The importance of rhythm: piano playing tips from Melanie Spanswick

The Video Blog (vlog 13) today looks at the importance of developing a strong sense of pulse or rhythm. This is a crucial element when learning to play any instrument and it should be cultivated right from the first lesson.


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For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my two-book piano course, Play it again: PIANO (Schott). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, 49 progressive pieces from approximately Grade 1 – 8 level are featured, with at least two pages of practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.


 

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One thought on “The importance of rhythm: piano playing tips from Melanie Spanswick

  1. I always used to go out for long walks to develop mine, as walking is a rhythmic thing we do without thinking about it. Also always listen to heavy rhythmed music, such as Jamaican reggae, dancehall and in particular ska. When I was in secondary school CoventryTwo Tone was popular, and that’s incredibly rhythmic!!!

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