Butterfly Wish Chords

Hi there. I hope you’re having a happy Saturday. I just wanted to share with you my latest music video posting and to encourage you to check out the chords in the music. You should look for B-flat, Fmajor and Aminor chords. And, I want you to pay particular attention to what happens at 2:29. […]

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Writing Music Your Way

You know…recently I did a promo for music and coffee. I’m not sure how it was perceived, but I hope it was something seen in a positive light. I strive for that. And, I also recently had the privilege of helping a friend who is trying to learn new ways to make music. We talked […]

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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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Major Scales and Select Piano Pieces

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 […]

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Mixing Classical and Jazz Elements

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 […]

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