Tag Archives: Playing The Piano

Piano and the Risk of Tendonitis

  Piano and the Risk of Tendonitis By: Paul Tobey   As someone who has lived through 3 incredibly painful bouts of tendonitis, both in my left arm and right arm, I thought it important to pass on some information that has helped me deal with this in the past. It is important to understand that […]

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Piano and the Risk of Tendonitis

Piano and the Risk of Tendonitis Piano and the Risk of Tendonitis By Paul Tobey As someone who has lived through 3 incredibly painful bouts of tendinitis, both in my left arm and right arm, I thought it important to pass on some information that has helped me deal with this in the past. It […]

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The Importance of Scales and Arpeggios

It is no secret that for any pianist, amateur or professional, it is imperative that they commence with a solid warm up prior to launching into a playing session.  In fact, I prefer to think of the scales and arpeggios as part of the playing session. Why and how so?   The benefits of playing […]

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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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The Benefits of Learning from Someone Who Has Been There

I understand the title to this entry may seem a little vague, but in effect, it becomes clearer with further reading. What do I mean? Well, in the case if Lionel Bowman, he is a classic case of someone who was a dedicated, and convincing pianist, at concert level. In fact, it would be accurate […]

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