Listening Homework; Bach

Students will be learning about concertos for a bit in my piano studio. We will be using this book (pictured) and picking pieces therefrom. To start, we will be listening to the Bradenburg Concertos by J.S. Bach. There are six concertos, so it’s a fairly long listen, but some of them are quite short. Notice…

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Classical Playlist for Young Students

Today I’m sharing a Spotify playlist that I use as background music for when my young students do activities such as games and worksheets. It’s basically a classical pops playlist, which I think is good for young children because, a) the music is very accessible and b) there’s a chance they are familiar with some…

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Playlist for Monday: The soothing tones of Spanish guitar playing

Lately I’ve been very into listening to Classical guitar playing while working. Today, I’m discovering the playing of Narcisco Yepes, a guitarist from Spain who followed Andres Segovia (and often got compared with him). Yepes’ playing was often described as well delineated, suitable for counterpoint (positive view) or mechanical (negative view) and served as a…

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