The Visual Piano is published
There are no lack of good instruction books on piano playing. What makes this book special is its visual approach to learningthe instrument. We all know it is easy to start playing with C major on the piano (all white keys). One starts to get uncomfortable when black keys are progressively added.
However, we can’t be playing only the white keys. As we strive to improve we have to embrace all keys, to create the music we love.
The visual approach aims to help you recognise the basic intervals on the piano. Intervals are the building blocks of scales and harmony. Having "internalised" the intervals, the next step is to relate intervals with the chords using symbols. As this method is key agnostic, once mastered you will be treating the black and white keys all the same, literally transposing music in all 12 keys.
What seems like a shortcut to learning the piano is distilled information from years of practice and refinement. It is suited to late starters who want to learn the piano in the most efficient and practical way, without compromising on musical knowledge. Like any method, it requires a high level of comprehension and a commitment to practice. In the end, there really is no shortcut to mastering the king of all instruments!
Packed with illustrations and an accompanying website with YouTube video, the book is selling at SGD 19.00 (includes local postage). Please call/ WhatsApp 9695 9776 or visit www.aboutmusic.com.sg/visual-piano to get a copy.
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We offer boutique style music lessons tailored for the individual. This means that we are able to customize the lessons based on your learning needs and levels of proficiency, down to the style or genre of music. Our students find this meaningful as they enjoy the learning journey and process. Our schedule is flexible and allows for intensive practice sessions if such a need arises. The result is acquiring skills at a much faster pace than expected.
At the core of our music education model is ear training, the single most important attribute of a great musician. Our instructors will set the foundation right by training musicianship. With practice and feedback, you will be more attuned to nuances of pitches and harmony, becoming more sharp to hearing and differentiating various notes and chord changes, and more importantly, being able to pick up new pieces or songs more quickly, accompany other musicians, and learn to correct your own mistakes.
At About Music, we provide the platform for our students to engage in musical performances. We strive to create musical events which they can actively partake, as we believe the exposure and experience will accumulate and spark off in ways better than their current level allows. Not only do we encourage our students to perform in solos, we also arrange for them to perform in bands or ensembles. This allows for musical interaction at a profound level as they play together in harmony.
“My son, Ethan, began taking violin lessons from Teacher Celia in About Music School since Dec 2013. Ethan is currently doing the Fiddle Time Runners book. From beginning until now, the school/teacher has allowed me to stay throughout the lesson as an observer. This is great, as I get to witness how the teacher corrects my son’s techniques and learn how to practice with him at home. So far, my son has been enjoying his weekly lessons and also the regular concert performances organized by the school.” — Mrs Tan Jing Hong
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