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Piano on the Right-Side of the Brain? 'New Age' Approach Promises Quick Results
Chords, improvisation, and fun abound in unique right-brain piano course!
In fact, Weiss, who teaches something called ‘new age’ piano online, says that it’s far better to learn how to speak the language of music first and compares what he does to the right-brain approach visual artist Betty Edwards used for her book 'Drawing on the Right-Side of the Brain.'
Here’s what this 'New Age' piano teacher has to say about it…
“Most students who want to play piano think they must start out with note reading. But not only is note reading the last thing that should be learned, it can be a hindrance when focusing in on creative expression.”
The creative expression Weiss talks about has a lot to do with what he teaches, and that’s something called ‘new age’ piano.
The ‘new age’ style of piano playing started back in the early 1980’s and was jumpstarted by pianist and composer George Winston. Winston released an album titled ‘December’
Calm and relaxing, new age music has been used as a way for people to relax and uniwnd after a busy day of work or as a way to create a soothing ambiance in homes and retail spaces. The idea of actually creating it on one’s own is an idea Mr. Weiss had as soon as he was able to hook up his keyboard to a computer.
“I know a lot of people love this style of piano music and would like to be able to create it. It’s mostly an improvised music and this is where the real beauty of the style is because once students get a taste of how freeing it can be to just sit down at the piano and play, it becomes something that remains forever.”
A complete New Age piano course is being offered at Weiss's website at http://www.Quiescencemusic.com
Page Updated Last on: May 10, 2013