The Differences between Classical and Contemporary Piano – Don Gayhardt

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The Differences between > 1/25/2017

​Studying classical piano technique has been shown to increase competence in nearly all forms of music. Classical piano is the style most beginners learn—there are an abundance of instructors able to teach it, and it enjoys a high level of prestige as the music created by master composers like Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin.

Although classical piano music differs from contemporary piano, a good pianist will not only have an appreciation for both, they will actively work to understand the nuances of each musical style. Appreciating the two styles—as well as their corresponding methods of instruction—allows musicians to have a broader repertoire when it comes to playing the piano and also will give them a wider range of opportunities in the future.

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