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How to improvise on the piano as a beginner

2020-03-05T20:01:56+00:00

Yes, you can improvise! You must simply believe! Discover the first steps towards learning to improvise in this article! Improvisation is the art of rehashing sequences of melodic and/or harmonic configurations to make your own music up on the spot. True improvisation is rare. Most musicians who improvise will rehash licks (melodic fragments), lines (melodic fragments), scales and arpeggios to fit the underlying harmony. True improvisation happens when a musician moves into the fourth dimension. The fourth dimension is where the musician literally loses track of time and this earthly realm and play notes that he or she would never usually [...]

How to improvise on the piano as a beginner2020-03-05T20:01:56+00:00

Famous people who play the piano!

2020-03-05T21:24:21+00:00

Discover famous individuals who also play the piano! Here at the London Piano Institute, we believe that anyone can learn to play the piano. If you’re willing to learn and dedicate your time, you can do it - no matter your experience, age, or Twitter follower count! Did you know that these famous faces are also proficient at the piano? Clint Eastwood Fact of the day: as well as being an actor and a director, Clint Eastwood is also an accomplished pianist! Before becoming an actor, Eastwood seriously considered pursuing a career in the world of music. He didn’t give up [...]

Famous people who play the piano!2020-03-05T21:24:21+00:00

Six reasons why playing the piano is good for your health

2020-03-05T21:46:59+00:00

Playing the piano is very healthy... find out more now! You might be thinking of taking up the piano to become a master pianist, to perform in public or to play the Chopin's nocturnes, but did you know that playing the piano can actually have some incredible health benefits? Here’s what learning the piano could help do for you: Reason 1: It can reduce your stress levels Playing the piano can be a great way to relieve stress. You can sit at the piano and fill your mind with nothing but the most gorgeous piano music – helping you to forget the stresses [...]

Six reasons why playing the piano is good for your health2020-03-05T21:46:59+00:00

The Best Classical Pianists of All Time

2020-03-10T11:44:11+00:00

The Best Classical Pianists of All Time Over the centuries, the piano has given the world some incredible musicians. Obviously, we know that music is subjective, what appeals to one person may not be another’s cup of tea – but here are just a few of the pianists that we consider the greats.18th century Mozart The most famous composer of them all, Mozart is regarded as one of the best pianists that ever lived. His work was hugely versatile and clearly reflects the way piano music changed during the classical era, he also inspired many of the other greats in this [...]

The Best Classical Pianists of All Time2020-03-10T11:44:11+00:00

How to choose the perfect piano teacher for you

2020-09-30T10:22:52+01:00

When you’re taking the leap into any new hobby, finding the right teacher is really important to help you find the motivation and enthusiasm to keep going. Here is our guide to finding the perfect piano teacher for you! Know what you want Before you start your search, sit down and think about what you’re aiming to get out of your lessons. Here are a few key questions to consider: What are you hoping to accomplish? What style of music would you like to learn? Are you looking for group lessons or one-on-one tuition? What is your budget? How far are [...]

How to choose the perfect piano teacher for you2020-09-30T10:22:52+01:00

The history of the piano

2020-03-02T18:27:29+00:00

Discover the history of the piano - from the inventions made by Bartolomeo Cristofori to the modern concert grand! By JaGa - Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3885374 The pianoforte, more commonly known as simply just the piano, is one of the world’s most popular instruments. The instrument actually dates back hundreds of years and in that time the world has changed beyond recognition – but how has the piano evolved with it? Although exact dates are unknown, most history books agree that the first piano came into being around the turn of the 18th century, and the invention is widely accredited to [...]

The history of the piano2020-03-02T18:27:29+00:00
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