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Jazz Piano Lessons – Learn How To Play A Classic Instrument!

Are you interested inprofessional piano lessons Singapore? For sure, you will be confronted with an abundance of possibilities when looking for a music teacher. Before you start looking for a coach, one of the first things that you should do is to decide what kind of piano lessons you want or the genre where you intend to focus. By choosing a specialised field, you can find your area of concentration. For many, they decide to focus on jazz.

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What is Jazz Piano Lesson?

If you are interested in private piano lessons Singapore, you generally have to choose from two areas – jazz or classical. As they say, a person who has already learned classical piano can transition to jazz easier as against jazz to classical. In order to learn jazz piano successfully, there is a need to have rhythmic understanding, as well as knowledge on forms and progressions of chords. Jazz pianists have more creative freedom when playing the instrument as there is more room for improvisation.

  • Skills to Learn

    Once you enrol for jazz piano lessons Singapore, you will learn a variety of techniques, which will help to make you a better pianist in no time. It is important to hire a qualified music teacher to be assured of learning at a quick pace. With this, below are some of the most important techniques that one should learn.

  • Jazz Piano Chords

    The mastery of chord is believed to be the building block of jazz piano, which is why it is the first one that should be learned in private piano lessons Singapore. Major, minor, diminished, suspended forth, and minor seventh are some of the examples of chords that you will be taught.

  • Jazz Improvisation

    Once you have learned the chords, the next important thing to master is improvisation, which will generally refer to creating new and fresh melodies through combining chords and producing a tune. Intentional conviction and spontaneous creativity are two of the most important things in jazz improvisation.

  • Jazz Transcription

    Transcribing is another thing you will learn in jazz piano lessons Singapore. Basically speaking, it involves having a deeper understanding of the music and arriving at the right notes. This is a complicated process but with proper education, it is possible to have it mastered.

  • Licks

    Simply put, licks are stock patterns, which include a sequence of notes that can be used in solos and accompaniments. It is critical in performing an improvised solo for jazz pianists. It can be learned either from a recording or a printed material, and they cannot be altered or combined with other lines.

  • ii-V-i Chord Progression

    Known as a cadential progression, this is one of the most popular chords that should be learned by jazz pianists. By cadential, it creates finality or ending, indicative of whether there is still continuation or if the piece has already reached its conclusion. Under this chord, you will use the second, fifth, and root tones. This may be quite intimidating at first, but with the help of professional piano lessons Singapore, it can be learned with ease.

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Piano Learning Concepts and Skills for Beginners (part 2 – end)
  • Musical Concepts and Development – elementary musical concepts learning overlapping with technical skills is necessity. This includes dynamic range from ff to pp, energetic sound, fast and slow tempos, steady pulse in all tempos from slow to fast, phrases and slurs, musically meaningful note groupings, simple pedalling, basic tempo markings like allegro, allegretto, moderato, andante, adagio, basic music terms like ritardando, a tempo, crescendo, diminuendo, fermata, 8va.
  • Imagery – it is a useful tool to encourage musical playing. Imagery will encourage students to play more than the correct notes and rhythm. It will also help to create interest and excitement to motivate students to create more beautiful musical sound.
  • Teacher Demonstrations – teachers can provide a musical model by playing a student piece in to contrasting ways, asking students which performance they prefer and why. This comparison encourages the student to listen closely, think critically, and play musically.
  • Duet Accompaniments – for early piano solos in providing opportunities for students to experience the musical qualities of the piece more richly. When teachers play duet parts musically, students will respond subconsciously and, in turn, play more musically, orchestrated accompaniment disks and audio recordings also provide effective musical modelling.
  • Dynamics – the nucleus of dynamic nuance can be introduced in the first few lessons as the student plays both loudly ( f ) and softly ( p ). Students can be directed to the correct physical motion necessary for each sound and avoid producing a loud sound by force and tension, or a soft sound with flabby fingers and arm tension.
  • Legoto, Staccato and Non-Legato – some beginners usually play legato naturally. To play legato, students must be able to hear the difference between continuous and non-continuous sounds. Legato playing achieved as a physical concept produces a superficially connected sound; Staccato – staccato touch adds variety, energy and excitement to playing. Like Legato, students must hear the sound and feel the correct motion to achieve staccato. It is easier to play correctly using a whole-arm motion. Bouncing is an excellent image for the motion and sound of staccato; Non-Legato – the easiest touch for many beginners. A small space of silence separates each note and the fingers do not have to connect one note to the next. The hand, arm and finger simply move up and down.
  • Phrasing – teaching students to breathe as they listen to the end pf each musical phrase played, and the physical motion of gently lifting the wrist forward and then releasing the finger just prior to the start of the next phrase begins to develop the technique needed for phrase endings.
  • Diversity of Repertoire – elementary students should learn many diverse and easy pieces that expand musical understanding and ability, rather than a few harder pieces only. Students will master one musical concept at a time of pieces are easier and focus on that concept.

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