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Music Journey Journal


Blank books are the rage these days, and here is one specific to musicians. You will love the quotes at the top of each lined page - mostly from centuries of composers, and a few from other sources - that will entertain or inspire you. This will make a wonderful gift for the musician in your life. It's only $8.95, 80 pages, and available at: https://www.createspace.com/6289227

How to Practice the Piano

Written in 2013, it's full of all sorts of interesting tips.

How to Practice the Piano

It may be ordered at: https://www.createspace.com/3913970   $9.95

or: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_12?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=patricia%20holmberg%20books&sprefix=patricia+hol%2Caps%2C256&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Apatricia%20holmberg%20books

It's available in a Kindle version, too.

A review on Amazon says this: " I have studied recently a large number of piano books that are available for Kindle, and in my view this is the best single treatment on piano practise. It is easy to read, all the fundamentals are covered succinctly, and the price is competitive. I have applied the methods of this book in my own practise routine with good results. Highly recommended." Vesa R.

And here's another review someone left on Amazon:

5loved it....very timely

By January 25, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition  Verified Purchase

Wonderful advice. Very timely as I'm about to start Working on New pieces for my CD. I liked her advice about playing music I enjoy and what appeals to me now. Reading about the composers, the initial read through when starting a new piece, building a solid 1st level, the importance between a work out tempo and playing tempo, Listening to my inner voice for a deeper connection with the music, techniques for difficult passages.
The best of all was that the more deeply I understand and connect with the music, the more deeply I will connect with others. Thank you...a wonderful read!


I must say that it makes me happy to know that a few people enjoyed that book. I've taught piano at home for many years, and what I put in this

book is from what I have learned through that teaching.

I am presently working on a book called: "Musings on Music" which will be ready in a few months. Check back