Pianist in 221B


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Well of course the first note is always going to be accented because what precedes it is silence, so what does this mean if your first note is pianissimo?

Dr. Hirshfield (via gonewiththegershwind)

This is one of those areas of black magic. Like, how do you make a pickup note sound like a pickup and not the beginning of a bar? How can my teacher stop me before I’ve even played the downbeat and say, “No, make it sound like a pickup,” and somehow I know what he means? Dark arts!

(via sonateharder)

(via melodramaticsoprano)