In this post, you will find various resources for learning different songs on the piano. These resources reflect different styles of learning songs (sheet music, chords, visually). Select a song you would like to play for the class. Time will be given for practicing in class.
This site features simple sheet music which can either be downloaded or printed.
Similar to #1.
Features visual aids and lessons from the maker of each of the videos. No sheet music.
Similar to #3
Similar to #3, #4.
Hopefully you find these links helpful. Please select one or two songs to work on outside of the book.
The above examples are in a MINOR key.
The above examples are in a MAJOR key.
What are the differences in mood or feeling created by MAJOR and MINOR? What are some other examples of songs or pieces in MINOR keys? What about MAJOR keys?
Comments due by 9/26/2016.
EXPRESSIVE QUALITIES IN MUSIC
Music has an amazing ability to express. Whether music reflects the current events of the day or the emotions of the performer, it is an incredibly expressive artform.
How do the examples below demonstrate music's expressive qualities? What emotions or feelings do you think they express?
Please comment on this post by Wednesday, September 21.
Please watch the above video from 4:00 - 7:38.
Fantasiestucke by Robert Schumann
"Don't Stop Believing" by Journey
"Imagine" by John Lennon
J.S. Bach- Well-Tempered Clavier, I. Prelude in C Major- NOTE: the recording of this piece begins at 1:08.
Dmitri Shostakovich- Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor
Gabriel Fauré- Sicilienne