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Composing for Piano: ‘New Age’ Approach Offers Quick Results
Online piano course offers instruction on how to compose music!
But pianist, composer, and online piano teacher Edward Weiss sees no reason why anyone can’t create their own unique music.
Weiss owns and operates Quiescencemusic.com - a website that specializes in showing students how to play something called ‘new age’ piano. When asked how he teaches people how to write music and compose, Weiss responds:
“I teach students how to complete a simple 8-bar phrase first. By working in small sections, would be composers learn how to complete something quickly and easily. And once they can do this, they begin to understand how most music is created in sections.”
A piano lesson Weiss offers on his site titled 'October Colors' is one of many that promise to teach students the art of composition. A full piano lesson is available and shows this piano teacher creating right before our eyes. It’s really something remarkable watching this as you can see how one section of music comes from another.
Here’s what this ‘new age’ piano teacher has to say about the lesson…
“October Colors is a great example of the sectional approach to composing. The first part is built using small phrases and the second section is just two chords repeated in the left hand while the right hand improvises. I show students how to transfer their feeling to the piano and then use that feeling to compose music.”
Those interested in learning more about how to compose and write music can learn more about the course at http://www.Quiescencemusic.com/#