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Where’s My Hygrometer?

Where’s My Hygrometer?

Recently, I could not find my hygrometer, the handy little instrument I use to track of humidity in my study where I keep my grand piano. My first instinct was that Cal and Mena had swiped the hygrometer as an addition to one of their play forts.

Using a Metronome to Master Piano Trills

Using a Metronome to Master Piano Trills

Sometimes gripping something one wants out of life is an effective strategy. But in the case of Chopin’s C-sharp minor Nocturne, my determination resulted in a tensed hand, preventing me from playing these piano trills without sufficient fluidity or speed.