Author: Harry

Are you completely new to the piano and want to learn how to play?  Or perhaps you’ve been having a go at some of your favourite songs on your own and are wondering how you can improve?  Check out our guide for answers to common...

Why Learn the Piano?   If you’re thinking of taking piano lessons, you probably have a few reasons of your own why you want to.  Perhaps you want to play some of your favorite tunes for friends and family, or you want something to do outside of...

Have you ever heard one of your favorite songs and wished you were able to play it yourself?  Or perhaps you’ve seen a video of someone playing the piano and wished you had their skills?  Many people are initially drawn to the idea of playing...

Why is Learning the Piano Important? Are you considering starting piano lessons?  If so, what made you want to learn?  Many students are interested in piano lessons because they want something fun to do, and playing music is certainly a great way to enjoy yourself!  But...

In my last blog post, I discussed how stems on the staff should be written. For this last post of the Basics of Music Theory section of the blog, we’ll be looking at the ottava marking, which is occasionally seen in musical scores. Sometimes, composers want...

In my last blog post, I discussed tuplets, a rhythmic concept in music. In this lesson, we’ll be looking at a notational aspect of reading music: how stems on the staff should be written. The quarter note and all other smaller note values have a stem,...

In my last blog post, I discussed dotted rhythms in music. In this lesson, we’ll be looking at tuplets, another rhythmic concept in music. Generally speaking, note values in music are determined by dividing larger values in half or doubling smaller values. However, it is possible...

In my last blog post, I discussed the different functions various chords have within each musical key.  In this lesson, we’ll be looking at dotted rhythms in music. You may remember from earlier lessons about the basic note values: there are two eighth notes in a...

In my last blog post, I discussed chords, which are a harmonic component of every key in music.  In this lesson, we’ll be looking at the different functions various chords have within each musical key. The previous lesson taught you that chords are built by skips...

In my last blog post, I discussed scales, which are the series of eight notes that comprise a musical key.  In this lesson, we’ll be looking at chords, which are another component of every key in music. When playing any piece of music, there are often...