Category Archives: Practicing

Folk Dance Friday

This article previously appeared on ARHtisticLicense. I dance with the Phoenix International Folk Dancers. As our name suggests, we do dances from all over, but we favor folk dances from the Balkan nations of southeastern Europe: especially Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, … Continue reading

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How to Practice the Piano: The Warm-Up, Part II—Etudes and Scales . . .by Andrea R Huelsenbeck  

Today’s post is a continuation of a previous one on warming up for your piano practice session. To read an article on how beneficial practicing an instrument is, click here. Etudes Etudes are studies that target a particular element of technique. Many … Continue reading

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How to Practice the Piano: The Warm-Up, Part I—Preparatory Exercises . . .by Andrea R Huelsenbeck  

This post started as a response to Jeff Goin’s 500 Word Challenge. The writing prompt was to explain how to do something, step by step. Although I am not a piano teacher, I know a lot about practicing the piano. … Continue reading

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