5 advices for a better sight reading

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As a collaborative pianist, sight reading is my everyday’s life. Many people asked me how did I learn or practice to get this ability, and it’s hard to answer! It is not a skill you can really develop with a teacher or at the school, it comes progressively. So, for the ones that are interested to improve their sight reading, here are some tips. More

5 tips to prepare your final exams

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We are starting a new academic year now and I am sure that many music students are starting to prepare their final bachelor or master recitals. I have passed through many exams of this type so yes, I know what I am talking about and how it feels! I even prefer competitions. Final exams are very stressfull, all the teachers and your friends are going to be there and you will feel naked. You can’t play bad this day.  The fact you are asked to play the most technically demanding pieces of the repertoire is also not helpful: Bach, etudes, classical sonatas… you can’t choose. So, here are some advices how to prepare successfully. More

My favorite playlists (4): Tchaikowsky

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Favorite Playlist

 

Another of my favorite composers is Tschaikowsky, although I’m very tired of his Piano Concerto – indeed a great piece, but played way too often. I will start my playlist with a nice solo piano piece that I would love to learn whenever I find some time for that, it’s called Dumka. More

A composer game

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Summer is a great time to take time to do things you postpone during the year, like… writing on your blog! I feel so bad about my inconstancy – hopefully this coming year I will organize myself better, or at least try to. Since my last post, I have to admit that my life changed quite a lot as I got a regular work as a piano teacher in a music school next to Sevilla. I have also extra jobs, gigs and concerts around Spain and abroad, I will comment about that in my upcoming articles. It was actually complicated to find time to practice my solo pieces, duo and sight read some chamber music or operas!  8-O

Anyway, today I wanted to post about a subject that always amused me and I would love to know how you feel yourself as a musician or music-lover.

As we know, each composer has his own character and can make us feel happier, ecstatic, sad, nostalgic, contemplative, dreamy or however you want. So let’s imagine you would associate a season of the year to a composer’s style, what would it be? More

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