|Fundamentals of Piano Practice
Chuan Chang ’62
BookSurge Publishing, 2007
The author presents methods for practice, musical playing, relaxation, and mental play (playing the piano or the music in your mind), which he says impacts every aspect of piano playing: memorizing, controlling nervousness, developing performance skills, playing musically, acquiring absolute pitch, composing, improvisation, etc. Learning piano, Chang says, makes you smarter and teaches project management. The book includes a chapter on tuning your own piano.
Chuan Chang ’62 worked as an analytical research scientist for 30 years, mainly in electron microscopy and spectroscopy, at the Bell Telephone companies.