Classical Indian Music

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Classical Indian Music

If you’re a private music teacher in the suburbs of a big city, chances are you have a handful of Indian families, as they happen to be a large immigrant group that primarily settles in these communities. Chances are, as well, that the parents have expressed to you a need that they would like YOU to teach their children the basics of classical Indian music. Now, unless you have spent a significant portion of a World Music class in college ...

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What to expect when preparing for an ABRSM exam.

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Studying piano in England can be a very different experience than taking lessons in the USA. In my experience I never did recitals as I was always preparing for the next exam. There are positives and negatives to both approaches. Exams do not prepare you for performing to a large audience but they do teach you how to become a well-rounded musician. I attribute my sight-reading skills to having to learn this for an exam. I ...

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How to Introduce Music Theory in a 30 minute lesson

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Musical Performance is built upon a solid foundation of Music Theory. Without the knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of theory, a performer cannot play a piece well. They would simply be playing the notes on the page without adding any expression or character to the piece, much like an actor on stage. If the actor said the words of a play without any facial expression or in a monotone voice, his performance would be very ...

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