Archive for the ‘Maxims’ Category

314 • In the mountain ranges of Forte seek the valleys of Piano.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

307 • The improvement of dexterity requires the subtraction of unnecessary tension, not the addition of muscular facility.

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

302 • Emotion is the fuel of art, but technique is its engine.

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

See: 109 • Creations that appeal to the archetypes of man become collective memories.

292 • Never stylize the piano! Never stylize yourself! Never stylize style!

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

264 • The score has to be read with horizontal gesture.

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

261 • Playing wrong notes in passages is often based on inappropriate or careless grouping.

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

247 • The pedal is not engine grease; it is a flux capacitor.

Friday, November 25th, 2011

241 • Expression is not a goal – expression is the premise.

Monday, November 14th, 2011

230 • When you practice, you have to play for your self not by yourself.

Monday, November 7th, 2011

228 • Don’t practice preparation; practice execution!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

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