Duane McGuire Blog

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June 12, 2020
Can you fix that?
Yes, I can.
December 1, 2019
A sequencer for Jazz Chord Practice
As I work to develop my "Jazz vocabulary", I wanted an electronic flashcard tool that would help ...
May 10, 2019
We can still sing!
Sweet pleasure to be singing with the boys! 3 years since the last gig! Looking forward to the ...
May 3, 2019
The Ballad of Pearly Sue
It was just four notes that did it; my mind skipped a track from Shenandoah to The Ballad of ...
March 13, 2015
New Musical Fun
Once a barbershopper, always a barbershopper? It could be.
March 26, 2010
McGuirePiano.com launched!
I'm pleased to announce that a new website for my piano business has launched! Please visit
February 15, 2009
Whew. February 15
Each year, my quartet delivers singing Valentines. It's always a joy! This year since Valentines ...
February 3, 2009
Singing Valentines in Utah County
Once again my quartet, Sound Accord, will be delivering singing Valentines for the big day. We ...
September 19, 2008
Musical Desire Meets Taskmaster
I play the piano. And have played for 50 years on again and off again. The last couple of years ...
February 22, 2008
A minor victory for the aspiring pianist
I can't say how long I've been practicing Marian McPartland's Twilight World. Months and months! ...
March 29, 2006
Rhythm Syllables
While working at jazz pieces and some Stephen Heller exercises that have sextuplets (six note ...
March 10, 2006
Practice Technique: Don’t look at the keys!
I'm sure its written. I'm sure you've heard it. Don't look at the keys!
February 24, 2006
Joy of performance
When I got back to the piano a few months ago, after a 15+ year absence, I didn't know what would ...
February 9, 2006
Piano Performance Anxiety
Oh darn. I have Piano Performance Anxiety, and no, I'm not going to see a shrink. I'm investing in ...

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