Music Theory

The video-blog today 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. I do believe this to be a mistake.

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For much more information about how to practice piano repertoire, take a look at my piano course, Play it again: PIANO (published by Schott Music). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, the course features a large collection of progressive, graded piano repertoire from approximately Grade 1 to advanced diploma level, with copious practice tips for every piece. A convenient and beneficial course for students of any age, with or without a teacher, and it can also be used alongside piano examination syllabuses too.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Vanessa Abela says:

    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!

  2. Pleasure – so glad you found this useful Vanessa 🙂

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