Monthly New Lessons – July 2018

The month of July has been an exciting month here at LPM. Here is a list of all the lessons & trailers, released in July. If you like what you see, you can check out the lesson by clicking on the respective buttons. Week 4 (23rd July) Minor Seventh off the A String A minor seventh chord is a minor triad with an added flattened seventh. This chord is common in rock tunes. Check out the lesson >> Playing the Hi-Hat Pedal with Left Foot Learn how to use the left foot as a timekeeper while playing funky grooves. You’ll learn … Read more

Monthly New Lessons – June 2018

The month of June has been an exciting month here at LPM. Here is a list of all the lessons & trailers, released in June. If you like what you see, you can check out the lesson by clicking on the respective buttons. Week 4 (25 June) The Choke Technique Learn what a choke technique is and how it’s used in various music genres such as jazz music. We’ll look at how to pull off the choke technique. Check out the lesson >> Primary Triads Primary triads in the major key are the tonic, subdominant and dominant. When you label these … Read more

Monthly New Lessons – May 2018

The month of May has been an exciting month here at LPM. Here is a list of all the lessons & trailers, released in May. If you like what you see, you can check out the lesson by clicking on the respective buttons. Week 5 (28th May) Time Signatures The time signature 2/4 and 4/8 are actually similar on page, but the only difference is how we count the quaver beats. The full lesson covers all the time signatures you need to learn for ABRSM Grade 4 Theory. Check out the lesson >> Week 4 (21st May) Money by Pink Floyd … Read more

Top Benefits of Online Music Lessons for Your Homeschooled Child

More and more, families choose homeschooling because of the flexibility it offers in addition to the amount of control and involvement parents get to have in their child’s education. And this popular option is not just about learning the ABCs and 123s. Homeschooling should encompass a holistic education, in order to cultivate a versatile and well-rounded young person. That’s why music education should be included in any homeschool curriculum. Learning music has benefits that include enhancing a child’s creativity, boosting self-esteem, developing motor-skills, and improving spatial reasoning. A growing number of parents are aware of these benefits. However, there are … Read more

8 Things You Should Do If You Want To Learn Music As An Adult

Learning music has a wide range of benefits that can change your life. Apart from being a fun stress-reliever, music not only improves your health, but also enhances your cognitive function. While it might be true that children have an easier time learning music, you are never too old learn to music. In this article, we’ll give you some tips to get you started with learning music as an adult. We base these tips on the advantages and challenges you face as an adult learning music. Advantages and Challenges of Learning Music as an Adult Learning music as an adult … Read more

International Women’s Day in Music: Overcoming Obstacles and Taking Career Control

It’s International Women’s Day 2018 and the 2017/2018 news cycle has contained a lot of bleak headlines. There’ve been increasingly tense international political conflicts, massive natural disasters, and the threat of rolling back rights for women and the LGBTQIA community. With the rise of the #MeToo movement, vast numbers of women and men have come forward, exposing systemic sexual harassment and discrimination, causing entire industries to be re-evaluated for how they conduct business. So, to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, we discuss obstacles that women face in creating music and tell some fascinating stories from the lives of women … Read more

Piano Edition: 5 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self

Imagine if you could go back in time and tell a younger version of yourself the future that is to come? If I could go back in time and offer my younger musical self some serious advice, I probably wouldn’t have listened. Why? I knew what was best for me, and this was a result of me knowing everything and everybody else knowing nothing. Looking back, the reality was I didn’t know much, and I’m not alone. A lot of adolescents experience these feelings too, and for some this ego will continue to dominate their mindset into their mid-20’s/30’s! After … Read more

The Circle of Fifths: The Clock of Key Signatures

Since the 17th century, the Circle of Fifths has been a prominent tool utilized by professional musicians and composers throughout Western Culture. Knowledge provided by the Circle of Fifths is practical for many situations and will become automatic with consistent practice. Musicians such as Bach (Baroque), Beethoven (Classical), Schubert (Romantic), Jerome Kern (Jazz), John Williams (Film), Selena Quintanilla (Teejano), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway), Beyonce (Pop), and Armin Van Buuren (EDM), are just a few whose music is built around the Circle.  The Circle of Fifths offers fundamental knowledge which can be applied to any genre or style of music. In this … Read more

My Journey From Classical to Jazz Piano

  Approaching jazz as a classical pianist can be challenging. If you’re interested in learning about jazz and how to play jazz piano, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, I share my experience of how I began to explore jazz and share tips with you on how you can get started and be successful. The guidance will include information on topics such as learning by ear, learning improvisation, and practicing the jazz feel. I hope this advice will help make your learning process easier! How I started to learn jazz My first experiences with jazz piano started … Read more

Scary Movie Music: Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells in The Exorcist

In the month of October, Liberty Park Music presents you the 2nd episode of theme music analysis in our annual Halloween Horror Movie reviews. For our first video, we dissected John Carpenter’s revolutionary film Halloween. This time round, our very own movie junkie Nick Vaky selected an all-time horror film: The Exorcist. He evaluated the melodies used in the film and how each element work its way to get under your skin – or not! The Exorcist, adapted from a novel with the exact title, turned into a cult classic when it rolled out in 1973. The accompanying music became … Read more