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Piano by Ear: Learn to play by ear, improvise and accompany songs in simple steps

Finalist in the Best Print Resource category at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence, 2016, Piano by Ear Learn to play by ear, improvise and accompany songs in simple stepsis aimed at helping classically trained teachers, students and pupils play without notation, spontaneously, wherever there's a piano. It also provides useful training for Practical Musicianship and Jazz Piano exams.

 "Whoever thought playing by ear could be this much fun?,"Improvising made easy","A must for all piano teachers,"Really useful for singing teachers,"Happy Birthday de-mystified!".

Available from your local music retailer, or, or Amazon -and see the amazing reviews there.

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 1. Basic Skills for Really Useful Piano Playing at home, in schools or communities with examples from Piano by Ear 

 2. Three further clips, with supporting text, published by the Informance online academy 

Beginning to Improvise

Understanding chords, grand arpeggios and how to harmonise

Easy improvising with the white-note modes and other exotic scales


 3. Teach your pupils to pass the Trinity College, London, piano improvising option at Initial and Grade 1 


Click here to read more about Lucinda's background and approach in conversation with Graham Fitch 

If you have any questions, or would like to share your own playing by ear or improvising, please contact Lucinda or connect via Facebook


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