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Piano Music – How to Begin and End a Piece

Piano Music – How to Begin and End a Piece

How do you begin a piece of music? That’s a question I’m often asked. The answer I usually give is that you begin as soon as you start playing – that is, if you’re trying to „compose” something, the piece begins the moment it has energy and is something you want to capture.…

The Ostinato – What It is and How to Use It

Ostinato means „repeating pattern” and is used frequently in all types of music. For New Age piano players, it provides a great way to lay down the background of the piece while the right-hand improvises a melody! For example, in the lesson „Winter Scene,” we have a repeating pattern going on in the left-hand using 2 chords.…
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