The Musicarta Easy Piano Style

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This is the second of the Musicarta Easy Piano Style (MEPS) 'table of contents' web pages, continuing the tour and showing you how the MEPS digital home study download will get you...

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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 Mister Musicarta YouTube MEPS 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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MEPS across the keyboard

On the first MEPS content page, we saw how a simple hand position and keyboard texture, used on just pairs of next-door chords, can generate lovely, easily playable music.

On this contents sample page, we widen the scope and move the MEPS music-making machine around the keyboard a little more.

Look-and-listen to this music.

It’s the MEPS hand position covering the musical distance known as ‘a fourth’ – from A minor down to E minor, down and up twice, followed by the D major chord to-and-fro.

Here’s the chord sequence for the music you’re hearing.

You use these three MEPS hand positions

Notice how the Musicarta Easy Piano Style gives you an off-the-shelf way of playing a chord sequence – something that perplexes nearly every keyboard player to start with.

If you set up your rocking left hand movement and let your fingers play around with the material (like Musicarta did), you might end up with something like the module performance.

Do you see how the ‘skeleton music’ – the ‘bare bones’ version in the first video – has been developed into a performance? Preparing your performance like this – a feature of the Musicarta method – makes for speedier mastery of material and gives you insight into how music is ‘put together’, preparing you for your own 'composing at the keyboard'.

Learning syncopation

The Musicarta Easy Piano Style generates variety by ‘dropping’ (missing out) some of the left hand notes (see the example below). This leaves you with some tricky “Which right hand notes go with which left hand notes?” questions to answer.

The T, L, R lettering in the music above is what Musicarta calls ‘TLR analysis’. It’s the answer to those “What goes with what” questions – the hands either play together (T), or just the left hand plays (L), or just the right (R).

Sometimes, you can get the pattern by trial and error, but usually it’s best to slow things right down and pick them apart to see what needs to be dome. If ‘just having a go’ isn’t working, TLR analysis is the answer.

Using the module audio and MIDI practice files, you can take a sample pattern like this and slow it down and repeat it until you can follow it at the keyboard. Here’s a video showing how you can use MidiPiano to slow that practice segment down to a speed that’s easy to follow.

You can’t fail to pick it up - it’s like having a teacher sitting right next to you!

The next module study

With the right pre-performance preparation – like the Musicarta workbook ‘skeleton music’ practice segments shown in the  first video on this page – you can easily duplicate your ‘One Fourth and a Pair’ material and build the next module performance – ‘Three Fourths and a Pair’.

Do you see how the music has been put together from the building blocks you already know? There are three descending fourths, overlapping by one note, then a 'pair of chords ', as before.

The Musicarta MEPS workbook is full of these behind-the-scenes insights into how music is written - ideal preparation for your own 'composing at the keyboard'.

Do you think you would enjoy learning keyboards like this?

Musicarta is the brand leader in digital keyboard home study. Your Musicarta Easy Piano Style download contains

  • An illustration-rich PDF workbook of around 135 pages;
  • The audio and MIDI files for all the musical examples; and
  • The MidiPiano application (to play the MIDI files).

The workbook has a full 45 pages of beautiful, playable piano music - the 21 studies and piano solos you can see-and-hear in advance on the Mister Musicarta YouTube MEPS playlist (and using as a continuing practice guide).

Musicarta's home-study downloads are the result of hours of classroom teaching, and are designed to structure your efforts, maximise your progress and give a boost to your keyboard creativity.

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 Mister Musicarta YouTube MEPS 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.

Key Chords Vol.1
Get the download
for only $14.95
Buy Now

LEARN MORE!
Click through to the MEPS YouTube playlist here

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Other Musicarta digital home study downloads

If the Musicarta Easy Piano Style material isn't for you, there are three other Musicarta digital home study downloads to choose from.

KEY CHORDS Vol. 1

Musicarta Key Chords builds your chord vocabulary by introducing the chords you are most likely to come across in any song. You practice the chord changes in contemporary riffs (drum backing tracks are included), with easy step-by-step rhythmic build-up of impressive keyboard syncopation.

Key Chords Vol.1
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The PYRAMIDS VARIATIONS

The Musicarta Pyramids Variations aims to exceed expectations by coaching beginners and re-starters to an impressive ‘Concert Performance’ in just eight lessons. After that, you learn a set of variations which model all the contemporary keyboard player’s knowledge and skills.

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Video-rich course (100+ videos). Also from Udemy and Skillshare.
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Pyramids Variations YouTube playlist here.

The CANON PROJECT

Pachelbel’s Canon in D is perhaps the most famous chord sequence of all time, and the basis of dozens of popular hits. 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! Its regular structure also makes it a great springboard for improvising and composition.

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Click through to the various download home pages using the ‘LEARN MORE’ links. There are sample content pages to help you decide which home study pack would suit you best. All three home study downloads are designed to help you enjoy becoming a creative modern keyboard player!

If you're just looking for pieces to play, try the first Musicarta Piano Solos album.

PIANO SOLOS
Volume 1

Piano Solos Volume 1 is a collection of eleven solos from across the Musicarta spectrum. Each solo has a couple of pages of notes explaining how the music is put together and offering useful practicing advice. Easy-inter to inter-advanced. Comes with audio and MIDI files and player. 50pp (25 pp MS) A4 – will print to US Letter also.

Piano Solos Vol. 1
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Watch the solos on the MMYT Solos playlist.

Listen to the Mister Musicarta YouTube Solos playlist, and click through to the Solos page to check out the contents in detail.



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