Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Piano Songs - Create Them Yourself!

Have you ever wanted to create your own unique piano songs? Just simple pieces that express how you feel? You can if you learn how to improvise first and then learn how to compose. Here's why.

Improvising allows you to express what you feel without constraint. In essence, it's like freewriting because the goal here is to free your own unique voice without having to worry about right or wrong, good or bad. It is a skill that students should learn before any other and is foundational for further success at composing. Once you are able to sit down at the piano and can trust your intuition to guide you, you're ready to compose.

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1 comment:

  1. I have done this from time to time and enjoyed it. In one case I recorded the session and it one spot I hit a few good sounding chords (by accident). The problem was I didn't know how to end the "piece". :-)