I should call my piano classes “Jukebox Piano Class” because I take requests. Nothing motivates a new musician more than being able to play something he or she likes.
One of these is the popular song which ukulele players enjoy. Why not for piano?
Three things about this song stand out.
- The chord progression is repetitive throughout the entire song. C-Am-F-G
- The repetitive bass line is catchy.
- The syncopation gives it a sexy feel.
It is also possible to divide the right and left hands for melody and bass, respectively.
Click on the above sample scores for the 2-page PDF scores. Play along with the transposed song below.
I listened to the soundtrack to the film “Still Alice” on Youtube because I missed its premiere at the Maui Film Festival last December. I became mesmerized by the simplicity and beauty of the various short pieces played on piano, violin, viola, and cello.
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Times have changed. Perhaps it’s instant gratification of search engines and the availability of free online videos. To write sheet music that people want to play, it has to be readable, printable, and recognizable.
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For $35, you get a T-shirt, lunch and refreshments for two consecutive days. I registered when it was half-full and eagerly looked forward to it.
Part of me feared that it would be dominated by developers and WordPress pros. I would learn how much WordPress and its “affiliates” had grown, and how far behind I fell.
You can learn to read music, play all 88 keys of the piano, and get started on a piece you’ve always wanted to learn in just three lessons.
I’ve seen it happen.
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Learn piano on Fridays April 10, 17, 24, 2015
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As a musician, I was not aware of how to turn my audience into my fans until I became a fan myself.
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When she suddenly realizes that she has lost her biggest fan, she feels lost.