Category Archives: Music Theory

For today’s episode of PianoTV, we’re going to try a new Q&A format. Previously we did a big monthly Q&A where I answer four of your questions, but I’d like to try breaking that big video into shorter weekly ones.

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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.

Today we’re going to talk about learning intervals by ear – how to do it, but especially why it’s such a useful skill.

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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.

I want to start this video on songwriting tips by saying I’m not some authority on songwriting. I’m just sharing tips with you from the perspective of someone who has been writing songs since I was a small child (probably 5 or younger).

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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 PianoTV tutorial, we’re going to look at Minuet in G Minor, Anh. 115, from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. We’ve done it’s happier major twin on this channel before, so check it out if you missed 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.

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So you’re playing your piece, and suddenly you come across a strange, squiggly line. What does it mean? How do you play it? That’s going to be the topic of today’s 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.