Whether you are an advanced piano player or just starting out, there is always that voice in the back of your head wondering if you’ve been practicing enough. So how much is enough?
Playing piano is a dream for thousands of people, but often this dream is hindered due to lack of time or energy. One of the most common reasons people stray from learning piano is a lack of concentration. Losing concentration can make you feel unmotivated and distracted from your goal. Thus, people often wonder how […]
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.
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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.
Chromatic alterations, such as sharps and flats, can be used to help create a more interesting chord progression in a piece of music. Ed Bell explains how to use these alterations effectively.