Can You Become The Piano Player Of Your Dreams in 2008?7
Piano Playing Goals To Accomplish in 2008
As you begin this new year, here are seven goals for you to accomplish within one year — 2008. Of course you can have as many goals as you want, but these 7 goals will take you a long way toward being the piano player of your dreams.
Goal #1: Learn ALL the chords. Not just a few, but ALL the chords. No, it’s not impossible once you grasp the logic of it all. All The Chords In The Whole Wide World
Goal #2: Learn to read chord symbols such as Cm7, Eb9, G7sus, and so on. They are the shorthand of music and allow you to use the written music as a map rather than a straight jacket. Play More Notes Without Reading More Notes
Goal #3: Learn to play in all 12 major keys, not just your favorite keys. Since there are 12 months in the year, you can take one key per month and really master it. For example, in January play everything in the key of C. In February play every song in the key of Db, and so on throughout the year. Learn To Think In All 12 Keys
Goal #4: Learn how to improvise a new melody over the same chords. Improvise!
Goal #5: Learn Music Theory. Until you understand what makes music tick and how it all works, you’ll just be playing notes by rote. Music Theory
Goal #6. Learn how to arrange songs using a variety of styles instead of playing every song just as it is written in sheet music. Dress Up Naked Music
Goal #7: Learn specific techniques that the pros use. Do you know how to straddle? Do you know how to create a cascading waterfall? Do you know how to create an intro to a song with just two chords? Do you know how to create suspensions? Learn at least a few of these pro techniques in 2008. Pro Secrets
If you are a beginner, or a near-beginner, be sure to take the Crash Course, since it starts at square one and over the year covers some of all these subjects, but of course not in the depth you would get by focusing on those individual subjects.
Whatever you do, I wish you a wonderful 2008. Make it the best year ever!