Sibelius 6 has a lot of cool updates. Unboxings are when you open up a product for the first time and video tape it for others to see. Here we have a number of Sibelius Music Programs… for YOU! That’s why there are more than one! Lots of cool features, so stay tuned for more […]
Using basic chords might be all that is called for – but what if you wanted to add color? What about piano? Well, look no further! Here is a quick overview (pun intended) of the basic idea of adding flavor to your chords via sus, fourths, sevenths, and extensions.
Take breaks Finish what you start 20 minutes a day is better than practicing for 2 hours one day a week Be passionate Be patient!
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Modulation is the idea of changing keys in a song. Learn more here!
All those weird symbols in Music Explained! This is from my Revision 3 Beta Show which is along side the Revision 3 Networks channels.
Inversions in music are the idea of ‘flipping’ two notes around. So in stead of the intervals from C to G (which is 5 notes away – C D E F G) you simply invert that creating an interval from G to C (which is 4 notes away G A B C) Inversions follow the […]
In a C Major Scale you have the notes C D E F G A B C. In this video I explain the use of notes in reference to the Key Signature they are in. So for example the note ‘C’ can be the 2nd note in the key of Bb, the 1st note in […]
Triplets are the concept of fitting “3 notes in the space of two”. So in a measure of 4/4, we all know that quarter notes get the beat. As a result, there would be 2 eighth notes for every beat. But now if I fit 3 eighth notes in a beat rather than 2, I […]
Let’s look at the graph below: Key Signatures can get tricky. Asking this question is like saying in math “why not have just a plus sign (+) instead of both a plus (+) and minus sign (-)” Well, truth is, if a note goes up a half step it doesn’t become flat (unless its in […]
A lot of my students have trouble playing piano with both of their hands. The trick is to slow down the music to the point that your hands are playing together – even if its EXTREMELY slow and boring. Too many people try to play the song up to tempo, and then complain that they […]
Basic Intervals in music allow you to understabd chord strcutires and nthe realtive distance between notes. Why is this important? Because its everything that music revolves around – notes! Let’s base this off of the ‘C’ Major Scale: C D E F G A B C (the intervals here are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, […]
Watch this in order to understand the basic principles of Intervals. An interval is the difference between 2 notes. As a result, when you play a chord, you’re actually playing a series of intervals that create a triad, seventh chord, etc. To read Part 2 of Basic Intervals Click Here
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