Monthly Archives: February 2010

Practice Tips @ “The Practice Notebook” blog

I was recently introduced to “The Practice Notebook” blog, created by flautist Zara Lawler.  She has tons of excellent tips for practicing efficiently, no matter what instrument you play.  Most notably, I found some excellent blog posts about her method of memorizing music.  In my experience, many teachers have their students memorize their pieces, but […]

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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Poll: What printables would you like to see more of in the future?

Please help out by contributing your vote in the following poll: What printables would you like to see more of in the future here at colorinmypiano.com? [poll id=”2″] As always, feel free to leave comments — let us know which printables available now are your favorite!

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New Facebook integration

Exciting news: you can now follow the Color In My Piano blog via Facebook!  Click the new button on the left, Find Us On Facebook, to view our page on Facebook.  Become a fan and receive blog updates right in your Facebook news feed! In addition, now when you leave comments on posts at colorinmypiano.com, […]

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Links page has been updated

The Links page here at colorinmypiano.com has been updated!  I’ve created a new category devoted to sites with free sheet music, preferably for piano. My personal favorite: IMSLP / The Petruccit Library This site contains TONS of sheet music pdfs of the great classical works!  Just this week, for example, I was looking to round […]

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Just Added: Board Game “Adventures in Music”

Just added to the Printables page: a free piano-bench-sized board game for music students, called “Adventures in Music”! I am so thrilled to be offering this game on my website.  This is my first attempt at creating a music game for students, and I’m quite excited about the results.

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

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Resources @ musicmotivationblog.com

At the musicmotivationblog.com, there are a variety of free resources available for teachers and students.  Particularly, there are pdfs of pentascales, chords, chord progressions, scales, etc. in every key.  New resources are added daily, so be sure to visit regularly.  To check the listing of free resources, click here!

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3 Benefits of Incorporating Improvisation | Part 6 of the series

We’ve arrived at the end of the series on incorporating improvisation!  We’ve already discussed the obstacles, history, and value of improvisation.  And in the last few posts, we discussed at length a practical, 4-part method for incorporating improvisation into the piano lesson.  Today’s consideration is the last of the series: what are the major benefits […]

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Things I Learned from a Yeol Eum Son Masterclass

Last week, my university held a master class by Yeol Eum Son, the silver winner of the 2009 Van Cliburn competition.  I played a Chopin Etude, op.10 no.6.  She gave me a number of specific suggestions which were very helpful, but there were two general concepts I took from the experience: 1. Posture: keep your […]

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My recent find

Just thought I’d show off my recent find – I was at a outlet store a couple of weeks ago, and I found these laminated boards for students to draw music symbols using a dry erase marker.  One side has the symbols pictured….

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