Tag Archives: Tate

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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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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Can I Overcome Hardship in my Life and Career?

I think this is an important questioon to ask ourselves, time and time again, when difficulty strikes, as inevitably, we can all suffer from set backs from time to time. As you are no doubt only too well aware, the difference between the winners and the losers, to use a term, is the mindset we […]

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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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