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How to Read Notes on the Treble Clef

Sunday, September 15, 2019 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.



Happy Birthday, Clara Schumann

Friday, September 13, 2019 by Mary O'Connor | history

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Clara Schumann (1819-96) was much more than the wife of composer Robert Schumann. She was, quite simply, one of the greatest pianists of all time. A child prodigy, her technique and musicianship as a mature artist led to her being regarded as the equal of giants of the keyboard such a Franz Liszt, Sigismond Thalberg and Anton Rubinstein.

And from her girlhood until the end of her marriage she composed wonderful music, mostly solo piano music, but other works as well, including a concerto, a large number of songs and a sublime piano trio.

In her later years, she was an internationally famous teacher, and her performing career lasted more than six decades. She was, quite simply, a phenomenon.



A Musician's Day

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Mary O'Connor | humor

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Not enough practice, too much self-doubt.  LOL