• Jingle Bells

    Jingle Bells

    Jingle Bells Piano This Jingle Bells piano version is a fun and lively arrangement of the song that has some challenging sections to learn, most notably in the fast moving bassline of the left hand part. It is suitable for piano players who are reasonably early on in their learning as it is in a…

  • Note Lengths

    Note Lengths

    How To Work Out Note Lengths Let’s explore the most common note lengths – whole notes, half notes, quarter note, eighth notes and sixteenth notes. When learning how to read sheet music you need to ask yourself 3 questions about a note’s appearance in order to work out its length…. Is the notehead filled in?…

  • How To Read Drum Music

    Many people who want to learn how to read drum music get put off by the fact that drum notation can look quite complex at first. However, it’s actually pretty simple to grasp because there are only 2 main things you need to be able to work out from the notation: 1. Which drum to…

  • Learn The Notes

    A crucial first step in learning how to read music is to be able to remember which lines and spaces refer to which notes. The easiest way to do this is through a series of rhymes. These rhymes have been around for absolutely ages, but they really are a very quick way to learn the…

  • Time Signatures

    Time Signatures

    What is a Time Signature? A time signature appears at the beginning of a piece of music to show the time or meter of the music. It consists of two numbers on top of each other (a bit like a fraction in math, but without the line). The top number shows the number of beats…

  • Ludovico Einaudi Piano Music

    Ludovico Einaudi’s music seems to be everywhere at the moment. Whether it is the backdrop to the latest TV programme/advert or being headlined at a classical awards ceremony, it is difficult to avoid this contemporary Italian composer’s distinctive brand of piano-based music. Is Einaudi’s music really classical music? Many people are discovering his music for…

  • Benjamin Dunnett Piano Music

    Here are 3 of my most popular piano music videos – enjoy! CLICK HERE for a FREE download of my music.

  • Avoiding writers block when learning how to Write Piano Music

    Avoiding writers block when learning how to Write Piano Music

    In the last article we looked at why you are composing for the piano. Now it’s time to start looking at how to start writing music for the piano – fantastic! Straight away I want to tackle one of the biggest obstacles that many of my students come up against when seeking to compose –…

  • chopin piano music

    I love Chopin’s piano music. Put simply, Chopin took the simple and insignificant and made it beautiful and meaningful. His was not a life of great symphonies, but one in which the little things were championed. Most of the pieces Chopin wrote in his relatively short life (he died in 1849 aged 39) were short…

  • Free Video

    I have put together this video to help you as you work through your FREE Starter Pack. Hope you enjoy it – please feel free to contact me with any questions