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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Descriptions of Resources: Music Theory

Hi there!  Thanks for following CMajor.  I really appreciate seeing you online.  I’m offering a description of some resources that I recently spoke about on my podcast.  CMajor Before The Show Please see the descriptions below for more information on music theory: Resource Description #1 –  Look for a book that can give you a step-by-step […]

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Today’s Colors: RED/PURPLE/GREEN/ORANGE

Today’s colors from today’s podcast: RED/PURPLE/GREEN/ORANGE.  Today we introduced something called “slash notation”.  Slash notation means exactly what it says.  You can write a forward slash to show that a chord is repeating.  It’s found in notation software programs like Finale.  Our color code for today: RED = D CHORD; PURPLE = E CHORD; GREEN […]

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