Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Learning to play the piano is a wonderful pursuit, but it can be thwarted due to a lack of time or energy. One reason people abandon piano is a lack of concentration that makes them feel unmotivated and distracted from their goal. As a result, students wonder … Continue reading Quick tips to boost your piano concentration
Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog It would be REALLY hard to learn all of the individual notes in a lick like this one from Gary Moore in his tune, “Key To Love”… However, if you know the pentatonic scale pattern, and you understand the melodic pattern, and you have it under your fingers… You’ll quickly see … Continue reading Melodic Patterns – Gary Moore Lick From “Key To Love”
Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips The greatest gift a piano student can receive is the gift of independence. The ability to choose a song and learn it on your own opens possibilities for a lifetime of enjoyment at the piano. Learning to read piano sheet music is an important part of developing … Continue reading Learn to read piano sheet music faster
Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog A lot of my students spend a lot of their time practicing soloing over a 12 bar blues… But that requires some different muscles – you have to pay attention to what bar you are in the progression… Plus you have to think about chord changes. Well, sometimes, you want to … Continue reading Blues Soloing – Mixing Sounds Over 1 Chord
Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Learning to read notes on the treble clef staff is one of the most important skills for a pianist to master. Treble clef, also known as G clef, is primarily used to notate melodies and chords that are intended to be played with the right hand. Think … Continue reading Master the skills of the treble clef
Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Most people will identify as an auditory or visual learner. Occasionally, an individual is well balanced in both fields, but most people can relate to either learning primarily with their eyes or with their ears. This is a fascinating world to extend to and explore with learning … Continue reading Auditory vs visual learning: music requires both!
Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog This one’s a little tough to name… … but when you hear it, I think you’ll recognize it It’s a super common idea with a lot of possibilities… The way I played it is just one possible way you can play a blues with this riff… And I’ll try and show … Continue reading An Acoustic Clapton Johnson Riff
Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Learning to identify your individual piano skill level can be a difficult task. There are many organizations providing classification, method books and manuals that are progressively graded, and of course, peers in the musical world that are more or less advanced than your piano playing level. If … Continue reading How to gauge your piano skill level
Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Have you ever looked at a piece of piano music and noticed that it is split into two parts? These two parts show the treble clef and bass clef. Together these clefs describe which notes to play in which hands. Most beginners learn to read the treble … Continue reading Bass clef notes: how to easily read notes for the left hand on piano?
Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips A strong rhythm feel is one of the most important skills you can develop as a pianist. Fortunately, there are hundreds of piano rhythm exercises you can use to develop and improve your rhythm. All it takes is a little dedicated and consistent effort and you can … Continue reading Simple strategies to improve your rhythm as a pianist