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Brian Henderson at the console of the organ at his church in Bromsgrove, U.K

Musical Memory: A Church Organist’s Experience with Hearing Loss

by | Jul 5, 2022 | Coping with hearing loss | 2 Comments

While attending church in primary school, Brian found himself counting the pipes of the church organ instead of listening to the sermons. He enjoyed the vast variety of sound an organ can produce in a range of warmth and brightness he could only describe as the “sublime delicacy and awesome power” of the organ. By age eighteen, he was filling in for the regular church organist, and played happily for many years. 

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Dr. Bauman’s Brief on Personalizing Your Music Setting

by | Jul 15, 2019 | Program hearing aids for music | 6 Comments

An expert explains how musicians with hearing loss can personalize their hearing aids’ music setting by tuning in to the subjective nature of sound perception.

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Dr. Chasin’s Checklist for Optimizing Your Hearing Aids for Music

by | Jan 21, 2019 | Program hearing aids for music,Recommended | 30 Comments

For musicians with hearing loss, we offer this expert-verified checklist to take to your audiologist to create a better music program on your hearing aids.

Michael Brazile at his piano

Bach Goldberg Variations’ Aria Amplified

by | Dec 10, 2018 | Bach | 1 Comment

Amateur pianist Michael Brazile plays the Aria from the Bach Goldberg Variations in this original video, and offers advice on how to handle the tempo and repeats.

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The Piano Speaks, a Poem

by | Mar 26, 2018 | Best poems and short fiction on piano | 0 Comments

In this poem bursting with nature imagery, Sandra Beasley channels the perspective of an old piano that is woken back to life by a master like Erik Satie.

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Piano Practice Diary of a New Parent

by | Feb 26, 2018 | Finding time to practice | 6 Comments

A new parent discovers unexpected ways to practice the piano and work on her musicality alongside the demands of caring for the tiniest member of the family.

Michael Brazile plays Bach at his piano

Bach Invention in B-flat Major Played by Michael Brazile

by | Jan 29, 2018 | Bach | 2 Comments

Amateur pianist Michael Brazile plays the Bach Invention No. 14 in B-flat Major in this original video, and shares how he approaches tempo and repetition in the two-part invention.

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Decode Fast Music with This App

by | Nov 6, 2017 | Piano apps,Recommended | 0 Comments

The Amazing Slow Downer app lets you change the tempo or pitch of any piano recording, opening up a host of creative solutions for practicing and listening.

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