Sunday, September 19, 2010
The exploration of piano voicings is sure to lead to more piano creativity. If you've been bound by the idea of playing triads (three-note chords) and 7th chords as you originally learned them ( C E G, G B D F, etc), the very act of getting your feet wet with piano voicings will have you hooked within a short amount of time. You have the innate desire to be creative, so it stands to reason that once exposed to playing the chords you have already learned in a more creative fashion, you'll want to learn more and more!
So, what is a piano voicing? Sometimes referred to as piano chord voicings or jazz piano voicings, the meaning is the same (jazz piano voicings simply those voicings that are apt to be used in the jazz idiom)... a voicing, in simple terms, is an arrangement of chord tones that goes beyond the scope of basic root, 1st inversion, 2nd inversion, and 3rd inversion positions. It can involve simply spacing the notes in a different manner and it also can involve the elimination of certain tones.
For example, the following could be thought of as a piano voicing for G7 (more accurately, G13):
(F being the lowest tone, just below middle C)
Notice that the root G is not even included in this voicing. Yet this is a very common piano voicing used by jazz pianists time and time again. Usually, the root would be played by a bass player if playing in the context of a group... or the root could be played in the bass area of the piano... sometimes, however, it is not played at all!
As you learn piano online and investigate the many lessons available, the study of piano voicings is one that is sure to keep you busy (and having fun) for a very long time. Indeed, immersing yourself in such a study is conducive to your developing a unique piano style of your own.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Learn Piano Online – Free Easy Online Piano Lessons
At Piano Amore, we aim to provide a platform for learning piano online; it’s fun, easy to understand and inspiring…here is a place where you can tune in and enjoy free lessons at any time, day or night.
Learn piano online at a site where we add new piano learning tools all the time to increase your learning potential and your enjoyment. As you visit regularly and express your needs, we listen and provide just what you are looking for.
I would like to personally thank you for taking some of your valuable time to visit Piano Amore! I consider it both a pleasure and a privilege. I hope you will take advantage of the many free piano lessons available here at the site as well as other programs that we have which are designed to help you excel in certain areas of your pianistic development. A few of these are Piano Chords 101, ProProach, and The Magic 3 (though there are many more which you will find in our store.
If the topic of piano chords is new for you, you may want to consider Piano Chords 101, since this video/guidebook combo provides a very easy-to-follow approach for mastering your basic triads... you will want to follow your study of
triads with the exploration of 7th chords. The Ridiculously Easy Way To Master Those 7th Chords On The Piano is excellent for this. Since you will ultimately want to learn these 7th chords, you can actually obtain Piano Chords 101 for free once getting involved with this program (special promotion we are currently
running). The details are here
Please feel free to contact me at info @ pianoamore.com if you have any questions or would like some direction when it comes to choosing the right program for you. I'm happy to help in any way that I can.
I hope you'll enjoy browsing the site and will visit often, as new additions are always being made, including new articles (be sure to check out this area)...
It is my goal to help make your piano learning experience as fun and rewarding as possible!
note: We have some new additions to the site. You'll want to check out Piano Wiz!
It's your personal connection to getting answers to your favorite piano topic questions. Thank you for the response we've received so far regarding this program. This is really a great way to take your musical understanding and piano playing skills to higher levels.