Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

The ethereal augmented chord

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips The augmented chord is one of the least understood chords among beginning piano students. It is frequently used by composers and songwriters to elicit feelings of otherworldliness, dream-states, surreality, and ethereal feelings.  Despite their seemingly scary reputation, augmented chords are not terribly difficult to understand and incorporate … Continue reading The ethereal augmented chord

You too can become a self-taught musician

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Many of the most famous musical stars of the last century are self-taught musicians. Oftentimes, self-taught musicians exhibit a higher degree of “implicit understanding.” That is, they are able to play and perform music on their instruments often without fully understanding the music theory behind it.(1) Additionally, … Continue reading You too can become a self-taught musician

Is it possible to learn an instrument online?

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Learning an instrument online is an attractive opportunity for many people. It can be difficult to find an appropriate teacher, schedule time every week to meet, and keep up with lessons. Often, it can be the case that the teacher does not adequately match the needs of … Continue reading Is it possible to learn an instrument online?

Composing piano music can be simple and fun!

Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Composing music is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences you can have as a musician. Every beginning piano student should try composing piano music. However, learning how to compose music on piano can be a little overwhelming at the beginning. You might ask yourself questions … Continue reading Composing piano music can be simple and fun!