Monthly Archives: May 2015

 

 

Hello!

Today’s video is about all those other ways you can still develop your music skills without sitting on a piano bench.  These aren’t SUBSTITUTIONS for good ol’ fashioned piano practice, but rather supplemental ideas.  Because sometimes you might find yourself on a road trip/bored/in need of a change of pace/etc., and that’s where this video comes in.

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Hello!

Some people memorize music like it’s no big deal, and some people really have to work at it – we’re all unique flowers, after all.  But most of us (myself very included) could all stand to improve our memorization skills even more, since it’s such a huge piece of being a musician.  After all, if you perform, whether it’s in your Granny’s living room or at a big concert hall, it’s not always practical to port around all your music with you.

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Good morning, and hope you are having an excellent May Long Weekend (or if you don’t celebrate Victoria Day, happy regular Monday).

Today we’ll branch out into another chord, and tackle a fairly significant project – the two-paged Red River Valley, a tune that you probably already know by ear.  It’s a fun one!

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Important.  Important.  Important!!

Hello, and welcome to another episode of PianoTV.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll shake your fist, then raise it to the sky.

In today’s video, I unleash a tidal wave of suggestions for sight reading, which is the thing you should be doing EVERY SINGLE DAY as a piano player.  If you eat and breathe, you sight read.  I can’t think of a single other thing that will advance your comprehension of music quicker, so if you want to see rapid gains (who doesn’t?), then make sight reading a goal.  And if you don’t know what sight reading is, the video shall answer your questions. 🙂

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