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Learn Piano Chords

Learn Piano Chords

Chords are collections of three or more pitches that have a particular sound quality and function within the context of a piece of music. In western music, chords are built according to what we call a tertiary based system. That is to say, its basic harmonic unit is the triad: a three note collection built […]

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How To Read Piano Music

How To Read Piano Music

Learning how to read piano music takes time, familiarity, and regular practice. Once you have the basics of note reading, which is thoroughly or covered in any number of articles and online lessons, you might find it useful to have an approach or system on how to read piano music. This is especially true for […]

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How To Play Piano Songs

How To Play Piano Songs

As piano players, we learn how to read music, develop our technical skills, and maybe learn a bit about music theory. We can also develop a clear approach on how to play piano songs, especially when we are faced with a new piece of music. When we have a clear method in mind we improve […]

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How to Play Piano Chords

How to Play Piano Chords

Chords are collections of three or more notes that have a particular sound quality. Composers use chords to complement melodic ideas, and help shape the dramatic direction of the music. How to play piano chords becomes an important part of our musical studies. We can practice them as separate exercises along with other exercises like […]

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Choosing Easy Piano Songs

Choosing Easy Piano Songs

Choosing a few easy piano songs to play can be a rewarding part of our piano practice. We may wish to learn some easier repertoire for various reasons. For example, we can quickly expand our current repertoire. Perhaps we have been asked to play for an event in a few weeks. A couple of new […]

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Beginners Piano Lessons

Beginners Piano Lessons

If you are thinking about starting piano lessons for the first time, you may be wondering what to expect in your lessons. The first few beginner’s piano lessons, regardless if they are in a traditional private lesson, a group piano class, or even a method of self-study, usually focus on a few simple concepts and […]

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Are Online Piano Lessons Right For You?

Are Online Piano Lessons Right For You?

There are many reasons to choose to learn the keyboard through online piano lessons, the real question is: are they right for you? Generally speaking, online lessons are directed at adult self-learners interested in studying for their own general interest. They offer a pacing set by the student without the pressure or commitment of private […]

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Piano Arpeggios

Piano Arpeggios

Piano arpeggios are a common way in music to play different chords and harmonic progressions. Their practice is also a staple of a piano student’s technical exercises. An arpeggio is essentially a chord that is broken apart, playing one note at a time. We usually play them with a regular note-duration or rhythmic pattern. For […]

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