Notes From The Bungalow Vol. 6

Notes From The Bungalow Vol. 6

Giving Thanks to Saint Burchardi and John Cage I’m not sure exactly when Halloween became the start of the Christmas season, but it seems that ever since the light went out on the jack-o-lantern the airwaves have been jammed with the talk of gift-buying. Late December...
Getting Faster Piano Fingers part 1a

Getting Faster Piano Fingers part 1a

We all want to play the piano faster and be stronger in what we play. However, we also need accuracy, dexterity, fluidity, dynamics and most of all musicality. In this article and lesson, I will show you how to achieve these characteristics in your playing through...
Student Spotlight: Lloyd Rees

Student Spotlight: Lloyd Rees

Lloyd Rees, Newport South Wales Lloyd is one of our newer members, from a city along the M4 Motorway next to the Welsh Capitol Cardiff. He began playing the piano at 7 years old. After studying for 5 years Lloyd began to pursue other interests like rugby and...
Notes From The Bungalow Vol. 5

Notes From The Bungalow Vol. 5

A Judgement to Rush What I don’t want this to be is another in a long line of articles declaring the reasons why this year’s nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ludicrous because, while filled with deserving candidates, it fails to include...
Notes From the Bungalow Vol. 4

Notes From the Bungalow Vol. 4

At what price? $3.99. I really enjoy a bargain. Probably equally as much, I enjoy finding that bargain. Like the treasure at the end of the hunt. I also enjoy collecting. Finding a bargain to add to a collection is the perfect storm of the shopping experience for me....
How to practice the piano – pt. 2

How to practice the piano – pt. 2

In last month’s practicing the piano article we focused a lot on goal setting. In this month’s article we are going to dive deeper into what and how to practice. I will also be covering my 80/20 practice rule.   1) My Piano Goal This Week We know...
How to practice the piano

How to practice the piano

In this multi-part article, I want to give you some pointers on how to practice the piano. Practicing can be fun and when you have clear goals defined, I think you’ll find that it is satisfying and enjoyable! Goals keep you focused If you sit down to practice...
Notes From the Bungalow Vol. 3

Notes From the Bungalow Vol. 3

Getting Older, Getting Old Several years ago, I had a neighbor named Peter. Peter lived a few houses down from me, and I would often see him out walking his dog. In his 60s, Peter was a pleasant enough guy, and sometimes if I saw him on the street I would stop to talk...
Rock Improvisation Techniques

Rock Improvisation Techniques

Rock Improvisation Techniques - Bruce Hornsby For me, one of the reasons I love Bruce Hornsby’s music so much is due to his ability to infuse a jazz sound into a rock environment. Let me explain… In this article, I will break down one of the licks that I teach in our...
Drop 2 Voicings for Prelude To A Kiss

Drop 2 Voicings for Prelude To A Kiss

Recently I recorded a Willie Answers lesson on diminished harmony. Part of that lesson was using a diminished approach technique which I discuss in depth in the lesson. I also covered drop 2 voicings which generated some questions from our students. So, I figured...
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