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 ...
Over the past few decades, theologians have recognised the value of practice but have been
optimistic about the ease with which practice is incorporated into theology. People use all sorts
of adjectives to characterise ...
Mckay, Robert Forbes(University of Pretoria, 2009-01-16)
This study researches phenomenon of the Biology Teachers Network (BTN), a distributed Community of Practice (CoP). The membership of the BTN is voluntary. The BTN is supported by a core group of members and administered ...