| Some of you may remember a book titled "Drawing on the Right-Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards.|
In this book, Betty Edwards tried to teach you how to see differently. She reasoned that once you could look at something with the eyes of an artist, you would be able to create like an artist. A simple idea, yet one that has helped many draw.
I wondered how this might also apply to music. Music is, at it's best, a right-brain activity. That is, the thinking left hemisphere is dormant while the intuitive right side is engaged in creative processes.
So how then can we play piano on the right-side of the brain? The answer has to do with trusting ourselves. Once we sit down to play, we must allow ourselves the freedom to play ANYTHING that comes to the fore. If that anything is doodling and making nonsense noises, then that is what we must do.
Once we allow ourselves the freedom to play anything, we are sending a message to the creative right hemisphere. We are saying, OK, I'm giving in to whatever. I'll just play what I want. Now, once you can do this, PLAYING AROUND WITH CHORDS BECOMES AN EASY MATTER because you have given yourself permission to mess up.
About the Author
Edward Weiss is a pianist/composer and webmaster of Quiescence Music's online piano lessons. He has been helping students learn how to play piano in the New Age style for over 14 years! Visit us now at http://www.quiescencemusic.com/piano_lessons.html for a FREE piano lesson!
Why Is Teamwork Training Important?
“When teamwork kicks in, nobody can beat you.” Don Shula, Head Coach, Miami Dolphins Only NFL team to attain a perfect 17-0 season Whether it’s two people, a department, or an organization, teams are the means by which great things get done....
Working With Leather
Working With Leather This can be as simple & basic Or advanced & professional. There are many books, booklets, pamphlets, reprints, even articles describing how to assemble a simple article cut from a basic design which is purchased as a kit...
How to be Creative at the Piano
So you want to be more creative when playing piano. Many students wish they could just sit down and improvise their own music but don't know how to begin. They think if they can't play a fugue like Bach, they are untalented. Or, they think the...
Opportunities And Challenges Of Online Degrees
Distance learning has created a whole new world of opportunities for students of all ages and incomes to finally obtain a college education and get an online degree. You have the opportunity to learn new skills and abilities, the opportunity to...
Catering Business or Working in a Restaurant
Preface: This article will help you to decide take informed decisions between a catering business and working in a restaurant. Today, more and more people turn to catering and prepared food for their special events. Growing numbers of newly...