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What Makes Music Special to Us?
Clarifying the differences between what animals and humans hear.
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I’ll Never Be Rachmaninoff
Being mediocre at playing the piano is exactly what I need.
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How to Practice Solos Like a Professional
When you pick up your instrument, you immediately assume the position of someone who is able to communicate a musical message, one that conveys emotion and feeling. It’s a large responsibility on some level, whereas your performance may affect your
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Seven essential pieces of advice for young musicians
If you’re considering a career in music, you’ll probably want to get get some tips from someone who has been in the business a while. How about… Sir Simon Rattle?
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It’s Not What We Do, It’s How We Do It: Evolving the Concert Experience
What I’d like to talk about today is what we do, what we believe in, and how we do what we do. Which, I believe, is rather suspect. At the end of this article, there will also be some practical
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What is the world’s hardest singing style?
From Tuvan throat singing to yodelling, which is the hardest to master? Alex Marshall finds out.
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In Perfect Harmony: Why Music and Fiction Work Well Together
There is an inherent problem about writing fiction that concerns another art form – especially if you’re claiming that your fictional artist has real talent, or is exceptionally good at what he or she does.
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Recovering Onstage After a Mistake, and How to Prepare Your Pieces to Help Avoid It
As the saying goes, mistakes happen, but when you’ve worked hard to prepare a piece, it’s an important performance or audition, or it’s a spot in the music you usually nail without any issue, the effects of a noticeable flub
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