NEW Custom Sheet for Members: “Prelude in C” by Bach

MEMBERS: Here’s a new custom sheet, Prelude in C by Bach, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book OnePrelude in C is an extremely popular piece that will never lose its appeal to piano players and listeners alike.

This sheet music has each note labeled with its musical letter-name, such as E, D#, A… Some markings (dynamics, etc.) have been omitted to make room for the added letters.

You can read about the pros and cons of marking in letters on sheet music, here.

MEMBER’S  DOWNLOAD*

(*Non-members can sign-up via this same link).

Summertime Christmas Preparation Continues: Easy ‘Deck the Halls’ with letter- notes

Easy Piano: ‘Deck the Halls’ with labeled letter-notes

As stated in my previous post:

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to learn several Christmas and holiday tunes, in time for family and friends gathering around the piano with eggnog and cookies, demanding that you play some holiday stuff.

Let’s make them happy this year!

Today, in order to get keep that project going (that is, building up your easy holiday repertoire), I’ve written and posted an exclusive arrangement of ‘Deck the Halls.’


“…Another exclusive perk for PWK’s supporting members!”

— Abraham Lincoln


EASY AS PIE TO READ: This arrangement has each note’s musical letter-name labeled.


MEMBERS: There will be more holiday songs and pieces coming from Kent — watch for those easy labeled sheets over the coming months!

NOTE: PWK’s ‘letter-note’ sheets are primarily for people who are not currently taking private lessons — especially adults who’ve had past experience reading music, but who might have forgotten “the details.”


Member download price = FREE

Have fun!

Kent

Linus the Hepcat

Christmas Sheet Music in August?

If you want time to learn holiday songs by December, then let’s get to it…Here’s a great one to start with.

Easy Adult Piano: ‘Carol of the Bells’ with labeled letter-notes

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to learn several Christmas and holiday tunes, in time for family and friends gathering around the piano with eggnog and cookies, demanding that you play some holiday stuff. You know how these people can get really insistent.  Downright pushy, even. If you play piano at all, then you know what I’m talking about.

So let’s make them happy this year! I’ve got some easy ones for you.

Today, in order to get you started on building that easy holiday repertoire, I’ve written and posted an exclusive arrangement of ‘Carol of the Bells’ as my latest perk for PWK’s supporting members.


EASY AS PIE TO READ: This arrangement has each note’s musical letter-name labeled.


MEMBERS: There will be more songs and pieces provided for your holiday pleasure — watch for these labeled sheets over the coming weeks and months!


“You can learn this one really quickly, I’ll bet!”

— Imaginary Dude.

“I learned it fast!”

— Probably Somebody Has Said This.

“I learned it in three seconds!”

— Not Sure If Anyone Has Said That.


NOTE: PWK’s ‘letter-note’ sheets are primarily for adults who are not currently taking private lessons — especially for those who’ve had past experience reading music, but who might have forgotten the details.


Member download price = FREE


New from Kent: An Easier Arrangement of ‘Clair de Lune’

Dear fans of Claude Debussy,

Here’s brand new sheet music for members of PWK; this one is arranged for early intermediate piano: Clair de Lune by Debussy. The arrangement is in the key of C, for ease of reading, plus it has been simplified (easier to play). In addition, it’s much shorter than the full version which is also on my sheets page.

Today’s version of Clair de Lune has every note labeled with its letter-name, such as E, D#, A. Some markings (dynamics, etc.) have been omitted.

These letter-note labeled sheets are primarily for adults who are not taking piano lessons — especially those who have past experience reading music, but who might have forgotten the details.

Member download price = FREE

About Clair de Lune and Claude Debussy

Clair de Lune is the third movement of Claude Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque, in D♭ major. Its name comes from Verlaine‘s poem “Clair de lune“, which means “moonlight” in French.

Claude Debussy is probably the best known composer of the Impressionist school, a handful of pioneers who were mostly active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Maurice Ravel, who wrote the popular orchestral piece called Boléro (along with tons of ground-breaking serious works), is also a famous Impressionist.

“Entertainer” (The) by Scott Joplin – Easy Arrangement – Lettered Notes

 

DEAR MEMBERS:,

Here’s a new custom sheet, The Entertainer by Scott Joplin.  This sheet music is simplified and abridged (two pages, key of C).  I have also labeled the notes.  Some markings (dynamics, etc.) have been omitted to make room for the added letters.  Enjoy!

MEMBERS:  DOWNLOAD HERE

 

Educational Content by Category

 

Optional Sheet Music for Kent’s Courses

*My courses are available on Udemy, Skillshare and Curious.com.

Sheet Music for Lick #1 optional supplement

Sheet Music for Lick #2 optional supplement

Sheet Music for Lick #10 optional supplement 

Sample Blues Piano Solo sheet music – optional supplement


‘Chords 108’ Mini-Course

Chord Catalog*

*A pictorial reference, for use with the mini-course.

 


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A 3-finger Technique for Impressive Pentatonic Piano Licks

“Sixteenth Note Triplet” Piano Licks

“The Blues Piano Crash Course” Lesson #3: “Five must-know Riffing Devices”

Blues Licks #1 and #2 from “A Study in Blues Piano”

How to Play “Piggyback” Arpeggios

Getting All Lydian on the IV Chord

Practice your blues licks with Ray Charles’s What I’d Say.

A Lesson in Modal Jazz

Jazz Drill:  “Approach tones” practice

Using the Pitch-Wheel on Keyboards (part one: Whole-Step Licks)

How to Riff on Moondance – Part 1 of 3

How to Riff on Moondance – Part 2 of 3

How to Riff on Moondance – Part 3 of 3

 

Keyboard Technique (Your Chops)

An Easy “Trick” for Smoother Scales

Jazz Drill:  “Approach tones” practice

Using the Pitch-wheel on Keyboards (part one)

 

Music and Keyboard Theory

Finding Your Way Across the Keyboard Landscape

A “Basic Professional” chord piano approach

Do you need to read music to learn jazz or blues piano?

Half-steps and Whole-steps on Your Keyboard

The Amazing Tetrachord: How to Instantly Visualize any Major Scale

Understanding “Thirds” – how standard chords are built!

Learn All 12 Dominant Seventh Chords in About an Hour

Essential Theory: Fourths and Fifths

Memorize the 12 “Minor Pentatonic” Scales – Today

The Major Pentatonic Scale, and its cousin, the “Relative Minor” Pentatonic scale

Tetrachords, Scales, and Modes: Answer to a Student Question

Guest Contributor: Info-graphic on Essentials of Reading Piano Music

Eastern Scales, Relative Minor, and The Educated Guess

Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Sparks “Third Beat” Questions

Playing Tip: What are the Most Important Notes of a Chord?

 

More on Chords and Chord Voicings

“Fourth Chords” — Very Useful (Part One)

More on “Fourth Chords”

How to learn ALL your Dominant Seventh Chords in about an hour

A Good Way to Learn All Your “Thirteenth” Chords (by Pattern, NOT by Rote)

Chord Symbols: add2 or add9? (includes my video on using added ninth to chords)

Rootless left-hand voicings for jazz chords – Part One (Type A)

Rootless left-hand voicings for jazz chords – Part Two (Type B)

Possibly the Funkiest Chord Ever

A “Basic Professional” chord piano approach

How to Read and Play “Slash Chords” from Sheet Music

Custom Sheet Music (easy to read

 

Recommended Study

Book Review: Jazz Piano Series by John Mehegan

Info-graphic on Essentials of Reading Piano Music

 

Dessert

Tired of practicing? Here’s a little comic relief