Saturday, 31 August 2013

Imagine Me Without You ~ dizzysfingers cover including Lyrics and Chords

Imagine Me Without You ~ played by dizzysfingers

 (the Sheet Music is available from)
 Online Sheet Music

This is a lovely song composed by Rudy Perez and Mark Portmann,
 By chance I saw this on youtube two weeks ago, sang by Akama Miki and the song really got to me.
 This was originally performed by Jaci Velasques .  Check out other dizzysfingers youtube videos
 just click on

This is dizzysfingers~ solo piano


The MP3's  available from Amazon


Thursday, 29 August 2013

Learn how to play songs quickly and play it well.

It would be great if it was as easy as waving a magic wand and there you go.  If it was that easy then the challenge and satisfaction of accomplishment is gone.   We all have different levels of skills and learning capacity, but today there are tools and methods we can use to get the learning process speeded up and get you playing at a higher level.

1. Search Youtube:
The first thing to do is select a song that appeals to you.   If it is new or you are unfamiliar with it, listen to it and see if you like it.   Do a search on youtube videos and check out the Piano or instrumental versions.
For example, lets say you want to learn to play the song  "How Did You Know"   Go on Youtube search
How did you know  piano and quite a few videos will come up for you to check out.

                                                     "How did you know" by dizzysfingers

 Watch how the player perform the song, get the timing , watch the fingering, the phrasing and see how the player put feelings into the song.  There is a a lot one can gain from watching the player.  Just like having a teacher showing you how its done.  Plus you have the added ability to replay as many times as you need and when it suits you.

2. Buy the CD and or MP3 music and put it in your MP3 Player.
 When I'm working on a song, I listen to the song as often as possible.   Listen to the song  when you are walking, driving, waiting in line at the bank or post office and even before going to sleep. By listening to it, you will pick up the rhythm, the phrasing and the feel of the song.  It makes playing the song so much easier and more importantly, you let your subconscious mind get into it.

       Always got my MP3 player with me, even when cruising.                                    

3. Print Music

Print Music are readily available Online and Music Instruments stores keep a comprehensive range of popular Sheet Music .  Print Music gives you the exact notation, timing and chord sequence .  It's like reading a map or a recipe to get from A to B and makes it so much easier to learn the song.
Did you say you can not read sheet music ? There are many ways to develop the art of sight reading.
There are DVD tutorials that you can invest in to give your sight reading a helping hand..   I would thoroughly recommend you learn to sight read  because it just opens up a lot of possibilities.

It does take a lot of time writing the music out.  It is so much easier just to order it online.   Just a click, pay by paypal  and you've got it instantly.  I have purchased music from online stores and from music retailers as I believe in supporting the artists and the people in the music industry. 
I will only write out the music if it is not available. These days there are Computer Software  that will do the Notation for you.  However i will stress that it still is quite time consuming and you do need to have the skills required to make an arrangement.

                                 my arrangement of  "Help Me Get Over " (still working on it)

4. Playing By Ear:

There are people who have the gift or have developed incredible hearing that they can work out the song by ear. Having said that, I have also come across people who say they play by ear, only to butcher the song with chords that the song writer did not have in mind.  Let's just say it was interesting but can be excruciatingly painful  for some listeners.
From personal experience playing by ear, can be developed with practice and through having played lots of different music styles.  It still is much easier, if you have the Print Music, as you have precise notation and timing.

5.  Get a Good Teacher

Music lessons from a great teacher can make a huge difference. The teacher can put you in the right direction straight away, develop good techniques and work on areas that need improvement, ie sight reading,
 Someone did ask me if they can use a book to learn how to play.  Of course course you can, however just think about your experience when someone showed you how to use an electronic device, you picked it up so much faster than just reading the manual.

 A great teacher is like a coach  who make lessons fun and interesting. The teacher can  be a mentor to keep you motivated and monitor your progress.  It takes discipline to practice and when you know you have a lesson coming up,  that will be enough reason for you to practice.   Hopefully you would be so motivated that you can't wait to get to your next lesson.  Take an exam to test your understanding and build a good music foundation to the next level.
Today there are Ebooks, interactive  keyboard programs, DVD and  video lessons. They are all great to be used in conjunction with a teacher.
6. Enjoy the learning process

Music is meant to be fun. Play along with your CD or  Mp3  on your PC , Ipod , mp3 player or laptop.
Have a lot of fun learning to play new songs.  Before you know it, it all click into place. Share your playing ability with friends and family. You can entertain and be the life of the party. All the best with your music.  

Our day Begins And Ends On A Happy Note 


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

How dizzysfingers Music blog got started.

I've been planning and contemplating doing a dizzysfingers blog for sometime but just wasn't sure how to go about it. Last Saturday , August 24 , Maria Victoria Galang , sent me a link to a blog
  "The Adventures of Miss Chuchubells". It is an informative blog for couples planning their wedding .

To my surprise it featured dizzysfingers music video of "Ikaw"  and some interesting background info.
 here is the link Wedding~Planning~Adventure~Music  It is quite impressive and would recommend you to check it out.
 I expressed my appreciation for her work , mentioned my interest  in doing a blog and might need some help one day.  The next day,  Maria sent me logos that got me inspired to get started.   So I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Maria Victoria Galang, for her assistance with the dizzysfingers logos used in this blog .  These are the graphic art logos that got it off the ground .

                             logo with the Technics Digital Piano that is used for the music videos. 

logo used as watermark.

Our Day Begins And Ends On A Happy Note

check out dizzysfingers youtube music videos.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Help Me Get Over ~ dizzysfingers cover including Lyrics and Chords

Help Me Get Over~ played by dizzysfingers

Not sure who wrote this beautiful song but I was told the composer is the Great Tata of GMA Network,  (the creator of songs in Encantadia)   This song was recorded by Jonalyn Viray (Filipina singer and actress) .  It is about losing someone you love to somebody else... so its a bit sad with a feeling of acceptance in the lyrics " I know there's no sense In holding on too much to something fading" :(. "Help Me Get Over" is the theme Song  from My Husband's Lover (Philippine Drama ). As I did not have the sheet music (difficult to get in Australia) ,  I did an arrangement by ear and programmed the orchestration on the Technics Keyboard.
I didn't know the song  2 weeks ago, but I applied the techniques in my other blog to learn the song quickly.   Amazing what one can do with technology.  

"Our Day Begins And Ends On A Happy Note "    

This is where  dizzysfingers Music arrangements will be posted.
There will be other features such as
* Lyrics with Chords
* Sheet Music ~ dizzysfingers arrangement  Piano with Guitar chords
* Easy Play Music with notation on notes
* dizzysfingers Mp3's
* Understanding MIDI and applications it can be used for.
* Tutorials on how to play tunes
* Tips on Playing & Performing
* How to get Cruise Ship Gigs and travel the world
* How to get into a music career.
* Arranging orchestration / sequencing and keyboard programming.
* Other suggestions and  notable music links.

Popular "Fly Me To The Moon "     322,663 views

All about Dennis:
Dennis Dizon, the blogger behind dizzysfingers,  is a pianist, arranger and Performer.   Dennis worked in the Australian Music industry as a Keyboard Sales Manager for Brashs/Allans group  for 10 years.
Dennis was the Director of  Dizon's Music. which operated a music school and retail store for 10 years.
Dennis has performed at concerts , played  at 5 star restaurants and  completed 2 contracts with Cruise ships as a solo pianist travelling to several countries in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Asia.

The youtube channel dizzysfingers began in  June 2007, as a demo for a music agent. As more videos were uploaded,  the channel created a lot of interest  generating over 6,500,000 views and growing.  Here is the link : Youtube /dizzysfingers. 
There are constant request for music for Dennis to do and  the list is now several pages long.
It is good to know that  the music videos have been beneficial for pianist, singers and other musical instrument players to learn from , sing or play along with.   Another channel  dizzysfingers1 was created in 2010 with a view of diversifying the music videos.  Here is the Link: Youtube/dizzysfingers1
Both channels (dizzysfingers and dizzysfingers1 ) are partnered by YouTube.

Subscribers and music lovers, have  asked to use dizzysfingers music and videos for youtube covers, competitions, shows, weddings, relaxation spa's, at a dentist waiting room  and at funeral services.
It really is amazing how far reaching the Gift of Music extends.

Because of the  many requests from subscribers and keen music students for dizzysfingers arrangements and mp3's the idea of the blog came about and  it is time to do it.  here it is.   enjoy