An A-Z of the piano: Alfred Brendel’s notes from the concert hall

I still remember Brendel’s lecture (yes, lecture, not recital) at the RNCM last year- so inspiring (though most of the contents are from his book perhaps?)

An A-Z of the piano: Alfred Brendel’s notes from the concert hall
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/31/alfred-brendel-pianists-a-z

For those who are interested in his book please take a look:

http://www.amazon.com/Pianists-A-Z-Piano-Lovers-Reader/dp/0571301843

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This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain

This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain
http://time.com/3634995/study-kids-engaged-music-class-for-benefits-northwestern/

From the Archive: the difficulties of playing in tune

Sorry, This post is not for pianist, but violinist (and perhaps instrumentalist/vocalist who need to deal with intonation, argh, painful……)fun to read haha!

and well, I miss my violin lessons (those were the days…..)

From the Archive: the difficulties of playing in tune
http://www.thestrad.com/cpt-latests/archive-difficulties-playing-tune/

‘What’s your proper job?’

‘What’s your proper job?’
http://www.andyscott.org.uk/blog/2015/whats-your-proper-job.htm

Haha, that’s the question that I have been asked many times since I returned to Hong Kong!

And it can be quite annoying if the person asking you has little or even no knowledge of music.

Well well……

Afterall, I still love music, and love to be a musician.

Learning Classical Music As A Child Helps Shape Adulthood

Learning Classical Music As A Child Helps Shape Adulthood
http://www.interlude.hk/front/learning-classical-music-child-helps-shape-adulthood/

The secret of perfect pitch…?!

Actually I can tell having a good relative pitch is more important than having perfect pitch, but anyway, a new finding in having perfect pitch:

Two brain regions join forces for absolute pitch

http://www.mediadesk.uzh.ch/articles/2015/fuer-das-absolute-gehoer-wirken-zwei-hirnteile-zusammen_en.html

A Simple Way to Keep Music in Your Fingers When Practicing More Isn’t an Option

That’s what I did when I could hardly spend an hour on the piano=.=

http://www.bulletproofmusician.com/a-simple-way-to-keep-music-in-your-fingers-when-practicing-more-isnt-an-option/

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