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Aria from the Bach Goldberg Variations Played by Michael Brazile

Posted on December 10, 2018 by nancywilliams No Comments

Today on GRAND PIANO PASSION™: Amateur pianist Michael Brazile plays the Aria from the Bach Goldberg Variations in this original video, and offers advice on how to handle the tempo and repeats. https://www.grandpianopassion.com/2018/12/10/bach-goldberg-variations-aria/

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An Inside Look at the Life of a Professional Musician

Posted on May 21, 2018 by nancywilliams No Comments

Today on GRAND PIANO PASSION™: These excerpts from Marcia Butler’s memoir The Skin Above My Knee show that even for a professional musician, preparing a new piece can be frightening and all-encompassing. http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2018/05/21/professional-musician-skin-above-my-knee/

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The Piano Speaks, a Poem

Posted on March 26, 2018 by nancywilliams No Comments

Today on GRAND PIANO PASSION™: In this poem bursting with nature imagery, Sandra Beasley channels the perspective of an old piano that is woken back to life by a master like Erik Satie. http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2018/03/26/piano-speaks-poem/

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Piano Practice Diary of a New Parent

Posted on February 26, 2018 by nancywilliams No Comments

Today on GRAND PIANO PASSION™: A new parent discovers that finding time for piano practice is nearly impossible while caring for a baby, but music-making and creativity are still abundant. http://www.grandpianopassion.com/2018/02/26/piano-practice-diary-new-parent/

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