5 Minute Piano Lessons: The Emotion of Chords

The expression of feeling and story is an important part of music in movies and life.  Watch a breathtaking scene in a movie and odds are there’s a glorious soundtrack playing in the background.  In a ritzy restaurant, the owners play smooth jazz, creating an atmosphere of delight and charm.  How do composers achieve these…

5 Minute Piano Lessons: Counting Music

Music is sound waves played over a period of time.  A pianist must learn to count and feel it while he plays.  The closest archetype that demonstrates this is the tick of a clock.  Sixty ticks a minute tells us whether we will be late or early to an appointment, how long until the next…

Noir City 10

The young ladies stepped towards the castle just as it was beginning to rain which turned steps into a trot and then a gallop. The castle was all around them, enveloping them into its dark mystique of gray brick walls and little tiny slits for windows. But there was a light at the end of…

Noir City 9

“You have such lovely hair.” Yewna’s friend, Maggie, said this as the princess of Ronalee encircled the curly tresses with the silver tiara. “What color is it?” “I don’t know.” Yewna replied, putting some finishing touches on her face. “Some days it shines as golden as the noonday sun. On darker days, brown reins supreme.”…

Noir City 8

Nin gazed at the gloomy city outside his apartment window. It had been 8 weeks since he’d last seen Yewna. She wasn’t even able to give him a goodbye, but instead only managed a passing smile. The 58th King dropped of his daughter at Crowning College standing very firmly between the pair. He then gave…

Noir City 7

Ninombir couldn’t read the king. At times he seemed gentle and at other times very commanding and even harsh to his subjects. Nin liked his style. The king had offered the mechanic a job anywhere in the land. Ninombir had chosen Noir City. To the man’s surprise, his request was granted. He tried to meet…

5 Minute Piano Lessons: C Major scale for the Left Hand

As a teacher of twenty five students, I highly recommend private lessons.  For those on the go, wishing to learn what they can, this is the place for you. It takes years of study to play the piano correctly.  I will only be touching on the finer points here.  Feel free to post any questions…

5 Minute Piano Lessons: C Major Scale for the Right Hand

As a teacher of twenty five students, I highly recommend private lessons.  For those on the go, wishing to learn what they can, this is the place for you. It takes years of study to play the piano correctly.  I will only be touching on the finer points here.  Feel free to post any questions…

Obey Your Parents Except for Abuse

I know I said I would take a break from blogging, but the verse of Ephesians 6:1-3 came to mind.  Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may go well with you and that…

The Shulamite’s Brothers

The Shulamite was betrothed to marry Solomon the great king of Israel. In chapter 1 of Song of Solomon she moves from excitedly asking for kisses to suddenly doubtful in verse 5. 5 I am very dark, but lovely,    O daughters of Jerusalem,like the tents of Kedar,    like the curtains of Solomon.6 Do not gaze at me because I…