Note Reading

Why it is essential for adults to learn how to read music properly

2020-05-08T17:22:23+01:00

“Obtaining a perfect knowledge of the vocabulary used in music is essential if you do not always want to struggle with your piano playing. Reading music is an ESSENTIAL and SERIOUS tool that will help you progress to the next level of your piano playing.” (Celine-Gaurier Joubert in Note Reading) “Learning to read music can be one of the best ways to train your brain but it can also have a huge impact on other areas of your life, like confidence and fitness (trust us)” Classical FM 4th of September 2018 If you as an adult endeavour to learn to play [...]

Why it is essential for adults to learn how to read music properly2020-05-08T17:22:23+01:00

8 Reasons why you need to practice your piano scales daily

2020-05-09T09:28:27+01:00

REASON 1: Practising your scales will develop your musical technique and finger-ability on the piano There is no arguing about the fact that the world’s greatest pianists practised scales on a daily basis in order to develop superb technique. Paderewski, one of the most renowned pianists and once Prime Minister of Poland had an (approx.) twelve-hour daily workout of scales, arpeggios and various other exercises. He also started piano at a late age. Proving that YOU can learn and become great at any age! Paderewski studied under master pianist Leschetizky, who made ABSOLUTELY sure Paderewski practised and practised and practised some [...]

8 Reasons why you need to practice your piano scales daily2020-05-09T09:28:27+01:00

The 10 Secrets of Sight Reading

2020-03-21T23:32:49+00:00

Like so many pianists who play for their own pleasure, you might think that your sight-reading is appalling and that you are terrible at it. To be honest, you don't even want to speak about it!!! I have a SIGNIFICANT REVELATION for you: sight-reading is not more complex or mysterious than anything else. You simply need to know and learn how to proceed to become “proficient in the art of sight-reading”. Here are the 10 Secrets of Sight Reading 1. Firstly, have a look at the general idea of the score. You can quickly get a grasp of the difficulties that may occur while playing the piece and of the general layout of the piece. Then, look at the tempo, time signature, key, change of time signature/tempo. [...]

The 10 Secrets of Sight Reading2020-03-21T23:32:49+00:00

The Importance of Learning How to Read Music Properly

2020-02-28T17:42:58+00:00

Learning how to read the notes used in music notation is similar to learning a language. Some people say that they are not interested in learning how to read as they prefer to play by ear. (Some folks even go as far as thinking that it will be detrimental to their ears and improvisational skills if they learned how to read – nonsense!) Not learning how to read the score properly, is one of the biggest mistakes that you can make if you are starting to learn the piano. Piano compositions are often only available in written notation. Therefore reading music [...]

The Importance of Learning How to Read Music Properly2020-02-28T17:42:58+00:00