• Practising the Piano

    Practising the Piano is the culmination of years of experience by Graham Fitch, one of the UK’s leading independent piano teachers. Featuring over 100 free articles and a multimedia eBook series, this website shows you exactly what you need to do to get the most from your practice time.

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    Graham Fitch maintains an international career as a pianist, teacher, adjudicator, examiner, lecturer, writer and commentator on piano playing and musical subjects. His workshops, classes and publications have received high praise for their creative and illuminating approach to the subject

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    The Practising the Piano eBook series is an indispensable, practical guide for pianists and teaching professionals featuring numerous video, audio and musical illustrations. By purchasing all three parts of Practising the Piano together you will save an additional 15% off the combined price of the individual bundles

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Pedalling and Rests

Rests in piano music can be confusing. Some rests we have to treat very literally - this means a noticeable silence - whereas others may simply mean don't play anything on that beat. So how can we know which is which? It all comes down to understanding the composer's message, and how to read a score. Let's look at [...]

2014-09-19 08:35:17

Ad Hoc Pedalling

I have an adult diploma student who is incredibly meticulous and organised. He needs to be fully in control of everything he does - in his professional work, and at the piano. He writes lots of fingerings into his score, and every sound he makes is considered. Needless to say his playing is excellent because he strives [...]

2014-09-12 11:42:32

Some Favourite Pianists: Part Four

As an Englishman, I want to include some English pianists in this short favourites series. However, I would be on very dodgy ground if I chose some but not others, especially if they are still alive! So, I have decided to limit my selection to those no longer with us, and (just for interest) to students of Tobias Matth [...]

2014-09-04 07:38:54

Part 1 – The Practice Tools

Part 1 of the Practising the Piano eBook series is a foundation course on practise methodology. It shows you how to organise your practise sessions for maximum effect, enabling you to learn new pieces quickly and efficiently.
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Part 2 – Mastering Piano Technique

Part 2 of the Practising the Piano eBook series provides a comprehensive treatise on the subject of piano technique. It shows you exactly how to overcome technical difficulties with skill and panache while avoiding common pitfalls that lead to tension and injury.
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Part 3 – Scales and Arpeggios

Part 3 of the Practising the Piano eBook series is a comprehensive guide to scales and arpeggios. It features numerous video demonstrations, exercises, practice suggestions, resources and interactive tools to make this essential part of a practice regime effective, interesting and fun.
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Multimedia eBook Series

Practicing the Piano is an interactive, multimedia eBook series which shows you exactly what you need to do to get the most out of your practice time.

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Part 1 – The Practice Tools

Part 1 of the Practising the Piano eBook series is a foundation course on practise methodology. It shows you how to organise your practise sessions for maximum effect, enabling you to learn new pieces quickly and efficiently.
More info