Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Welcome to the Collaborative Piano Blog

Whether you've made your way to this site via a search engine, a link from another site, or are visiting directly, welcome! My name is Chris Foley and I'm a pianist, teacher, and blogger who lives in Toronto. If you would like to read more about me, please check out my bio for more information.

I started this site in November 2005 to highlight the life, opportunities, basic knowledge, and career issues of the collaborative pianist, subjects I felt had been largely ignored on the internet until then. Collaborative piano, a term first used by pianist Samuel Sanders, encompasses the field of expertise previously known as piano accompanying.

In case you are new to the Collaborative Piano Blog, there are a number of ways to access the articles and links I have posted. Via the sidebar, you can check out a number of my previous articles on subjects such as piano playing and collaborative piano, grab some scores at Sheet Music Plus, and watch some cool videos. Scroll down to the bottom of any page and you can find blogs by other writers, see what's happening in the classical music blogosphere, or see what else I'm up to via FriendFeed. The search box on the top of the sidebar will also redirect you to what you may be looking for.

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  1. Chris
    Thanks for featuring a photo of the Steinway Square Grand and I really appreciate you linking back to our web site.
    We will be posting some more photos of 1856 Chickering Square Grand on Flickr in about ten days ( I hope to have it finished then) and I'll send you a link. Thanks Ron

  2. Thanks, Ron. Feel free to contact me as soon as your work on the piano is finished and you have some awesome pics.

  3. Chris
    We just recently posted about 30 photos on Flickr.com It's a step by step of the replacement of a pinblock on a 1922 Bösendorfer Grand piano.
    Not something everyone would be interested in but some might. Check it out http://www.flickr.com/photos/vintagepiano/