“One of the fundamental mistakes in pianoforte teaching has been that only one sense was appealed to, and that the wrong one. Music reaches heart and brain through the ear, yet we have usually tried to teach it through the eye. It was always “look” and never “listen”. Children were introduced to notation before they had consciously observed any of the musical phenomena which the notation symbolises. They should learn those facts of pitch and time through listening, comparing, judging, naming, and then use notation as a means of expression.”
“A pupil so taught is not a slave to notation but its master.” -- Mrs. J. Spencer Curwen
Below are some fabulous music resources from Hear and Play for your personal music library.
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I hope 2015 has been kind to you and that the new year ahead will take your piano playing to new levels. Thank you, dear readers.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." -- Art Blakey