|Posted by Joyce Hoke on January 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM||comments (13)|
“BUILDING” A PIECE (SONG)
Piano players are like house builders. Composers provide the plan or blueprints of the song (musical house). When a house builder builds a house, he/she must first study, or analyze, the plans. As piano players, or performers of the song, we must analyze the song. This can include the history of the song/composer/genre, but more importantly, we need to understand how the song is put together “theoretically” (key signature, patterns, wher...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joyce Hoke on January 19, 2012 at 10:40 PM||comments (0)|
by Joyful Sounds on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 11:10am
It seems that a lot of adult students learning to play the piano for the 1st time, are more passionate and dedicated to the art, than younger students. Adult students seem to be more aware of the fun, self-confidence and personal growth that playing brings.
There are a lot of reasons why adults take up piano lessons"
1) Recently widowed or other personal loss
2) "Relief" from "emply nest" syndrome
3) Retire...Read Full Post »