Own composition on the piano entitled ‘Winter’s Moon’ on the piano. Hope you enjoy, and if you like, please share!
This is my cover of the classic Sweet Home Chicago on the piano, which was originally written by Robert Johnson and famously covered by the Blues Brothers. If you like it, please share!
Playing the blues on the piano is not as hard as it may seem, and if you are fairly comfortable already with the piano, and you’d like to learn the blues, then here are a few simple tips to get you started! First of all you need a bass rhythm to make those right hand […]
Now that you’ve practiced the left hand from part I of this piano blues tutorial, you should be ready for the right hand. Here is a melody to get you started. This will fit nicely over your left hand for the first 4 bars in C: Here’s how it sounds: Now, this may look […]
Here is the basic left hand rhythm which we used in the tutorial ‘How to play piano blues, parts I & II’ – We are now going to progress onto a slightly harder left hand, which uses the same notes as above, but with a different rhythm. Sometimes you may see this written in quavers […]
This left hand is similar to Part I, however we are now going to introduce some new notes. Here’s how it looks – So you will now see that we have a D sharp and an E in the middle of those previous two notes we played, which were C and […]
There are two exams – practical and theory (or written). There are also a total of 8 exams, or grades as they are called. Grade 1 is the first level you learn. For the practical exam you have to learn your scales, 3 pieces/songs, practice sight reading, and finally – oral tests. Scales – You […]
To help answer this question, it really depends on what you want to play. If you want to play something straight out of the charts, like a Coldplay or Adele song, then it’s probably not going to be difficult for most people. But if you want to learn Rachmaninoff, then it’s a whole different ball […]
If you are looking for a piano teacher, it’s important you take your time and find someone that’s right for you. You could be looking at having lessons not just for months, but even years. So it’s vital that you both have great chemistry. If you choose the wrong person, then you might be put off […]
If you look up the definition of improvisation, you may get this – To invent, compose, or perform with little or no preparation. To play extemporaneously, especially by inventing variations on a melody or creating new melodies in accordance with a set progression of chords. I’ve been playing the piano for over 25 years now, […]