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Play It Again Swig

By Jocelyn Swigger

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Pianist Jocelyn Swigger plays and talks you through her journey learning the Chopin etudes, some of the most difficult and beautiful music ever written for the piano. Sometimes exuberant, sometimes rueful, always thought-provoking, Play It Again, Swig is her weekly practice report. For more information, and older episodes, go to

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Love it!

Jocelyn gives an honest account of what it is like to be a full time musician. Tons of hours of practice, even more hours of being distracted from practicing, life lessons, and cute baby noises are all shared every week. Her work ethic is contageous and her good humor pervades even the most challenging sections of music and life. Great for musicians and non-musicians alike.

honest, interesting, insightful

It's one thing to hear beautiful music on a recording or in the concert hall. But by listening to this podcast you will get far more insight into how music works, and how musicians think and feel. This is an honest weekly diary describing one pianist's grappling with the Chopin etudes, some of the most charming, profound and difficult pieces in the literature. It is articulate, funny, truthful, and insightful, and most importantly, it rescues Chopin from the relative sterility of the formal recital hall, and turns his work into a living breathing art to be worked through and experienced. Highly recommended, whether you're looking for inspiration in your own practicing, or just want some insight into how an artist works.

Young Pianist

I love this podcast! It's so interesting and true. I listen to it frequently and enjoy every minute of it. Its also given me some great ideas for practicing! Thanks for doing it!!! :)

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