The importance of rhythm: piano playing tips from Melanie Spanswick

This video blog (vlog 13) 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.


Melanie Spanswick has written and published a wide range of courses, anthologies, examination syllabuses, and text books, including Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). This best-selling graded, progressive piano course contains a large selection of repertoire featuring a huge array of styles and genres, with copious practice tips and suggestions for every piece.

For more information, please visit the publications page, here.

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  1. A.Layman says:

    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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