If the numbers are right, the sound will be right. The piano can be thought of as a numbers machine, a calculator if you like. Think in terms of shapes, patterns and numbers. Encompassing these three aspects is the musical interval
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Your Guide to Understanding the Jazz Language
This guide will help you understand the fundamental building blocks of a jazz piece a bit better, as you enter the world of jazz and understanding the jazz language.
Fake It to Make It – How to Play Popular Piano with Minimal Note Reading
I’m here to give you some secret formulas for playing chords and you don’t need to know ANYTHING about music except the notes on the piano which I’ve included below and a short lesson on half steps.
A Simple Guide to Transposing
In reality, transposition isn’t all that hard to grasp. Put simply, a transposing instrument is one whose musical notes are written at a pitch different from actual concert pitch.
One Simple Tip to Increase Your Practice Results
Every real musician knows that practice makes perfect, but there are different ways to practice. Here’s the best tip to increase your practice results.
Be Part of the Music: A New Free Resource for School Music Teachers
Music education advocate Scott Lang has launched a new music advocacy group called Be Part of the Music to provide free resources to school music teachers.
5 Essential Uses for The Pentatonic Scales in A Neat Inforgraphic
This handy and easy-to-read info graphic is a perfect way to display the 5 essential uses for the pentatonic scales so you understand its importance.
Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Music Terms
If you’re new to music making, you may have noticed this hobby, like any other, has its own vocabulary. If some of the words seem foreign, that’s because they are—Italian, to be exact, which over the years has become the lingua franca of music.
The Ultimate Guide to The Blues Scale
Do you have the blues? If not, you might be missing a wonderful musical opportunity. Blues scales, blue notes, and blues progressions are common to jazz, country, gospel, funk, R&B, folk, and other styles.
What Exactly is Rhythm?
Rhythm is how we perceive and measure time. Humanity awoke to the awareness of passing of time in the passing of days and seasons. Logically, then, days and years became the basis of the language of time.