Today’s piece is a fine baseball standard “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer. The song’s chorus is traditionally sung during the middle of the seventh inning of a baseball game. Fans are generally encouraged to sing along, and at some ballparks, the words “home […]
Heart and Soul – not what you may think. Beginning piano students have often learned this from a sibling or at school: The real piece was written by Hoagy Carmichael
Today’s piece is Serenade by Franz Schubert composed in 1826. Find it in Piano Pronto Movement 4 and anthologies of classical piano music. Music Box Clarinet Boogie – see if you can find the melody!
Today is Sunday so…
Today we listen to Hot Cross Buns. “Hot Cross Buns” is an English language nursery rhyme, Easter song, and street cry referring to the spiced English bun known as a hot cross bun, which is associated with the end of Lent and is eaten on Good Friday in various countries. This is […]
Today’s piece is Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss. It was made popular in the 1968 Stanley Kubrick science-fiction movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. The organ part in this snippet looks pretty easy. Just the main theme for piano One-quarter speed A piano reduction of the whole orchestral score Tee orchestra playing the […]
Today we will listen to Minuet in G. Several people composed a Minuet (a slow, stately ballroom dance for two in 3/4 time, popular especially in the 18th century) in the key of G including Beethoven, Mozart and Bach. How are the same? How are they different? JS Bach’s version The Bach version […]
Today’s piece is called the British Grenadiers and I’ve included it because most students today haven’t heard of the piece OR know what a grenadier is. Find this in Keyboard Kickoff, Prelude and many other piano method books. “The British Grenadiers” is a traditional marching song of British, Australian and Canadian military units whose […]
Today’s piece is Steven Heller’s Avalanche. This may be his most recognizable piece and is a perfect study for an intermediate level pianist, with triplets, accents, pedaling and dynamic challenges to add to the excitement. I chose this today, when it’s so hot, to remind people of snow and coldness! On […]
I’m running late today…again!