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 piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious 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.


One Comment Add yours

  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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