Jan had always been a good pianist, and now he was the finest in the world.
—Arthur C. Clarke
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What I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve.
There is much more to playing the clavier than playing written music. Do you realize with accompanying there is often nothing written out but the bass line–the left hand? There might be a few notations...
We reviewed the ways we had to bring customers: Method A, flying aerobatics at the edge of town. Method B, the parachute jump. Then we began experimenting with Method C. There is a principle that...
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