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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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The Easiest Debussy Piano Pieces (And the Most Difficult)

In today’s episode of PianoTV, I want to discuss the easiest Debussy piano pieces, and the ones to avoid until you’re very skilled. Debussy’s music definitely leans in an advanced direction, so beginner and intermediate students won’t find much here.

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A Brief History of the Opera, Part 2

In today’s part 2 video of a brief history of opera, we’re going to talk about Romantic and Modern opera styles, and the influential composers and works in this period.

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A Brief History of Ragtime Music

We’ve talked about a lot of musical genres that have their origins in Europe, so today I wanted to switch gears and talk about a genre that has its origin in America – ragtime music.

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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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An Analysis of Clair de Lune (For Casual Music Fans)

Probably one of the most well-known piano songs of all time is Debussy’s Clair de Lune. But it’s also very difficult. So as per a request on this channel, I decided that it would be fun to do a discussion on the tune. In today’s episode, we’ll talk about the history of the piece, its…

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12 Amazing Key Changes in Pop Music

Hi and welcome to another episode of PianoTV! Today we’re going to do something unusual for this channel, and turn our focus to pop music. We’re going to talk about key changes, also referred to as modulations in pop music, and why they’re so awesome (and sometimes so cheesy). We’ll look at 12 amazing key…

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