Today is the last day of 2015, and I want to wish all my readers a very happy and peaceful New Year. I thought I would sign off the year with a listing of the most popular posts in 2015 (as opposed to those actually posted in 2015!), which had over 25,000 unique page views between them:

 

The 20 Minute Practice Session (click here)

“But it Takes Me Ages to Learn a New Piece!” (click here)

A Daisy Chain (click here)

 
 
 
How to Begin a New Piece: Part 1 (Part of a six post series) (click here)

 

Structuring Your Practice (click here)

Pianissimo! (click here)

Enjoying Ultra-Slow Practice (click here)

Freeing Up Space (click here)

How to Begin a New Piece: Guest Post (part of a six post series) (click here)

Flexibility in Interpretation (click here)

New Year’s Eve is forever associated in my mind with Viennese music, and what better example for the piano than the Strauss/Schulz-Evler Concert Arabesques on The Beautiful Blue Danube, beautifully played here by Benjamin Grosvenor.

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