• Ledger Lines: The Next-Door Neighbors of Notes

    Ledger Lines: The Next-Door Neighbors of Notes

    Greetings, music students! If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably looked at a piece of sheet music and wondered what those little lines poking above or below the staff were all about. No need to fret (guitar pun very much…

  • Learning piano as an adult: Why it’s never too late

    Learning piano as an adult: Why it’s never too late

    I strongly believe that learning the piano as an adult is one of the best times to start, if not the absolute best! Are you an adult who wants to learn piano but hesitates because you feel it might be…

  • Easy songs to play on the piano

    Easy songs to play on the piano

    There’s nothing quite like playing a song on the piano, whether it’s for yourself, playing for friends or family, or even playing for a larger crowd. The piano is such a beautiful instrument. Whether you’re just starting out on the…

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  • Mastering the keys: the legacy of Hanon’s piano exercises and why they matter

    Mastering the keys: the legacy of Hanon’s piano exercises and why they matter

    The Hanon exercises are one of the most timeless and influential methods to develop good piano technique. The renowned Hanon exercises are considered the foundation to reaching piano mastery by many. If you’re serious about learning piano, and really want…

  • How to play any major scale on the piano

    How to play any major scale on the piano

    Mastering major scales on the piano is essential to understanding the structure of music and improving your playing technique. Our previous post on scales introduced you to 10 crucial piano scales, including major, minor, and chromatic scales. This article will…

  • Learning piano as an adult: Tips to begin your musical journey

    Learning piano as an adult: Tips to begin your musical journey

    Embarking on the piano journey often conjures images of children sitting earnestly at the keyboard. However, diving into the world of learning piano as an adult presents its own set of enriching experiences. If you’ve contemplated this musical undertaking, here’s…

  • Play countless piano songs with these easy piano chords

    Play countless piano songs with these easy piano chords

    Playing songs on the piano is a fun and rewarding hobby, but going through the process of learning songs can seem overwhelming for beginners at first. Each song comes with a unique melody that’s set to various rhythms and supported…

  • 10 piano scales every beginner should learn

    10 piano scales every beginner should learn

    As a beginner learning how to play piano, developing a strong foundation in scales is highly beneficial. Practicing scales helps familiarize yourself with the keyboard, improve finger dexterity, and gain an understanding of music theory concepts. In addition, scales greatly…

  • The benefits of learning piano online

    The benefits of learning piano online

    There are so many wonderful benefits to learning to play the piano. It’s a skill that is destined to bring you joy for your entire life. Fortunately, with the advancement of technology in recent years, learning to play the piano…

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