Know your Notes?

Know your Notes?

Learning to read music is like learning any other language: the more you do it, the easier it gets. The wonderful thing about the language of music is that it is spoken by virtually the entire planet. Test your basic skill in this treble clef quiz and then we’ll bump […]

03/16/2013 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

What piano or keyboard do you play?

What piano or keyboard do you play?

Over the years, I have enjoyed playing on many pianos and keyboards. When I was in college I used to go to the Steinway showroom on 57th St. and sit there for hours playing every amazing grand they had. They were so cool about it and even though they obviously […]

03/10/2013 10:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Left Hand Blues Pattern in C

Left Hand Blues Pattern in C

Playing blues piano is unbelievably fun and one of my favorite aspects of it is the patterns that we, as piano players, get to play with our left hand. Don’t get me wrong, soloing is great too, but it is really exciting to be the driving force behind the harmony […]

03/08/2013 11:25 am 1 comment

Your style is easy and comfortable…

Your style is easy and comfortable…

This is a fantastic website! I wouldn’t change a thing. I like how the lessons are separated out and labeled so you can skip ahead if you’re already familiar. It’s very well laid out and easy to navigate. I like the video angles and the visuals. I love the repetition. […]

03/06/2013 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Is music a language?

Is music a language?

Is music a language? I think everyone’s initial answer to this is a resounding yes. However, it is not easy to define why music is considered a language. It certainly isn’t taught as a foreign language in school, yet I would be hard pressed to find someone that wouldn’t agree […]

03/03/2013 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

How many songs use this progression?

How many songs use this progression?

A small progression with lots of power: I – V- vi – IV I still remember the first time I realized that so many songs have the same progression even if they were in different keys. One of those such progressions is a I – V- vi – IV. Whenever […]

03/02/2013 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled