26 Dec 2016

Introduction to Pop Piano

In pop piano class, students usually learn by listening, not reading. In the classical way of learning, however, students usually learn by reading musical notation. Note reading can be tedious and tiring for certain types of people and pop piano might be more fun and interesting as it pushes you to be more creative on your own. It encourages improvisation and allows the player to see music in a new perspective. Improvising (or in other words, making up your own music) allows for endless musical possibilities, which could generate more spontaneous and exciting music.

Both classical and pop learning methods have their own benefits depending on your goals. Pop has more space to improvise and enhances your hearing skills; therefore, if you think you have a good ear and enjoy improvising, learning pop piano could definitely be an option for you to explore!

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