Tag Archives: Music theory

Harmony, counterpoint and sarcasm

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Neapolitan Sixth

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Composers refuse to be bound by rules

“Some people will perhaps wonder why I have undertaken to write about music, there being so many works by outstanding men who have treated the subject most thoroughly and learnedly; and more especially, why I should be doing so just … Continue reading

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Cinética Musical

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Theory exams when the student is ready

Imagine. Writing a theory exam when the student is ready – and at their convenience. Not being tied to those May/August/Dec or Jan scheduled exams. One more reason to choose Conservatory Canada as an exam system in Canada. New are … Continue reading

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Okay. I’ll share my secret.

None of my students ever get the interval of a minor sixth wrong on the ear test portion of the exams. Ever. Forget the sappy Love Story tune. So not appealing to anyone under the age of 40. Maybe even … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Theory. Revised for Musicians.

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You don’t have to understand music…

…to enjoy music. A warm, inspiring video about the enjoyment of music. A reminder to those of us who teach to not let the theoretical stuff crowd out the love and beauty and joy. _________________________________________________________ Thank you to pianoaddict for … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Blues

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Yes. I’m the geek.

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Before you hit pause…

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Too. Much. Paper.

Walls are re-painted. Most stuff on the walls has been stashed away. Music has been sorted, culled, and given away. Time to tackle the paper. And ditch the guilt. The plethora of music theory resources – so much of it … Continue reading

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