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How to Use Cluster Chords in Worship Songs

Posted by Yoke Wong on 7/21/2014 to Christian Music
What is a cluster chord? It is a chord made by playing three consecutive notes on the keyboard, either all white keys or black keys. It is used in many contemporary songs.

How to Download Files to iPad

Posted by John on 7/17/2014 to Harmony & Melody Studio
There are more than one way to download files to iPad. To download files with VLC app is easy and fast. Following are the step-by-step instructions with screenshot images.

How to Improvise New Age Music

Posted by A Pianist on 6/23/2014 to Piano Improvisation
Well, I will tell you honestly: I DO BELIEVE - IMPROVISATION IS A GIFT... This is 100% true in my new age case - I know almost nothing of musical theory. I was trying honestly to follow the courses on improvisation - and I find your course great, indeed! But though such courses are excellent in improving technical sides of the matter - they will not ignite the ability to hear the nature which is so important for new age music.

Is Improvisation a Gift?

Posted by Yoke Wong on 6/11/2014 to Piano Improvisation
I recently came across a video of a pianist who was improvising on the Oprah Winfrey show. I think you should take a look at the video. What was interesting about this video was Oprah's comment - "Improvisation is a gift."

How can I begin to learn improvisation when I am dependent on reading the notes?

Posted by Piano Teacher on 4/29/2014 to Piano Improvisation

To a pianist who is traditionally trained in only note reading, the thought of improvisation brings uncertainty, not to mention sweaty palms. Improvisation can be intimidating. Visual learners need to see the notes on the page. It is hard to let go of the security of seeing the notes.

How to Play Hymns on Piano

Posted by Piano Teacher on 3/25/2014 to Christian Music

Playing hymns is challenging to the new piano student. This is due to the fact that hymns were first written for four part vocal harmony, not for piano. The four parts--soprano, alto, tenor and bassómake it hard for a pianist to read all four notes at the same time.

Danny Boy Piano Arrangements

Posted by Yoke Wong on 3/11/2014 to Learn To Play Piano

Since Danny Boy is patterned from Londonderry Air, you can easily learn to play this on the piano. Londonderry Air is an easy piece and can be learned by pianists even at the beginner level.

Five Steps to Play A Lead Sheet

Posted by Piano Teacher on 2/25/2014 to Learn To Play Piano

What do you play in the left hand when nothing is written out? Thatís when you pay attention to the letters over the melody line. Those letters indicate the chords to be played by the left hand.

How to Play "Can't Help Falling in Love"

Posted by Yoke Wong on 2/11/2014 to Piano Improvisation

Here is the video with three wonderful versions of this hit song by Elvis Presley. Each version adds improvisational techniques that we can employ to our own skill level. Briefly, the three versions can be described as follows:

One-Handed Pianist - Mary Grace

Posted by Yoke Wong on 1/6/2014 to Inspirational Stories

Mary was born with an arm and a leg that werenít completely developed. When she showed an interest in playing piano at age five, her grandma approached teachers who would take her as a pupil. The first three piano teachers turned her down due to her handicap. Luckily, the fourth teacher accepted her.


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How to Use Cluster Chords in Worship Songs
How to Download Files to iPad
How to Improvise New Age Music
Is Improvisation a Gift?
How can I begin to learn improvisation when I am dependent on reading the notes?
How to Play Hymns on Piano
Danny Boy Piano Arrangements
Five Steps to Play A Lead Sheet
How to Play "Can't Help Falling in Love"
One-Handed Pianist - Mary Grace
The Best Holiday Gift We Gave
Three Quick Steps to Compose Your Own Piano Music
Is There A Proper And Correct Piano Hand Position?
Using Music Theme to Create Spectacular Piano Playing
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