Monthly Archives: August 2015

 

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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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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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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