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!
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). […]Read More A Special Episode on Syncopation
On today’s CMajor Radio Show…we talked about major scales. As promised, I’m posting some additional examples of scales for you to practice. I’m encouraging listeners to begin to think about how the notes of these scales appear on a staff. Here are the names of some more scales for you to consider practicing: A major […]Read More Major Scales and Select Piano Pieces
Develop your own recreational piano playing style…it’s up to you! How do you want to sound? In today’s CMajor Before the Show, we spoke about jazz pianists who have particularly made significant contributions…including Mary Lou Williams, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Art Tatum, Thelonius Monk, and others. We spoke about George Gerswhin one of America’s finest […]Read More Mixing Classical and Jazz Elements