Archive for August 2016

Liebestraume by Liszt: A Musical Journey

In today’s video, we’re going to look at the super-famous Liebestraume by Liszt, which is a set of 3 notturnos (nocturnes) translated as “Dreams of Love”. We’re specifically going to hone in on the third one of the set, as it’s the most famous, but we’ll talk briefly about the other ones as well.

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The Music of Beethoven: 6 Favorites

I had the strange realization today that I’ve done a history video on Beethoven, but I never a corresponding “Music of Beethoven” post like I have with other composers. So today is that day.

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The Entertainer Easy Piano Tutorial

After the last video where we discussed Ragtime music, I thought a good way to test it out is by learning to play a ragtime piece on the piano. Today we’re going to do The Entertainer easy piano tutorial.

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Three Chords to Know on Piano (In Every Key)

It’s been a while since we talked about chords, so today we’ll hop onto the piano and have a little bit of playtime. We’re going to talk about the three chords to know on piano – or any instrument, really. These aren’t just chords that I think are important. These are the most common chords…

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Piano Finger Exercises for Beginners: Pentascales

In today’s video, we’re going to jump over to the piano and have a bit of playtime. We’ll be talking about pretty basic piano finger exercises that are easy to learn but sometimes difficult to execute. I had a request to talk about piano finger exercises for beginners, so I wanted to share the main…

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Orchestra, Part 2

In today’s beginner’s guide to the orchestra, we’ll be getting into more detail on the orchestra – where the idea of an orchestra began and how it’s grown and evolved over time. If you missed part 1 of this series, definitely check that out to get caught up on the different instruments and their sounds.

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How to put emotion in music

So today’s video is a question I was asked a while ago – how to put emotion in music. I’ve contemplated this question on and off, and I’ve put off doing a video on this topic because I don’t feel like I have a definitive answer for you. I think this is the kind of…

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Orchestra, Part 1

In today’s beginner’s guide to the orchestra, we’re going to go on a tour of the different instruments of the orchestra – what they sound like, how many instruments are used, and what the general set-up looks like. In the next video, I want to chat about the history of the orchestra, and how it…

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