Practicing or playing music scales can be a boring task for many music students. This is because the practice of grouping notes is not well communicated to the student.

Approaching the Piano or keyboard. Some teach that the high wrist and holding your hands up is the way to start however, others believe that a relaxed light resting of the hands at the keyboard is the way to go. Here’s a couple of ideas to help you explore your approach.

The approach and attack one applies to the striking the keys on the piano can make all the difference in the world to the sound that is produced.

Getting Sheet Music is fairly easy today on the web, however, some sites stand out as better than others. Virtual Sheet Music is one I recommend.

Improvising with Chords is another method of filling in short segments, or for that matter whole parts of a song with big sound.

Octave unison is an improvising technique that is easy to understand and takes just a little practice to implement.

Many students struggle with the very concept of improvising and believe you need to be able to create a motif on the fly. That is, create some melody or pattern instantly. It’s this idea, that its instant, which becomes a road block to improvising.

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