Duane McGuire Blog

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Antelope Island Jazz
Ed Lueders, jazz and Antelope Island!
Can you fix that?
Yes, I can.
A sequencer for Jazz Chord Practice
As I work to develop my "Jazz vocabulary", I wanted an electronic flashcard tool that would help ...
We can still sing!
Sweet pleasure to be singing with the boys! 3 years since the last gig! Looking forward to the ...
The Ballad of Pearly Sue
It was just four notes that did it; my mind skipped a track from Shenandoah to The Ballad of ...
New Musical Fun
Once a barbershopper, always a barbershopper? It could be.
McGuirePiano.com launched!
I'm pleased to announce that a new website for my piano business has launched! Please visit
Whew. February 15
Each year, my quartet delivers singing Valentines. It's always a joy! This year since Valentines ...
Singing Valentines in Utah County
Once again my quartet, Sound Accord, will be delivering singing Valentines for the big day. We ...
Musical Desire Meets Taskmaster
I play the piano. And have played for 50 years on again and off again. The last couple of years ...
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! ...
Rhythm Syllables
While working at jazz pieces and some Stephen Heller exercises that have sextuplets (six note ...
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!
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 ...
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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