One of the first questions I am usually asked when I begin improvising is, “How do you do that?” The second question usually is something like, “Can you teach me to do that too?” The answer is yes, of course.
Anyone can improvise, arrange, embellish, or jazz up any music even if they think they cannot because they were “classically taught,” which just means they played classical pieces and were taught in a more traditional style. That is how I was taught as well so I understand when people say they cannot play by ear, improvise, or compose music. In the beginning, I could not do any of those either and had to learn how to do everything just as you can as well.
In today’s Theory Tip Tuesday pointer, I am going to share…
How to motivate piano students to play piano with a 1 5 8 9 10 New Age Left Hand Pattern (while the right hand improvises with third and sixth intervals).
Watch this video where I teach you what to do and how to do it.
Click on this image below to download the FREE PDF that goes along with this video. Please feel free to print these out, copy these, and share these with your piano students (if you are a piano teacher), or with family and friends who may be excited and interested in learning a fun left hand pattern to jazz up music of their own. These are free and I encourage everyone to learn how to do this, perfect it, master it, and then perform it and share it with others!
Have fun with these!
I’d love to have you listen to one of my albums, “The Dawn of a New Age”, below (in the piano pieces you will hear the 1 – 5 – 8 – 9 – 10 left hand pattern along with several other new age left hand patterns I used when composing these pieces – including the third and sixth intervals with the right hand):
If you’d like to play new age instrumental piano solos I have composed, you can learn more about my book, “The Dawn of a New Age” by clicking on the cover below: