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The Ostinato – What It is and How to Use It

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.…

Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes – When Improvising

Mistake #1 – Thinking about what you’re going to play A lot of students think there should be some kind of preparation before improvising on the piano. They are right! There should be some thought as to the sound, tonality, key – but once these choices are made the thinking should stop and the playing should begin.…

Creating Your Own Unique Music

Have you ever dreamed of penning your own compositions? Writing music has been a dream of mine for the longest time. And it’s a dream I am fortunate enough to have realized. The idea of having a finished piece of music in front of you is exciting to say the least, but many students rush the process and end up with music that is less than what they originally thought of.…
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