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How to Read Notes on the Treble Clef

Saturday, September 15, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | theory

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This is the high notes' answer to "All About That Bass (Clef)". This video teaches the lines and space notes of the treble clef.



Music Theory Challenge!

Monday, August 13, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | theory

 

This is the first of a series of occasional online music games.  Most of them will only show up in your Remind app.

The first of my students to complete the quiz will win a prize.

Play here

All About Music Theory: A Fun and Simple Guide to Understanding Music

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | theory

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As all my students know, I teach theory with all piano and organ lessons.  Sometimes, it's from a theory book that matches a lesson book, sometimes on the fly on an "as needed" basis.

This book looks like it would be interesting to use as a review or to look ahead and see what's coming.  I have just ordered a copy for the studio if you want to check it out at the next lesson.

From amazon.com:

 If you wish there was a fun and engaging way to help you understand the fundamentals of music, then this is it. Whether it's learning to read music, understanding chords and scales, musical forms, or improvising and composing, this enjoyable guide will help you to finally start understanding the structure and design of music.

This fun-filled, easy-to-use guide includes:
 * Music notation
 * Scales and modes
 * Melody harmonization and counterpoint
 * Chord progressions
 * Song form and structure

Listen and learn with the CD that has 90 tracks, including over 50 popular songs such as:
 * Beauty and the Beast
 * Candle in the Wind
 * Imagine
 * In the Air Tonight
 * Killing Me Softly with His Song
 * Let It Be
 * Message in a Bottle
 * Misty
 * Satin Doll
 * Take the 'A' Train
 * Unchained Melody
 * What'd I Say
 * and more!

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