The next family gathering – more about playing piano by ear

Playing piano by ear does not need to be difficult. Start with your basic chord structures and go from there. Rhythmic patterns are the answer to freedom to play be ear on the piano.

I just posted a youtube video for Love Me Tender. This has a fabulous rhythmic pattern that can be used in many 4/4 time signatures. Check it out here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR75erMsSvM&list=UULXd_oaGk_U_pfwkvvxH2kA&index=1&feature=plcp

You do not always need to know the notes in the right hand to play a song. Once you know the chord structure and are able to freely sing or hum along, then you will see that the melody notes are intertwined among the chords. That’s when you start to break¬†down the chords and involve the melody line. Use the notes within the chord structure to color your melody notes.

Fingering can be tricky, but there is no right or wrong way. Do what is easy for you at the time and go from there. Repeat, repeat, repeat.

Then, at the next family gathering when it’s time to have the sing-a-long, you will be much better prepared. You will no longer need to sight-read those notes. Instead you will be looking at the chords and everyone will be singing along. That’s the path to great playing piano by ear!

Play Piano by Ear … There’s Never Been A Better Time to Learn

The 21st century…..aaawwwweeee….there has never been a better time to learn about something you always wanted to do! The free content available on the internet can teach you to do almost…anything!

So, why not take advantage of it?

Recently, I started to post videos teaching you how to play piano by ear. If you have never played the piano, then trying this method may be easier than you think. If you can only play piano with music in front of you, then follow me through my videos and I’ll set you up nicely to be able to throw away that sheet music for good!

I have only just begun, but there is a lot to get started on. I show you how to make chords that provide the harmony (backdrop) for all music! Once you learn how to make a chord, invert the chord, colour the chord, and understand the chord, then the next step is turning that chord into some amazing rhythmic patterns! These patterns will make you sound like you have been playing piano for years!

Once we get the chords working with rhythm, I will start to show you how to break down a song into easy, manageable parts, including how to find the melody, and how to add it to the chords you are learning.

You can find me at beemusicstudios on you tube.

Feel free to ask me any questions, and …. don’t forget to have fun!