Many people are comfortable in their singing career, but have never explored the activity of learning to play piano.
Singers, why don’t you learn piano ?
- You probably are doing well as a singer, and already have your own accompanists.
- You can’t see yourself spending long hours practising all your songs
- You can always sing your songs with ready-made tracks.
- You already know your songs
What is missing?
You have spent so much time writing your singer/songwriter songs. You hear songs by well known artists and wish you could perform them. Are you wondering what would be the advantage in learning to play ?
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What are the advantages ?
- You will be learning the notes in your songs, and will be able to ensure accuracy with the pitch.
- You will be able to teach yourself the songs, and rehearse yourself.
- You will learn the chords that are used in your songs.
- Knowing your chords will give you an appreciation of the harmony in your head.
- You will be able to accompany yourself.
- Since you are the performer, you can slow down the song where you want, and speed up where you want.
- You can express the feel of a song by holding a note longer, for special effect
- Spontaneity in performance is available.
There are so many well-known performers who play while they sing. A favourite performer over the years is Stevie Wonder who leads by his own piano accompaniment. Who can forget the deep emotional performance of Elton John at the funeral of Princess Diana or the many performances of Roberta Flack with her soft piano movements, and her accompanists adding to the sweetness of Killing me softly.
If you play piano as a hobby, you can accompany yourself, your family and friends, and lead the singing. If you are a singer on stage, you can take your performance to another level because you have full control, as you express your own style vocally, and instrumentally on the piano.
Are you ready to express your music as a singer and a piano player ?