This study investigates the various types of practice concert pianists utilize in
preparation for performance. There are surprisingly few published documents which
examine the highest levels of piano practice, and this study examines these scarce
ideas in comparison with the newly collected material given by eight selected
concert pianists regarding their practice methods, techniques and regimes.
Keyboard practice techniques from the middle of the 19th century until the present
are examined and presented here. Some of the techniques are physical
applications of how to practice the instrument, and others are mental preparations
which suggest philosophical guidance toward physical practice or enhance
Advice from many famous (older) concert pianists regarding their practice is
compared with the newer advice of the eight pianists selected for this study. The
amalgamation of all the compiled suggestions should enlighten any pianist’s
approach toward practice, and could also be a helpful compendium to any
professors of piano who wish to offer a wider variety of practice methods to their
Many surveys of asthma care suggest that only 5% of asthmatics are meeting the ‘Goals of asthma management’ as set out in the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines. Despite the availability of useful asthma therapies ...
The e-Education policy was introduced into schools with the intention of “transforming
learning and teaching” (, p. 1). The policy places an obligation on education to use
educational technology to deliver on ...
Du Toit, M.J.; Lotriet, H.H. (Hugo H.)(Computer Society of South Africa, 2009-12)
The ability to link IS practice to a sound theoretical and scientific basis has been an ongoing endeavour for both IS practitioners and researchers. This stems from the need of both practitioners and theorists to be able ...