It’s All About Music
The Piano is simply a musical instrument and if we are really going to learn it then we need to know the basics of music. Trust me you are going to learn much more than you bargained for in a real simplified approach.
What is music then?
“Music simply means organized/pleasant sounds in time that EXPRESSES ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody and harmony.”
…culled from dictionary.com
Now if you could understand that automatically then you must be a meditating monk.
If you couldn’t, then you should find a name for yourself.
Everyone! Read on because I am about to reveal a very valuable secret to you…
Here we go…
If you read the definition of music again you will notice I emphasized the word “EXPRESSES”.
Now music is like a language and it deals with expressions in sounds. Although a singer sings in words but without having those elements of music (Rhythm, Melody and Harmony) then the singer will only be talking just like you are reading this now. Therefore, to create music the singer must sing melodiously for anyone to really enjoy it and bet me, if no one enjoys it then they will quickly convert it to noise.
Let me illustrate a little bit here…
If you watch a movie and a bad scene is about to take place, you will be very aware before it happens due to some terrific background music that you hear. It sends you a message of what is about to happen.
Some movies also make you want to cry because of the music in the background… Some music are funny like those playing behind the Tom and Jerry cartoon.
With that knowledge you can easily agree that music communicates ideas and expresses feelings to its listeners. However, we can go further and say Music is like a language.
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