Synths & Chords

Hi there and thank you for sticking around for our synths and chords presentation.  We are looking forward to the upcoming podcast.  I am fascinated with the idea of playing around with synthesizers and electric keyboards. For this week’s homework leading up to our podcast, please research ‘monody’, ‘monophony’, ‘monophonic’ and ‘texture’.  These are some […]

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TEXT Notation

A basic definition of notation is…’the method or methods for writing down music.’  Classical Greek music was notated by using means of letters.  The use of letters for the indication of tones is restricted today to “theoretical and instructive purposes”.  Unfortunately there is no uniform practice for indicating different octaves. Not all the new methods […]

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Chords…on the Moon

Chords on the moon?!–It may be possible one day.  You never know.  This week’s homework is designed to take you to places you’ve never dreamed of going.  We had summer solstice and now summertime is in full swing.  Did you make up your own song about the longest day of sunlight?  No worries…we’re giving you […]

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Piano Accompaniment Chords

For this week’s homework, see if you can find out some names of chords found in various piano accompaniment scores.  We mentioned “accompaniment” briefly in yesterday’s episode on CMajor Before The Show.  I’ve been invited…to help out with recitals this year.  On an extra episode of the CMajor Radio Show, I’ll be rehearsing some accompaniment […]

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