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Joie de vivre

Joie de vivre (noun): a feeling of happiness or excitement about life Major=happy; minor=sad. It’s how we usually introduce the concepts to the students. But this is too simplistic. The harmonies are only part of the picture. It’s the rhythm … Continue reading

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A Top 5 List

High Fidelity is a novel by Nick Hornby about a guy named Rob who works in a record store.  It’s funny, poignant, heartbreaking, and hopeful. Rob has a penchant for making lists – of imagined conversations, ex-girlfriends, and pop music. … Continue reading

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“I want to play the Moonlight Sonata”

“As to choice in the study of your pieces, ask the advice of more experienced persons than yourself; by so doing, you will save much time.” ~Robert Schumann And then, for inspiration, listen to this. Listen – whether or not … Continue reading

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