Posted: April 21, 2020
Hi Folks! As in previous weeks, I encourage you to do the following each week.
1) continue to play an instrument on a daily basis
2) continue to listen/analyse music of familiar and new styles and periods in history
3) challenge yoursleves by learning some new music theory.
Baroque music deserves at least two weeks of your life so I encourage you to dig a little deeper this week into some of the masterpieces of this era.If I could share some of my favourutes?
The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Messiah - Handel
Water Music - Handel
Anything by Sammartini (LOVE him!)
Any and all Prelude and Fugue - Bach
Some incredible artists such as J. S. Bach , G.F Handel and Antonio Vivaldi emerged at this time, as well as the styles of opera and the Oratorio and the Fugue. This is definitely one of my favoutire music periods in history; such incredible music to sink your teeth in to. The following videos give a pretty comprehensive overview of the Baroque period. Check em out!
As i mentioned above, the goal is to play your instruments daily. Challenge yoursleves by learning to play a new style (Blues, Jazz, Classical, etc.) as you continue to take comfort in playing what soothes you.
Send me some video or audio recordings of you playing...that would be nice !
Continue with your music theory :)
At this point, you should be working on aurally identifying and writing major, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales, but feel free to move ahead to identifying intervals if you have already covered scales.
www.musictheory.net is a great website with interactive activities that will allow you to continue to work on your theory and ear training skills. I encourage you to check it out and spend some time weekly on music theory.
As always, reach out if you have any questison or concerns.