Today’s video covers the ABRSM’s grade 1 piano technique requirements. This includes scales and triads. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video slightly above the minimum required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play them. If you’re into the RCM instead…

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Hi and welcome to PianoTV! Today we’re going to look at a traditional American folk song called “The Yellow Rose of Texas”. We’ll talk about the song’s dark past, its use in the military, and its modern re-makes a la Mitch Miller and Elvis Presley. And, of course, you’ll learn how to play it on…

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After our discussion on the life and times of Chopin, I thought we’d learn the Waltz in A minor by Chopin, published posthumously (after death). This composition is originally at an RCM grade 6 level, but I created a simplified arrangement of it for those at around a grade 1 to 2 level. As always,…

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Today’s video covers the RCM’s grade 1 piano technique requirements. This includes scales and triads, solid and broken. I’ll be playing with the metronome in this video at the MINIMUM required speeds (feel free to go a little faster), and will label each technique on the screen as I play them.

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Howdy! In today’s video we’re going to do a Bach Chorale tutorial, a grade 1 piano piece from his collection the Anna Magdalena Notebook – the collection he wrote for his wife to learn keyboard. We are going to dissect this piece a little, play through it and talk about the practice points, and the…

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Bela Bartok’s Mikrokosmos 1 is a book you can pick up and start playing from if you’ve never touched a note on the piano in your life. All you need is a basic understanding of how to read basic notes, basic rhythms, and what the letters on the keys are. If you’re lost on any…

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Today for PianoTV’s Halloween series, we’re going to learn a snippet of a piece with tons of diminished chords – for more information on those, check out the previous video on diminished chords if you don’t know what I’m talking about. This fragment is Beethoven’s Sonata Pathetique introduction – and who cares that we’re not…

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Today we’re going to work on another piece that’s far beyond our beginner level – well, if we were to do the entire thing, anyway. Like we’ve done before, we’re just going to learn a little snippet – a taste of what’s to come in our virtuosic futures. The piece in question is from Beethoven’s…

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