The Essentials of Reading Piano Music
If you can play the piano by ear and have no need for sheet music, you’re one of the lucky few. Most mortals, through, need to become familiar with the all the symbols that convey music from the printed page to actual sound.
The beat is what you tap your foot to; it’s the steady pulse that keeps your piano playing on track. In fact, to understand musical beats and how they’re measured, look at a clock and tap your foot once [more…]
In music, ties and dots are symbols that add more time or length to the notes you play on the piano. If a quarter or half note doesn’t quite cut it, the composer throws in some of these value-adding notations [more…]