12 Steps to Success for PianoMagically
Playing Piano By Ear
by Michael Anderson
the names of the keys.
the tones of ONE scale.
the THREE basic chords associated with that scale (#2 above).
the basic predictable movement of those chords (#3 above).
the basic predictable movement of melody tones based on those chords
playing (both hands together) using chords for harmony in the left hand,
and chord tones for melody in the right hand.
building a repertoire (and make a list) of songs you know, can recognize
and can play using very basic and simple movement of handshapes.
to recognize melodic similarities from one song to the next.
- Begin to recognize the harmonic structure of many songs, is
often identical from one song to the next.
- Learn a few simple decorations to add fullness, rhythm and
beauty to the songs appearing on your repertoire list (decorations
such as broken chords, arpeggios,
grace notes, glissandos, rhythmic patterns, hidden chords and
how all scales are identical in thought, function and distance, but
are different only in pitch (highness or lowness of sound).
the information of #1 thru #11 to transpose your songs into other scales
(change the pitch either higher or lower).
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