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Reviews of music practice related books and products

Go Play! by Catherine Shefski

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We want to help you practice better. Our newsfeed will keep you up to date with regular advice. Free personal help is available in our practice clinic and new news and offers can be found in our newsletter. Another week. Another piano blog. Another eBook. This one's different though. In her eBook Go Play! Catherine Shefski issues a call for teachers to better understand the ...

Practiceopedia by Philip Johnston

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We want to help you practice better. Our newsfeed will keep you up to date with regular advice. Free personal help is available in our practice clinic and new news and offers can be found in our newsletter. 'The complete illustrated guide to mastering music's greatest challenge . . . ' 'An A-Z of everything students and parents need to know about ...

Goal-oriented Practice

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We want to help you practice better. Our newsfeed will keep you up to date with regular advice. Free personal help is available in our practice clinic and new news and offers can be found in our newsletter. Have you seen those adverts on the internet which proclaim 'Learn Scales Fast!' or 'Master Guitar in a Week' or 'Speedy Piano'? Perhaps ...

Not Pulling Strings

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We want to help you practice better. Our newsfeed will keep you up to date with regular advice. Free personal help is available in our practice clinic and new news and offers can be found in our newsletter. They say "don't judge a book by it's cover". That's a hard thing to do. As soon as we see a cover we ...

Metronome Comparison

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In answer to the hundreds of questions we receive about which type of metronome to buy, here is a review of a traditional versus modern. Featured in this film are: Traditional Wittner Metronome Planet Waves Full Function Tuner & Metronome Musical Lite for Android

How Popular Musicians Learn

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We want to help you practice better. Our newsfeed will keep you up to date with regular advice. Free personal help is available in our practice clinic and new news and offers can be found in our newsletter. This is not the style of book I would normally choose to read. It's academic background is clear from the start. Most obviously ...

How To Practice Jazz – The free book

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We want to help you practice better. Click here to receive regular advice or here for help on your current problems. Anyone interested in improving their jazz playing should be aware of the Jamey Aebersold series of play-along books. These books cover all styles of jazz and give you the chance to practice your improvisation along with some great musicians. A ...

The Music Teacher’s Handbook

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Do you want to practice music better? Click here to receive regular advice or here for help on your current problems. 'the complete resource for all instrumental and singing teachers', said the subtitle. Rubbing my hands together with glee I pressed the order button. What arrived was a book, A4 in size, that wasn't really a book. It's more a collection ...

A Soprano On Her Head

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We want to help you practice better. Click here to receive regular advice or here for help on your current problems. Let's get this straight. This isn't a book about practice. It won't tell you how to get be better or how to play your instrument. It doesn't contain tips and techniques for learning. It's not specific and it doesn't ...

101 More Music Games For Children

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What better way to motivate yourself to practice than by playing a game? There can't be many and this book has 101 of them! "That's the book for me" I thought as I pressed the order button. On arrival through my letterbox I eagerly opened it and started to read - anticipating all the new tips and ...