Piano by Ear: Learn to play by ear, improvise and accompany songs in simple steps (with links to video clips below).
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 steps is 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!"
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Piano by Ear
This video clip demonstrates some of the ideas in Piano by Ear to help get you started. They are taken from pages 13, 14, 32, 33, 28, 29, 80, 73, 77, 111 and 117 (in that order).
For demonstrations by some of Lucinda's students see http://www.lucinda-mackworth-young.co.uk/improvisation
Practising the Piano, the Online Academy.
These three clips below,with supporting text and printable scores, are published by Practising the Piano, the Online Academy. (More are available through https://online-academy.informance.biz/).
Beginning to improvise
Understanding chords and how to hamonise
Easy Improvising with the White-note Modes and Other Exotic Scales
Further clips in this series will soon be available through the Online Academy: Twelve Bar Blues, Improvising with Secondary Chords, Improvising inspired by your current piece.
Click here to read more about Lucinda's background and approach in conversation with Graham Fitch