Sight Reading Advice & Tips – Music Performance

– Hi, in this quick tip, we’re going to deal with an area that some people are rather scared of, sight reading. Some people are very good at sight reading, most people actually…

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Adding Chords to a Melody on the Piano – Music Composition

– Hi. Many musicians out there get a bit frustrated because maybe they’ve come up with a great melody that they’d like to work with, but they’re not entirely sure how to get…

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How to Write Counterpoint – Music Composition

– Hi. Various people have written to us in recent months to ask for a bit of advice on writing counterpoint. So, let’s see if we can just get you started with a…

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How to Harmonize a Melody – Music Theory

– Hi. One of the things that many people get in touch with me about is how to go about harmonising a melody. So either they’ve got a melody that’s given to them…

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Grade 5 Music Theory – Composing a Melody in a Major Key

– Hi. In grade five theory, you’ll have a question that asks you to compose a melody. And it’s quite a big question, because it’s normally worth 15% of the entire marks on…

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4 Ways to Harmonize the Same Melody – Music Composition

– Hi, I’m Gareth Green, and in this video, we’re going to look at a short melody and consider four different ways to harmonise it. And this is something that’s come up in…

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Reading and Understanding Intervals – How to Read Music

– Hi. In our first course on sight singing and sight reading, we tried to get the reading of pitch underway by simply almost singing and playing by numbers, thinking about which degree…

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The Difference Between 2/4 and 4/4 Time Signatures – Music Theory

– Hi, I’m Gareth. And in this video I’m going to answer a question that a lot of people have asked us. Fundamental this, “What is the difference between 2/4 and 4/4?” Okay…

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Grade 1 Music Theory – Rhythm

– Hi. Welcome to this session on rhythm, and more precisely, how we write down rhythm in music. And I’m hoping to explain everything that you would need to know to pass grade…

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Music Theory – Understanding The Circle of Fifths

– Hi. In this session we’re going to talk about the circle of fifths. Now the circle of fifths is a really wonderful thing that helps us to understand all of our keys….

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