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How Can the Bowman Piano Playing Method Help Me Play Better As a Classical Pianist?

How Can the Bowman Piano Playing Method Help Me Play Better As a Classical Pianist? By Marty A Cohn Strictly speaking, the method that I want to explain below, can apply equally to pianists of all musical styles, but the Bowman method, which is the primary method I wish to write about has been created […]

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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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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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