Category: "Coaching"

You & Your Piano: Caring for Your Piano

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For a machine, a piano can sometimes be almost like a living thing. It can seem to have behaviours that change with the seasons and the years and the places it lives. Like a family member, it can behave differently…

You & Your Piano: New or Second-Hand?

Written by Vincent Tarin & Gordon Harvey on

Previously we’ve talked about the choice between digital or acoustic pianos, and, if you go acoustic, what kind of piano you might choose. If you’ve come this far, you might be ready for the next question – new or second-hand?…

You & Your Instrument – Acoustic Pianos

Written by Vincent Tarin & Gordon Harvey on

In the first article in this series, we discussed the choice between digital and acoustic pianos. For those considering a digital piano, we included some advice, but as to the purchase of an acoustic piano, we decided that dark art…

You & Your Piano: Digital or Acoustic

Written by Gordon Harvey on

This is the first in a series of articles designed to help you choose and care for your piano. Here at Simply Music, we’re not too precious. When it comes to your choice of instrument, many teachers will insist on…

A Study in Songwriting – Pt 6: Mark S. Meritt

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Mark S. Meritt continues our series on songwriting, discussing some guiding principles and idea-generating approaches he uses. Legendary musical theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim noted some fundamental principles that guide his work, the primary one being Content Dictates Form….