Thursday, June 08, 2006

What is New Age Piano Anyway?

Having played what is commonly called "New Age Piano" for the last 16 years, you'd think I'd be qualified to define it. But I'll be perfectly honest with you and say I haven't the slightest clue!

Here's what I know. I know the music is more consonant than dissonant. I know that the harmonies are mostly major but can be minor and that chord choice leans towards a "clean" sound. As far as melody goes, it can be anything from an ambient melange with no discernible direction to a simple folk spun line a child could follow.

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