Archive for September 2016

Nocturne op.9 no. 2: Chopin’s most famous piece

Today we’re going to look at Chopin’s most famous piece, his Nocturne op. 9 no. 2. This music analysis video was a request, and as always, if there are any other famous classical pieces you want me to look at, let me know in the comments.

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The Easiest Chopin Pieces (And the most difficult)

In today’s episode of PianoTV, I want to discuss the easiest Chopin pieces, and the ones to avoid until you’re very skilled. So much of Chopin’s music is extremely difficult, and even his easiest pieces are at an intermediate-early advanced level.

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The Polonaise: History, Sound, Style

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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Composers Who Were Inspired by Pets

In today’s episode of PianoTV, we’re going to discuss composers who were inspired by pets, and their effect on the lives of famous composers and performers. Specifically cats, with some dogs for good measure. Even cows make an appearance in one story.

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Goal Time! Setting Piano Goals (Part 2)

This is the second part of a two-part video on piano goals I sort of accidentally created (Here’s part 1 if you missed it). I always feel a strong urge to get organized toward the beginning of the school year, and have been spending my entire week on that project. I’ll probably spend all of…

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Goal Setting Time! Questions for setting piano goals (Pt. 1)

This video was born from a desperate need to get organized. I’ve been spending my week on that – getting things organized for both myself and my students, and then I thought – I can’t be the only one with this problem. The only one who feels like without a solid plan, I’m floating aimlessly…

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