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Archive for October 2017

Piano Q&A: How much time to spend on non-method book pieces?

Today’s question is from one of our Patreon supporters, Fred Jones. He asks, “Your opinion on using outside songs with workbooks. For example, I am using Alfred’s Basic Adult Piano Course #1 as my workbook. I also bought a book of level 1 Christmas music because the songs seemed like they would be fun to…

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Final Fantasy Theme: A piano etude for speed and dexterity

For today’s video, I wanted to experiment doing something a little more modern – the Final Fantasy theme. I get requests all the time for making tutorials on modern pieces, but I’m concerned about violating copyright law. However, I decided to experiment with the Final Fantasy theme for a few reasons: It’s a small excerpt…

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The Easiest Tchaikovsky Pieces (and the Most Difficult)

In today’s episode of PianoTV, I want to discuss the easiest Tchaikovsky pieces, and the ones to avoid until you’re very skilled. Tchaikovsky’s piano music tends not to get too difficult, since he wasn’t a virtuoso pianist like some other composers we’ve discussed (Liszt, Chopin, etc.).

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