Syncopation: A Quick Primer

Friday, April 22, 2016 by Chris Foley | Music Theory

So much of the music we encounter in popular styles is written with syncopated rhythm, and our students play these rhythms on a fairly consistent basis. But how do you explain the concept of syncopation to a young student? This video by Gregg Fine lays out the basics framed with easy-to-understand language and really clear visual examples:

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Caitlin Plays Rock Zone for the RCM Video Countdown

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 by Chris Foley | Videos

Here's another of my students with an RCM Video Countdown video - Caitlin plays Dennis Alexander's Rock Zone for the Level 7 Competition:





Hélène Grimaud Plays the Second Movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23

Sunday, January 4, 2015 by Chris Foley | Videos

Now this is the kind of videography that makes classical music visually engaging, without cheapening the artists or the music in any way. Hélène Grimaud is joined by the Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks conducted by Radoslaw Szulc on a Deutsche Grammaphon release.



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