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What are the most important rhythmic skills for the early-level student?

I remember the first time I heard Elvina Pearce talk about piano teaching. I was a doctoral candidate in piano performance and pedagogy at Northwestern University in the mid-1980s, and a special class of master's and doctoral students was assembled so that "Mrs. Pearce" could teach both at the same time. From the very start I was riveted by the pre...
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What Is Your Opinion of Counting Aloud and How Do You Encourage This Activity at Home?

"I don't believe in counting aloud . I just  feel the beat." You can imagin e my sur pri se  at this respons e from an adult s tudent  who was playing incorrect rhythms in pas sages  of Rhapsody in Blue . I thought, like most  of us would, that th e fastest way to solve the  problem would be to have this student count&...
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