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Best score editions for Bach

Best Editions of Bach sheet music for piano

You cannot go wrong with either Henle G. Verlag or Barenreiter Urtext. They are accurate and easy to find. Shop around, as their prices vary a lot.

How to choose best classical piano sheet music editions?

Best Piano Sheet Music Editions How to choose best classical piano sheet music editions? The sheer number of available sheet music editions of classical piano repertoire can be overwhelming. Selecting an inappropriate one can result in: Below is a comparison between four editions of Bach’s Invention No. 1, Bar 1: Differences are dramatic! Urtext vs … Read more
Fast scale from Brahms 2nd piano sonata finale

Practicing piano scales – four advanced exercises

Practicing piano scales – four advanced exercises Today’s article expands on the two previous posts regarding technical practice methods (How to practice Hanon Exercises and Improving piano scales) by introducing four advanced exercises for practicing piano scales. The word ‘advanced exercise’ is not used here because only more advanced pianists will be able to benefit … Read more
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Improving piano scales – foundations of piano technique

Improving piano scales – foundations of piano technique Today’s article discusses two important aspects of learning piano scales: the technical positioning, and hand and thumb shifts to improve the evenness and speed (over 200bpm with four notes per beat). Please note that technical foundations for scales are a vast topic, and today’s article focuses only … Read more