Archive for June 2018

9 gorgeous piano works I would love to learn (eventually)

For today’s Q&A, I decided to learn in a personal direction and talk about the 9 gorgeous piano pieces I would eventually like to learn. These are the pieces for when I’m truly great at piano – a time that might be 10 or 30 or 50 years away. The pieces that I’m willing to…

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Debussy’s Deux arabesques [simple piano guide]

In today’s episode of PianoTV, we’re going to be taking a quick look at Debussy’s Deux Arabesques. These two arabesques are short and simple in format, but enduringly popular and gorgeous (particularly the first one).

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The 12 Weirdest Album Covers in Classical Music

In today’s video, I thought it would be fun to depart from our usual in-depth musical discussions. I came across some very bizarre and entertaining Classical music album covers, and thought that you guys would appreciate them.

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My Favorite Piano Channels and Piano Blogs

I was in the mood to give some awesome piano channels and piano blogs some love today. But when I looked at my list of YouTube subscriptions and blogs on my Feedly app, the amount of great stuff was overwhelming. As such, this is a VERY INCOMPLETE list – there are plenty more great channels…

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The Hardest Piano Music Ever: Rachmaninoff Edition

In today’s video, we’re going to explore the hardest piano music, Rachmaninoff edition. Rachmaninoff’s piano repertoire is overwhelmingly in the “difficult” category, and a good number of his pieces could be considered among the most difficult piano music ever. What we’re going to do today is discuss his most difficult music and listen through a…

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Chopin vs. Liszt: Teaching style showdown

Chopin and Liszt, two wildly popular Romantic-era composers, could best be described as “frenemies”. They were both excellent pianists who were wildly revered, but were basically different in every way. Liszt was all flair and virtuosity; Chopin was delicate and subtle, seldom playing louder than a mezzo forte.

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