One-Hit Wonders of Piano Music

Once this idea popped into my head, I found I had a harder time than I expected. The majority of classical “one-hit wonders” (or Oneders, to nod to the image I chose) seem to be in the orchestral realm. Luckily, we pianists have a few of “those” pieces that we can match to a composer... Continue Reading →

My 5 Favorite Piano Rags

I don’t know about you, but I played a lot of rags growing up. I had a complete Scott Joplin collection and some auxiliary mixed-composer collections, and spent endless hours sightreading until my left hand ached from all the bass leaps. It was always a nice change of pace from Beethoven sonatas. The pieces tended... Continue Reading →

Life of an Editor: Paging

At a certain stage of the production process of a publication, all the elements of the book – the music, title page, table of contents, and other designed elements – exist as pages without definitive page numbers, and now have to be put together in a way that makes sense for the end user while... Continue Reading →

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