Learning the Language of Music

Chopin: Nocturne C# minor (1830)
Volume 1: An Analysis

Piano Improvisation Vol. 1

This is a basic e-book on learning the language of music with improvisation. There are six sections with enough information to get you going, then a video that will show what is to be learned and practiced.

The first section is on the major scale itself and how it is built.

The second section is on the beat.

And the third section is improvising on the major scale.

And three more sections on improvising on songs, with one on improvising for the beginning piano student.

Solfeggio…an analysis

All compositions studied should be a learning experience, not just memorized.  Unfortunately, compositions by the masters are ‘just memorized’ and without the slightest knowledge of what they are made up of.  Josef Lhevinne, the legendary pianist of the 20th century, and teacher at the Juilliard school in New York had this to say…read,  Also, Dr. Leopold Mannes, founder of the Mannes school of music in New York had this to say…read.

In light of the above, the following is what the Solfeggio is made up of.  You won’t find it in any theory manual.

Beethoven Sonata Op 27, Nr 2 1st Movement, the‘Moonlight’…an analysis

This is one of Beethoven’s most complex, yet popular works for piano. Every measure demonstrates his complete command of the language of music. Listen to him… make an effort to understand him… he is talking to you.

How Music Works: Volume 002: Chopin Nocturne in C# minor (1830)

Music theory is useless for the understanding of the living language of music

Nocturne in C# minor (1830)

…an analysis