NEW ISSUE out on Friday 30 May!

26 May 2014
imports_PIA_0-inf141w3-100000_09788.jpg NEW ISSUE out on Friday 30 May!
Unmissable articles in the next issue: How to improvise, the benefits of (extremely) slow practice, &#39;How to play&#39; lesson on Debussy&#39;s <em>Reflets dans l&#39;eau</em>, Erica Worth&#39;s trip to Istanbul, learn Jelly Roll Morton&#39;s &#39;King Porter Stomp&#39;, read Chenyin Li&#39;s star interview, take the plunge and enter a piano exam and lots more... ...
Our very own house pianist, the Chinese concert pianist Chenyin Li, is our cover star. Chenyin performs recitals and concertos all over the world but she still has time to record all the pieces on Pianist’s covermount CD to perfection. She talks to Jessica Duchen about this all-important work that she does for Pianist.
There are some real delights inside the Scores pages this issue. We feature the tender ‘Sleeping Child’ from Schumann’s popular Kinderszenen (perfect for the intermediate pianist) with a ‘How to Play’ on it too from Janet Newman. Lucy Parham gives her advanced lesson on Debussy’s Reflets dans l’eau. It’s such a monumental work – no doubt a lot of our more advanced pianists will be keen to learn it. Other pieces include a Bach Bourrée, a waltz by the unknown Oskar Merikanto, a little gem by Dvorák, a Scarlatti minuet and much more. Not forgetting Jelly Roll Morton’s fabulous King Porter Stomp (with an article about the composer alongside it). Plus, all beginner pieces have notation written within the music, giving bar-by-bar technical advice.
Other How to Play articles include Graham Fitch on Practising at Different Tempos (you can watch Graham give video lessons too, on our website!) and Mark Tanner on Improvising.
Must-read articles include: 

Piano Exams: Should we or shouldn’t we, that might be the question? But the benefits are numerous. Read what shadow chancellor Ed Balls has to say about his past exam experience!

Then there’s an article on How to keep your piano in tip-top condition (whether it’s an upright, grand or acoustic)

'Week in the Life Of...' Sunday Times Music Critic Hugh Canning

Erica Worth flies to Istanbul to discover a very exotic orchestra about to appear at this year's Proms

Plus CD and Sheet Music Reviews, Makers, Q&As, News from the piano world, and more…
Watch lessons by John Maul, Graham Fitch and Tim Stein on our online Pianist TV Channel. Plus, you can also watch Pianist’s house pianist Chenyin Li perform some of the pieces featured inside the Scores. There’s nothing like watching the experts.
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