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Pop/Rock Piano Teachers


Our Piano Teachers offer pop/rock piano lessons to teach you all of the skills necessary for surviving in the professional world of contemporary music. Our pop/rock piano teachers can teach you the skills you need, whatever your musical circumstances, interests, and aspirations.

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Pop/Rock Piano Teachers


Our Piano Teachers offer pop/rock piano lessons to teach you all of the skills necessary for surviving in the professional world of contemporary music. Our pop/rock piano teachers can teach you the skills you need, whatever your musical circumstances, interests, and aspirations.

Pop/rock piano teachers

 

With countless venues, recording studios, record labels, and bands, our cities are all meccas for aspiring pop/rock piano and keyboard students. Our piano teachers are professional pop/rock artists, with real experience in the scene and the music industry.


Taught by some of the top pop/rock piano teachers available, Piano Teachers Connect’s pop/rock piano lessons are designed to be extremely flexible.

 

Our pop/rock piano students are:

 

  • Teenagers and adults of all ages who have a passion for learning to play their favourite songs by the Beatles, Elton John, Kings of Leon, Adele, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, and many others.

 

  • Children whose ears have caught onto the music their parents play around the house, and can’t help but want to play it on the piano.

 

  • Professional singer/songwriters developing their piano skills to aid their songwriting and accompany themselves.

 

  • Electronic music producers, using keyboards and midi to compose music on computers.

 

  • Keyboardists in bands who want to develop their skills and contribute more to their bands’ original songs.


If you love to listen to pop/rock and other contemporary styles of music, chances are good that you will also love learning how to play this music on the piano.


The first step is to find a great pop/rock piano teacher, who shares your musical interests, and can offer you piano lessons geared towards what you want to learn.

 

Tell us about your musical interests, and any current musical ventures you’re taking part in. We have pop/rock piano teachers with experience in all parts of the music industry. We can match you with a piano teacher who can teach you exactly what you want to learn. If you’re already a professional musician, our teachers can help you take your career to the next level.


Being a well-rounded pop/rock pianist requires versatility, and a great many skills. The pop/rock pianist is a jack of all trades, equally comfortable in all contemporary music styles, reading music from chord charts, sheet music, or simply playing by ear. The pop/rock pianist is able to play simple grooves or complex solos,, understands the keyboard technology, and is at ease playing synths, organs, clavinets, and grand pianos.


Our pop/rock piano teachers can help you gain the skills necessary for surviving in the professional world of contemporary music. They will offer some of the best teaching methods through their pop/rock piano lessons. They can work with you whatever your musical circumstances, interests, and aspirations.

 


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Process of Learning Pop/Rock Piano


The process of learning to play pop/rock piano begins with you. Give your pop/rock piano teacher a list of 5-10 songs representing your favourite music.

Process of Learning Pop/Rock Piano


The process of learning to play pop/rock piano begins with you. Give your pop/rock piano teacher a list of 5-10 songs representing your favourite music.

The process of learning pop/rock piano

 

The process of learning to play pop/rock piano will vary depending on your musical interests and aspirations. There are, however, several common skills and techniques you should not be without.


Some of the elements of your pop/rock piano lessons will overlap with the materials taught in jazz piano lessons. You will learn about chord theory, improvisation, and how to play in a band.


Pop/rock music has an especially unique rhythmic feel, and its own melodic and harmonic language which you will learn to speak through the piano. You will be able to see and understand how the simple chord progressions used in early rock ‘n’ roll were developed through the decades to create a delicate balance between experimentation and basic musical elements that catch our ear’s attention.


The process of learning to play pop/rock piano begins with you and your music collection.


First and foremost, it’s essential that you have a passion for listening to music. Whether your musical tastes are specific or varied, give your pop/rock piano teacher a list of 5-10 artists, songs, or YouTube links that are representative of your favourite styles of music - this will be the starting point for your adventure into learning to play pop/rock piano.


Whatever your musical interests, here are some of the main areas your pop/rock piano teacher may cover in your piano lessons:


  • Chord theory: How are pop/rock chord progressions built? What are some of the tricks pop/rock songwriters use to turn a simple sequence of major and minor chords into something fresh, interesting, and meaningful? Your pop/rock piano teacher will explain the basics of chord theory, progressing on to the vast possibilities for chord voicings on the piano, chord inversions and alternate bass notes, and how mixing chords from different keys can offer amazing new sounds and a sense of surprise for the listener.


  • Improvisation: How do I build a pop/rock piano or keyboard solo? How do I improvise a pop/rock accompaniment, with rich chords that won’t clash with a vocalist? How does jamming with other pop/rock musicians work? Our pop/rock piano teachers have the answers.


  • Approaching different styles: Piano may be an obvious instrumental choice for pop/rock ballads, but how does the pop/rock pianist approach faster guitar-driven songs, rap, hip-hop, or electronic music? Our pop/rock piano teachers can show you how versatile the piano can be, and the different approaches you can take to play music of any tempo, and in any contemporary style of music.


  • Songwriting, composition, and music production: We have pop/rock piano teachers who are professionals in these fields, and can teach you the skills, techniques, and tricks of the trade necessary to start creating your own music.



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Our Approach to Pop/Rock Piano Lessons


Our Piano Teachers' approach to pop/rock piano lessons teaches you to play your favourite music on the piano, and nurtures your creativity.

Our Approach to Pop/Rock Piano Lessons


Our Piano Teachers' approach to pop/rock piano lessons teaches you to play your favourite music on the piano, and nurtures your creativity.

Our approach to pop/rock piano lessons

 

Our approach to pop/rock piano lessons is two-fold: to teach you the skills necessary to experience the joy of playing your favourite music on the piano, and to nurture your creativity so that you may know the fulfillment that comes from creative expression.


Great pop/rock music - like all great art - is born from a passion. No famous pop/rock star ever started plunking out chords on the piano because of the career potential; there was music inside them from the beginning, longing to get out.


Our pop/rock piano teachers approach piano lessons with the goal of setting your inner pop/rock artistry free. They help you achieve this by offering fun, enjoyable lessons, where you learn to play the music you love, and by showing you that there is no single, correct way to play pop/rock piano - except the way that you feel it.


A great musician once said that only when he stopped worrying about playing like, or being “as good as”, his musical idols, and realised that the only musician he could play like was himself, was he finally able to express himself freely through his music, without inhibitions, enabling him to go on to achieve great things with his art.


That’s why it’s so important for you to take an active role in deciding what you will learn in your pop/rock piano lessons. It’s your job to go explore the music that’s out there in the world, find bands and artists that inspire you, and use this music as fuel for your own creativity. When you bring your favourite music and your creative ideas into your piano lessons, your pop/rock piano teacher can use your musical passions as a starting point, adding in their professional expertise to provide you with the skills you need to grow as a musician.


At the same time, your pop/rock piano teacher will offer clear guidance and direction in your piano lessons.


Our pop/rock piano teachers design your course of study around your goals and interests; they look at where you want to go, and tell you exactly what you need to do to get there.


Our pop/rock piano teachers will make sure that you have a solid, well-rounded foundation in pop/rock piano playing, upon which your creative output can thrive.


Through teaching you all the essentials - such as reading music, chord theory, and improvisation - with direct applications to your personal musical goals and interests, our piano teachers will arm you with the exact set of tools you need to be successful in the styles of music that you want to create.


Your musical adventure starts and ends with you - our professional pop/rock piano teachers can help you get from A to B!



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Choosing Pop/Rock Piano Teachers


The best pop/rock piano teachers are session and studio pianists and keyboardists, singer/songwriters, composers, producers, and band members.

Choosing Pop/Rock Piano Teachers


The best pop/rock piano teachers are session and studio pianists and keyboardists, singer/songwriters, composers, producers, and band members.

Who are the ideal pop/rock piano teachers?

 

The contemporary music scene is more varied and diverse than ever - the ideal pop/rock piano teacher will share your musical passions, and they will be a working, professional artist in the styles of music that interest you.

 

Our pop/rock piano teachers are as varied and diverse as the contemporary music industry.

 

  • Our pop/rock piano teachers are session and studio pianists and keyboardists, singer/songwriters, composers and producers, and pop/rock band members with extensive touring and recording experience.

 

  • Our pop/rock piano teachers work in all styles of contemporary music.

 

  • Our pop/rock piano teachers have music degrees specialising in pop/rock and contemporary music.

 

  • Above all, our pop/rock piano teachers are experienced educators, with successful, tried and tested methods for teaching pop/rock piano. The ideal pop/rock piano teacher is different for each and every student.


Piano Teachers Connect takes on the challenge of placing you with the ideal piano teacher to match your musical interests and dreams:

 

  • Once you have told us about your favourite artists, songs, and styles of music, why you are interested in taking pop/rock piano lessons, your previous experiences and background in music, and your goals and dreams for your music and your piano playing, we take the time to consider carefully which one of our pop/rock piano teachers will be the best match for you.

 

  • When we have some ideas, we speak with the piano teachers we have in mind, telling them about you, and getting a sense as to whether they can offer the perfect pop/rock piano lessons to help you achieve your musical goals.

 


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Preparing for Pop/Rock Piano Exams


Preparing for pop/rock piano exams adds an extra element of structure and concrete goals to your piano lessons, and our pop/rock piano teachers can make sure that you pass with high marks!

Preparing for Pop/Rock Piano Exams


Preparing for pop/rock piano exams adds an extra element of structure and concrete goals to your piano lessons, and our pop/rock piano teachers can make sure that you pass with high marks!

Preparing for pop/rock piano exams

 

Preparing for pop/rock piano exams adds an extra element of structure and concrete goals to your piano lessons, and provides an excellent source of motivation.

 

Rockschool is the leading accredited provider of rock exams worldwide. They offer graded pop/rock Piano/Keyboard exams from Grade 1 to Grade 8, and Band Based Keys exams from Grade 1 to Grade 5, as well as advanced diplomas in performance and teaching. These piano exams are QCA-accredited, with Grades 6-8 corresponding with Level 3 of the National Qualifications Framework, and the A-Level.

 

Everyone is eligible to take these exams, and our pop/rock piano teachers can make sure that you pass with high marks!

 

If you wish to benefit from the Rockschool exam program, the first step is to tell your pop/rock piano teacher. Your pop/rock piano teacher will assess your current level, and recommend the appropriate pop/rock piano, keyboard, or band based keys exam grade to begin preparing for.

 

Once your grade level has been determined, it is time to purchase your Rockschool exam books. For each Grade, there is one book that covers all the material on the exam. These books are widely available in music stores.

 

The last step is to choose the date for your exam. You can book the exam yourself, on the Rockschool website, and your rock/pop piano teacher can help you decide which exam period to enter, in order to give yourself enough time to adequately prepare.

 

At each grade level, Rockschool offers the option of taking a Grade Level Exam or a Performance Certificate. There are five parts to a Rockschool Grade Level Exam, including three performance pieces, technical exercises such as scales and broken chords, a choice of either sight-reading or improvisation, aural tests, and general musicianship questions. Performance Certificate exams consist of five performance pieces only.

 

It’s important to note that the Rockschool exam program, on its own, is not complete enough to make you a truly well-rounded pop/rock pianist. Your pop/rock piano teacher will supplement these exams with any additional material and instruction that you may need.

 

Don’t forget, you can also take exams in jazz piano and classical piano!

 


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Pop/Rock Composition and Music Production


Our Piano Teachers offers pop/rock piano lessons that will foster your creativity and help you to achieve your dreams in music. Our pop/rock piano teachers have professional experience as songwriters, music producers, composers of electronic music, and more!

Pop/Rock Composition and Music Production


Our Piano Teachers offers pop/rock piano lessons that will foster your creativity and help you to achieve your dreams in music. Our pop/rock piano teachers have professional experience as songwriters, music producers, composers of electronic music, and more!

Pop/rock composition and production

 

Our pop/rock piano teachers are here to foster your creativity, and help you achieve your dreams in music.


Many of our pop/rock piano students are songwriters, music producers, and composers of electronic music. Our pop/rock piano teachers have professional experience in all of these fields and more. We can work with you to develop the skills necessary for your creative endeavours - whatever they may be. Whether you are a professional, or have a dream of creating music, our pop/rock piano teachers can help.


Before we can help you, we need some more information.


Tell us about your songwriting, production experience, or compositions, and send us mp3s or links to your work. Tell us about your musical interests, and your aspirations as a musical artist. We’ll offer you piano lessons with the pop/rock piano teacher who best fits your situation, and in no time you’ll be adding new, exciting ideas into your existing musical practise, or starting to compose your first song or piece of music.



Here are some of the tools that our pop/rock piano teachers can help you develop:


  • General keyboard skills: These are necessary for accompanying your original songs, playing live, or recording tracks via midi.


  • Composition theory: Our pop/rock piano teachers can show you the basic rules guiding the construction of pop/rock chord progressions, chord-scale relationships and melody writing, piano accompaniment and background riffs, common compositional forms, and arranging and polishing your finished songs. Then our piano teachers can show you how to break the rules.


  • Production: Our pop/rock piano teachers have extensive experience in music production, and can answer any questions you may have about music technology and computer software. Learn to write music on the computer, or arrange your songs to be performed live by a band.


Your pop/rock piano teacher is as much a collaborator as a piano teacher, here to bounce ideas off of, provide you with feedback, and help you grow your creative ideas into full songs and compositions.


The ingredients for creativity are already there, within you. Our pop/rock piano teachers can help you access them, combine them, and develop them into something more!



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Playing Piano/Keyboards in Pop/Rock Bands


To play pop/rock piano and keyboards in a band requires energy and restraint - having great skill and technical ability, and knowing how to use them.

Playing Piano/Keyboards in Pop/Rock Bands


To play pop/rock piano and keyboards in a band requires energy and restraint - having great skill and technical ability, and knowing how to use them.

Playing piano in pop/rock bands

 

To play pop/rock piano and keyboards in a band requires energy and restraint; it means having great skill and technical ability, and knowing when and how to use them.


Playing pop/rock piano in a band can be great fun. It can also teach you a lot about music. There’s nothing better for your creativity than feeding off of other great musicians on the band stand, in rehearsals, or in the recording studio. You will develop your ears, through listening and reacting to your band members, and your improvisation, through soloing, part-writing, jamming, and reacting to the unexpected twists and turns that can happen in group performance.


Our pop/rock piano teachers can teach you the ins and outs of playing in a pop/rock band. Our piano teachers have extensive experience performing, recording, and touring with bands through the UK, Europe, and internationally. Their perspective on what it takes to be a great band member can help you avoid some of the pitfalls and mistakes that can annoy other musicians, and can help you contribute the greatest possible skill and talent through your pop/rock piano and keyboard playing.


Here are some of the main principles that will help you become a great band member and keys player:


  • Learn each song inside-out: Having a thorough sense of what the other musicians are playing - knowing the drum part, bass part, guitar part, etc - will help you perform your own part better, and gel with the rest of the band.


  • Know when to play less: A band of 4 or 5 musicians can produce a lot of sound. The ability to produce different textures and dynamics can give your band’s sound more depth and interest. There are times when it’s best to play a simple part, with one hand only, and other times when you can cut out completely, leaving room for others to shine.


  • Move seamlessly from background to foreground: You may be playing a simple, repetitive part for several minutes, when suddenly it’s time for the keyboard solo. Your role in the band can change instantly, and you must be ready, bringing intense energy, excitement, and volume when it’s required.


  • Styles of accompaniment: Being able to provide pads, rhythmic figures, arpeggios, and counter-melodies, and at ease with piano, organ, clavinet, rhodes, synth, and other common keyboard patches are essential for fulfilling your role on keyboards in a band.


  • Listening: Listening to yourself as you play piano can be a task in itself, but playing in a band requires you to listen to every other instrument as well. You must lock in your time and rhythms to the bass and drums, and be careful not to clash with guitars or overshadow vocalists. Though great rock music can sound messy sometimes, in actual fact the music works because every musician is blending with one another perfectly and with great skill.



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Pop/Rock Piano Songs


Our Piano Teachers' pop/rock piano lessons will teach you anything you want to learn! The songs you learn come straight from your music collection.

Pop/Rock Piano Songs


Our Piano Teachers' pop/rock piano lessons will teach you anything you want to learn! The songs you learn come straight from your music collection.

What pop/rock piano songs can I learn?

 

Our pop/rock piano teachers can teach you anything. The repertoire you learn in your pop/rock piano lessons comes straight from your music collection.


Of course our pop/rock piano teachers can and will also recommend music for you to learn, with your interests, aspirations, and current level in mind. This said, we greatly encourage all of our pop/rock piano students to take an active role in choosing the repertoire they learn in their piano lessons.


In the 21st century it is now clear that pop/rock music has a clear history and lineage. Getting some sense of the history of pop/rock music, and learning pop/rock piano repertoire from different eras, can tell you a lot about the influences of your favourite pop/rock bands and artists.


Having a thorough knowledge of all styles of music, in various eras of pop/rock history, can be very useful, whether you are interested in a career as a pop/rock pianist and keyboardist, or just want to become a more well-rounded and versatile musician.


Here are just a few examples of some important artists and songs in the pop/rock piano repertoire, all worth exploring:


  • Jerry Lee Lewis’ rock ‘n’ roll piano playing in the 1950s influenced many generations of rock/pop pianists to come. His classic piano style is epitomized in songs like Great Balls of Fire and Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.


  • Ray Charles combined rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles, and there’s a lot to be gained from learning the piano parts from songs such as Mess Around, What’d I Say, and Georgia On My Mind.


  • The Beatles had countless hits with great piano parts. Learn them all.


  • The Doors’ organ player Ray Manzarek brought rock organ to the forefront, with hits like Riders on the Storm and Light My Fire.


  • Elton John is one of the greatest pop/rock songwriters for piano. Have a look at Your Song, Crocodile Rock, or Rocket Man.


  • Billy Joel’s Piano Man is perhaps the most famous song in the pop/rock piano repertoire.


  • Bruce Hornsby’s brand of piano rock is a great study for aspiring improvisers, with classic songs like The Way It Is.


  • Coldplay has many great songs centred around the piano; Clocks, Trouble, and The Scientist, to name a few.



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Reading Pop/Rock Piano Chord Charts and Sheet Music


Our pop/rock piano teachers can teach you to play by ear, read traditional piano notation, and read chord symbols, making sure that you establish a thorough foundation for your pop/rock piano playing.

Reading Pop/Rock Piano Chord Charts and Sheet Music


Our pop/rock piano teachers can teach you to play by ear, read traditional piano notation, and read chord symbols, making sure that you establish a thorough foundation for your pop/rock piano playing.

Reading pop/rock piano music

 

Pop/rock piano music is often learned by ear, but it can also be written out as:


  • a fully notated piano score (like classical sheet music),


  • a chord chart consisting of only bar lines and chord symbols,


   I C    F    I G    F    I


  • or a combination of both a piano score and chord symbols.


Pop/rock piano students have their work cut out for them - they must be able to play by ear, read traditional piano notation, and read chord symbols. Our pop/rock piano teachers can incorporate all three aspects into your pop/rock piano lessons, to make sure that you establish a thorough foundation for your piano playing.


  • Reading piano scores: If you are a beginner student, our pop/rock piano teachers have excellent methods for teaching you to read traditional piano notation. If you can already read music, our piano teachers can show you the tricks to sight-reading with confidence.


  • Reading chord charts: If you know your chord theory, reading this type of sheet music is a snap. Our pop/rock piano teachers can show you the many possibilities for voicing chords on the piano, and how to interpret chord symbols in fresh and interesting ways.


  • Reading sheet music that combines a piano score and chord symbols: When your piano score also contains chord symbols, it opens up the possibility of changing the notated piano part to create a more personal interpretation. Our pop/rock piano teachers can show you how to use the written part as a guide, while embellishing and developing the music in different ways based on the chord symbols.


Being able to read all three kinds of pop/rock piano sheet music will make you a versatile and sought-after pop/rock pianist. But your reading ability is only the beginning. There are countless possibilities for interpreting pop/rock music, and your pop/rock piano teacher will help you develop your creativity by opening you up to these possibilities.


For a pop/rock piano or keyboard player, it’s also essential to play by ear. Have a look at our Pop/Rock Piano Aural Training page to see how our piano teachers can open your ears, and teach you to learn your favourite music from the recordings!



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Pop/Rock Piano Theory


Pop/rock piano theory comes in handy for every part of being a pop/rock pianist or keyboardist. Theory is taught through direct applications to songs.

Pop/Rock Piano Theory


Pop/rock piano theory comes in handy for every part of being a pop/rock pianist or keyboardist. Theory is taught through direct applications to songs.

Music theory in pop/rock piano lessons

 

Pop/rock piano theory comes in handy for every part of being a pop/rock pianist.


Almost all pop/rock music is based upon chord progressions that stem from traditional music theory. Understanding how keys and key signatures work, being fluent in all 12 major and minor keys, knowing how chords are created and being familiar with each of the major, minor, and diminished chords found in each key - this music theory is fundamental for understanding pop/rock piano music.


The more you understand the construction of the song you’re playing, the better you will be able to interpret the song, the easier it will be to improvise, and the greater your perspective will be when playing the song in a pop/rock band setting.


Understanding how music theory relates to pop/rock music will also help your aural skills. If you know theoretically how a specific chord progression works, it will be easier to identify that chord progression when you hear it in an unfamiliar pop/rock song.


When learning music theory there’s no need to buy a thick book, and do written exercises - our pop/rock piano teachers will teach you the theory you need to know through the songs you are playing in your piano lessons.


There are four main areas of pop/rock piano theory that we must explore, corresponding to the four basic elements of music:


  • Melody: Learning about keys and scales - especially pentatonic and blues scales, but also major and minor scales, and modes - will allow you to improvise keyboard solos and write catchy background riffs with ease and expertise.


  • Rhythm: Most pop/rock songs have an underlying rhythmic pulse that defines the song’s character - in addition to the time signature of the song. Understanding how this works, hearing the subtleties of playing behind, ahead of, and in the centre of the best, and knowing how to “lock in” with your bass player and drummer are crucial to making your pop/rock piano playing groove. Understanding syncopation, and how to manipulate rhythms around strong and weak beats will bring your comping, riffing, and soloing to life.


  • Harmony: Chord progressions are the foundation of pop/rock songwriting, and it’s important to know how they work. Having a large vocabulary of chord voicings will allow you to create different textures in your comping. It’s also key to know how and when to use these textures - when you can imply the harmony through playing one or two notes, and when it’s time to fill things out with a big, rich chord voicing.


  • Form: A thorough understanding of the basic chorus, verse, and bridge sections used in pop/rock songwriting will give you greater overall perspective when playing pop/rock piano songs. Pop/rock songwriters frequently vary from the standard song forms, and your pop/rock piano teacher can help you analyse your favourite songs, to get inside the composer’s head, find the hidden patterns, and understand the basis of the songwriter’s innovation.



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Aural Training in Pop/Rock Piano Lessons


A strong aural ability is essential when playing pop/rock piano - a style of music that often uses little or no written music. Our pop/rock piano teachers can help you develop your aural ability, and teach you the secrets to learning pop/rock music from recordings.

Aural Training in Pop/Rock Piano Lessons


A strong aural ability is essential when playing pop/rock piano - a style of music that often uses little or no written music. Our pop/rock piano teachers can help you develop your aural ability, and teach you the secrets to learning pop/rock music from recordings.

Aural training in pop/rock piano lessons

 

A strong aural ability is essential when playing pop/rock piano - a style of music that often uses little or no written music.


Jamming is the prime example. When playing in a band, and the drummer and bassist start a groove without saying a word, and then the guitar chimes in - what do you do? It’s up to you to find the key by ear, to hear the chord progression and melodies that your band members are playing, and come up with your own, complimentary part.


It’s the subtle nuances in time, rhythm, and expression that make the difference between a good and a great pop/rock piano or keyboard player, and the best way to achieve these are through listening to lots of pop/rock music, all the time.


Chances are good that your music collection is already providing your inspiration for learning to play pop/rock piano, but how closely do you listen? Focused listening, hearing each individual musician, and especially the piano and keyboard parts, will strengthen your understanding, and will naturally have a significant impact on the subtleties in your piano and keyboard playing.


To begin developing your aural ability, try to make it a habit of:


  • Listening to pop/rock music everyday: Listen to your favourite bands, but also be ever on the lookout for new music. In particular, spend some time listening to pop/rock bands that feature piano or keyboards, and look for the similarities and differences between your favourite pop/rock piano and keyboard players’ styles.


  • Singing: Singing is the best test of how well you are listening/hearing. Sing along to both the vocals and the instrumental parts. Sing along with the bass to better hear the chord progressions. Listen carefully, and try to match your voice precisely to the pitch you hear.


  • Exercising you ears: Sit at your piano or keyboard as you listen to some of your favourite music. By trying a few notes, see if you can figure out what key the song you’re listening to is in. Can you figure out the main chord progressions? Try playing along.


In your pop/rock piano lessons, your pop/rock piano teacher can teach you the secrets to learning from recordings. One of the best methods is to start by learning the most general aspects of a song, and gradually progress to the details, and exact notes that the musicians are playing.


Look at the form: How many different sections are there, and how long are each of the sections.


Look at the chord progressions: What key is the song in, and how often does it change chord? How many different chords are there?


Once you know the basic framework of the song you can look at the specific parts: What exactly is the piano or keyboard doing? Are there multiple keyboard parts? What is the vocal melody? What are the guitar, bass, drums, and other instruments doing?


The better your ears are working, the more capable you will be of reacting in the moment when playing in bands, and playing expressively on your own.



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