Here’s a guest article from Graham Fitch writing in Pianist Magazine. Whilst its obviously written for piano players, there is plenty of great advice here for all musicians to help you make your practise sessions efficient, productive and, best of all, rewarding
With next year’s Olympic Games very much in the news at the moment, I find myself thinking of the time and energy the athletes have to commit to every day in their training regimes. Like the athletes, we pianists also have to train– playing the piano requires countless hours of dedication. We had better know what we are doing, though! Here are a few tips that will help you get the most out of your practice time.
This article appears in issue 62 of Pianist magazine, along with lots of other must-have articles for beginners and returnees to the piano. You can order issue 62 at pianistmagazine.com
We came across Pianist magazine as one of our subscribers has an interview in the current issue. We asked editor Erica Worth for permission to reproduce the above article and also to find out a little more about the magazine. She says: “Pianist magazine is the internationally renowned piano magazine for people who love to play the piano. You don’t just read Pianist, you play it too. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced pianist, you’ll find lots to interest you. Inside you’ll find interviews with top concert pianists, full-length features on current issues and how to play the piano, CD and sheet music reviews, Q&As, teaching tips, readers’ letters, concert highlights and so on – basically all that one expects from a top music magazine. The added bonus comes in the form of 40 pages of specially selected sheet music, on proper manuscript paper, for beginner, intermediate and advanced pianists. A free tutorial CD comes with every issue, so that you can get to hear the pieces before playing them. Pianist is like having a piano teacher in your own home, whenever you need!”
To find out more about Pianist in general – all that it offers in terms of piano-related articles, piano learning advice and tips, piano sheet music, history articles on the piano legends and much more, go to pianistmagazine.com