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The dynamics of sound and time

Music is at once simple and complex. We hear it, and we are moved by the feelings the music evokes. Yet, it is also a complex matter. There are eight ingredients of music: medium (the sound), meter-tempo-rhythm (the time), melody (the tune), harmony  (the chords), texture (the thickness or number of voices), form (the organization), dynamics (...
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How Do You Teach Your Students to Play Loud in One Hand and Soft in the Other?

One of my earliest experiences as a judge was at a festival held in the Midwest at which the one piece required of all elementary contestants was Kabelevsky's popular Toccatina . To be frank, the performances were not that great. By lunch time on the first day, I felt that it would have been wise to have made up a rubber stamp ahead of time wi...
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