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Piano Q&A: All about tempo markings in music

In today’s video, we’re going to answer a question about tempo markings in music. It’s a pretty straightforward answer so this won’t be a hugely long video, but it’s an important topic that I’ve yet to discuss on this channel.

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Piano Q&A: How to remember the sharps and flats

Hi and welcome to today’s Q&A session on PianoTV! Today’s question will be a short and sweet one, but I really like this question and have seen it in my studio a fair amount. So without further ado, let’s get into it!

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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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Playing Unusual Time Signatures: Strong & Weak Beats with Examples

Today we’re going to talk about unusual time signatures. We’re going to look at some of the weird counting patterns you might come across, and how to approach them and “feel them out”. This is the second part of a video series about strong and weak beats – if you missed the first one, check…

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How to Improvise Chords for Pop Music for Beginners

Today’s video explores a rather loaded subject – how to improvise chords for pop music. This is basically the ability to go online, find a lead sheet or lyrics/chords, and then improvise – make up – your own version without music.

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