Sharing suggestion for Music Arrangement

I receive a music mp3 from one of the Pianologist readers, Alvin Teh. He is a 21 years old musician whom I met at the Be An Idol website. Due to his enthusiasm in music, we would like to share with you about the music he created. The file is name GuXiaNG.. I don’t know…

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How to play One Note Samba, the funky way..

The idea came to me when I was in the toilet doing… something. I use to perform this song alone with only a piano in bossa nova style, which turned out to be not so satisfying even for myself. That’s why instead of trying to make it sound good following the original bossa nova style…

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Top 4 Reasons People Quit Learning Piano, and Why They Shouldn’t

You suck man…… Discouragement from people around you is an inevitable phase in music learning. The great alto saxophonist, Charlie Parker, used to practise 16 hours a day at home, until his neighbours beg him to stop. The great pianist, Keith Jarret, had a solo recital in Alice Tull Hall at Lincoln Center, gave a…

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How to complete full pop song music arrangement in 60 minutes

I have heard about professional music arrangers who are capable of completing his arrangement task within 2-5 hours. Most beginners are amazed by the speed and quality of those final products –beautiful music arrangements of simple pop songs. Don’t be surprised, every musician with enough practice can do it too. Here, I will give you…

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Erroll Garner Solo Transcription on Lullaby of Birdland

Erroll Garner, one of the greatest jazz pianist that ever lived, who never learnt to read sheet music. Its hard to find a pianist who can swing as hard as Garner. Check out the pure joy of jazz piano playing [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g32oijfkhH4] In his version of lullaby of birdland, you can see how he create some…

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How to do a Funky Music Arrangement

We Pianologists have been doing countless recording projects over the years. Here we would like to let you have a glimpse of what we do, and how we do an arrangement of a song, step by step. Most of our clients actually don’t have any background in any music instruments, but still share our passion…

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Branding your blog with written theme music

Most sites and blogs are silent! I mean no music. However, there is a minority that plays music automatically, which is really annoying. At least I feel disturbed if a site plays a long non-stop music. Finding the stop button is my instant respond. If I can’t find it within 5 seconds, most probably I…

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Piano Wizard versus Piano Hero

I previously wrote a review of an open sourced piano game: Piano Hero. Meanwhile, Piano Wizard is another piano game that claims that it is a fun and useful program that can actually teach you how to play the piano. I will review both of the software here and show you the result of my…

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