Listening and focusing

This might seem a rather unusual blog title, but it’s a topic that I have been musing about for a while. There are, of course, many considerations when playing any instrument but particularly the piano. Elements requiring much thought include; co-ordination, notes, fingering, rhythm, pedalling, colour, sound and so on. The success of all  important technical and musical issues…

Fifty Shades of Pianism

Tonal colour is a glorious and important aspect of piano playing. Irrespective of standard, all pianists need this skill which allows them alter or grade piano sound; it’s often known as shading or colouring. This adds variation to the music but it also demonstrates an understanding for the composer and a ‘feel’ for the work…