The Psychology of Piano Technique
Series: Faber Edition - Piano Professional Series
The Psychology of Piano Technique is much more than a musical self-help book, dealing with a large range of topics and problems that pianists of all levels constantly face. This fourth volume in the Piano Professional series takes a technical perspective on what have traditionally been seen as psychological issues, presenting a new approach for performing musicians and their teachers.
Author Murray McLachlan deals with a wide range of subjects relevant to pianists including stage fright, inspiration, injury, short-term tactics for success, and long-term development strategies. He also emphasizes the importance of a positive mindset, and a comfortable, joyful, and calmly creative way of thinking.
'Murray McLachlan is a pianist with a virtuoso technique and a sure sense of line. His timing and phrasing are impeccable, and his tone-full but unforced in the powerful passages, gentle and restrained in the more lyrical- is a perpetual delight' (BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE)