Thursday, 30 June 2011

Free Music Piano/Keyboard Lesson: An effective way to learn the keys on the keyboard.

Knowing all the keys on the piano or keyboard is very important to beginners playing the piano. You will be more effective when playing both old and new songs whether it is playing by ear or reading sheet music.
Today I want to share a simple melody that I have use when teaching my students the keys on the keyboard. Most time after you have taught your students the letters of both white and black keys on the keyboard, you might want to give them something to re-enforce what was taught. Well this method works well.
The very first song that I have always used in my piano/keyboard class is “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. Even though it is a simple song, it is a great piece to use when teaching the letter names of the keyboard.
How did I do it? I allow my students to play the song at different locations on the keyboard. Therefore, they will be able to play a simple song at different starting point on the keyboard.
Remember, my objectives are to:
1)      teach my students the keys on the keyboard.
2)      Re-enforce what was taught (the letters of the keyboard).
When playing the song “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, it allows students to know the keys on the keyboard in forward and backward motion.
Here are five different melodies of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. Each melody starts on different keys of the keyboard. After you have played all the melodies below you will find out that you have touch all the letters assigned to the keys on the keyboard.
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After playing "Mary Had a little Lamb" in different keys on the keyboard. I teach them other simple melodies using the same techniques.

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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

ELEMENTS IN MUSIC - What is Melody?

What is Melody?
Melody is a series of notes that are place at different pitch creating a tune. When you hear a saxophone playing “Amazing Grace” you will recognize the song because of the tune or melody. A good melody has a beginning, development and an ending. Some important aspects of melody are tonality (the key of the music), intervals, phrasing, articulation and cadence.
A melody is created when notes are assigned one after the other creating movements called intervals. An interval is the distance in pitch between two notes. For example, when an individual sings the major scale (doh, ra, me, fa, soh, lah, te, doh), they are singing from one interval to the next. In other words, “doh” to “ra” and “me” to “fa” are intervals.
In the melody of a song, the distance between some notes can be small while there may be other notes in the song that have a larger distance between them. The smaller distance or intervals are called steps while the larger intervals are called leaps.
Steps are notes that falls immediately next to each other according to pitch. A perfect example of steps are (doh, ra, me, fa, so). Notice that each note falls adjacent to each other (naturally come right after each other in music).
Leaps are any interval larger than a step. For example, (doh, me, so). You should notice that “ra” and “fa” are skipped out of the melody. So therefore, when you move from note to another skipping out one or more tones (notes) it is called a leap.
There are several songs with steps, but one popular song that is dominated by steps is “Mary had a Little Lamb”.
 The notes used for “Mary had a Little Lamb” are naturally beside each other in the musical alphabet.
(When you move from C to D and D to E you are moving in steps)

There are lots of songs that have leaps in them, however you hardly find songs that is composed with only leaps as the melody. But the song “Amazing Grace” has a number of leaps in it. Look at some parts of the melody for a better understanding.
(A number of letters are skipped out in this song, hence forming leaps. Example G to C, E to C and D to high G)

Even though the concept of melody as an element of music is very wide, one can say that melody is a combination of both steps and leaps used at different pitches. And so the way in which we use steps and leaps are very important in musical composition.

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Monday, 27 June 2011

BUJU BANTON - UNTOLD STORY - BUJU BANTON GETS 10 YEARS IN PRISON.

Buju Banton’s song “It’s not an easy road” rings in the minds of is fans both in Jamaica and aboard. But looking at the situation he is in, one could say that he is singing his own song to himself today.
It has not been an easy road for Buju Banton over the pass two years. Buju Banton one of Jamaica’s greatest reggae artiste was busted by an informant working under cover for the Drug Enforcement Administration in 2009. Since then, Buju Banton has been on trial for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and the possession of a fire arm.
After the long wait, Judge James Moody read the verdict on June 23, 2011. Buju Banton was sentenced to 10 years in a United States federal prison for his conviction for conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine. Even though Buju Banton is now in prison, only he can tell the real untold story to a number of his fans around the world but his mistakes cost him consequences.
Ten years in prison is a very long time for a musician and artiste. The great stage shows will be missed and he will be missing the greatest reggae show on earth “Reggae Sumfest”. One would wonder and ask these questions; “What will Buju Banton be doing while he is locked away in prison? Will he be able to create some unique musical single like Jah Cure?
Well all will have to wait and see. In ten years time more reggae artiste will be on the local and international seen and so he has a lot of work to do to keep up to date with the music industry. The true is, after ten years he will have to do a lot of work to maintain his reggae status in Jamaica and the rest of the world.

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Buju Banton was born Mark Anthony Myrie on July 15, 1973, at Salt Lane in Kingston. He started his musical career during the late 1980s and attracts the attention of many Jamaican’s with his deep voice and unique performance style.  During the 1990s Buju Banton’s musical career started to grew rapidly with the release of many great singles.
Some of his hits in the 1990s were;


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Saturday, 25 June 2011

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DJ POWA - "The Bus Can Swim" - This months number 1 music video in Jamaica.

Jamaica has some great musical talents. Todays number one video in Jamaica is "The Bus Can Swim" by DJ Powa. The video was remixed from an original news clip that was done on TVJ Jamaica's number one Tv station. DJ Powa does these musical remixes as an hobbie. However, he is really a gospel disk Jockey .
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Thursday, 23 June 2011

MUSIC THEORY - Ties and Dots in Music. What does this mean?

The value and beat of a musical note can be affected by several signs and symbols used in music. Two symbols that affect the beats of notes are "Ties and Dots".

What is a Tie?
A tie is a curve line that joins two or more notes of the same pitch. This means that a tie can only join musical notes that are on the same line or in the same space. The notes joined can be in the same bar or in bars that follow each other.

Here are some examples showing how notes are joined together by ties.

(A semibreve joined with a crotchet)


(Two semibreves joined together)


 (Two dotted minims joined together)

When notes are joined by ties the beats of the notes are added creating one sound. In other words the sound is as long as the number of beats for each note when they are added together.
The tie goes from the head of the first note to the head of the next, on the other side.


The illustration above shows a crotchet and a minim joined together by a tie. When both notes are tied together they create one sound lasting as long as 3 beats.


What are dotted notes?
A dotted note is basically a musical note with a dot place immediately after it.


This is what a dotted crotchet looks like.

A dot extends the beat of a note by half the note's value. Therefore a crotchet equals 1 beat but a dotted crotchet equals to 1 1/2 beat. So the purpose of a dot is to make the beat or beats of a note longer.

Here are some examples of other dotted notes. 

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Monday, 20 June 2011

TIMBRE/INSTRUMENTATION: What does the word Timbre means? Timbre ( Pronounce Tamber) an element in music.

Timbre/Instrumentation in Music
Hi! Today we will continue to look at one important element of music.
When ever an individual listen to music they tend to hear the voices or instruments first. This is because voices and instruments are the easiest components to be identified in music. But it does stop there. How can you differentiate male vocals from female vocals? How are you able to say what instruments are used in the music? Well today we are going to find the answer for these two questions and other related questions that one would ask.
We are able to identify the different voices and instruments in music because of the tone colour. Some instruments are rich and thick while some are smooth. Some voices are rough while some are bright. The element in music that has to do with tone colour is “Timbre”.
Timbre (which is pronounced tam’-ber) refers to the quality of sound that differentiate one from another. We are able to identify a trumpet different from a saxophone in music because of the timbre or tone colour of the instrument. When we are asked to give a report on the timbre of a piece of music we are been asked to describe the instrumentation.
Instrumentation includes the wide variety of musical instruments that exist based on an era and culture of the composer. All musical instruments have its purpose and time in music. Some categories of musical instruments are; voice, brass, keyboard, electronic (electrophone), percussion, string and woodwind. Let us look at some category of instruments.
Voice
The human voice is a unique instrument because both words and musical tones are fused together. Male and female has their own unique tone colour whenever they perform. Females are able to sing much higher than males because their vocal cords are shorter and tighter. However, both males and females have a normal pitch range for singing. Take a look at the table below to the natural pitch ranges for male and female.

Musical Instruments
As mentioned earlier, musical instruments are place into different categories based on the way they produce sound. Some instruments are bowed while others are plucked; some musical instruments are blown while others are scrape, hit or shake. In this article we will only look at the musical instruments that make up the orchestra. The Orchestra is a combination of four families or sections of instruments performing a symphony for about 20 to 40 minutes. In this type of performance most of the elements of music are been used (especially the expressive ones). The table below shows the four main families of the orchestra and instruments that are classified to each category.


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Saturday, 18 June 2011

How do you make money online? Here is the answer from successful bloggers.

A large number of persons have ask this question. How do I make Money online? Well some successful individuals on the internet will help you with the answer for this question. These individuals are for real and their testimonies are not a nice kiddies story.
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FROM REGGAE SUNSPLASH TO REGGAE SUMFEST. JAMAICA'S MUSIC FESTIVAL (SUMFEST)

This year the organizers and promoters of “Reggae Sumfest” said that they will have to spend about $2 million (JmD) to upgrade the facilities at Catherine Hall. Catherine Hall is the home of reggae sumfest and it has the capacity to accommodate some 17,000 – 20,000 people. But it doesnt matter what happen the show must go on.
Tourists from all over the world and even Jamaicans are preparing for this summer festival. This years Reggae Sumfest is date for July 17 – 23, 2011. A number of artistes will be featured on this years show. R. Kelly is said to be one of the international artiste to perform.
Reggae Sumfest has revived the tradition of having a summer music festival in Jamaica. In 1978 Reggae Sunsplash was launched as music festival in the northern parts of Jamaica. Reggae Sunsplash was doing well with great musical genres like ska, rock steady, reggae and soca. The event was the favourite for many music lovers in Jamaica and the world. However, it losses its musical flavour in the mid 1990s.
In 1993 Reggae Sumfest was launched. The major sponsor was Red Stripe. Reggae Sumfest became the greatest reggae show in Jamaica and the world. This great musical festival came just in time to boots the music and entertainment industry of Jamaica. With the energetic elements of dance Hall music the festival has become one of the most exciting musical events in the world.
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Friday, 17 June 2011

Tupac Shakur also known as 2Pac would have been forty (40) years old this week.

Do you remember the popular, young and vibrant American rapper Tupac Shakur. 2Pac (which is musician name) would have been forty years old on June 16, 2011. He would have just reach the peak of his music and acting career if he wasn't murdered. He is sadly missed by a great number of individuals all over the globe.
Today I want to joint with a number of individuals and say happy birthday to Tupac Shakur one of America's greatest rapper. R.I.P.
Tupac Shakur's name is written down in history as a great contributor to black and hiphop music.

 Tupac Shakur was born on June 16, 1971. He started is music career in the late 1980s. He is sometimes called Pac or 2Pac in his music career. He started his acting career in 1990 which complemented his hip hop style of performance.
On September 7, 1996 Tupac was shot several times in Las Vagas, he was taken to hospital and died 6 days after. Tupac Shakur have sold over 75 million albums and was named as one of the greatest Hip Hop artiste of all time.

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Thursday, 16 June 2011

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RHYTHM, AN ELEMENT IN MUSIC. What is rhythm all about? (beats, meter, accent, syncopation & tempo)

Rhythm is an arrangement of sounds and silences to create specific musical patterns during time. Rhythm also includes beat, meter, accent, syncopation and tempo. Let us look at these interrelated aspects of rhythm.
Beat is very important because it allows the music to flow in an organized way. Beat is a regular, repeated pulsation that divides music into equal units of time. So if the music is slow then the beats are arranged to move at a slow pace. It is important to note that the beats in music are not notes but they are pulse that the arranger or conductor used to create melodies and other rhythmic patterns. Therefore a note can be a fraction less than a beat, can be the same length as a beat and even longer than a beat. The pulse that is created by your heart is a perfect example because it is a steady regular pattern.
Let us now look at the term “Meter”.
Meter is the organization of beats into regular groups. When a group of set number of beats is used then a measure is created. The first beat in the group is usually stressed. This stressed beat is called the down beat.
There are different types of meter. Each meter is named according to the number of beats in each measure. Some types of meter as they relates to music are; duple meter, triple meter, quadruple meter, sextuple meter, quintuple meter among others. In this article we will only focus on three types of meter. They are; duple, triple and quadruple meter.
Duple meter is when each measure in the music has two beats in it. A group of two beats in each measure is counted like this:

Triple meter is when each measure in the music has three beats in it. A group of three beats in each measure is counted like this:

Quadruple meter is when there are four beats in each measure. A group of four beats in each measure is counted like this:

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Accent and Syncopation are two effective musical techniques used to enhance the rhythmic structure of a piece of music. Accent is when a note in the group of beats in the measure is played stronger than normal times in the music. The symbol used to illustrate accent is >. (When the accent sign (>) is placed over specific notes in each measure it means that the note must be played stronger than the other notes.)
Syncopation is an “off-beat” note that is stressed or accented. If you listen to a jazz music then you will hear a lot of syncopation.
The tempo of the music definitely has an effect on the rhythm. Tempo refers to the pace of the music. However, there are different types of musical terms that are used to tell us the tempo that is to be used or suitable for the music. Two popular tempo terms are; andante and allegro.
Andante means – at walking pace or moderately slow.
Allegro means – fast.
Some other tempo terms used in music are;
Largo – very slow
Grave – solemn and very slow
Adagio – slow
Moderato – moderate
Allegretto – moderately fast
Vivace – lively
Presto – very fast
Prestissimo – as fast as possible
It is very important to note that most tempo terms used in music are normally Italian.
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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

FREE PIANO/KEYBOARD LESSONS: Another great musical piece for beginners, children and anyone who is learning to play the keyboard or piano.

Hi guys! Here is another popular but simple song that I have used over the years for my piano and keyboard beginner students. While learning to play this piece, your will gain confidence in learning the white keys on the keyboard. Like other simple songs that I have posted in the pass, I know you will catch this one quickly and will be waiting for other simple lessons.

The song we will be looking at today is "Old Macdonald Had a Farm".
Below is a simple sheet music with the melody of the song.

Even though you should know all the letter names of the keys on the keyboard by now, here is model showing the best notes to use for this song.



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Monday, 13 June 2011

FREE KEYBOARD/PIANO LESSON: How to play "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley!!

Hi my friends! Today I want to show you how to play the melody for Three Little Birds by Bob Marley.
Below is a document with the letter names used. I have also provided a model of the keyboard showing what notes to used for the song.

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The Elements in Music - What are the different elements of music?

It doesn’t matter what country or race you belongs to, there must be an appreciation or love for some genre of music. When we listen to our favourite style of music it definitely has some physical and emotional effect on us. But do we take time to identify the different components that exist in all the different styles of music we listen to?
The music we love listening to has special pack of ingredient which is referred to as musical elements. Today we will look at some of the main elements of music and what they mean to us as listeners.
Some of the main elements of music are rhythm, timbre/instrumentation, melody, harmony, texture, musical form, genre/style, pitch, tempo and articulation.
Rhythm
Rhythm is one of the most important elements of music. According to Roger Kamien in his book, Music: An Appreciation (4th Edition), Rhythm is the flow of music through time; the pattern of durations of notes and silences in music. So therefore rhythm is an arrangement of sounds and silences to create specific musical patterns during a particular time or duration. Rhythm also includes beat, meter, accent, syncopation and tempo.
Timbre/Instrumentation
Timbre (which is pronounced tam’-ber) refers to the quality of sound that differentiate one from another. We are able to identify a trumpet different from a saxophone in music because of the timbre or tone colour of the instrument.
Instrumentation includes the wide variety of musical instruments that exist based on an era and culture of the composer. All musical instruments have its purpose and time in music. Some categories of musical instruments are; voice, brass, keyboard, electronic (electrophone), percussion, strings and woodwind.
Melody
Melody is a series of notes that are place at different pitch creating a tune. When you hear a saxophone playing “Marry had a Little Lamb” you will recognize the song because of the tune or melody. A good melody has a beginning, development and an ending. Some important aspects of melody are tonality (the key of the music), intervals, phrasing, articulation and cadence.
Harmony
Harmony refers to harmonic notation that accompanies the melody of a song. For example; when an individual is singing and the piano is playing in the background supporting the soloist, the piano that accompanies the singer is creating harmony. One interrelated aspect of harmony is chords. A chord includes three or more notes playing at the same time. Harmony can be created by other musical instruments even voices.
Texture
According to Roger Kamien in his book, Music: An Appreciation (4th Edition), texture refers to how many different layers of sound are heard at once, whether they are melody or harmony, and how they are related to each other. Monophonic, polyphonic and homophonic are three popular textures that can be identified easily in music.
Musical Form
Most music that we listen to is designed so that we can identify the verses and chorus. Musical Form is the way in which a musical piece is structured or designed. In musical form music can have repetition, contrast and variation. There are different types of form; however, two popular types of forms are Three Part (Ternary) ABA and Two Part (Binary) AB.
Genre/Style
Genre/Style simply refers to the type of music. The types of music are based on culture and geographical location. Some genres of music are; Hip hop, R&B, Souls ballad, Reggae, Rock and Gospel.
Dynamics, Pitch, Tempo and Articulation
Dynamics, pitch, tempo and articulation can be classified as part of the expressive features in music.
Dynamics is how soft or loud the music is.
Pitch is the highness and lowness of sound in music.
Tempo refers to the speed of the music, how fast or slow the music is been played.
Articulation refers to how notes in music are been played. Notes can be played short and detached (staccato) and smooth flowing into each other (legato).

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Thursday, 9 June 2011

PIANO LESSON - Free Piano Lesson. Learn to play the scales on the piano. Piano Finger Techniques for Major Scales.

I have created simple documents illustrating how to play major scales on the piano. The major scales illustrated are C, G, D, A, E, B F# and C#. C major scale has no sharp and nor flat. However, all the other scales illustrated in todays music lesson have sharps. The major scales illustrated are arranged according to the number of sharps that exist. The finger techniques for the right and left hand are also included in the illustrations.
Please practice each scale at a comfortable pace, then gradually increase the speed if you think you can play them faster. Also try practicing right hand first then left hand. When you can play the scales with each hand fluently, try playing each scales using both hands the same time.



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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

FREE PIANO LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS: (VIDEO CLIPS - How to play the F# and C# major scale on the Piano/Keyboard.) Keyboard lessons for children and adults.

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Today we are going to look at the F# and C# major scale. The finger patterns for these two scales are a bit different from the others that we have looked at so far.

NOW LETS LOOK AT THE F# MAJOR SCALE.

                             F#, G#, A#, B, C#, D#, F, F# - ( Letters of F# major scale)
FINGERS USED  2    3     4     1    2    3    4   5
(RIGHT HAND)

ILLUSTRATION FOR F# MAJOR SCALE




NOW LETS LOOK AT THE C# MAJOR SCALE.

                            C#, D#, F, F#, G#, A#, C, C# - (Letters of C# major scale)
FINGERS USED 2     3    1   2     3     4     2   1
(RIGHT HAND)

ILLUSTRATION FOR C# MAJOR SCALE



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Monday, 6 June 2011

FREE PIANO LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS: (VIDEO CLIPS - How to play the E and B major scale on the Piano/Keyboard.

Hi! By now you should be able to play the C, G, D and A major scales. (If you are new to this site please click here to view previous lessons.)

Today we will continue on major scales. Lets take a look at how to play the E and B majors scale using the right fingers.

ILLUSTRATION 1 - E MAJOR SCALE

E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#, E - (The letters that make up the E major scale)


ILLUSTRATION 2 - B MAJOR SCALE

B, C#, D#, E, F#, G#, A#, B - ( The letters that make up the B major scale)


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Sunday, 5 June 2011

FREE PIANO LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS: (VIDEO CLIPS - How to play the D and A major scale on the Piano/Keyboard.

Hi guys!
Today I want to show you how to play the D and A major scales on the keyboard. In the previous piano lesson, I show a short video illustrating the finger techniques used when playing the C and G major scale using the right hand. (Click to view previous lesson)

Well, today I will be sharing some more videos.

PLAYING D MAJOR SCALE

D E F# G A B C# D - Letters of D major scale.
NB> Instead of playing "F" and "C" you will play F# and C# repectively.

PLAYING A MAJOR SCALE

A B C# D E F# G# A - Letters of A major scale.
NB> Instead of playing C, F and G you will play C#, F# and G#.



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Saturday, 4 June 2011

Free Piano Lessons For Beginners - (Video Clips for C and G Major Scales)

In previous piano lessons on major scales, I have shared some great information and illustrations showing to play the C, G and D major scale on the piano.

View link below:
How to play major scale on the piano.
Playing the G and D major scale on the piano.

To make these lessons a bit easier, I will be sharing some video clips showing the basic finger techniques used when playing a major scale.
In todays lesson you will learn how to play the C and G major scale using the right hand. I know these video clips will help. (The quality might not be a 100%)

ILLUSTRATION 1 - THE C MAJOR SCALE


ILLUSTRATION 2 THE G MAJOR SCALE


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