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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#043 -White Christmas piano tutorial
December 05, 2014
|Seasons Greetings Keyboard fans!
Learn this EZ Christmas classic "White Christmas"
Greetings to all my friends and Keyboard fans!
This holiday season is a great time to entertain family and friends with some traditional Christmas favorites.
Over the next few issues of Personal Piano Professor I will be bringing you tutorials on some of the most popular secular Christmas Classics
Play "White Christmas"
"White Christmas" is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide.
I challenge and recommend that you work on training you ears to pick out the melodies so I always include a recording of some sort as well as a video tutorial to let you know how I might play the song.
This is a great lesson for beginners as well as intermediate students. Just click the link below>
Pentatonic Scale Patterns on Piano
While playing piano and keyboards professionally over the years I was often asked to take a piano solo.
No matter what style of music I was asked to play I needed to be able to comfortably improvise an appropriate and interesting piano or keyboard solo over the chord progression of a song.
Whether it was jazz, blues,rock, country or top 40 pop, the basic starting point for me was the pentatonic scale.
I made a living for a long while with a few pentatonic scale patterns that were comfortable to play and versatile enough to get me through just about any style of music.
It is my intention in this lesson to share these simple pentatonic scale patterns with you in the hopes that you will be able to use them in your playing.
Put upside down or in the opposite position, order, or arrangement.
That is the dictionary definition and it fits well because when we invert a piano chord we simply take the bottom of the chord ( lowest note) and make it the top (highest note).
Musical intervals on piano
The two types of musical intervals.
A melodic interval is created whenever you play two notes in succession or one after another.
A harmonic interval happens when two notes are played at the same time or simultaneously.
Why do we learn about intervals?
There are several different reasons.
One reason we learn to recognize musical intervals is so that when we hear a melody we will be able to distinguish between its melodic intervals which greatly helps our ability to play by ear.
With a little knowledge of intervals we can build the different music scales and then take that knowledge to understand the basics of harmony and the logic in a melodic line.
Using our knowledge of musical intervals we can stack two or three or more intervals upon one another to build the different piano chords we will use in learning to play by ear.
Learn the 12 bar blues progression on piano."
Learning the 12 bar blues progression is basic to understanding the roots of American popular music.
When you see a group of musicians getting together to play everyone seems to know what to do almost magically.
This is because at one time or another they learned the 12 bar blues progression.
While there are lots of variations of this timeless progression the most common is a three chord 12 measure version explained in this lesson.
Best Gospel Course for Ear players
Also you can find a contact form on the site and suggest a song for a future lesson. Don't be shy. Let me know how i can help!!
I am grateful for all of you, and wish you the best success in your playing!!
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