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Archive for July 2017

The Baroque Dance Suite (aka The Most Common Baroque Genre)

In today’s video, we’re going to be looking at the Baroque dance suite. We’ll talk a bit about its history and significance in the Classical music landscape, then we’ll look at the various dances in a standard dance suite. We’ll also look at some of the additional dances that sometimes get added.

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Learning a Piano Piece for the First Time

I’ve touched on the process of learning a piano piece for the first time in the various tutorial videos on this website. In a typical tutorial, I’ll walk you through my process of approaching a piano piece for the first time, usually complete with a bit of history, listening, and analysis.

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Mozart Fantasia in D Minor: A Closer Look & Analysis

In today’s episode, we’re going to look at the Mozart Fantasia in D minor. We’re going to talk about the history of the piece, the controversy of the ending, and then listen through bits and pieces of it and discuss some musical and technical aspects.

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5 Underrated Composers You Should Be Listening To

When I was originally drafting this list, I came up with 14 names of underrated composers. Culling it to just 5 was based heavily on my own opinion (ie I chose musicians that I personally love, and aren’t just considered generally underrated).

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5 Songwriting Tips for Beginners

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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July Q&A with PianoTV: Hand Balance, Memorization and More

Hello and welcome to this month’s Q&A session with PianoTV! As with every month, we tackle four questions on a variety of piano topics. This month we’ll be approaching everything from how much to memorize and how to make one hand louder than the other. Let’s get started!

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The Music of Liszt: 6 Favorites

In today’s video, we’ll be taking a look at the music of Liszt. I’ve picked out some pieces for us to listen to that I think represent Liszt’s music best – though of course there are bound to be many favorites left off this list.

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