By musicalmessenger | August 12, 2014 at 10:27 PM EDT | No Comments
I would like to personally welcome you to this journey we will take together, moving forward in knowledge towards our own unique musical destinations. I've heard from so many people time and time again how they like me, started the piano and then quit, with great regret. With a few fortunate turn of events, I was able to resume my playing and eventually became a professional player, mostly playing jazz standards in fine restaurants. But It always pained me to hear of others' remorse and I wished that there was something I could do to help them get back on the path of piano playing. In this book I candidly reveal my own struggles with the piano along with presenting the the steps and lessons you can take to return to the joy of piano playing. Our goal is to achieve the ability to play or write songs of your own choosing, rendered in your own unique style that you will piece together using the concepts and lessons presented in Piano Heaven. More than just an offering of dry musical material found in so many other books, my intent here is to spark your motivation and inspire you to make music with great abundance of enthusiasm.
A great way to learn to play music is by listening to songs you want to learn and playing along with them. This activity is fun, and develops your “ear” for music in the process. In time, with concentrated listening you will learn to identify the “keynotes” of musical pieces, along with the chords supporting the melodies as the tunes move through their “changes.”
Additionally, when you learn the lyrics and then sing the songs, you will be memorizing the melodies by “heart” in the process. With these steps completed, you will find that you have learned the rhythm of the tunes as well.
So climb aboard and come fly with me to PIANO HEAVEN!