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Welcome to Musicarta, a collection of piano lessons online and creative keyboard tips and techniques! Where young keyboard players and adult re-starters, songwriters, budding composers and students will find FREE piano lessons online, creative ideas for home study, music theory work-outs and a wealth of starting points for keyboard improvisation.

Welcome to Musicarta’s piano lessons online!

What's Musicarta about?

“I have never seen such a clever piano teaching method as yours. I know my chords, but wasn’t able to use them fluently or combined in such clever riffs and impressive rhythms. I wish I had known about such study material earlier!”
Rainer, Switzerland

Musicarta offers a structured and creative home-study approach to popular music performance styles and harmony. 

For many people – adults with busy lives, young or semi-pro musicians wanting to up their game and anybody living far away from possible teachers - organising your own learning is the only alternative.

Musicarta is here to help you succeed – and have a great time doing so!

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“Just wanted to thank you for this rich and beautiful website! It’s so hard to find good, accessible online help and your site is perfect for me. Thank you!”
Norbert, Warsaw, Poland

Musicarta has more than a hundred web pages packed with learning material and creative ideas. To help you navigate the site and find the material you need to progress as a musician, the contents are grouped on the main left hand navigation bar (navbar) as follows.

First come the 'main course' study courses: All-level courses which combine explorations of the various ways you can put music together at the keyboard with tuneful, modern-styles original repertoire.

Below these are the repertoire offerings - Solos Volume One, Mariaan, Chords for Carl and more. These are lighter on the theory.

“Today, I worked through all of Part 1 of the Pyramids Variations course. I love it! Your teaching style is so clear and teaches much more than just the classical way of playing the notes on the page, which I appreciate. I’m planning to get the Canon Project course as soon as I finish this one.”
Jeanne

Next come the Study Focus home pages. Whether it's chords or scales, you can start on any of these pages and be sure of accessing a wealth of creative home study material. (Note that all series and category home pages have further navigation in their own right hand columns.)

Below these are the various Musicarta ‘assets’ pages and the rest of the admin tabs.

The Musicarta home-study digital downloads

Before getting down to thinking in a detailed way about your own possible way forward with Musicarta - we just couldn't help posting a few fliers for our latest Musicarta Publications home study workbooks!

Follow the 'Contents/Learn more' links to access the sample content pages.

GREENSLEEVES
Keyboard Creativity Course

A two-hour-plus video course teaching beginners, continuers and classical cross-overs to craft a unique arrangement of this timeless classic from scratch – and learn a raft of 'really useful music theory' along the way. Give your musical journey a helping hand today

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A standalone eight-lesson mainly video course designed to get your own unique arrangement of this beautiful tune into your repertoire quickly and easily.

The lessons explore how an arrangement can build in rhythmic and harmonic complexity. Take it as far as you can with an achievable performance every lesson and always something to reach for.

Listen to the 'Concert Variations' - one possible medley of the arrangements you might learn.

A nice 'time out' for the hard-working classics player, and ideal for adult re-starters. And people never tire of asking you for "something we all know"! Click through to the extensive try-before-buy series sampler page here.

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The Musicarta
BEAT AND RHYTHM WORKBOOK

Popular music has a strong rhythmic component – and the modern-styles keyboard player needs well-developed beat and rhythm skills just as much as any other instrumentalist.

The Musicarta Beat and Rhythm Workbook includes three full lesson series that will give you absolutely the best chance to get over the hump and master pro two-handed syncopation!



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The MUSICARTA 12-BAR PIANO STYLES WORKBOOK

Blues, boogie-woogie, rock’n’roll – twelve-bar music comes in many forms, and a working knowledge of the basics is essential for the modern keyboard player. The Musicarta Twelve-bar Piano Styles workbook puts dozens of real 12-bar riffs and grooves into your repertoire and walks you through the rhythmic, harmonic and melodic building blocks of the 12-bar style.



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Click through to the Mister Musicarta YouTube 12-BAR PLAYLIST here

Follow those 'Learn more/Content' links to access the sample content pages.

  Modes - they're everywhere!

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MODES WORKBOOK

The modes are known as scales for improvisation – and for generating intriguing chord sequences not available in the conventional major/minor key system. Here is methodical, ‘lean’ approach to building a sound and productive knowledge of modes for the modern-styles keyboard player, packed with riffs which will expand your chord vocabulary and your repertoire of rhythmic keyboard skills.

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MUSICARTA EASY
PIANO STYLE

The Musicarta Easy Piano Style shows you how to get your hands on the keys and start making music right away! With lots of graphics, full audio and MIDI support and all the solos on the Mister Musicarta YouTube MEPS video playlist, you’re sure to get some beautiful pieces into your repertoire quickly – and learn how to find the music in the keyboard for yourself.

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What's in a Musicarta home-study download?

“I have made really good progress on the Pyramids Variations. The information that you connected me to hints at all that I aspire to in my piano studies; greater chord fluency and being able to play by ear.”
Chris, Cape Town

Musicarta’s recommendation for getting your own programme under way would be one of the Musicarta digital home-study downloads. .

These easy-to-use study packs contain:

  • An illustration and music-rich PDF workbook;
  • The audio and/or MIDI files for the musical examples;
  • The MidiPiano virtual keyboard application (Windows OS); and
  • Play-along backing and drum tracks, coaching videos and other useful resources (see download home pages for exact specs).
  • Latest additions - the Modes and Twelve-bar Piano Styles workbooks - include password-protected web-page modules where you can listen to the example audios and watch enhanced buyers-only teaching videos.
  • On-going explorations at Mister Musicarta YouTube and Soundcloud to keep your interest fresh.

Here are snapshots of the six Workbook downloads, with ‘Learn more’ links through to the try-before-you-buy sales and sample content pages.

We start with our latest release...

 Twelve-bar Piano Styles Workbook

The twelve-bar blues form, in its many guises, has practically universal appeal, and there’s hardly a pop/rock/jazz musician who can’t play along to some extent. With its simplicity of form and driving rhythm, the twelve-bar is an ideal pop-rock musical training ground and a great warm-up for any music-making.

Part One of the Musicarta Twelve-bar Piano Styles workbook kicks off with a riff you're sure to recognise straight away – play the first audio and see if you don’t!

The music in the next audio clip is generated from the same notes, but re-arranged. Can you hear how it’s been done?

The answer is that the thirds in the first example have been 'inverted' into the sixths in the second one.

This is what makes Musicarta so much more than just a dry collection of riffs! 'Theory you can use' means you actually learn how to construct (or even improvise) your own music.

Part Two of the workbook goes on to teach the harmonic and rhythmic building blocks you'll need for your own ever-expanding twelve-bar keyboard 'chops'. Here are some of the riffs you'll learn.

Musicarta looks out for learners at every level! Here's a simple, methodical study to drill the three groups of note you need for any twelve-bar.

Twelve-bar styles permeate regular pop music. Here's a twelve-bar riff that's a world away for 'the blues'.

The twelve-bar is a great source of impromptu duets. Here's a big-band style swing duet for a couple of boogie buddies.

And here for the diehards is a proper straight-eight driving boogie in the old style!

So don't be misled into buying expensive, impossible-to-play boogie transcriptions! Build you own achievable, fun twelve-bar styles from the ground up.

Click through to browse the Mister Musicarta Twelve-bar YouTube playlist. Remember - the online workbook has the teaching versions of these public videos!

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 The Pyramids Variations

“I started an internet piano course about a year ago, but playing ‘Rain, Rain, Go Away’ is no fun for a man of 65. Your Pyramids Variations is different. I can practice until I’m tired and still enjoy it, and I hum it all day instead of old folk tunes. So, thanks!”
Gideon, Netanya, Israel

The Musicarta Pyramids Variations aims to exceed expectations by coaching beginners and re-starters to an impressive ‘Concert Performance’ (see the video below) in just eight lessons, with key aspects of music theory explained along the way.

The performances are all based on a simple hand position and the Pyramids Variations work-book is packed with illustrations, so you don’t have to read music to make swift progress. The digital download also has audio and MIDI performances to copy.

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After that, you learn a set of variations which show how a creative contemporary keyboard player can play a chord sequence in any number of ways. The Pyramids Variations offers a great entry-level introduction to the pleasures of “messing around with chords!”

Watch a sample Pyramids variation on YouTube or click to the Pyramids YouTube playlist

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 'Build' - a new way to learn

Traditional piano teaching usually works through pieces from the start to the finish – so you can really only ‘play’ a piece when you’ve got to the end. The Musicarta home-study material is structured differently, and builds from simple ‘stepping-stone’ performances to advanced final versions.

Listen to these three Pyramids Variations performances to hear how they develop the same basic music from simple to advanced.




Practising can easily become a rod for your own back, but with Musicarta’s ‘build’ architecture, you always have the satisfaction of a performance you can be proud of – and encouragement to press on further.

 The Canon Project

“Thanks for a great site! I’ve been working through the Canon Project at my own pace. The material is superb and I appreciate the obvious time and skill you’ve brought to it.”
David, Ardross, Australia.

Pachelbel’s Canon in D is perhaps the most famous chord sequence of all time, and its regular chord sequence makes it the ideal place to start learning about harmony, how to play a chord sequence, melody writing and improvisation.

Orchestral backing tracks are included in the download to support your performance and improvisations and make your sessions at the keyboard a real pleasure. The first two audio samples below are of a learner practising musical elements over the backing tracks, and a fuller performance.

First, the string of thirds from the first lesson, played over a backing track.


Now here's a two-handed triad improvisation  with some 'next-door' notes.


Finally, a free improvisation on the Canon chord sequence.


The Canon chord sequence forms the basis of numerous other pieces of popular music too, and you’ll be able to apply what you learn in the Canon Project modules to lots of other chord sequences going forward. In fact, if you can play and understand the Canon chord sequence, there isn’t much in popular music harmony you won’t be able to figure out! The third audio sample above shows a possible modern treatment of the Canon chord sequence.

 The Canon Project also provides an excellent opportunity to develop your musical ear. With practice – and the Canon Project coaching material – you’ll find yourself being able to tell just by listening what chords are being used in lots of mainstream popular music.

Watch an improvisation on the Canon chord sequence. Click through to the Canon Project YouTube playlist here.

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 Musicarta Key Chords Vol. 1

Most of the music we hear is built on just four of the chords in that particular piece’s own key. Guitarists regularly learn these chord families as a matter of course, and seem to be strumming along with the pop classics in no time at all. Musicarta Key Chords Vol.1 aims to make it just as easy for keyboard players.

“Thank-you for your excellent website. I found your website good for me and other people who don’t like music theory. It has increased my self-confidence and now I play from sheet music, which always used to scare me.”
Mohammad, Tehran, Iran

Key Chords builds your chord vocabulary by progressively introducing these chords – the tonic, subdominant, dominant and relative minor (I, IV, V and vi) – and practising changing between them in contemporary riffs, with easy step-by-step rhythmic build-up of impressive keyboard syncopation. Drum backing tracks are included to help keep the notes coming.

Here are the exercises for the first two pairs of chords and the first three chords combined. Only a methodical approach like this will give you true creative skill, way beyond copying this riff or that one!

Musicarta Key Chords will show you which chords go together – and how to learn them. As you build real hands-on familiarity with the key chord families, you’ll find you start hearing which chords are being used in pop hits, and able to play by ear with increasing confidence.

Watch a sample of the Key Chords material. Click through to the Key Chords YouTube playlist.

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The Canon Project, Pyramids Variations and Musicarta Key Chords Vol. 1 all have extensive free-to-view sample content on the site. Click through to the title home pages using the ‘Learn more’ links or navbar tabs to decide which project is best for you to start with.

 'Mariaan'

“Thanks for ‘Mariaan’. I'm on page 12 already - sounds lovely. My Missus agrees - says it's a lot better than listening to me plonking out ‘Michael Row The Boat Ashore’ and ‘That's Amazing, Grace’ ;-)”
Bobby, South Africa

The three major Musicarta study downloads have recently been joined by ‘Mariaan’, a beautiful teach-yourself piano solo.

Playing a melody plus its own full, satisfying chord accompaniment is THE benchmark achievement for the modern-styles keyboard player. ‘Mariaan’ builds just such a performance, step by step, and provides a great foundation for mastering solo chord-plus-melody contemporary keyboard technique.



Here's a typical 'stepping stone' performance - just one chorus of the chord accompaniment only, with the tune whistled over it. ('Mariaan' comes complete with lead sheets for your soloist!)

This home-study download is designed to fast-track a lovely piano solo into your repertoire, and with its many ‘stepping stone’ performances, it’s guaranteed to expand your creative horizons every time you sit down to play!

Watch the final Mariaan performance on YouTube.

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Musicarta is full of ideas for 'just getting your hands on the keyboard and playing'. (Yes, it can be that simple!) Mariaan is an example of what we call a 'left-hand-over style piece. Chords for Carl is another. Watch the Mister Musicarta YouTube performance - and you'll see how one keyboard texture can be turned to a thousand uses - the Musicarta way!

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Musicarta - with MIDI support

“I’m a beginner of one year and at 56 I’d rather play Pink Floyd than Bach. I’d been looking for some scale fingering information for pentatonic scales for ages and found your site this morning. From what I've seen so far, I think I've found a treasure. Thank-you for making this music education accessible – and free!”
John, Montreal, Canada

MIDI files are computer-coded music files. They can be played in many computer music applications. (Your computer media player will probably play them as very basic audio files.)

Most pre-video Musicarta learning material has accompanying MIDI files, and to make the quickest possible progress, Musicarta strongly recommends that you install and learn to use the FREE ‘MidiPiano’ virtual piano. (MidiPiano is included in all Musicarta Publications home-study downloads.)

MidiPiano is simple to use, and shows the music in the MIDI file being performed on a virtual piano keyboard and scrolling past in a ‘piano roll’ pane as it plays, turning every Musicarta MIDI file into a mini how-to video, so you can see-and-hear what to play. This helps learners who don’t read music well to make good progress – and helps note-bound classical musicians to start ‘seeing the music in the keyboard’!

Here’s a demo:

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MIDI files are tiny so there’s no delay waiting for them to load or buffer. Musicarta strongly recommends you take the time to install and learn to use MidiPiano – it will quickly prove an invaluable addition to your learning resources.

Here’s a direct link to the preferred download site. (The download folder is only just over one megabyte.) Full instructions and alternative MidiPiano download locations can be found on the site MidiPiano page.

Musicarta offers free-to-download MIDI files for selected learning modules. Look out for on-page download links. Please note that MidiPiano is a Windows OS application –  Synthesia is a good Mac-compatible alternative.

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 The Modes Workbook

“Thanks for this material – it’s really easy to understand. I just wish I had a pdf file with all the material to print out to practice away from the large computer. Thanks again – please keep it free!”
Joan, Hjørring, Denmark

The modes offer the modern popular musician an interesting and productive alternative to conventional major/minor harmony. Many classic popular music chord sequences are drawn from the modal chord families, and the Musicarta Musical Modes series puts compelling modal chord changes under your fingertips in minutes.

Here are some typical modal sounds. the first is a Mixolydian two-chord set.


Here is a three-chord Aeolian mode set.

Here is a minor-mode two-chord melodic improvisation.

Modal chord changes have traditionally provided great support for improvisers across many musical genres. An optional theoretical background module opens the series – but you can skip straight through to the riffs if you want.

Now a Musicarta home study download with online module web pages.

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MODES WORKBOOK

The modes are known as scales for improvisation – and for generating intriguing chord sequences not available in the conventional major/minor key system. Here is methodical, ‘lean’ approach to building a sound and productive knowledge of modes for the modern-styles keyboard player, packed with riffs which will expand your chord vocabulary and your repertoire of rhythmic keyboard skills.

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Click through here to start getting to know your musical modes.

The Pentatonics Workbook

Musicarta’s series of lessons covering these wonderfully productive and easy-to-learn scales is now exclusively available as a video course on Udemy.

Blues and heavy metal fans and rock jammers will soon find that half the all-time great riffs and solos are built on the pentatonic scales - along with the knowledge and practice material they need to be playing right up there with their favourite musicians.

Melodic rock and New Age improvisers too will find the music pouring out after a few sessions with the Musicarta pentatonic primer series.

Here are the Workbook's Three E minor Pentatonic Riffs as an example.

(The ‘mix’ is pretty tame – you could make a lot more noise!)

Click through here to the Pentatonics Workbook sample content pages.

  The Beat and Rhythm Workbook

Well-developed beat-and-rhythm skills are an essential ingredient of modern keyboard technique, and syncopated hand patterning can generate great riffs from the simplest material.

Try the Musicarta YouTube
Snake Dance challenge!

Can you tap along to this two-
handed syncopation pattern?


The Musicarta
BEAT AND RHYTHM WORKBOOK

Popular music has a strong rhythmic component – and the modern-styles keyboard player needs well-developed beat and rhythm skills just as much as any other instrumentalist.

The Musicarta Beat and Rhythm Workbook includes three full lesson series that will give you absolutely the best chance to get over the hump and master pro two-handed syncopation!



Beat and Rhythm Workbook

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Browse the
CONTENTS HERE
Click through to the Mister Musicarta YouTube B & R playlist here

Access sample content via the Beat and Rhythm home page.

 Musicarta for teachers

“I just want to take my classical training (which was without much theory) and be able to play piano well by ear. Thank you for your courses, which I believe will help me reach that goal!”
Jeanne

Classically trained musicians frequently admire the pop musician’s ability to play by ear or from lead sheets and improvise chord sequences and melodic lines – and today’s piano pupils are increasingly demanding more contemporary content in their lessons.

Mainstream classroom and instrumental music teachers will find a ready-made creative lesson component in the three major Musicarta study projects, while many of the site’s other pages will suggest lesson material and ways of making learning more enjoyable and effective.

 'Chords 101' - at Musicarta Patreon

“Thanks! I have made the three copies of your ‘Visual Glossary’ for our organist and piano player to play chords with me when I play my guitar for service in church.”
Keith, Owosso, USA

Musicarta's 'Chords’ material is now part of the Musicarta Patreon Tier One offering.

Any creative musician knows a lot about chords, and taking a methodical attitude to studying will speed your progress radically.

In the Musicarta Patreon Chords zone, you'll find:

  • Triad Shape Drills to put all the inversions in all the keys under your fingers, and give you a 'feel' for the keys you'll need to know.
  • The Scale Keyboards - a unique visual glossary of the keyboard as affected by key signatures. No more fumbling around for the right black keys!
  • The Musicarta Chord Generator is a visual guide to all the major and minor triads in all the major and minor keys. Stare at this for a few days, and the chords will stare right back at you!
  • A comprehensive video tutorial on how to form and recognise triad inversions. Triads can have any of three chord-tones at the top, and they should all be equally familiar to you.
  • Broken chords are inversions played - well, broken up...! 'Practically music already', broken chord pattern are the building blocks of nearly all keyboard accompaniment textures.
  • Suspensions are a great way to get more out of the chords you already know, and a huge part of 'what music sounds like'. Bringing suspensions into your music-making is a real game-changer.
  • Sevenths chords are baffling, but unavoidable. Five types, four inversions, in twelve keys... The only way to get a handle on them is to master the theory (it's not that bad!) and play the drills.
  • The Roman Numeral System of naming chords is a way of 'thinking about chords in any key'. That is, thinking and talking about harmony, pure and simple. Essential for taking it to that 'next level'.
  • Most keyboard accompaniments are broken chord patterns using the root, fifth, octave and tenth. This series of workouts explains and drills left hand accompaniment patterns you will find useful for the rest of your playing life.

The Musicarta 'Chords 101' collection of video-rich tutorials is an invaluable contribution to the ambitious contemporary-styles keyboard player's ongoing education. Click through here to the series home page - or just sign up for Musicarta Patreon.

The Scales home page

There are two good reasons for learning and practicing the musical scales. One is to develop finger dexterity; the other is to learn the keys.

All musicians should practice playing up and down the notes of their instruments quickly and evenly. Scales offer a perfect answer to the ‘Which notes?’ question and simultaneously teach you the ‘look and feel’ of the advanced keys you need to know if you want to be a ‘real’ musician.

The Musicarta Scales page has solutions to take the pain out of learning scales (and keys) – and maximise your scale practice benefits.

 Transposing

You can really only say you know a chord sequence when you can transpose it. Similarly, if you want to really know a chord sequence – learn to play it in another key.

It’s generally agreed that transposing easily is the mark of a true musician – so the sooner you get started, the better! Transposing needn’t be as intimidating as all that, however, and MidiPiano proves an almost made-to-measure learning aid.

 Suspensions

Suspensions – the pulling-out-of-place and releasing of chord tones – make chords more interesting, and are a great way of getting more mileage out of any chord sequences. You'll recognise the technique as soon as you hear it - play the practice riff audio below.

This focus page explains briefly how suspension-release works and hosts the teaching notes for the various Musicarta YouTube videos with suspensions as their main focus – and hopefully offers a wild-card introduction to the joys of  ‘messing around at the keyboard’ generally.

Here's a basic suspension-release practice riff.

Watch the suspension-release technique applied to some
Musicarta Key Chords material.

Musicarta piano solos and other artistes

This home page – and the whole Musicarta site – is peppered with click-to-play audio samples of solo piano performances you can learn to play with Musicarta. If you like what you’re hearing, you will find all the ‘how-to’ coaching you need, either free on-site or in the downloads.

More importantly, these piano solos are all pure examples of ‘messing around with chords’ in practice, and have been improvised out of the chord sequences explained and worked through in the Musicarta teaching material.

So, if you want to compose your own piano music, Musicarta’s methodical approach to keyboard creativity – the most accessible on the web – is right here at hand!

Browse the Mister Musicarta YouTube Solos playlist.

Enya’s easy piano style and haunting Celtic melodies are a gift to the ‘New Age’ piano soloist. Enya’s standard keyboard texture is easily grasped and a great off-the-shelf way to play any chord sequence. It’s also a great springboard into keyboard improvisation – see the many ‘Enya Studies’ videos on Mister Musicarta YouTube.

Here are a couple of audio tracks of improvisations that use Enya's easy keyboard texture. Good interlude music for your school play or home video...!

Jann Tiersen’s ‘Comptine’ has become a much-loved classic of its type. It’s within most players’ reach and offers many opportunities for variation and improvisation. Musicarta’s ‘Comptine’ improvisation mini-series shows you how to practice and master this little gem, which should have a permanent place in your repertoire.

Musicarta's Comptine improvisation mini-series is one of the many modules with accompanying free MIDI files to download, so you can see-and-hear the musical examples and improvisations playing on MidiPiano or your favourite MIDI application, and double your progress.

Why not watch one of the many YouTube ‘Comptine’ videos, download MidiPiano, download the Comptine mini-series MIDI files, open the Musicarta ‘Comptine’ improvisation page and get started right away?

Styles is a wildcard creativity challenge page - a score or so of begged and borrowed generic pop styles recordings. This is what pop-rock keyboard players do - how far can you get copying them? Musicarta wants you to be able to say “All the way!” and, with your 100% commitment, Musicarta can show you how!

Keeping it alive

Musicarta knows that keeping your musical development powered up and on track is a mission – and is organised to help you.

The site has an RSS feed (sign up here) which automatically delivers bulletins about site updates and occasional blog pieces. (Find out more about RSS.)

If you prefer, you can bookmark the Musicarta blog page and read the posts at your leisure.

The Musicarta News offers an occasional round-up of developments – plus discounts codes for the home study downloads. Sign up now!

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There are a few other ways of making sure you get the most out of your visits to Musicarta. You can search the site from any page using the Search tab. There’s an index facility on the Search page as well.

Mister Musicarta YouTube (see next section) also premieres new material regularly – subscribe to the channel to receive news of new postings.

Mister Musicarta YouTube

The Musicarta YouTube channel hosts over a hundred short teaching and performance videos, and is an important part of Musicarta’s educational material. Some of the videos are trailers for Musicarta home study downloads (arranged conveniently in playlists), and there are ‘Diary’ entries also – ongoing explorations of Pyramids and Canon Project material, for example, or the Enya Studies.

There are pure theory videos covering inversions and so on, pure performance videos like ‘Mariaan’ and ‘Southern Comfort’, and videos which illustrate certain chord sequences like 'I and vi in Three Places' or harmonic techniques like suspensions.

Spend a little time browsing the channel and ‘Subscribe’ to the channel to get automatic notice of new uploads. There’s a Musicarta YouTube links table in the web page right hand column site-wide, too, featuring recently uploaded videos and the playlists.

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What’s New
  … is Musicarta’s blog page. This is where you can read the posts the site RSS feed tells you about;

Newsletter
 … is a list of compelling reasons to sign up for this occasional round-up of Musicarta news. Sign up now if you haven’t already!

MidiPiano
  … talks you through downloading and installing this indispensable learning tool.

Discounts
  … is the place to buy Musicarta digital home study downloads if you have complimentary discount code from the Musicarta newsletter. Sign up now!

Flashcards
  … hosts links to Musicarta’s free collection of how-to-read-music flashcards (also bundled with the home-study downloads);

Site-map
  … is the HTML version of the live-linked PDF site-map you can download using the in the left hand column.

YouTube
 … is a site-map navigation option for Mister Musicarta YouTube, and also conveniently shows you the full channel content at a glance;

Search
 … is the tab for anything you’ve lost – and there’s an instant index-maker as well, if you want to look something up;

Sources
  … is Musicarta’s ultra-selective links page – musical glossaries, online music publications, sources of piano sheet music and a small selection of digital music resources;

Showcase
  … is for you if you want to get famous and show off an arrangement of Musicarta material; and

Musicarticles
  … is a collection of Musicarta’s musings on musical education.

So, welcome to Musicarta! Please stay and browse the pages via the links in the explanation paragraphs or using the navbar tabs on the left. Bookmark us and come back regularly to see what’s new – you’re sure to find something to get your creative juices flowing!


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THE MUSICARTA
BEAT AND RHYTHM
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PIANO SOLOS
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Piano Solos Vol. 1
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THE MUSICARTA
12-BAR PIANO
STYLES WORKBOOK
Musicarta 12-bar Piano Styles
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THE
MUSICARTA MODES
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Musicarta Modes Workbook
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MUSICARTA EASY
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Musicarta Easy Piano Style
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The Canon Project
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THE PYRAMIDS
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KEY CHORDS VOL.1
Key Chords Vol.1
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Chords for Carl
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‘Mariaan’
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All the Musicarta
YouTube playlists
Pyramids
Pentatonics
Canon Project
Key Chords
Modes
Musicarta
Easy Piano
Musicarta
Blues & 12-bar
Beat & Rhythm
Solos
'Mariaan'
Chords for Carl
Songbook
Basic Music-
making Position
Left-hand-over
Style
Suspensions
Enya Solos
Scales
Technical Exercises
Triads and Inversions