Jennifer Foxx of FPSResources asked me to be her guest today on her blog. Head over there to join a conversation about building community within a piano studio. For those of you visiting Pianissimo for the first time from Jennifer's blog, welcome! I hope you'll stick around and chat about all things piano! ... Read More about Guest Post at FPS Resources today!
This series of Piano Basics is intended for parents to help their beginning piano students practice. For parents who do not have know background in music, these posts will help you understand what your child is working on at the piano. Check out all of the posts in this series to learn the basics. A scale is a series of consecutive notes ranging 1 octave, for example from C to C. When you hear someone singing the syllables do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do, that is a scale. For beginners on ... Read More about Piano Basics: Five Finger Scales
I'm hearing the words from the Sound of Music in my head: "Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start..." The beginning is a good place to start, but the end is a better place to start! :) A common issue I encounter with advancing piano students is that they always start at the beginning of their piece and give the ending far less attention. This is a problem because a lot of endings are the most exciting and important part of the music! So, when a student plays a ... Read More about Practice Tip For Everyone: Last Chord First