Sunday, September 09, 2012

Quote of the Day

Another amazing statistic about how the brain develops when learning music:
It was found that a bundle of nerve fibers called the corpus callosum, which functions in carrying signals between the two brain hemispheres, is about 12 percent thicker among keyboard players who started training before the age of 7, compared to keyboard players trained later, or to non-musicians.
The corpus callosum is the part of the brain that connects the left and right hemispheres. It needs to be firing on all cylinders if you want to develop the finger and hand coordination required to become a musician.

There's a meme for that too:

(Thanks Indrani!)

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Meme of the Day

Still wondering if you should become a collaborative pianist? This should settle the question.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Roberto Prosseda Plays the Alkan Benedictus....on a Fazioli Pedal Piano

The pedal piano concept is simple but astounding in its badassery: put a second piano underneath the first one and attach a pedal manual to it. A list of compositions for pedal piano is short but begs for further exploration. Here is Roberto Prosseda playing a customized duo of Fazioli grands - you can find the score of the Alkan Benedictus here.

(Via r/piano)