Category Archives: Dances & Song Forms

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Today we’re going to look at sonatinas. What is a sonatina? Where do they come from? Who wrote them? And so on.

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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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Here’s the thing: In this video, we’ll be talking about Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and the songwriting form “Theme and Variations”. Lots of pieces written in the theme and variations form have six or seven variations. But the Goldberg variations?

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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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In today’s episode of PianoTV, we’ll be talking about musical canons.

On this channel, we’ve done videos on other song forms, such as the waltz and the polonaise, but this one is going to be a little different.

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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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In today’s video, we’re going to get into the nitty-gritty of sonata form, using the first movement of Mozart’s Sonata no. 16, K545, as our example (read: guinea pig).

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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’ll be discussing the musical genre of the Polonaise, which is a Polish dance that appears in a fairly diverse range of piano music. Guys from earlier time periods, like Bach and Beethoven (both German), made use of the Polonaise, but the most famous Polonaises were composed by Frederic Chopin (Polish by birth).

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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.