By Nick Williams When it comes to pre-owned/used products and instruments, there are loads of questions that come to mind. So when deciding to buy a pre-owned upright piano, it’s easy to worry. Buying a piano that fits your budget shouldn’t be an difficult task, however the wrong information can […]
By Ugo Onwutalu Practice (especially in music) is a dirty word. It conjures up images of going through drills, exercises, plenty of effort for little reward and frustration. While learning a new piece may be hard, the strategies don’t have to be. Remember there is a difference between effort and […]
Second part in a piano video tutorial series on the song ‘New Day’. This lesson looks at the opening melody using the right hand and the accompanying left hand chords.
Most adults going who return to learning piano after nearly a lifetime way, will most likely be studying on their own. You probably know how to read music and have taken years of lessons in classical piano with various teachers (some you liked, others you hated) in the past. Here […]
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.
First part in a video series on the song ‘New Day’. This lesson starts with the distinctive chords that open the tune before Keys’ vocals enter. You can even prepare by reading the chord chart and listening to the song below: RIGHT HAND F C E C G F C […]
Following on from my last post on analysing Chris Brown’s song ‘Love More’, it occured to me that while I’ve played and listened to a wide variety of music over the years, I’ve never personally expressed my likes/dislike for certain music on TuneBox TV (probably because playing in a band, […]
By Ugo Onwutalu As the beginning of my other article on practice says: “practice is a dirty word”. The realisation that you’ll have to put in the time (in particular, hours) to get the results you want to be a great , stop many potential great musicians dead in their […]
By Chris Lake Once you start to move away from rhythm guitar and into playing lead, you will no doubt come across the term ‘legato’, but do you know what this means? The literal meaning of legato is ‘tied together’ but in musical terms it means that you should […]
Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons By Marcela De Vivo Art and music are usually the first programs to be cut from the school budget. Considered to not be an integral part of learning skills and information that would be useful in the future (on the job, out in […]