Piano Accompaniment Recently I have started recording some piano accompaniment arrangements of songs for people to sing along to. This may be of interest to people who like singing to karaoke-type music but on a much more laid back, acoustic level. I have only just started doing this but do check back regularly as I’mContinue reading “Piano Accompaniment”
Prelude in C Major (J.S Bach) I am a member of a piano Facebook group and I came across someone learning this so thought I’d give it a go myself. As well as reading the music I looked it up on Spotify and found myself listening to Alistair McGowan playing it. If he can playContinue reading “Prelude in C Major (J.S Bach)”
This is an article about what I see as the differences between keyboards and pianos, both in terms of the instruments themselves and how to play them. I am not technical at all but I do play both piano and keyboard and therefore also offer my limited insights into how smart technology can help youContinue reading “Am I a keyboard player or a pianist?”
My parents bought a piano for my sister to start having lessons, at around the age of six. I would’ve been around three years old at that time – too young to have lessons, but old enough to be intrigued by the musical piece of furniture in the corner of the room. I began toContinue reading “The Piano in the Corner – theoretical misgivings”
I love playing the piano. It was my favourite toy as kid, and still is. It was the skill I mastered quicker than any other. It became a thing that others wanted to hear me play, rather than just being forced to. It was how I came to be involved in amateur dramatics and schoolContinue reading “The Piano in the Corner – a preface”
I used to play in a band at university. We were mainly a rock-indie group with a few funky and soul tunes included as well. We generally played high-tempo songs to keep the student crowds moving and match the increasingly high-octane atmosphere in whichever pub or club we were in. However, we always found timeContinue reading “Nobody Does It Better”
On my website I position myself, and sell my services, as a pianist and a writer of poems and songs. I do not purport to play the guitar, or harmonica, or sing, to anything like a level to which punters would be happy to exchange their hard-earned cash to hear! However, I do love singingContinue reading “Jamming”
These are some Christmas tunes to fall asleep to – the mellow and reflective kind!
Bringing a bit of early December festive cheer with the old man!
On Wednesday I wrote a little poem. Someone suggested I turn it in to a song. Which I did! Lyrics are slightly different to the poem, and there is a refrain. Hope you enjoy 🙂