Sunday, January 24, 2010

(Not So) New Year Resolution

I did it again! Its been a while since I post my last entry. I got distracted by my (not so) new facebook account! I didnt want to start an account, initially, but my e-mails keeps receiving invitations from friends, so, oh, what the heck! And next thing I knew, I got excited. Who can blame me? I managed to get reconnected even to one of my primary school friends!

However, I still continue with my piano practice, or rather, piano playing, because I didnt really practise to improve, but more of playing for my own pleasure.

Most of the songs I played are the same collection of about 20-30 favorite songs. Not that I don't want to play a new set, but I hardly watch TVs or listen to radios nowadays, so I am a bit behind in the latest songs. Morever the little songs that I did hear on the radio flyfm now is not suitable, I feel, for a piano solo, and of course I am not that pro yet to play all those fast beats.

As I have mentioned earlier, I yearned to be able to play differently from my current style. If I may describe my own piece now, it sounds a bit 'lonely'. While I listen to various pianist on youtube, I find this particular talented individual called incikkazak who really can play beautifully. In particular, since I also play this song, I like this piece, and maybe will try to play some of his styles, but my way. Now this is what I mean by a more expressive, dramatic and melodious music on piano. Have a listen! :)





My 'lonely' version of the same song is in the last 2 posting, or just click on the title of the song, Jeritan Batinku.

Oh, by the way, my family and I went for an outing this morning and after breakfast, we were offered to do caricatures of ourselves. The result, haha, only about 70% resemblance! Haha!

4 comments:

acciaccatura said...

salam ydiana, i'm here!!
cakap pasal expressive playing, i remember masa kecik-kecik, i use to do the gaya saje lebih. playing wise tersangkut-sangkut. heehee...

caricature of you, sweet!! :)

Ydiana said...

Hi Accy

salam! Accy pun main piano juga ke? Ingin nak dengar...! Boleh? :)

harmonymelody said...

Piano Rhythm Techniques




Rhythm is an essential ingredient of music. A musician must know how to create alluring tunes and must possess the

sense of rhythm.

A pianist can play the right keys but if the timing is not right, then music can be meaningless and unpleasant to the

ear.

Here are a few ways to keep steady rhythms:

1. Loud counts!
Another way in learning rhythm and keeping track of it is counting out loud. Counting loudly makes our minds

comprehend the rhythm pattern and it is imprinted in our minds. If a pianist begins to count the rhythm in a musical

composition from one to four and then repeats it again and again, then the rhythm begins to flow into the keys of the

piano, as well. A pianist can relate the notes to the beats, in the music scores, easily, when he/she keeps count of the

beats.


2. Clap, Tap, catch rhythm!

A person can grasp the intricate musical rhythms by clapping one's hands, clapping on one's laps and by tapping one's

feet. This is an effective way in learning rhythm. Sometimes the rhythm in a song, changes in the middle of the song.

This can be challenging but a pianist or a musician can get back in rhythm by clapping or
tapping. When one plays on complicated music composition, one can take some time to clap and get back one's

rhythm and timing.

3. Imaginary piano!

To get accustomed to the rhythms, playing on an imaginary piano is of immense help. A piano player can select a

song and then play an imaginary piano. The rhythms can be played on an imaginary piano. This exercise allows a

pianist to understand musical rhythm patterns better. A pianist who has learnt the art of playing on an imaginary

piano can grasp the beats, even if the music slows down or speeds up and he can play on time.

4. Rhythm Accompaniment/Metronome
Do you have a keyboard that comes with rhythm accompaniment?
This is no doubt one of the best way to keep a piano player rhythmically straight!
You are probably aware that most piano player are solo player.
We don't get to play in a band or an orchestra. The best way to imitate an ensemble setting is by using a rhythm

accompaniment tool.

Yoke Wong
Take Your Piano Playing To The Next Level
http://www.YokeWong.net

harmonymelody said...

Piano Rhythm Techniques




Rhythm is an essential ingredient of music. A musician must know how to create alluring tunes and must possess the

sense of rhythm.

A pianist can play the right keys but if the timing is not right, then music can be meaningless and unpleasant to the

ear.

Here are a few ways to keep steady rhythms:

1. Loud counts!
Another way in learning rhythm and keeping track of it is counting out loud. Counting loudly makes our minds

comprehend the rhythm pattern and it is imprinted in our minds. If a pianist begins to count the rhythm in a musical

composition from one to four and then repeats it again and again, then the rhythm begins to flow into the keys of the

piano, as well. A pianist can relate the notes to the beats, in the music scores, easily, when he/she keeps count of the

beats.


2. Clap, Tap, catch rhythm!

A person can grasp the intricate musical rhythms by clapping one's hands, clapping on one's laps and by tapping one's

feet. This is an effective way in learning rhythm. Sometimes the rhythm in a song, changes in the middle of the song.

This can be challenging but a pianist or a musician can get back in rhythm by clapping or
tapping. When one plays on complicated music composition, one can take some time to clap and get back one's

rhythm and timing.

3. Imaginary piano!

To get accustomed to the rhythms, playing on an imaginary piano is of immense help. A piano player can select a

song and then play an imaginary piano. The rhythms can be played on an imaginary piano. This exercise allows a

pianist to understand musical rhythm patterns better. A pianist who has learnt the art of playing on an imaginary

piano can grasp the beats, even if the music slows down or speeds up and he can play on time.

4. Rhythm Accompaniment/Metronome
Do you have a keyboard that comes with rhythm accompaniment?
This is no doubt one of the best way to keep a piano player rhythmically straight!
You are probably aware that most piano player are solo player.
We don't get to play in a band or an orchestra. The best way to imitate an ensemble setting is by using a rhythm

accompaniment tool.

Yoke Wong
Take Your Piano Playing To The Next Level
http://www.YokeWong.net