Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Music would be boring and lifeless without dynamics. Dynamics in music give motion, direction, and intention and fill a piece of music with emotion and meaning. Dynamics in music refer to changes in volume, tempo or speed, and feeling. Dynamics are generally marked with a combination of … Continue reading Dynamic markings in music
GUITARHABITS Last Updated on October 21, 2021 by Klaus Crow Where do You Start? Guitar playing is all about reaching a goal. Whether you are simply playing for fun or want to be an accomplished guitar player, there’s always a goal. You want to learn something new. Now maybe you’re reading this as a novice … Continue reading Reach Your Guitar Goals Effortlessly!
Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Jazz theory refers to a particular area of music theory that relates to the chord progression, scales, melodies, and rhythms primarily used in jazz music. It uses the same tools as more traditional music theory, but can be applied in a generally more free-form way to analyze … Continue reading What in the world is jazz theory?
Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Finding the appropriate music for your skills level and interest is a key part to progressing on the piano as an adult student. However, it can be difficult to find the proper music to practice when you are just starting out. Some music may seem too easy … Continue reading Adult piano students need adult strategies
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
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
Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips The diminished chord is one of the most enigmatic and often misunderstood sounds in music theory. To many people, it sounds quite dissonant and unattractive. However, the diminished chord is a very useful and beautiful harmony when used properly. The diminished chord is inside of many larger … Continue reading The enigmatic diminished chord
Piano Blog by Skoove – Piano Practice Tips Do you know how to identify rest notes when reading music? When listening to music, you probably never notice all the moments of pause. Your ear is more focused on the things happening in the song, such as the lyrics or a catchy melody or rhythm. But … Continue reading Rest symbols: how we mark silence in music
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?
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!