Listen & Watch: Keyboard Musicianship

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 […]

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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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