Monthly Archives: May 2015

 

 

Hello!

Today’s video is about all those other ways you can still develop your music skills without sitting on a piano bench.  These aren’t SUBSTITUTIONS for good ol’ fashioned piano practice, but rather supplemental ideas.  Because sometimes you might find yourself on a road trip/bored/in need of a change of pace/etc., and that’s where this video comes in.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

 

 

Hello friends!

Today we delve deeper into the world of chord theory, but don’t worry because it’s a very exciting world.  Not to mention Ode to Joy is a great song that every person on the planet should learn.  Links to that, as well as a technical exercise, are below:

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

 

 

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Some people memorize music like it’s no big deal, and some people really have to work at it – we’re all unique flowers, after all.  But most of us (myself very included) could all stand to improve our memorization skills even more, since it’s such a huge piece of being a musician.  After all, if you perform, whether it’s in your Granny’s living room or at a big concert hall, it’s not always practical to port around all your music with you.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

 

Hello!

Today we’re going to look at something different – some music by Czerny for beginners (though don’t be fooled, if you’re just starting, some of these will still require some work).  Below is a practice guide for each of the 10 pieces in the video.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

 

 

Good morning, and hope you are having an excellent May Long Weekend (or if you don’t celebrate Victoria Day, happy regular Monday).

Today we’ll branch out into another chord, and tackle a fairly significant project – the two-paged Red River Valley, a tune that you probably already know by ear.  It’s a fun one!

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.