What most heard coming from the movie screen sounded somewhat like classical, yet not quite. Hard to put a finger on, one could say it was ‘new age’ - a flowing, whimsical approach to playing piano.
And now there’s a place to go for those wanting to play in this style thanks to pianist and teacher Edward Weiss.
Weiss has a ‘new age’ approach that promises to help a complete beginner improvise and create at the piano. When asked how he accomplishes this feat, Weiss responds…
“I start students off with something called the ‘open position’ chord. It gives a beginner a nice modern sound spread out between both hands right away. And, ironically, can sound something ike the music from the movie ‘The Piano.’ By using just a few chords, students can quickly begin to create their own unique music.”
A complete ‘new age’ piano course is now available and contains over 150 lessons that promise to show those who want to improvise how to do so. The course has over 1100 members who pay a small monthly fee to access the lessons.
When asked whether his course is popular or not, Weiss elaborates:
“You’d probably think there aren’t a lot of people who want to learn how to play New Age piano. But I have a lot of adults who love what I do and who have been with me for a long time. They enjoy the lessons because maybe, for the first time in their lives, they’re creating their own unique music.”
A free piano lesson titled ‘Summer Morning’ is currently being offered that promises to show the complete beginner how to improvise in the Key of C Major. Find the lesson now at http://www.quiescencemusic.com