New Piano Techniques app from ‘Pianist’ Magazine

All the enjoyable and engaging features of ‘Pianist’ magazine are included in this new piano techniques app: informative and easy to understand articles on technique and repertoire, how to play a particular work with guidance from a top teacher, free sheet music (18 pieces in fact, from beginner to advanced level), an interview with Lang Lang, contributions from expert teachers, and more, all presented in an interactive and accessible format.

The organisation of the content will be familiar to anyone who reads Pianist magazine regularly. Clear, well laid out articles are enhanced by video tutorials by renowned teachers and pianists, and soundclips, which enable the reader to listen to the pieces presented in the free sheet music section.

The app is easy to navigate, with clear swipe commands and helpful notes and asides which enhance the articles. In effect, the app offers the very best of ‘Pianist’ magazine in a user-friendly and portable format – read it at the piano or in bed – and is ideal for the beginner, intermediate or more advanced pianist.

Download the app from the iTunes app store


MJusic Shorts

My talented friend Madelaine Jones, a final-year student at Trinity-Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she studies with my piano teacher Professor Penelope Roskell, has begun a series of short films covering various musical genres and concepts, aimed at intermediate level music students (GCSE/A-level).

She begins with Neo-Classicism, offering a clear and concise introduction to the music of composers such as Stravinsky, Poulenc, Hindemith and Busoni. Her engaging manner and approach, interspersed with musical examples played by Madelaine herself, makes this short film both informative and enjoyable. Follow Madelaine on YouTube for updates.