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 two-book piano course, Play it again: PIANO (Schott). Covering a huge array of styles and genres, 49 progressive pieces from approximately Grade 1 – 8 level are featured, with at least two pages of 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.


 

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2 thoughts on “Music Theory

  1. 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!

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