Preparing for Recording Session by Analysing Music Piece

Preparing for Recording Session by Analysing Music Piece

Preparing for Recording Session by Analysing Music Piece

Recording performances has become another way of performing and is taken for granted by everyone treating their career seriously. Classical musicians need to face exactly the same problems as aspiring pop stars Рin order to make living you have to have your audience and people attending the venues. One of the best ways to promote your music and prove yourself is to record your interpretations in a studio and use a medium such YouTube or Spotify to share it with the world.

But sitting in a recording room just with a recording engineer and microphone in front of the piano can sometimes bring stress and uncertainty. A pianist can have practised the piece for a while, knowing it by heart and having it “in hands” but there is always this moment when something can go wrong. One of the best ways of memorising piece and mastering it even deeper is to analyse it regarding the theoretical aspects such as form, harmony, voice leading and so on and so forth. This creates a more intimate relationship with the piece making you more confident while performing.

Music analysis seems to be something complicated but we strongly recommend to explore a very straightforward resource created by WKMT members:

http://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/music-theory–composition-resources