When first learning piano, or any instrument for that matter, you want to learn the names of the notes on the staff. Knowing the note names will allow you to further your skills with music theory, sight reading, analysis, and so on.
The most common and most useful of these chords is the seventh, which you can use pretty much anywhere just to add a slightly different color to a chord, or in some types of progression to give the sequence of chords some extra thrust, because the added seventh is a mild dissonance, or clash, that makes the chord sound like it wants to move somewhere.
When practicing the piano, or any instrument for that matter, repetition is a common method used to further learn a piece of music. However, there are some ways in which this can hinder progress on a piece. Whenever you are using repetition to practice, you want to be sure you are using it in the most beneficial and productive way possible.
Sometimes, when preparing for an exam or performance, we can experience “bad motivation.” Playing for fun without having a hard deadline can be more productive than practicing for a recital or test.
Steering a student band can benefit you as a hobby, be a means to being popular, and help you make new, like-minded friends.
Long gone are the days when paper fliers and word-of-mouth served as a band or solo musician’s primary marketing tools. But with the over-saturation of social media platforms, how can you make technology work for you on a promotional level, without relying on a record label?
That’s why we need to manage our time well and schedule in those activities that are important to us. Luckily, Ariel Hyatt and her team at Cyber PR have created a list of “5 Time Management Tactics Every Musician Must Know.”