Hands According to Pianists.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Mary O'Connor | humor
Redditor NeokratosRed had an idea: depict the hands of great composers and pianists, according to the characteristics of their music. He shared it on the social media site, and also punted for suggestions of more.
Whisks for Chopin's elegant pianistic souffles, feather dusters for the gentle impressionism of Debussy, instruments of trade for the composer of the thunderous Hammerklavier sonata.
Piano, and the internet - top marks to the both of you.
via This infographic of composers' hands is painfully (and hilariously) accurate | Classic FM.
Don’t Give Up Because You Miss a Note!
Thursday, September 2, 2021 by Mary O'Connor | humor
I have a copy of this music (Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz) if anyone is interested in playing it!
The music above has been played (sort of!):
The drive you need to accomplish whatever you're attempting—big or small—needs fuel. Instead of letting slip-ups set you back, psychologist and author John Norcross recommends you make them the fuel:
"If you are learning to play the piano, you don't give up because you miss a note. It's not whether you slip, it's how you respond to the slip."
Cut yourself some slack and remember that things take time and hard work. Listen to the sound of your "missed note" and let that push you forward. You missed that note yesterday, but that doesn't mean you'll miss it today. via "If You're Learning Piano, You Don't Give Up Because You Miss a Note".
Christmas Music by the Numbers
Sunday, December 29, 2019 by Mary O'Connor | humor