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The Best Stress free Business Practices for Your Studio... May 5, 2015 | marta mozes
Interview with E. L. Lancaster & Gayle Kowalchyk of Alfred Music... May 4, 2015 | Linda Christensen
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Elena Cobb: The Inside Scoop on “My Piano Trip To London”... April 16, 2015 | marta mozes
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With the release of chord progressions and exercises in both Major and Minor Scales we spoke to Leila Viss, to learn more about how to harmonize melodies with Piano Maestro.
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Piano Maestro regularly adds top hits to their enormous Library. Earning three gold stars on these favorite tunes is pure fun AND addicting thanks to JoyTunes' powerful app and their hip backing tracks. They make anyone sound like a pop star!
Does your left hand feel left out?
To make these favorite songs accessible to any level of player, many of the tunes are written in the treble clef. Once your right hand earns three gold stars on a melody and since you have two hands, why not find a useful role for the left hand, too? Keeping the left hand gainfully employed is possible and quite simple IF you know a little about chords and harmony.
What are chords?
Knowing how to build and play chords can come in very handy—literally! Chords are stacks of three pitches that are skips or thirds apart. They are named by the root or bottom pitch.
C = C is the root (left hand pinky), E is the 3rd (left hand middle finger) and G is the 5th (left hand thumb)
F = F A C
G = G B D
Am = A C E
Wait, please explain all the lingo!
In honor of the new school year, we’re excited to announce the launch of Back to School with new content including the first 3 books of a very popular series – Alfred’s Basic Piano Library as well as all …
One of the highly recommended free music apps for those who want to learn the basics of playing the piano is Piano Maestro developed by JoyTunes. This iOS-exclusive application is made for ages 9 to 11, yet it can …
Summer is upon us which means BBQ cook outs, poolside hangouts and lots of ice cream! It also means less time by the piano, which means getting back into the groove of playing can be difficult come September.
We at …
Exploring the library of Piano Maestro, you’ll find a growing collection of method and supplementary books that offer a wide range of styles and approaches to learning how to play the piano. The method books entitled Tales of a Musical …
We spoke with teachers, editors, and authors Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster of Alfred Music on using Alfred publications in collaboration with Piano Maestro. Here’s what they had to say!
When did you first hear about Piano Maestro? We first …
Leave it to JoyTunes to add the tune “M-O-T-H-E-R” to the already jam-packed Piano Maestro library just in time for Mother’s Day. Although I’m a mom and yes, have a mother myself, I’ve never heard this charming song composed by …
Since the early rumors about the Apple Watch, we were very excited here at JoyTunes. We felt like the idea of having a smart watch that could run and interact with our apps could open the world to a new …