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  City Natick, MA
  Zip Code 01760
  Address 6 Bishop Strt
  Phone Number (508) 651-2590

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Now you can improve your vocal skills, or begin to learn to sing, from the Mascari Piano Studios! When you take voice lessons at the Mascari Piano Studios, you can focus on one style of singing or learn to sing in a wide range of vocal styles. All our vocal students, regardless of the musical styles they are interested in, benefit from our inclusion of the fundamentals of great singing while specific styles of singing often require their own methods of musical interpretation. Steeped in the Western European culture, classical vocal genres include opera, art song, and oratorio.

These first six lessons from our 12 Building Blocks to Start Your Keyboard Success are designed to give you better piano playing results right away. Each building block will give you the key that unlocks the next musical door. It doesn't matter whether you play a piano or a keyboard, you use black and white keys. Once you understand how the pattern works, the doors of music will swing wide open for you. You've probably heard it said, "practice your scales". You may think that you should do this so your fingers will move correctly and that is right.

Warming up the voice before singing and performing is essential to vocal health, whether you're just starting out or are a seasoned professional. It's important to remember that overall, vocal warm-ups are an individual experience. Every singer uses slightly different exercises depending on their skill level, vocal range, age, and what they are looking to improve in their vocal studies. There are, however, certain focus points that every good warm-up should include, skill level aside. In nearly every sport, athletes warm up before practice or a game and an essential part of that is stretching.

The beguine bass is the easiest and most reliable Latin accompaniment pattern that you can use as the left hand part with a variety of songs. Even if you select a songs that aren't traditionally associated with the beguine rhythm you can adapt the beguine bass to create an effective arrangement. Finding ways to help our piano students at the Mascari Piano Studios, keep rhythmic accompaniments going in the left hand part while playing the melody of a song with the right hand is often a challenge.

These hymn tunes were written to match the meter and syllables of the words. They have their own names, because two or more hymns can be sung to these same hymn tunes. Today, writers often create new hymns (words) that can be sung to familiar hymn tunes (music). Often in churches, the organ provides the accompaniment for hymns. Piano students who own electric keyboards will be familiar with the lighter touch (less pressure) needed to push down the keys on the organ. There is a more important difference though.

How many times have you listened to recordings of jazz piano trios (e.g. Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Tommy Flanagan, etc.) and wanted to swing in the same way? One way to jazz up your solo work is to use walking bass lines. In other words, you treat your left hand as if it were playing the string bass parts like Ray Brown did with Oscar Peterson or Eddie Gomez did with Bill Evans. One of the best examples of a pianist who uses his left hand to function like a jazz bassist is Dave McKenna. Dave found a way to incorporate walking bass lines into his solo piano style in a unique way.

These are some of the many Music Theory Lessons that we have developed over that past 40 years and use with our piano students to help them discover the joy of making music. Download, read, listen to and play some of these free music theory lessons from the Mascari Piano Studios. Then Contact Us to schedule your own lessons from one of our excellent Natick or Hudson MA piano studio instructors. A Jazz Waltz is a waltz played in a syncopated 3/4. It's this syncopation, along with an extended harmony, that differentiates a jazz waltz from a traditional waltz.