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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Never underestimate the value of performing, whether at home for family and friends, or in a ‘proper’ concert venue on a special grand piano. Performing for others, and the ability to get up and do it, is an important life skill as it builds confidence and self-reliance – and not just in the sphere of music.