Fundamentals of Piano Practice http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de Listening to Chuang C. Chang's Web-Book Fri, 26 Oct 2007 22:05:13 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.4 en ©Chuang C. Chang / Henrik Pantle 2003-2006 http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/rss (Chuang C. Chang / Henrik Pantle) Music Education 1440 pianofundamentals, memorizing, Hanon, speed wall, piano tuning, technique Listening to Chuang C. Chang's Web-Book You can learn piano up to 1000 times faster (!) compared to other methods. This is the first book ever written on how to practice at the piano. For hundreds of years, many teachers and other books taught you what techniques to acquire, but that is of little use unless you know how to acquire them quickly, as Mozart, Liszt, etc., did. Chuang C. Chang / Henrik Pantle Chuang C. Chang / Henrik Pantle No no http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/Cover_FoPP.jpg Fundamentals of Piano Practice http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de 144 144 FoPP 033 1.II.25 Hands Together and Mental Play http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/10/27/fopp-033-1ii25-hands-together-and-mental-play/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/10/27/fopp-033-1ii25-hands-together-and-mental-play/#comments Fri, 26 Oct 2007 22:00:59 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/10/27/fopp-033-1ii25-hands-together-and-mental-play/ We can finally start putting the hands together (HT)! Some students encounter the most difficulties here, especially in the first few years of piano lessons. Although the methods presented here should immediately help you to acquire technique faster, it will take about two years to be able to really take advantage of everything that the methods of this book have to offer.

Playing HT is almost like trying to think about two different things at the same time. …

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FoPP 032 1.II.24 Soft Pedal, Hammer Voicing and Physics of the Piano Sound http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/10/04/fopp-032-1ii24-soft-pedal/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/10/04/fopp-032-1ii24-soft-pedal/#comments Thu, 04 Oct 2007 00:00:39 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/10/04/fopp-032-1ii24-soft-pedal/ Grand pianos: The soft pedal is used to change the mood of the sound from percussive to more serene and gentle when the soft pedal is depressed. It should not be used solely for producing a softer sound because it will also change the timbre. In order to play pianissimo, you will just have to learn how to play more softly. You can produce very loud sounds with the soft pedal depressed. One difficulty with the soft pedal is that it (una corda, or more correctly due corda for the modern grand) is often not indicated, so the decision to use it is often left to the pianist. For uprights, it mostly decreases the volume of the sound. The soft pedal on most uprights has a negligible effect on timbre. Unlike the grands, the uprights cannot produce loud sounds with the soft pedal depressed.

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http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/10/04/fopp-032-1ii24-soft-pedal/feed/ 00:01:01 Grand pianos: The soft pedal is used to change the mood of the sound from percussive to more serene and gentle when the soft pedal ... Grand pianos: The soft pedal is used to change the mood of the sound from percussive to more serene and gentle when the soft pedal is depressed. It should not be used solely for producing a softer sound because it will also change the timbre. In order to play pianissimo, you will just have to learn how to play more softly. You can produce very loud sounds with the soft pedal depressed. One difficulty with the soft pedal is that it (una corda, or more correctly due corda for the modern grand) is often not indicated, so the decision to use it is often left to the pianist. For uprights, it mostly decreases the volume of the sound. The soft pedal on most uprights has a negligible effect on timbre. Unlike the grands, the uprights cannot produce loud sounds with the soft pedal depressed. Many pianists do not understand the importance of proper hammer voicing for the soft pedal to be effective.   http://www.pianofundamentals.com/book/en/1.II.24 Episodes Chuang C. Chang / Henrik Pantle no No
FoPP 031 1.II.23 Damper Pedal http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/09/27/31/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/09/27/31/#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2007 00:00:15 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/09/27/31/ Practice any new piece without the pedal HS, then HT, until you can play it comfortably HT at final speed. This is a critically important method of practice that all good teachers use with all their students. It may seem difficult, at first, to practice musically without the pedal where it is needed; however, this is the best way to learn precise control so that you can play more musically when the pedal is eventually added. Students who practice with the pedal from the beginning will become sloppy players, develop numerous bad habits, and will not even learn the concept of precise control or the real meaning of musicality.

 

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FoPP 030 1.II.22 Bad Habits: A Pianist’s Worst Enemy http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/09/20/fopp-030-1ii22-bad-habits-a-pianists-worst-enemy/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/09/20/fopp-030-1ii22-bad-habits-a-pianists-worst-enemy/#comments Thu, 20 Sep 2007 00:00:13 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/09/20/fopp-030-1ii22-bad-habits-a-pianists-worst-enemy/ Bad habits are the worst time-wasters in piano practice. Most bad habits are caused by stress from practicing pieces HT, that are too difficult. Many of the bad habits from HT practice are difficult to diagnose, which makes them that much more dangerous. Clearly, the best defense against bad habits is HS practice. Non-musical play is one type of bad habit; therefore, don’t forget that musical play starts with HS practice. ..

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FoPP 029 1.II.21 Building Endurance, Breathing http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/09/13/fopp-029-1ii21-building-endurance-breathing/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/09/13/fopp-029-1ii21-building-endurance-breathing/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2007 00:00:41 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/07/13/fopp-029-1ii21-building-endurance-breathing/ “Endurance” is a controversial term in piano practice. This controversy originates from the fact that piano playing requires control, not muscle power, and many students have the wrong impression that they will not acquire technique until they grow enough muscles. On the other hand, a certain amount of endurance is necessary …

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http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/09/13/fopp-029-1ii21-building-endurance-breathing/feed/ 00:01:01 "Endurance" is a controversial term in piano practice. This controversy originates from the fact that piano playing requires control, not muscle power, and many students ... "Endurance" is a controversial term in piano practice. This controversy originates from the fact that piano playing requires control, not muscle power, and many students have the wrong impression that they will not acquire technique until they grow enough muscles. On the other hand, a certain amount of endurance is necessary ... http://www.pianofundamentals.com/book/en/1.II.21 Episodes Chuang C. Chang / Henrik Pantle no No
FoPP Summer-Break 07 http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/07/13/summer-break/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/07/13/summer-break/#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2007 18:51:49 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/07/13/summer-break/ Hello, this is Henrik from Berlin, Germany. I just want to tell you, that I’m going to have my summer-break until the end of August.

I promise, I will read the complete “Part II - Basic Procedures for Piano Practice” in this year.
I’m not sure - yet - if I’ll do more.
I’d like to say here that comments are enabled again on my website fopp.henrik-pantle.de
And: I’m still waiting for some customer reviews in the UK- and US- iTunes Store.
So, now enjoy a relaxing and recreating summer.

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FoPP 028 1.II.20 Weak Left Hand; Using One Hand to Teach the Other http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/07/06/fopp-028-1ii20-weak-left-hand-using-one-hand-to-teach-the-other/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/07/06/fopp-028-1ii20-weak-left-hand-using-one-hand-to-teach-the-other/#comments Fri, 06 Jul 2007 00:00:58 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/07/06/fopp-028-1ii20-weak-left-hand-using-one-hand-to-teach-the-other/ Students who do not practice HS will always have a stronger RH than LH. This happens because the RH passages are generally more difficult, technically …

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FoPP 027 1.II.19 Accurate Tempo and the Metronome http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/06/29/fopp-027-1ii19-accurate-tempo-and-the-metronome/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/06/29/fopp-027-1ii19-accurate-tempo-and-the-metronome/#comments Fri, 29 Jun 2007 00:00:51 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/08/24/fopp-027-1ii19-accurate-tempo-and-the-metronome/ Start all pieces by counting carefully, especially for beginners and youngsters. Children should be taught to count out loud because that is the only way to find out what their idea of counting is. It can be totally different from the intended one. You should understand the meter signature at the beginning of each composition …

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FoPP 026 1.II.18 Fingering http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/06/22/fopp-026-1ii18-fingering/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/06/22/fopp-026-1ii18-fingering/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2007 00:00:06 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/06/22/fopp-026-1ii18-fingering/ You usually won’t go wrong by using the fingering marked on the music. Or, rather, if you don’t follow the indicated fingering, you will probably get into a lot of trouble …

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FoPP 025 1.II.17 Importance of Slow Play http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/06/15/fopp-025-1ii17-importance-of-slow-play/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/06/15/fopp-025-1ii17-importance-of-slow-play/#comments Fri, 15 Jun 2007 00:00:55 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/05/25/fopp-025-1ii17-importance-of-slow-play/ Having pointed out the dangers of slow play, we now discuss why slow play is indispensable. Always end a practice session by playing slowly at least once. This is the most important rule for good PPI.

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FoPP 024 1.II.16 Dangers of Slow Play - Pitfalls of the Intuitive Method http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/06/08/fopp-024-1ii16-dangers-of-slow-play-pitfalls-of-the-intuitive-method/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/06/08/fopp-024-1ii16-dangers-of-slow-play-pitfalls-of-the-intuitive-method/#comments Fri, 08 Jun 2007 00:00:54 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/05/18/fopp-024-1ii16-dangers-of-slow-play-pitfalls-of-the-intuitive-method/ Repetitive slow play can be harmful when starting a new piece. We stated in section II.1 that playing slowly, and gradually ramping up the speed, is not an efficient way to practice piano. Let us examine this procedure to see why …

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FoPP 023 1.II.15 Post Practice Improvement (PPI) http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/06/01/fopp-023-1ii15-post-practice-improvement-ppi/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/06/01/fopp-023-1ii15-post-practice-improvement-ppi/#comments Fri, 01 Jun 2007 00:00:53 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/03/22/fopp-023-1ii15-post-practice-improvement-ppi/ There is only a certain amount of improvement you can expect during practice at one sitting, because there are two ways in which you improve. The first one is the obvious improvement that comes from learning the notes and motions, resulting in immediate improvement. … The second one is called post practice improvement (PPI) that results from physiological changes as you acquire new technique …

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FoPP 022 1.II.14 How to Relax http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/05/25/fopp-022-1ii14/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/05/25/fopp-022-1ii14/#comments Fri, 25 May 2007 00:00:13 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/05/22/fopp-022-1ii14/ The most important thing to do as you get up to speed is to relax. Relaxing means that you use only those muscles that are needed to play …

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http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/05/25/fopp-022-1ii14/feed/ 00:01:01 The most important thing to do as you get up to speed is to relax. Relaxing means that you use only those muscles that are ... The most important thing to do as you get up to speed is to relax. Relaxing means that you use only those muscles that are needed to play ... http://www.pianofundamentals.com/book/en/1.II.14 Episodes Chuang C. Chang / Henrik Pantle no No
FoPP 021 1.II.13 Velocity, Choice of Practice Speed http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/05/11/fopp-021-1ii13/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/05/11/fopp-021-1ii13/#comments Fri, 11 May 2007 00:00:29 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/04/27/fopp-021-1ii13/ Get up to speed as quickly as possible. Remember, we are still practicing HS …

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FoPP 020 1.II.12 Learning, Memorizing, Mental Play http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/05/04/fopp-020-1ii12/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/05/04/fopp-020-1ii12/#comments Fri, 04 May 2007 00:00:47 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/04/20/fopp-020-1ii12/ There is no faster way of memorizing than to memorize when you are first learning a piece and, for a difficult piece, there is no faster way of learning than memorizing it …

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FoPP 019 1.II.11 Parallel Sets http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/04/27/fopp-019-1ii11/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/04/27/fopp-019-1ii11/#comments Fri, 27 Apr 2007 00:00:00 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/04/13/fopp-019-1ii11/ Now that the LH CEG chord is satisfactory, try to switch suddenly from the chord to the quadruplet at several different bounce frequencies. You will now have to move the fingers but keep the finger motions to a minimum …

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FoPP 018 1.II.10 Gravity Drop, Chord Practice, and Relaxation http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/04/20/fopp-018-1ii10/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/04/20/fopp-018-1ii10/#comments Fri, 20 Apr 2007 00:00:06 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/04/06/fopp-018-1ii10/ Learning to play accurate chords is the first step in applying the chord attack …

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Easter Break http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/04/04/easter-break/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/04/04/easter-break/#comments Wed, 04 Apr 2007 18:40:23 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/04/04/easter-break/ Sorry, due to personal reasons, the next episode will be available at Friday, April 20th.

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FoPP 016 1.II.8 The Continuity Rule http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/03/23/fopp-016-1ii8/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/03/23/fopp-016-1ii8/#comments Fri, 23 Mar 2007 00:00:09 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/03/23/fopp-016-1ii8/ When practicing one segment, always include the beginning of the following segment. This continuity rule ensures …

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FoPP 015 1.II.7 Hands Separate Practice: Acquiring Technique http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/03/16/fopp015-1ii7-hands-separate-practice-acquiring-technique/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/03/16/fopp015-1ii7-hands-separate-practice-acquiring-technique/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2007 00:00:51 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/03/16/fopp015-1ii7-hands-separate-practice-acquiring-technique/ Essentially 100% of technique development is accomplished by practicing hands separately (HS). Do not try to develop finger/hand technique hands together (HT) …

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FoPP 014 1.II.6 Shortening Difficult Passages: Segmental (Bar-by-Bar) Practice http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/03/09/fopp-014-1ii6-shortening-difficult-passages-segmental-bar-ba-bar-practice/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/03/09/fopp-014-1ii6-shortening-difficult-passages-segmental-bar-ba-bar-practice/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2007 00:00:39 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/03/01/fopp-014-1ii6-shortening-difficult-passages-segmental-bar-ba-bar-practice/ A most important learning trick is to choose a short practice segment. This trick has perhaps the largest effect on reducing the practice time because of many reasons …

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FoPP 013 1.II.5 Practice the Most Difficult Sections First http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/03/02/fopp-013/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/03/02/fopp-013/#comments Fri, 02 Mar 2007 00:00:19 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/03/02/fopp-013/ Returning to Fur Elise, there are two difficult sections with 16 and 23 bars. Start by practicing the most difficult sections first.These will take the longest time to learn, so they should be given the most practice time. Since the ending of most pieces is generally the most difficult, you will learn most pieces starting from the end. Therefore, we will start by tackling these two difficult sections.

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FoPP 011 1.II.3 Bench Height and Distance from Piano http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/02/16/fopp-011/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/02/16/fopp-011/#comments Fri, 16 Feb 2007 00:00:17 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/02/16/fopp-011/ The right height of the bench and its distance from the piano is also very much a matter of personal taste. A good starting point …

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FoPP 010 1.II.2.Finger Positions http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/02/09/fopp-010/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/02/09/fopp-010/#comments Fri, 09 Feb 2007 00:00:42 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/02/09/fopp-010/ Everyone seems to have her/is own ideas about finger positions, so it is clear that there are no rigid rules. The only guidance is that the fingers should be in the most relaxed and powerful positions…

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FoPP 009 1.II.1.The Practice Routine http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/02/02/fopp-009/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/02/02/fopp-009/#comments Fri, 02 Feb 2007 00:00:01 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/02/02/fopp-009/ Many students use the following practice routine …

EVERY STEP OF THIS PROCEDURE IS WRONG!
Note that the above practice routine is an “intuitive” method.

We describe the components of a proper practice routine in the following sections. They are presented in approximately the order in which a student might use them from start to finish of a new piece of music. Sections 1 to 4 are preliminaries; the really new material of this book starts in section 5.

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FoPP 007 1.I.3. Technique, Music and Mental Play http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/01/19/fopp-007-1i3-technique-music-and-mental-play/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/01/19/fopp-007-1i3-technique-music-and-mental-play/#comments Fri, 19 Jan 2007 00:00:41 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/01/19/fopp-007-1i3-technique-music-and-mental-play/ Although it is not easy to define music precisely, we can discuss how to play musically, as done througout this book. …

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FoPP 006 1.I.2. What is Piano Technique? http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/01/12/fopp-006-1i2-what-is-piano-technique/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/01/12/fopp-006-1i2-what-is-piano-technique/#comments Fri, 12 Jan 2007 00:00:50 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2006/01/12/fopp-006-1i2-what-is-piano-technique/ We must understand what technique means because not understanding technique leads to incorrect practice methods. …

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FoPP 005 1.I.1.Objective http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/01/05/fopp-005/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/01/05/fopp-005/#comments Fri, 05 Jan 2007 00:00:33 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2007/01/05/fopp-005/ The objective of this book is to present the best known mehtods for practicing piano. …

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FoPP 004 Preface4of4 http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2006/12/29/fopp-003-preface4of4/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2006/12/29/fopp-003-preface4of4/#comments Fri, 29 Dec 2006 00:00:45 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2006/12/29/fopp-003-preface4of4/ There is an intimate relationship between music and mathemathics. …

Acknowledgement
This book is dedicated to my wife Merry, whose love, support, and boundless energy is what enabled me to devote so much time to this project.

If you feel that you have benefited from this book and wish to express your appreciation, please send a contribution to: C. C. Chang, 16212 Turnbury Oak Dr., Odessa, FL 33556, USA, to defray my expenses for writing this book and maintaining these web pages.

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FoPP 003 Preface3of4 http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2006/12/22/fopp-003-preface3of4/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2006/12/22/fopp-003-preface3of4/#comments Fri, 22 Dec 2006 00:00:20 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2006/11/22/fopp-003-preface3of4/ Most of this book deals with one important point — namely, that the best piano practice methods are surprisingly counter-intuitive …

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FoPP 002 Preface2of4 http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2006/12/15/fopp-001-preface2of4/ http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2006/12/15/fopp-001-preface2of4/#comments Fri, 15 Dec 2006 00:00:30 +0000 admin Episodes http://fopp.henrik-pantle.de/2006/12/15/fopp-001-preface2of4/ Why are these practice methods so revolutionary? For detailed answers …

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