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Piano Street is a website for classical pianists, piano teachers, students and piano enthusiasts located at http://www.pianostreet.com

Started in 2001 as a discussion forum, Piano Street now offers more than 3,000 printable pieces of piano sheet music and recordings of classical piano music in addition to their popular forum and news blog.

The articles on Piano Street's hub pages are written by David Wärn, a pianist, writer and music editor for pianostreet.com.

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    Bach's Piano Music

    3 years ago

    Bach's keyboard music is a fantastic source of inspiration and knowledge for pianists, organists and harpsichordists. It has been a cornerstone of piano and keyboard education for several decades. This Hub takes a look...

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    Effective Piano Posture

    3 years ago

    The way a piano player sits and holds their hands and arms is critical not only to skillful playing, but also for health reasons. In order to prevent back stiffness and aching of the fingers, hands and arms, it is...

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    A Chopin Biography

    2 years ago

    Chopin's piano music is recognized, loved, admired and played all over the world and certainly will be for the foreseeable future. Here are the basic facts of his life accompanied with videos of great performances of...

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    A Beethoven Biography

    2 years ago

    This is a short biography of Beethoven, a man with an incredible fighting spirit. Let Beethoven's example and his music inspire you! Includes a selection of YouTube clips where brilliant artists perform some of his best...

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    Effective Piano Practice: Are Warm Up Exercises Really Crucial?

    3 years ago

    Virtually any piano teacher will do their best to instill a warm up routine into their students. But are they always necessary, and what would be the best warm up exercise to achieve your higher goals? Is there a set...

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    Piano Fingering Tips

    3 years ago

    Taking the time to use the exact fingerings as recommended by a piano score's editor can be frustrating and can make the students feel like there is simply too much information to take in at one time. But you will save...

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    Sight Reading Piano Music With Ease

    3 years ago

    As long as you dedicate yourself to the cause, I think it is possible to read sheet music just as quickly and efficiently as you read the daily newspaper or your favorite novel. This Hub gives you some good advice on...

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    How does a Metronome Help Your Piano Practice?

    17 months ago

    Your music teacher may have suggested that you purchase a metronome, or you may have heard of it, but never used one, and are simply wondering whether or not it would be a helpful addition to your piano practice.

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    The Piano Pedals: How To Use Them Effectively?

    3 years ago

    Among the most fascinating thing for new piano students generally seems to be the foot pedals. Here is a brief, simple discussion of their purpose, and some suggestions about how to utilize them yourself.

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    Piano Practice Tips: Are Scales Truly Necessary?

    3 years ago

    It is common knowledge that work on scales and other types of keyboard-spanning techniques comprise integral aspects of classical piano pedagogy. But can students learn in the absence of these sorts of techniques which...

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    10 Best Classical Piano Sonatas?

    17 months ago

    After you have gone through this list, it will be clear to you that a piano sonata can be a lot of different things - for instance a short, four-minute, one movement piece; or a five movement work of epic proportions....

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    Learn Piano Online: Can You Really Do It On Your Own?

    17 months ago

    Today it is far less obvious than before what steps you should take if you want to start to learn piano. The new communication technologies have opened up a whole range of new possibilities. Make sure you use all the...

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    Urtext Sheet Music: Why Do You Need It?

    2 years ago

    Great composers like Beethoven and Mozart left behind clues in every one of their compositions. Once you understand where to find them, you can have a greater understanding of how a composer wanted their piece to be...

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    Follow These Piano Practice Tips and Improve More Quickly

    3 years ago

    Here are a few very basic and general practice tips that most if not all pianists would agree are among the most important for making quick progress. They are all rather obvious really, but take time to read them...

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    Immerse Yourself in Chopin's Piano Music!

    2 years ago

    The world is celebrating 200 years since the birth of Chopin, and every concert hall, radio station and classical cd store is full to the brim with his music. So, what is it that gives Chopin’s piano music its...

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    You Can Play Great Piano Music

    2 years ago

    Perhaps you are one of those people who once learned to play piano but haven’t had time to sit down and practise for a few years? It’s not too late to pick it up again. The secret is to find pieces that give...

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    Essential Classical Piano Music in Exceptional Performances

    3 years ago

    For those of you who love the sound of piano music, but are only vaguely familiar with the classical repertoire, this article would like to give you some idea about where to start listening.

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    Want to Play a Beethoven Piano Sonata? Read this First!

    3 years ago

    There is no reason why you should refrain from the pleasure of playing great piano music, just because your technique isn’t quite up to the mark. Here are a few ideas about where you might start with three of the...

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    How to Play Bach on the Piano

    3 years ago

    This article would like to answer some of the questions that may arise when playing Bach on the modern piano, and to give you some of the tools you need to breathe real life into his wonderful music.

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