December 2019

Weedon’s Wanderings: 27th December 2019

WINTER WARMERS ON AMAZON!

No, not bed socks or hot water bottles. I woke up this morning to an email saying that By the Fireside, my 2003 album of winter music, is now available on Amazon. It’s available as single tracks or the whole kit and caboodle, for immediate download to your PC, iPad, tablet or MP3 player - or even through your Alexa if you have one. Just click here to have a free listen. 

I’ve decided that, if I can’t beat ‘em, then I’m going to join ‘em, and embrace the 21st century. After all, how much easier it is to receive one’s music immediately...

Weedon’s Wanderings: 16th December 2019

BOOKS LIKE BUSES

You know how it is - you stand at the bus stop and nothing comes for ages, then several buses come along at once! It’s the same with my books. Here’s the second one this week: Sitting Pretty, my treatise about the importance of posture for musicians.

If you’ve known me a while, you may recall that a bad back took me off the concert circuit for quite some time. It was The Alexander Technique which sorted me out in the end. In fact, it made me better than before. I was so amazed by the power of improving my posture and use...

Weedon's Wanderings: 16th December 2019

PRACTICE HANDBOOK NOW AVAILABLE HERE!

You can now purchase the Practice Handbook direct from this website by clicking here, so you can download it at once as a PDF rather than as a Kindle ebook. This makes it more versatile - you can read it on any device!

ABOUT THE BOOK

As I found to my cost, playing and practice are two very different things. Simply playing a piece over and over again is boring, and does nothing to cure bad habits and mistakes. Quite the opposite, in fact. But perfect practice is fun, efficient and produces great results...

Weedon’s Wanderings: 6th December 2019

MY FIRST BOOK ON KINDLE

Well: I said I’d do it, and I’ve started - making products available on-line, that is. One of my best-selling books has been The Practice Handbook, which explains the difference between playing and practice. Playing a piece through, even repeatedly, can be fun but does little to eliminate errors from a performance or improve ones technique. Only perfect practice makes perfect performances. And it can be exciting, efficient and highly beneficial. 

Like many things, I learned how to practice effectively by teaching others to do so. I’ve experienced all the pitfalls, and worked out ways of...