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A new resource for young piano students 

I was excited to learn about Nate Holder’s book, Why Is My Piano Black and White? The Ultimate Fun Facts Guide published this year and the entire Why Books series. It’s a fun book to poke around in and there is a lot of information at hand. Nevertheless it left me with questions – some about the book itself, and some that pointed to issues in music education generally. 

The book is structured much like an encyclopedia with entry pages for styles, periods or major composers, with smaller lists of short…

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