Piano Lessons from the Past
Thursday, October 25, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | history
Looks a bit different than today's lessons!
This photograph was taken in 1899, and shows a young girl taking Piano Lessons. When I was a little kid, they made everyone take piano lessons. Yep, I had to take piano lessons . . . I really do not know why. I did try pretty hard, but I could never make any progress. You see, I could only think about one finger at a time. When it got to the part where lots of different fingers had to be doing different things at the same time, that is where I had lots of trouble. Anyway, after a couple of months, the teacher politely told my parents that they were wasting their money on the lessons, that I was not going to be a piano player.
From Old Picture of the Day: Piano Lessons
The Cool Bass Clef
Monday, October 22, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | theory
An educational parody of Meghan Trainor's music "All About That Bass" that teaches the notes of the bass clef.
Learn the notes of "The Cool Bass Clef" by watching this cool animated video. Music by Karl Hitzemann. Animation by Bill Belongia. The song originally appeared in Music K-8 magazine, Vol. 22, No. 3.
What You Need to Know
Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | humor
A helpful guide to reading sheet music created by an unqualified individual.