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Piano Basics- Scales and Arpeggios

I am well aware that for many people, the idea of playing scales, and other warm up exercises is about as exciting as watching paint dry. However, there can be no substitute for technique and good playing basics, like ensuring that scales and arpeggios are played correctly, and in a suitable manner as to ensure […]

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Can I Overcome Difficult Injuries, and Still Play the Piano at Concert level?

The short answer, in many cases is, Yes. I say this, as many pianists have suffered numerous injuries in the past, typically in the areas of tendonitis or muscular injuries. However, with the right information, and methodical approach, you can overcome your limitations.4 I know this is a big statement to make, but let me […]

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Application of Basic Principles- Double Octaves and Chords

  Double Octaves and Chords     If the student has a thorough working knowledge of the principles outlined in Chapter 1 of the Magic Touch, he should have no difficulty in applying them to the following extracts from the standard repertoire. The first chapter is available as a complimentary download on the right hand […]

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Introduction to The Magic Touch

  Between 1978 and 1985 Lionel Bowman paid a number of extended visits to Australia, to give concerts, master classes and individual lessons to a large and enthusiastic following of piano teachers and students at colleges, universities and conservatoria. Participants in these courses were impressed by the extraordinary beauty and technical superiority of his performance, […]

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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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