We continue our Pro Piano Tips series on Scales & Arpeggios with A minor melodic scale for the piano.

Saturday, 29 August 2015 00:00

Almost here: My new CD!

After 15 years of composing and nearly a year of recording and production, my first CD of all-original songs based on the Book of Psalms is almost here!

If typical arpeggios make the piano sound like a harp, "wavy arpeggios" sound like sparkling chandeliers - an awesome effect to learn and sound dazzling on the piano!

If major scales are typically used to convey happy, cheerful, positive emotions in music, then minor scales often represent their musical counterpart to portray music's darker emotions. Think: Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader!

I might be wrong, but as far as I can tell, these may very well be the world's first piano lessons on how to play "Clair de lune" through Instagram.

One of the most useful - and beautiful - ways to connect melodies and phrases is to make the piano sound like a guitar or harp using this technique: the arpeggio.

Would you like to unlock the secrets of what makes music work the way it does to move our hearts? The key to begin unlocking those secrets begins with learning your scales.

In this episode of Pro Piano tips, I introduce a fun new mnemonic for 2 against 3 rhythms on the piano.

Saturday, 25 July 2015 00:00

How to make a living as a modern musician

So...how do you make a living as a musician in today's challenging economy? I answer this by providing 2 powerful steps.

Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

How To Play Super-Fast Octaves

This episode of Pro Piano Tips is in response to Siapa Pun, who asked for help in playing fast octaves on the piano.

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