Piano Lessons With GratuiTous Vol. 1
Posted on April 21st, 2012 by GratuiTousIn Tutorials | 2 Comments »
How Important is Piano in Your Beats?
Well, when you make beats, do you even use a piano, or do you just sample?
What’s the difference?
Well, first I’d recommend reading this post, and watching the video included before continuing.
Sampling Vs. Piano — Which is Better?
Sampling and Piano are both unique, and provide different flavors of beats!
I personally stay away from sampling for:
- Copyright Issues
- I love creating beautiful beats from scratch
However, you can still create your own beats, and simply sample your own music! This prevents any copyright issues, yet allows for that sampled-beat feel!
Is Sampling Looked Down Upon? — Is it Bad?
Now that does not mean sampling is bad! This is just how I go about making my beats. I am an artist and producer that creates my own albums, therefore, I want the liberty to sell my product knowing it’s 100% original content, and I own it. This way, I don’t have to worry about any copyright or sample clearance issues!
Practice Sampling Beats!
I do recommend you practice sampling to learn “all areas of beat making” so that you can take, and use different techniques, in different areas, at different times etc.
Piano Is Important in Beats!
So, if you’re like me, and always use a MIDI keyboard in your productions, learning the piano is very important. The reason being, it allows you to bang out beats QUICK! — Lay down a few chords as your foundation, and now improvise over top of those chords, since you already know the notes within that scale!
Learning different scales, and learning how to improvise, is essential to create beautiful beats, and quick beats. But beats still with heart and emotion.
Improvisation on the Piano?
What does improvisation mean?
Improvisation simply means being able to sit down and play the piano without having to read sheet music etc. Since you know scales and chords, it’s just a matter of using your fingers to play beautiful parts within that scale!
Scales, Piano Scales, Music Scales,
Scales are the same for all instruments, just keep that in mind. It’s no difference from a piano to a guitar. However, there are lots of different kinds of scales! (Major and Minor are very popular within beats though).
If you haven’t noticed already, I have repeated scales very often throughout this post. This must mean they’re of some significance ;).
Honestly, learn and understand what a scale is. I’m not saying to learn ALL the scales. Start off slow, learn C Major (all white notes), and you will take off in no time!
In this video I broke down the scale of C Major. Piano improvisation will come with time, but just keep following the tips in the video. Practice your inversions, and you will eventually be able to start improvising on your keys!
SoundPackFlyer? What’s that Idea?
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Oh ya, and keep the Lord First!!!! 🙂