The Psychology of Piano Technique
The third book in EPTA UK Piano Professional series for Faber is now available for international purchase on the Amazon.com site.
The Psychology of Piano Technique is much more than a musical self-help book, dealing with a large range of topics and problems which pianists of all levels constantly face. This third volume in the Piano Professional series takes a technical perspective on what have traditionally been seen as psychological issues, presenting a new approach for performing musicians and their teachers. Author Murray McLachlan deals with a wide range of subjects relevant to pianists including stage fright, inspiration, injury, short-term tactics for success and long-term development strategies. He also emphasizes the importance of a positive mind-set, and a comfortable, joyful and calmly creative way of thinking.
Piano Journal No. 112
From the contents: Elena Strikovskaya – Medtner Piano Sonatas * David Kuyken in Conversation with Murray McLachlan * Ralph Kirkpatrick: Keyboard Musician by Canadian pianist and teacher Lawrence Jones * Tone Colours on the Piano: Acoustic Predisposition or Contextual Illusion? Part 2 by Miha Haas, Ljubljana Academy of Music, Slovenia * Teaching the Adult Beginner Piano Student by Jelena Simonović-Kovačević * Forum: EPTA Malta Yesterday and Today by Nancy Lee Harper, with Evelina Batey * From the Archives * Reviews * EPTA News
Available for purchase.
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