The importance of knowing Key signatures and how to spot them
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…
Natural Harmonics on the Cello
Natural Harmonics have been used for centuries for many purposes. Gisela Paterno analyses natural harmonics for WKMT. One of the first and most practical ones is to rapidly change position in the instrument, especially on the Cello, when the distances are much larger than other string instruments such as the Viola or the Violin. From…
How melodies are written?
Tips for Writing Great Song Melodies on piano Have you ever wonder from where the melodies come? The usual answer is the inspiration of the composer. Still, truth be told, there are many aspects of songwriting that hide from the surface and composition students are certainly eager to know. This article covers this topic comprehensively. I examine the materials…