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#949179 - 11/14/05 04:40 PM How to Practice Piano -- New Book
John WI Offline
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Registered: 07/30/05
Posts: 88
Loc: Madison, Wisconsin USA
By surfing the net, I came across a book online on How to Practice the Piano. It is written by Chuan C. Chang and is available free online. If printed, it comes to 300 pages, the author says. The author is a pianist and a scientist. He apparently is publishing this book free online as a public service.

I read a bit of it and was impressed. The author states that he is not really writing anything new, rather he is compiling the best ideas of piano teaching (like always practice "hands separately" not "hands together" when learning new material). I was wondering what you teachers think of this text. Links are below (the preface gives a good introduction to the idea behind the book).

Table of Contents (with links to text): http://members.aol.com/chang8828/contents.htm

Preface: http://members.aol.com/cc88m/preface.htm
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#949180 - 11/15/05 02:42 AM Re: How to Practice Piano -- New Book
sleepingcats Offline
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Registered: 05/30/04
Posts: 981
Loc: Oregon
John,

Thanks for the info and link.
Many of us have already discovered CC Chang's book and website - he or his book is mentioned often on this forum and others as well.

For those who haven't heard of CC Chang's free, printable book, John WI has provided the link to the wonderful resource - take a look and print it out! You'll learn a lot!
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#949181 - 11/15/05 01:20 PM Re: How to Practice Piano -- New Book
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1043
Loc: Virginia
Ditto sleepingcats.
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