What is a Canon? Differences with imitation As music tutors, we know the answer very well, but I have heard these questions repeatedly from lots of my piano students. Firstly, we have to make a difference between imitation and canon. They are related, but not the same thing. We can define canon […]
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https://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/post/counterpoint-fourth-species Firstly, for all piano students out there studying Counterpoint, this is the easiest species to study. In general, Piano teachers don’t foster the study of Counterpoint to their students, and focus only on the technique, the expression and the stylistic approach of the pieces; but for the most advanced students, knowing the notes is not enough
The importance to study Counterpoint What is Counterpoint? For any student, but especially piano students, the Contrapuntal technique is, along with Harmony, the most important topic to study in order to grasp the concept of voice leading truly, and every Baroque piece was ever written! In our last post, we explained the difference and main topics
Counterpoint vs. Harmony Analysis. https://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/post/two-part-counterpoint Why Should We Learn Counterpoint? The most common topic among piano students is to search for Harmony studies to understand the chords they are playing. For the piano tutors and composers, the study of Harmony is an advantageous approach either to sight-reading or to analyse the chord progressions of the
https://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/post/overtone-series-harmonicity-and-anharmonicity-as-the-foundation-of-harmony I am quite sure that as a piano student you know very well what harmony is, you play chords every day! and as a piano teacher as well; in both cases the mastery of chords, broken chords and arpeggios is a must to claim some expertise in the instrument, but do you know from
Key signatures are the symbol of the raw materials that a piece of music is constructed. This gives us valuable information to know which harmonic journey. Knowing in which key is a piece is especially useful for piano students as the instrument is essentially harmonic. It should be the responsibility of all piano tutors to