Women & Music

Today, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day.  How are you celebrating?!  March is off to an interesting start.  Did you remember to move your clocks forward to Daylight Saving Time?  I hope you did.  If you tuned in to CBTS (CMajor Before The Show) and CRS (the CMajor Radio Show) you know that we are […]

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Chords, Nails & Fingertips

Hi.  This week’s fun music exercise is a little tongue-in-cheek.  I invite you to watch several videos of your choice on YouTube.  The ones I recommend are videos featuring the piano playing (and in some cases singing) of Vladimir Horowitz, Thelonious Monk, Sarah Vaughan and Nina Simone.  Note:  This exercise is in no way to […]

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Highs and Lows

Hi there!  Thanks for listening to the podcasts.  We’re challenging you this week with a fun music exercise that celebrates highs and lows in music-making.  We talked about the following terms: Ottava Alberti Bass 8va Ledger Lines Imitation If you can, re-listen to CMajor Before The Show CMajor Before The Show and The CMajor Radio Show […]

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Wit & Humour

Happy Sunday!–This week’s fun music exercise is all about finding wit and humor (humor) in music making.  We’re listing the Beethoven sonata we talked about.  And, as a bonus exercise we are listing a piece by Prokofiev.  Music making can be fun.  I have a special shout out to my students who are having fun […]

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Chords in Fiction

Yesterday’s episodes–We talked about chords found in fiction, e.g. blues and jazz chords. See what you can find our your own.  Have you ever run across characters that either play instruments or know something about music-making?  Below are some quotes from excerpts from the blues story that we visited on the podcast: He leaned back […]

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