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Arranging for new age piano - music

 

A while back, I wrote an critique that compared flower arranging to music arranging. While this may seem a world apart, it actually isn't.

In flower arranging, the goal is to coin a delightful whole using atypical flowers, colors, textures, etc. If you've ever seen a attractive flower arrangement, you'll know what I mean. The eye takes in the a choice of contrasts and insignia and is delighted when it forms into one filling whole.

In music the aim is the same. When arranging a piece for New Age piano, we work with sections. We can label the sections (A) and (B) and then "arrange" the sections into an order. The most communal order is ABA form. It has the remuneration of simplicity and is a good place to start with New Age piano.

Most times, I'll use an 8-bar express for the (A) section. This gets recurring 2 or 3 times. Then it's time for some difference - the (B) section. This can be a 4 or 8-bar express depending on taste. Then the (A) bit is constant one last time.

Now, there are other basics that go into our bargain such as introductions, transitions, and endings. Using these elements, we can conceive a agreeable musical agreement that satisfies the minds need for order and beauty creating art!

Edward Weiss is a pianist/composer and webmaster of Calm Music's online piano lessons. He has been plateful students learn how to play piano in the New Age style for over 14 years and works with students in private, in groups, and now over the internet. Stop by now at http://www. quiescencemusic. com/piano_lessons. html for a FREE piano lesson!


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