Monthly Archives: August 2015

 

 

Hi guys!

Today’s piece is one of my favorite grade 1-level Baroque pieces to teach. It’s not crazy-complicated to read, but there are a lot of subtleties that make it much more challenging than it seems. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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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.

 

 

Hi all!

Today on pianoTV, we’re going to learn how to play Greensleeves, a good ol’ classic from the 16th Century. In today’s video we delve deeper into syncopated pedaling, and use a broken chord pattern in the left hand. Enjoy!

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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.

 

Hi friends!

As a follow-up to the previous introduction on how to use the damper pedal (linked below), here is a pedaling technique called ‘syncopated pedaling’, which is almost always how you’ll pedal a piece. It’s basically the damper pedal standard, so it’s good to learn and get comfortable with, because so many pieces use it. Enjoy! 🙂

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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’s video is all theory – why do key signatures always follow the same pattern, and what is that pattern? Today we’re dealing with the order of sharps (we’ll talk about flats on a later day). This is useful to know if you like music theory, are generally curious, or are interested in composing. It’s not necessarily going to impact your ability to learn pieces, but knowing the what-not of music theory is always fun. 🙂

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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’s sheet music arrangement is courtesy the website Piano Mother – the Overture to William Tell, better known as the Lone Ranger Song. It’s fast, it’s got pep, and it’s even got a key change! This piece is best suited to those who have been playing piano at least 3-6 months, since it isn’t super easy, especially if you want to play it fast. I recorded it at a moderate tempo, but feel free to cruise with it! 🙂

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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.