Thursday, April 2, 2009

Piano Blogs

Today (procrastinating...) I fell prey to the 21st century phenomenon of GOOGLING myself. Good news, my blog appeared first on the list when I googled: Diary of a Pianist! Hooray...now for some other blogs I discovered today...ENJOY!

A blog by a pianist in Oregon. I love the pansies on the piano keys! I've been so impressed with the piano community in Oregon. It is thriving with blogs, performances, the International Piano Festival in Portland, workshops and classes for teachers and pianists throughout the year...I could go on...so unlike the rather moribund piano culture in San Francisco.
http://www.mainlypiano.com/Mainly_Piano/Home.html

An interesting post regarding why music is no longer taught in US public schools (except in RARE cases). As he (Piano Man - not Billy Joel) mentions, he does not flesh out his idea in his blog post, but his thesis is similar to mine about the importance of music and art in society.
http://blogs.anythingpianoco.com/

This is a lovely journal about playing the piano and music examples are written out! (I have to take the time to learn how to do this for my blog posts!)
http://www.pianojournal.com/

This link is not for a piano blog, but I include it because my husband is related to William Kapell. I love Kapell's playing --- his bravura playing never lacks lyricism nor soulfulness.
http://www.nytimes.com/1985/07/21/arts/music-notes-diary-of-a-gifted-pianist.html

I think I've posted blog entries like this! (I love the "bad pianist practice diary" title. I thought about naming my blog: Diary of a Mad Pianist, but thought that was to derivative and maybe could become a self fulfilling prophesy!)
http://freakytrigger.co.uk/ft/2007/06/kitan-on-the-keys-a-bad-pianists-practice-diary-1/

2 comments:

Nancy said...

RuthI recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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