Garnet Walters

Pianist Educator Producer Composer Arranger

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The Finger

images-1 So one day I was watching a video on YouTube on how to make my jump shots more consistently. What I learned was astounding:

http://youtu.be/kPaSKllNeCs

I took this concept and applied it mentally to my piano playing. Could this concept possibly transcend basketball into music as well? Well, this is what I got from the video. The index finger is the strongest AND straightest finger on both hands. The third finger or the middle finger is considered the "middle". However, it is not the center. If you were to move your hand like you are turning a doorknob or gesturing, "so-so", you would see that your middle finger is moving around a lot. If you pay more attention to your index finger, it doesn't move around as much. It is actually the center of gravity in your hand. In learning this, I experimented and there was more of an ease in playing. The middle finger may have two fingers flanking on each side but it is the index finger that is the most stable and has the center of gravity.

Try it out and let me know what you think! Enjoy!!

June 5th...

261874_764053643674_1427594025_n Hi everyone! I was thinking about how many musicians would like to get lessons and improve the strength of their fingers. I know that piano lessons with a teacher can be costly. So with that in mind, as of June 5th, 2014, I will be selling piano exercises that have audio and the corresponding MIDI files on my new website, garnetwaltersmusic.squarespace.com. Pricing and other information will be on the site as well. Just click on "store" to access the exercises!

More Frequent Updates

Hi everyone! It's been a long time since I have blogged! (Yes, I know...I need to do better!) Well, I will be blogging more frequently! I have been learning a lot about music and of course I will share what I have learned and I am currently working on some things that I hope will help pianists. Thanks for not tuning me out!! I appreciate all who are following!! LOL!!

Oh My Goodness! How could I Forget!!

Yeah, so I forgot to update you about the Village Underground gig!  It was...FUN!!!!!  I have to go back at play there again.  I know that I have to learn A LOT of tunes.  It was amazing to see that everyone knew the random tunes that were called throughout the night.  I guess it's safe to say that if you know a lot of songs (along with other things), more than likely you are able to get gigs!  I felt so free to play there!  I exchanged numbers with other musicians who liked my playing and they want me to come back and play.  I will definitely do that!  I need to become an IPod or even Spotify to play any song.  You know what, I can do it!!

The Village Underground!!

On September 9, 2013, I will be playing at the Village Underground!  I'm very excited about this.  I've been there a few times and the music I heard was awesome.  To be able to play there is an honor and a privilege.  I know it's going to be fun!  Come on out and support!!  Doors open at 10:30pm!

Allow me to introduce myself...

Hi everyone! This is Garnet Walters. I am a musician! I play the piano. I also compose, arrange, and produce music. I love music and everything about it. This blog is about whatever comes to my mind musically that I would share with others, especially musicians that need advise or inspiration. I love to help others and be a resource. I will have clips of music that I am playing, practicing, composing as well as tutorials (It's called Musical Wisdom which is on my YouTube page). It's nice to meet you as well!