This post is for teachers and pupils on how to use audio to help learning of songs on piano. It is important for the pupil to be able on some level to develop good aural skills in order for them to play their favourite songs. This means they should be […]
The importance of choosing the right music course cannot be overestimated. It is an obvious point that would scarecely need stating if it wasn’t for the number of students I’ve met who have told me they regretted what they studied because either it did not lead to the career […]
Here is a tutorial on how to combine Emeli Sandé’s ‘Read All About It’ with Timbaland & OneRepublic’s ‘Apologize’. If you have a good ear for keys and chords, it will help you recognise the similarity in songs, but this skill can be improved through aural training.
Do I buy a Yamaha, Yanigasawa, Keilworth, Jupiter, Trevor James or Selmer? Alexander Classique, Rico Royal, or Vandoren v12 reed? What about buying from a music store or a mail-order service? Whether you’re a student, enthusiast or it’s your musical hobby, here are some beginners saxophone buying tips to get […]
Many people want to learn blues piano but don’t know where to start. They get overwhelmed with the technical dazzle of the performer and their ability to improvise easily. Don’t be put off. The easier and simple way lies below. If you intend to start learning blues piano, I recommend […]
By Colin Forrester Are you struggling to get noticed despite your musical talents? Do you find yourself pushing business cards to everyone you meet but not getting any calls or serious enquiries either online or by phone? Maybe you’ve tried to network and found that whoever you were dealing with […]
By Ugo Onwutalu Playing your favourite tune by ear can be rewarding once you know how. The challenge is in being able to recreate what you hear, especially if you don’t have perfect pitch. Here are some tips for getting closer to reproducing your favourite songs (this applies mainly to […]
Tip 1 – Set a goal Have a goal every time you sit down to practice playing piano scales and arpeggios over and over ‘will not’ improve your playing. A goal would be to master a chosen piece within a certain amount of time by practicing it for 15 […]