Author Archives: James

Book Report Time

Two books came my way this past Christmas so it's time for my book report. One I've been want­ing to read for a couple of years now is Terry Teachout's bio­graphy of Louis Armstrong.  That's pro­nounced Lew-iss not Lew-ee, as he … Continue read­ing

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Fixing Inconsistent Touch

Inconsistent touch is some­thing that both­ers many pian­ists and, while there are a mul­ti­tude of things that can be done to improve the feel of play­ing, one I often go straight to is the fric­tion with­in the mech­an­ism par­tic­u­larly at the bal­ance … Continue read­ing

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