A platform for the teaching and ideas of pianist, teacher, and composer, Joe Bloom.
The map to a deeper connection in your musical life.
Joe Bloom (1947-2021) embodied a unique understanding of the deepest traditions of Western Classical Music. His background, his own pianistic gifts, and a lifetime of teaching, performing, and accumulating tens of thousands of pages of notes on piano technique and musicality made Joe a true virtuoso as a pianist and teacher.
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Joe’s ObituaryRead More
Practice notes for 11/23/21Read More
The thumb has always been my bete noire. Always a problem to me. Short, stumpy, ‘unworthy’ to join in with the other fingers, as in scales and chords. I’ve spent many years trying to come up with one solution after another to cope with the shortness of my thumb, “short” of, that is, putting my thumb on a rack and stretching it.
Here is what I have come up with today in the next chapter of my ongoing question to tame the thumbs.Read More