Monthly Archives: April 2010

Dedication to Overcoming Trouble and Difficulty in a Pianist’s Career

The Magic Touch… It gives me great pleasure that Wallace Tate has produced this record of my teaching, a task that has never been attempted before. I heartily endorse The Magic Touch, and hope that pianists will find it both an inspiration and a practical help on their musical journey. Emeritus Professor Lionel Bowman Stellenbosch […]

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How Can I still Play the Piano After Experiencing Tendonitis and Other Hand Injuries?

  It is not uncommon for professional, or serious, regular pianists to experience various hand injuries over the course of their piano playing days. This is particularly problematic for people who may have small hands, and who play complex works, such as the Rachmaninov Concerto Number 3, and so on. However, this problem is certainly […]

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An Introduction to Audio Recording Your Piano Recitals Yourself

    I wanted to start briefly with a very short history on audio recording to express the incredible journey we have already taken, and explain how we can move forward dramatically. As many of you know, around the 80's, if you wanted to record audio to your computer, or even tape, you needed a […]

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I am Interested in Recording My Piano Recitals. How Can I Go About This?

  I wanted to break this otherwise, potentially complex subject into small nuggets of information for you, to make it useful, as well as easy to implement. I am not expecting you to become a professional sound engineer over night, and fortunately, It is not a requirement to achieve great recordings nowadays from your home. […]

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Introductory Basic Techniques for the Magic Touch for the piano

  Posture     In most of the exercises in this book, the hands play two octaves apart, thus enabling the forearms to assume a natural, comfortable position parallel with one another, at right angles to the keyboard. To maintain this angle, the torso tilts to the left, centre, or right, according to the geography […]

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