I have had an overwhelming response from readers expressing interest in my interactive performance edition of the Schubert E flat Impromptu. Thank you very much for all your support.

For those who already have an account, you will receive an email from my publisher very soon with details of how to access your own printable pdf copy of this piece. If you haven’t yet registered and would like this publication then please do so here by 10:00 GMT tomorrow morning, that’s Friday, December 18. Registering is free and there’s no need to purchase anything (and you’ll be able to use your account to access my free eBooks).

I’ve also been working on an exciting new venture, the Practising the Piano Online Academy which will be launching in 2016. My aim is to create the ultimate online resource for pianists and teachers featuring in-depth videos and tutorials on the practice tools, lessons on individual repertoire pieces, graded exam syllabuses and downloadable resources such as performance editions, study guides and much more. More details will follow in the New Year…

When making a shortlist of pieces for my new series of performance editions, I chose works that have popular appeal. Your suggestions are most welcome, therefore please let me have these either in the comments field below, or via  Facebook or Twitter.

One feature of these editions that can only happen in the digital world is short video clips demonstrating a particular practice suggestion, or aspect of technique. I film these and my publisher uploads the clips, assigning a QR code that you scan with your phone or iPad. You’ll be able to see the video instantly, and you can of course refer to it whenever you wish.

The way I see this working is you’ll have the printed performance edition together with a standard (preferably Urtext) edition of the Impromptu and use both of them side by side. You might choose to put your own scribblings on the pdf, and keep the standard edition only for fingerings. I can highly recommend the Henle Urtext edition of the complete Impromptus and Moments musicaux with fingerings by Walter Gieseking.

SchubertMay I take this opportunity to thank you all for reading my blog, for your comments and your support. I look forward to hearing your suggestions – and to further posts in the New Year. Happy holidays!

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