My latest video-blog deals with what I consider an important topic; music theory. This is the study of how music is written down and all too often it is left out of instrumental lessons.
Melanie Spanswick has written and published a wide range of courses, anthologies, examination syllabuses, and text books, including Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). This best-selling graded, progressive piano course contains a large selection of repertoire featuring a huge array of styles and genres, with copious practice tips and suggestions for every piece.
For more information, please visit the publications page, here.
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Pity many piano and instrumental teachers don’t teach theory along side (parallel to) their given instrument as Melanie has stated here. Theory really does set students up for a greater sense of the ‘big picture’ and makes them much more well rounded musicians where pieces actually make more sense and encourage students to not just ‘play the notes’ with no understanding.
Thank you Melanie!
Pleasure – so glad you found this useful Vanessa 🙂