Guesswork…Using Chord Charts

It’s guesswork/homework time again…but this time you may use your chord charts.  In yesterday’s episode, we talked about chording the notes of a scale.  If you play triads on the 1st, 4th & 5th degrees of a scale, we call that playing tonic, subdominant and dominant chords.  If you play single notes beginning on the […]

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Coffee Culture & Music Homework

As promised!–Your coffee culture and music homework assignment is here.  We took a walk with you around New York City on our early Saturday morning podcast.  Your job is to find music that inspires you.  When you walk into a coffee shop…what do you hear?  Do you hear songs that you wish to learn to […]

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A Special Episode on Syncopation

Hi there!–Did you hear our special episode on syncopation.  We talked about the emergence of ragtime music, one of the precursors of jazz.  Accenting a note which would normally be unaccented is called syncopation.  Syncopated rhythms are felt to go against a regular pattern of strong and weak beats (as indicated by the time signature). […]

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Accidentals Not Accidents

Sonatina in G – G.F. Handel Romanze – W.A. Mozart German Dance in B Flat – Beethoven Polish Song (Polinisches Lied) – Ferdinand Hiller March of the Wooden Soldiers (Marche des soldats de bois) – P.I. Tchaikovsky Clowns – D.B. Kabalevsky The Day is Ended (Der Tag ist vergangen) – N.P. Rakov Attitude! – Nicholas […]

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