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Sia’s “Breathe Me”: An analysis of one of my favorite songs

Normally on this channel we’re hyper-focused on Classical music. Not to mention all the licensing hoops of featuring pop music. But one thing I often do in my studio is link Classical concepts (chord theory, etc) to pop music – so I thought, why not give it a try on this channel?

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My favorite chord progression (2 chords only, i-VI)

In today’s video, I wanted to talk a bit more about songwriting and share my favorite chord progression of all time. The nice thing about this progression is it’s only two chords, so it’s an incredibly easy one. It’s the i-VI progression – but if you don’t know what that means, fear not, we’ll be…

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A Simple Guide to American Music History

Today we’re going to discuss American music history. Obviously it’s a huge topic, so what I intend to do today is an overview-video, and fill in the blanks in more detail in future videos.

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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 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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A Brief History of Rachmaninoff

In today’s video, we’ll be talking about the history of Rachmaninoff. I had to learn how to pronounce his name for this video! We’ll talk about his life, music and personality. Let’s jump right in!

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Guide to the Blues: 1900s – 2000s

I want to start off this video guide to the blues by saying I’m not anywhere close to being an expert in modern styles like blues and jazz. I haven’t spent as much time studying these genres, though I do enjoy them.

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