A basic definition of notation is…’the method or methods for writing down music.’ Classical Greek music was notated by using means of letters. The use of letters for the indication of tones is restricted today to “theoretical and instructive purposes”. Unfortunately there is no uniform practice for indicating different octaves. Not all the new methods […]Read More TEXT Notation
Latest Episode: CBTS Throwback Interview–Is there such a thing?–‘classical chords’…We’re not so sure about the lingo here, but we will explore tonal harmony that is used within classical repertoire. Don’t worry. We’ll keep it simple. Beginner chords!–next time on CMajor Before The Show and The CMajor Radio Show. The pattern of chord changes forms a […]Read More CLASSICAL CHORDS
Happy Mother’s Day from CMajor Before The Show!–We’re inviting you to listen and watch for this week’s homework. Watch what? Listen to music? Yes, Yes!!–We’re excited to have you listen to the following tunes. Find them on the internet via Google search or visit YouTube at your leisure. Happy watching and listening!! Have a great […]Read More Listen & Watch: Keyboard Musicianship
On today’s episode we featured top Christmas songs that you can play on the piano for fun. Thank you for joining us bright and early this morning. Please see our custom breakfast blend of titles of tunes that will keep you making music over the holidays: CMajor’s Breakfast Blend of Holiday Tunes It’s the Most […]Read More Holiday Homework!
Recital Homework–Coming Soon! It’s recital preparation time. If you are a student, teacher or parent, you have many questions about recitals. On the next CMajor Radio Show, CMajor will cover this topic as much as possible. In the meantime, consider picking pieces by composer name and based on distinctive features, i.e. genre, period, structure and […]Read More RECITAL HOMEWORK–Coming Soon!