Can you have a piano in an apartment? -

You can have a piano in an apartment as long as your landlord has given the okay to have the piano, you have the room to keep it and don’t bother your neighbours with it. There are a few things to keep in mind before you have yours delivered, however. Make sure you take these important points into consideration before you select, purchase, and move your piano into your home.

How to teach music in homeschool - SchoolofComposition

Homeschooling parents have a lot on their plates. From following the laws of their state to planning curriculum, from buying supplies to actually teaching their children; it’s a lot to take on. One subject in particular has caused plenty of doubt and concern, and that is teaching music to homeschoolers. I’m here to tell you that it’s not as hard as you may think!

Why is Sheet Music So Expensive (Sometimes)? -

The cost of sheet music and music books can be a surprise to new musicians. Not only do we have to save up for instruments, equipment, lessons and other devices but we also need to factor in the cost of books – especially sheet music.  So why is sheet music so expensive? Sheet music is …

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Is Major Really Happy and Minor Sad

There’s a common assumption about music that major is happy and minor is sad. In today’s lesson we look at what this statement really means and perhaps more importantly, we examine how much of it is true and where it goes wrong. To help us along the way we have some great song examples – …

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Cadences in Music: Beyond the Harmonic Formulas

Cadences are where the harmony, rhythm, melody and other musical aspects come together to produce a sense of arrival in the music. The arrival can be a dramatic moment, a simple end of phrase and anything in between. Whether big or small, the cadence is a sense that the music reached its destination.

How to Add Bar Lines

To add bar lines, count the note values (aka. time values) and organize them into bars according to the given time signature. When counting a rhythm always double check the details such as any dotted notes, rests, tied notes and triplets.

How to Get Better at Music Composition - School of Composition

The short answer is simply “practice”. Just like anything else, the more you do it the better you become. That’s just how our brains and bodies work. But of course, there is more and it’s the combination of several musical activities and exercises working together.

How to Name a Piece of Music (schoolofcomposition)

Traditionally, composers stuck to 2 ways of naming a piece of music. The first is by describing an element of the music itself such as its form and key (for example, ‘Sonata in A major’). The second is by an extramusical suggestion of a mood, an inspiration, a dedication, and so on.

Harmonic Rhythm Explained

Harmonic rhythm is the rate at which chords change. It is the duration of the chords within a chord progression.

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