Wednesday, May 05, 2021

How to sing while playing the chords on the keyboard?

 


In this short one-minute video, gain access to a tip intended for the beginners and all musicians who are new to singing while playing chords on the keyboard.

In this video, you will learn:

1) How to search for a song that you like using a search engine
2) How to find the chords of this particular song

Alright, admittedly, to sing in tune and play with ease on the keyboard takes practice, confidence, and simply the wish to perform music.

May this kick-start your adventure in music-making.

For the people who wants to know and learn more, you could consider checking out for more informaiton put up by Duncan Lorien regarding the Lorien Method. Visit the Understanding of Music website: https://www.understandingofmusic.com

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Recapitulations: Identifying all the keys on the keyboard


When there is a recapitulation of a topic that was already discussed earlier, it would mean that this topic is critically essential to laying a strong foundation.

If I told you that it is more important to know the musical alphabets than to play scales regularly, would you believe that? 

This is from my experience. All it takes is to be familiar with the musical alphabets, both in forward and reverse order. Learning Western music becomes a lot more easier and faster with knowing the musical alphabets.

In the meantime, for more information on the Lorien Method as taught by Duncan Lorien, please refer to: https://www.understandingofmusic.com​​​

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Identifying all notes on the keyboard


Lesson 3: After the earlier two lessons, this video builds on the foundation to identify ALL the keys on the keyboard.

Here's recommending you to memorise the music alphabet (From left to right): A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G G# A ... A Bb B C Db D Eb E F Gb G Ab A ...

Once you can identify all the keys on the keyboard, you will soon be ready to read many of the free chord-sheets of the songs available out there on the internet!

Allow yourself a quantum leap in learning music.

For more information on the Lorien Method, please visit the website of Duncan Lorien, who founded the Lorien Method: https://www.understandingofmusic.com


Monday, April 19, 2021

Identifying the Black Keys on the Keyboard

Have you have a phobia of playing the black keys on the keyboard?

It could be easier when using a systemactic method to identify the black keys on the keyboard.


In short: 

Left black key to a white key is "flat", 

Right black key to a white key is "sharp".

Not too clear yet, please simply watch the video: https://youtu.be/HZ-YchEhVpc 


Using the Lorien method, put together as a system by the founder, Duncan Lorien, there is a logical system to identifying all the black keys on any keyboard instruments. For more about the work of Duncan Lorien, please visit: https://www.understandingofmusic.com

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

How to identify the white keys on the keyboard


Our current version of the keyboard or the piano has gone through some evolutions in its design historically. Yet currently, the current colouring of the black and white keys and the design seemed to have been standardised.

Often a beginner to playing the keyboard would ask: How do I identify the white keys on the keyboard?

This could be simpler than most people think. 

Using the Lorien method, put together as a system by the founder, Duncan Lorien, there is a logical system to identifying all the white keys on any keyboard instruments. For more about the work of Duncan Lorien, please visit: https://www.understandingofmusic.com

Essentially, the whole process is to find the "D" note on the piano or keyboard. To do so, notice that the black keys are arranged in the patterns of a set of two-black-keys followed by a set of three-black-keys and so forth. Look for any set of two-black-keys and right in between the selected set of two-black-keys is a white key that will always be identified as "D" in Western music.

For a demonstration, check out this video: https://youtu.be/whE4liEla_w 

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Songwriting: Goodbye to what we knew

Perhaps it's time 

That we knew will never be back again

When no hope was left

To mend the broken ones back again

Maybe it's a sign 

To start anew and create something from zero again


Perhaps it's time

We bid farewell to each other forever

I am sorry I could not ever make sense

What could heal that crack between us

Maybe it's a sign

Of a deep space we could hold for one another


Goodbye to what we knew that's so familiar

Goodbye to the yesterday we used to know

Thank you for the memories that we share

Goodbye if we never come back square one again.

(x2)


When we meet once again in heavens again

Maybe the yesterday we knew was not a time-based reality

But an eternity we have created to heal

All of that rifts in this world we once knew


Goodbye to what we knew that's so familiar

Goodbye to the yesterday we used to know

Thank you for the memories that we share

Goodbye if we never come back square one again.



By Cheng Pei Yun