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O Canada Piano Tutorial (+free sheet music)

In the previous video, we talked about Canada’s Classical music history – definitely check that out if you haven’t already. Today we’re building on that topic and doing a tutorial of Canada’s most well-known tune – the national anthem, O Canada.

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My Favorite Grade 1 Piano Pieces: PianoTV video

9 Today’s video is a quick compilation of my favorite grade 1 piano pieces. I play through some short clips of various grade 1 songs in the RCM syllabus, and show what books the music comes from. I’ve done a video on my favorite grade 1 books, and some of these books are included in…

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Grade 1 Written Exam (Test Time!)

Here on PianoTV, we’ve spent a fair amount of time talking about beginner topics suitable to a Preparatory and Grade 1 level. Those topics range from history to theory, to lesson planning, to tutorials and techniques. As I’ve talked about previously in my video about why I think doing RCM playing exams are useful, I…

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Haydn’s Farewell Symphony: Easy Piano Tutorial

Since we were talking about Haydn’s backstory in a previous video, I thought it would be fitting to do a tutorial of his music today. And instead of doing a piano tutorial of his simpler pieces, I thought I would take a very famous song – Haydn’s Farewell Symphony – and arrange it for piano,…

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Mozart’s Allegro in B flat Major K3: Piano Tutorial

Howdy! In today’s episode, we’re going to be looking at another Mozart tune from Nannerl’s Music Book – his Allegro in B flat Major, K 3. We’ll get into the backstory, play through the tune so you can hear it, and then discuss some important theory and performance concepts. Let’s hop to it!

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Mozart’s Minuet in F Major: Piano Tutorial

In today’s tutorial on Mozart’s Minuet in F Major, K2, we’re going to smoosh together some learning points from previous videos. We’re going to dissect this difficult grade 1-level piece and look at the theory behind it, then figure out how to play it. Here is the sheet music PDF for Minuet in F Major:…

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How to Read a Lead Sheet (With Sheet Music)

In today’s episode of PianoTV, we’ll be building on all the chord information we’ve learned to far, and putting it all together with this episode about How to Read a Lead Sheet. All the chord videos we’ve done – major and minor, 7 chords, diminished chords and suspended chords – can be found by following…

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Telemann Fantasia in G Minor: Piano Tutorial

Today, as a follow-up to our discussion on Baroque music (part 1 and part 2 can be found by clicking the links), I thought it would make sense to do a tutorial video on a Baroque composition – specifically, a Telemann Fantasia in G Minor. This Telemann piece is at around a grade 1 level.…

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New World Symphony Sheet Music (Easy Piano: Dvorak)

Hey guys! Today we’re going to look at the New World Symphony sheet music, which is a super-famous tune by Antonin Dvorak. The part most of us are familiar with is the 2nd movement, “Largo”, so that’s what we’ll be looking at today. This song is relatively simple – so if you’ve been playing for…

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Fast Finger Practice: Clementi Prelude in E Minor

Today we’re going to be learning a short piece by Muzio Clementi. It’s really more of a technical exercise, like scales and triads, but a little more interesting in my opinion. It’s also a fast finger exercise, so we’ll be referencing the video on “how to speed up a piece” from last week quite a…

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