Monthly Archives: March 2016

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Today we’ll continue the discussion on Baroque Period Music that we started last week. Here’s a link to Part 1 of that discussion if you missed it.

In part 2 of this video, we’ll take a look at the finer points of Baroque music – specifically the topics of tonality, counterpoint and instrumental music in the Baroque era.
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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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Today we’re going to talk about Baroque period music. We’ve talked about this subject a fair amount so far – we did a video on Baroque keyboard music, and also some styles popular in this era, like binary form and the minuet.

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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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Hi friends, and welcome to another episode of PianoTV!

In this two-part series, I’m joined by my friend Steve, a personal fitness trainer from way up north. He’s here to share his advice from the gym, and how it relates to musical training.

This is a casual sit-down-and-chat video, but we dug out a few gems that will help you on your journey. Besides, it’s fun to step into a non-musical world once in a while, to achieve a different perspective.

Enjoy!

Here’s part 1 of the video:

And here’s part 2.

xo,
Allysia

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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Hey guys!

Today we’re going to look at the New World Symphony sheet music, which is a super-famous tune by Antonin Dvorak. The part most of us are familiar with is the 2nd movement, “Largo”, so that’s what we’ll be looking at today.

This song is relatively simple – so if you’ve been playing for 6 months to a year, you’ll probably find it’s right around your level.

As always, the sheet music can be found linked below, which you can download for free. 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.

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Hey friends!

I wanted to do a simple sit-down video today while my laptop is at the shop. What I want to talk about is the issue of motivation – namely, how to stay motivated at the piano when you aren’t feeling it.

The video and blog post cover much of the same content, so feel free to either read or watch as is your preferred method. 🙂

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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.