Classical piano vs Pop piano: What are the benefits?

Published on October 10, 2019 by My Nguyen  |   0 comments
Classical piano vs Pop piano

Classical piano vs pop piano? When talking about your piano playing the simple answer is, have fun with both. Greater variety gives more chances to link up all the fascinating and intricate elements of making music.  To put it into perspective, Mozart did not sit down and decide to write a piece of “classical music”. […]

Benefits of piano playing for the brain

Published on September 26, 2019 by Valentino  |   0 comments
benefits of piano playing for the brain

The many benefits of piano playing for the brain impact all aspects of life. Music has been part of human culture for thousands of years. The oldest instruments to be discovered date back 40,000 years. Music is central to our life because of its unique, positive effects on the individual and the group. You may […]

Famous movie soundtracks to play on piano

Published on September 18, 2019 by Valentino  |   0 comments
Famous movie soundtracks

Famous movie soundtracks provide some of the best music to play and to learn from. They are easily recognizable and wow your audience. But there is more. They evoke the emotions of the movie and tell you more of what’s going on in the plot than visuals or words could do. Also you are transported […]

Play by ear – playing piano without reading notes

Published on September 13, 2019 by Valentino  |   0 comments
Play by ear

Do you rather play by ear or do you prefer to sight-read when playing piano? The piano is a beautifully expressive instrument with two huge benefits. One, you can simply sit down and play. There is no need to spend weeks learning to make a note (think violin or clarinet). Two, it provides both melody […]

Rest symbols and why silence in music is so important

Published on September 5, 2019 by Valentino  |   0 comments
Why silence in music is important

Do you know how to identify rest symbols when reading music? When listening to music, you probably never notice all the moments of silence. Your ear is more focused on the things happening in the song, such as the lyrics, or a really catchy melody. But actually, silence is just as important as sound. Silence […]

How to play chord progressions on piano

Published on August 29, 2019 by Valentino  |   0 comments
How to play chord progressions on piano

Have you ever listened to a song and been amazed by how the chords and harmonies change and develop to form something really beautiful? In music, we call this a chord progression, which means to play a series of chords in a particular order.In this post we are going to discover some different types of chords, […]

Bass clef notes: how to easily read notes for the left hand on piano?

Published on August 22, 2019 by Valentino  |   0 comments
left hand piano notes

If you’ve ever looked at a piece of piano music, you probably noticed that it is split into two parts. These two parts are showing the so called treble clef and bass clef notes. Together they tell both hands which notes to play.  Most beginners learn to read the treble clef first, as in piano […]

Four piano love songs every beginner can learn

Published on August 16, 2019 by Valentino  |   0 comments
piano love songs

Love songs represent many if not most of the world’s greatest hits and fortunately, many of them, including the four listed below, are relatively easy piano love songs for beginners to master.   Four piano love songs for beginners:   “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran (2017) Nothing turns more heads at a party than an Ed Sheeran’s […]

What are quarter, half and whole notes?

Published on August 7, 2019 by Valentino  |   0 comments
whole, half, quarter notes

Quarter, half and whole notes represent the duration of a musical tone. Music is a language, and like all languages it uses a set of characters and symbols to communicate meaning. To be able to read music and confidently transfer it to the piano, you will need to be able to look at a song […]

Five of the most common piano mistakes beginners make

Published on August 1, 2019 by Valentino  |   0 comments
piano mistakes

Learning to play the piano offers you wonderful opportunities for personal expression and enjoyment. Balancing this with familiarity of the most common mistakes on piano empowers you to speed up your progress!   Beginner mistake #1: Placing note accuracy above all else It is not only about playing the right note at the right time. […]