Learning Music Theory Effectively

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Breakthroughs in Teaching Music 03

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Donna Cercone talks about her breakthroughs in teaching music over the years. These are short video excerpts from the a full interview I conducted in 2010. Her new course is the Weekend Music Mastery Course and truly provides a full year of piano lessons in under 3 days. However, you'll still spend a few weeks working with it and playing 5 songs completely in no time flat.  My thoughts: Piano Course for the...

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Testing, Teaching, and Learning Music 02

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Donna Cercone explains how she has taught and tested different methods for learning music. These are short video excerpts from the a full interview I conducted in 2010. Check out her new Music Mastery Course to learn 1 year of piano lessons in one weekend. Read our introduction here: Best Beginners Piano...

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Best Beginner Piano Course

Posted by in Music Theory by Level, Reviewed Music Courses

Best Beginner Piano Course

Finding the best beginner piano course for home study that really works can be a little daunting if you don’t know what you’re supposed to be looking for in a course. You have to rely on others that have gone before you and hope the reviews are helpful enough to make an appropriate decision. On top of that you don’t know if the particular course is right for you. Today I hope to help you with information that will help you make that decision when it comes to getting the best beginner piano...

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Names of Music Notes

Posted by in Music Theory Rudiments

Names of Music Notes

The names of music notes will be one of the first things that those new to music begin to question. Stating the notes as letters from A to G is easy and straight forward. There you have it you’ve learned music note names by understanding that they are given the names of the first seven letters of the English alphabet. Names of Music Notes but No Symbolic System Here’s the problem, you haven’t related them to a symbolic system yet. That’s really what the underlining question is about, not the...

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Music Learning Process to Get to Performance

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Music Learning Process to Get to Performance

The Music Learning Process is explained in a 3 or 4 step process. In a simple 3 step, that process is learn it, work it, own it, which is reviewed in the music learning methods summary. In a 4 step process there is an ability to further subdivide the own it concept. A New Music Learning Process? I just attended my daughter’s concert where she is so privileged to study with my original mentor and teacher.  The music study still progresses along the same steps for music theory as outlined in our...

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