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by John Meffen

Category: Music
Subcategory: Photo and Art
Author: John Meffen
ISBN: 0716022079
ISBN13: 978-0716022077
Language: English
Publisher: Right Way (October 30, 2008)
Pages: 160
Fb2 eBook: 1241 kb
ePub eBook: 1980 kb
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Geared largely towards students in the beginning intermediate stages through advanced, "Improve Your Piano Playing" is equal parts erudition and humor

Sure, you play the pian. bout as well as you played when your piano teacher, Mrs. Rosenberg, retired in 1979. Now the time has come to take your playing skills to the next level with Improve Your Piano Playing

Sure, you play the pian. Now the time has come to take your playing skills to the next level with Improve Your Piano Playing. Techniques are explained clearly so that anyone who already plays for personal pleasure or performance can eliminate recurring mistakes and master the art of workable fingering, expressive touch, phrasing, tone production, and pedaling. Through a structured process of practice, learning new pieces is made simple-the techniques focus on correcting frequent mistakes, dealing with tricky.

Improve Your Piano Playing book.

A small book with concrete advice on methods of practice, fingering, touch, and musicality

by John Meffen at Walmart. Dr John Meffen shows you how you can dramatically improve your technique. You can eradicate recurring mistakes and master the art of workable fingering expressive touch phrasing tone production and pedaling. The process of learning a new piece is made simple and accurate with Dr Meffen's tried and tested techniques. A small book with concrete advice on methods of practice, fingering, touch, and musicality.

item 2 Improve Your Piano Playing, Paperback by Meffen, John, Brand New, Free P&P i. .Dr John Meffen MA ARCM LTCL FTCL Cert Ed lives in Darlington, County Durham. John has devoted his life to the study, teaching and performance of music. John is now the adjudicator member of the British Federation of Festivals, and the Music Secretary of the Darlington Music Festival.

Dr John Meffen shows you how you can dramatically improve your technique. You can erradicate recurring mistakes, and master the art of workable fingering, expressive touch, phrasing, tone production and pedalling

Dr John Meffen shows you how you can dramatically improve your technique. You can erradicate recurring mistakes, and master the art of workable fingering, expressive touch, phrasing, tone production and pedalling.

Improve Your Piano Playing. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove Improve Your Piano Playing from your list? Improve Your Piano Playing. Published May 1, 2007 by Allworth Press.

The art of piano playing is not, as many believe, merely a result of one’s innate ‘musical gift’: the only way to improve upon your talent is to practise, and to practise the right way. If you already know the basics, and wish to bring your playing up to a better standard – either for exams, performance, or for personal pleasure – then Improve Your Piano Playing will help you do so. Dr John Meffen shows you how you can dramatically improve your technique

Dr John Meffen shows you how you can dramatically improve your technique, eradicate recurring mistakes, and master . Now the time has come to take your playing skills to the next level with Improve Your Piano Playing

Dr John Meffen shows you how you can dramatically improve your technique, eradicate recurring mistakes, and master the art of workable fingering, expressive touch,.

The art of piano playing is not, as many believe, merely a result of one's innate 'musical gift': the only way to improve upon your talent is to practise, and to practise the right way. If you already know the basics, and wish to bring your playing up to a better standard - either for exams, performance, or for personal pleasure - then "Improve Your Piano Playing" will help you do so. Dr John Meffen shows you how you can dramatically improve your technique. You can eradicate recurring mistakes, and master the art of workable fingering, expressive touch, phrasing, tone production and pedaling. The process of learning a new piece is made simple and accurate with Dr Meffen's tried and tested techniques. Also included is an invaluable chapter on the inner workings of the piano which will help you chose the right piano for your needs and ability.
Comments to eBook Improve Your Piano Playing
Chankane
The author discusses basic problems of piano playing in a no-nonsense style. He doesn't promise to make you a concert pianist with 5 minutes of practice time a day, doesn't develop lofty, far-fetched theories on true artistry at the instrument and doesn't mystify the art of piano playing.

Since most books on the subject unfortunately suffer from at least one of these ailments, this tribute to common sense is an especially welcome contribution to the literature on the piano.
Atineda
This book offers many strategies to help improve your piano playing at a really good price. It doesn't claim to do miracles not encouraging any kind of false hopes. There's a quiz at the end of each chapter that will allow you to know wether you've learnt the "lesson" or not.

There are many books out there that claim to do miracles and make your practice easy. Some of them might actually work, but most surely do not. This book will give some really strong basis upon which to build your piano technique. After this, you can try with other books, never forgetting what you've learnt on this one. The strategies given in this book will be good for players of all levels (from beginer to advanced).

Happy piano playing !
Andriodtargeted
I find this book very useful for learning .A very precise in concepts and wonderful guide for Piano students.

Diego Ordax

Pianist (O.S.N.) Mexico.
Berenn
Have taken piano lessons for years but no teacher has really spent time teaching me how to practice. This book is an easy read and really gets down to the basics.
Nidor
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Tansino
"Improve Your Piano Playing" brings its reader quite close to personally accessing an exceptional piano teacher: Dr. John Meffen has poured extensive years of teaching, research and performance into his 160-page book in such a personal way as to make the concepts practically jump off the page.

Geared largely towards students in the beginning intermediate stages through advanced, "Improve Your Piano Playing" is equal parts erudition and humor. For example, when explaining the relative ease of finding a time and place to drum one's fingers (an amazingly simple and effective exercise he recommends in order to increase finger strength) he admits the following: "I have done more useful finger practice during boring meetings, less than enlivening lessons and tedious sermons than I care to admit."

One concept included in the book that might be considered somewhat controversial by some readers is Dr. Meffen's opinion regarding speed. Although many teachers would agree with the following statement: "speed is probably the most frequent reason for making mistakes [especially in the early stages of practice]," Dr. Meffen does not approve of excessive speed in general, even in the professional realm..

But as the rest of his book clearly illustrates, there is a great deal of assiduous thought behind every supposition and method Dr. Meffen presents and so each one is more than deserving of careful consideration.

The general tone of the book and the plethora of review questions at the end of each chapter reveal a teacher whose passion is to see his students play their very best. "Improve Your Piano Playing" is not an exhaustive treatise but rather a distillation from years of successful teaching, research and performance. It will not only benefit those who apply themselves to the concepts laid out by Dr. Meffen but will also be very helpful for those who teach them to others.
Vizil
There are many of us who studied piano and played well for years only to gradually diminish practice time until poor habits distort what comes from the keyboard to the ear, frustrating a return to past abilities. The brief but very informative 'manual', IMPROVE YOUR PIANO PLAYING by Dr. John Meffen, a noted British pianist, musicologist, teacher and conductor, offers one of the most sound collections of information that will most assuredly restore faith in shy pianists by producing what the title states.

Dr. Meffen is a realistic teacher, a man who gets to the core of his subject, giving a refresher course on the construction of the piano that is mandatory to understanding the clues to improving performance practices. He then details the common mistakes pianists make - repeating mistakes without analyzing why they are being made, substituting speed for correct technique and offers sound methods to improve these areas. Each section is followed by a list of questions for the reader/pianist: this is not an exam but rather a guide to diagnosing personal problems with fingering, phrasing, pedaling, and interpretation of composer's works. All of this is done with a style of writing that can only be called 'user-friendly' as well as user-supportive: Dr. Meffen keeps the tone light but strict, seeming to have little time for the lazy pianist who is reading his book for a quick fix. The book is written for those who already have some degree of proficiency with the piano, and like any good teacher Dr. Meffen takes a no-nonsense approach to guiding the 'once-upon-a-time-pianist' back to the pleasures of playing well again.

The proof of the pudding is in the application of his principles and advice. Note: it works! Highly Recommended for those avoiding the once loved keyboard. Grady Harp, May 07
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