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How Your Brain Works

Learning Goals Isn’t it curious (and so very unfortunate) that we all go to school for years and years without ever learning how our brain, the very organ that we are trying to change in the process, works? It is no wonder that piano lessons (and education in general) are often synonymous with drudgery and frustration.

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Piano Technique: Mental Ease

Did you know… that talented musicians do not have some kind of rare and special superhuman capability to think about enormous strings and sequences of random unrelated isolated notes? Nobody is that “smart”! Watch to learn more about to make maximum use of your naturally pattern-loving, pattern-seeking brain… learn more… Physical Ease

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How Your Brain Works: The Power of Patterns

Your brain is a natural seeker, recognizer, discriminator, assimilator, interpreter, relater, combiner, connector, and creator of PATTERNS. Your brain loves patterns and hates randomness.  For example: “!nkcsrveeeoo htB” is no fun to read because it’s just an apparent jumble of random symbols with no apparent meaning. “Beethoven rocks!” is fun to read because it contains recognizable

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How Your Brain Works: “Memorization”

“Memorization” is in quotes because the goal of studying is not to memorize something like you memorize a sequence of random numbers. Instead, you want to know something intimately in multiple dimensions. Knowing transcends mere memorization; it is deeper and broader and all encompassing. Such intimacy with the music is achieved by getting its patterns and essence

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