Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Today we’re going to be learning a short piece by Muzio Clementi. It’s really more of a technical exercise, like scales and triads, but a little more interesting in my opinion.

It’s also a fast finger exercise, so we’ll be referencing the video on “how to speed up a piece” from last week quite a bit, to take those concepts and practice applying them.

And as always, the PDF for this music can be found linked below. Let’s jump to it!

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Today’s video is going to be the top 5 Bach pieces in TV & movies. This is entirely based on my own opinion. I haven’t done a “top 5” or “top 10” before on this channel, but it sounded like fun so I wanted to give it a try.

We’ll count down from #5 to #1. All of the choices are not only awesome movies and shows, but they actually spotlight a Bach piece in some way. No quiet background music here!

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Hi, and welcome to PianoTV!

Today I wanted to discuss something that many people – including myself – find to be a difficult and confusing topic. That topic is how to speed up a piece on piano.

Playing quickly is one of the most difficult things to do on the piano, even with “easy” songs. Some people have a hard time getting out of slow-playing limbo, and others can move their fingers fast but lose clarity and detail while doing so.

What I want to do today is talk about some possible solutions to speeding up a piece. My hope is that you find at least one thing from this video/blog post that you can take to your practice bench, and start playing with immediately.

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Today’s video covers the ABRSM’s grade 1 piano technique requirements. This includes scales and triads. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video slightly above the minimum required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play them.

If you’re into the RCM instead of the ABRSM, definitely check out this video on grade 1 piano technique.

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In today’s video, we’re going to talk about transposing, and why transposing is an essential piano skill. We’ll also talk about how to do it, so you can apply it right away.

To accompany this video, I’ll put up a couple graphics that we’ll be using – cheat sheets for major and minor chords. If you’d like to download them and print them, just follow the links below!

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Hi and welcome to another episode of PianoTV!

Today we’re going to do something unusual for this channel, and turn our focus to pop music. We’re going to talk about key changes, also referred to as modulations in pop music, and why they’re so awesome (and sometimes so cheesy). We’ll look at 12 amazing key changes in pop music, and talk details about how the composer pulled it off.

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