coded piano music color coded sheet music color in music colored music notes Mar 08, 2021

Music is already hard enough to read, wouldn't it be nice if someone was making it easier?

Color coding notes of piano sheet music makes learning to read music and play the piano so much easier. 

The colors used in Couch to Concert Hall are always the same:

F is blue

C is black (it started...

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5 to 7 years adult piano community learning the moonlight sonata piano lessons for adults Mar 01, 2021

5 to 7 years. I posted a link to the Master the Moonlight trial and got a teacher who said that she wouldn't teach someone the piece for the first 5 to 7 years of lessons!!!

It was a thoughtless comment. I don't mean hurtful-thoughtless, I mean not-thinking-thoughtless. She wasn't thinking of...

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Couch to Concert Hall, Elbphilharmonie couch to concert hall elbphilharmonie Feb 11, 2021

Couch to Concert Hall, Elbphilharmonie

I grew up in an unusual household. My parents, born in the 30s spent 10 years in Asia in their early marriage, my mom was highly educated, and was inspired to learn to read write and speak Chinese. When we were kids our weekends were often spent in Chinatown...

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Who's it for? easy one measure Feb 09, 2021

YOU! This site is for you. The music is written in a way to make it easier for you to play. 

Easier is not EASY, by the way. And when you play your favorite pieces on the piano, they sound simply beautiful. 

Keep that in mind when you are learning a new measure, a...

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Good for you vs. delicious delicious elena kats-chernin unsent letters women composers Feb 02, 2021

Hey!

I've been wrestling with the question of finding women composers whose music my students want to play, isn't too difficult, and gives them social capital.

This got me thinking of eating vegetables. Did you know that in Korea, people eat more veggies than many other cultures? Apparently,...

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