All about grade 5 piano (RCM/ABRSM)

In today’s video, we’re going to talk all about grade 5 piano through the RCM, as well as grade 5 ABRSM piano. These are two major systems of grading, exams and levels in the piano world.

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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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How to play cadences (level 5-6)

In today’s video I wanted to discuss how to play cadences. We’ve talked about cadences before on this channel – what they are, what the point of them is – so check out that video for more information. Today is going to be about the practical application of cadences. This is going to be especially…

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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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Handel’s Water Music: A Baroque Concert Masterpiece

In today’s video, we’re going to take a closer look at Handel’s Water Music suite. We’ve looked at another composition by Handel before – the Hallelujah chorus from his oratorio Messiah, so definitely check that out if you want some more Handel.

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The Music of Handel: 5 Baroque Favorites

Handel was one of the biggest (literally and figuratively) Baroque composers and was right up there in popularity with Bach. They were even born in the same year – 1685. Today we’re going to look at the music of Handel and explore 5 of favorites. Most of these are considered Handel’s most famous works, so…

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