The rules for Dissonances during the Baroque period
Full Analysis of Baroque Dissonance on WKMT Blog
As piano students, you should know how the world of dissonances progressed and evolved through time. From the homophonic and monophonic music in medieval times to the early polyphony in Renaissance times and the invention of the thirds, we arrive at the […]
Remote Assessment by ABRSM
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Until 2020, all music students had one type of exam: the now called “practical exam”.
The tutors would teach three pieces taken from the ABRSM syllabus. However, the piano performance was one of many things to be examined: part of it was (and still is, actually) aural skills, sight-reading skills and […]
Top Tips to Read Ledger Lines
No matter which instrument you play (I am consciously ruling out singers here), at some point in your music tuition, you will have to face the most daunting sight-reading challenge: the ledger lines.
This painful task happens more commonly among piano students, which not only have to read ledger lines in one […]
Fur Elise Under the Spyglass
Fur Elise Full Analysis
For all piano students, this piece has become an iconic one among the piano repertoire. It is by far the most requested piece to play to all piano teachers worldwide.
It is the most played piano piece among amateur pianists, and its fame has increased over the years. In this article, Georgios […]
The study of Counterpoint should be compulsory for all piano students and piano teachers alike.
The reason: it is the way in which the musical discourse unfolds.
Believe it or not, the Contrapuntal technique started nearly one thousand years ago in medieval times. It developed until the golden era, the Baroque period, being Johann Sebastian Bach […]
All piano students and piano tutors know very well the name of Franz Liszt. Among pianists, this name became almost a legend. The reasons are many, but to name a few, we can definitively his outstanding and innovative piano technique, his original compositions and last but not least, his magnetic personality.
He lived passionately and devoted his whole […]
Piano Pieces Analysis by WKMT: Evaded Cadences
One of the most challenging aspects of studying piano pieces is the analysis of them before. All piano students complain about it, and all piano teachers complain about the lack of effort students show towards the study of the pieces.
We believe that the reason is that performers, in general, […]
Online Piano Festival by WKMT
We are back with exciting news!
WKMT is now organizing what would be the second edition of our new Online Music Festivals. Thanks to the success in our previous Online version in June this year, we are now again doing it.
This Covid-19 should not stop us, but enhance us and make us […]
Full Analysis of Haydn Sonata Nr 7
If you are a piano student who is interested in performing this Sonata or perhaps a piano tutor who is currently teaching this piece or maybe you would like to do it in the future, this article written by Mtra. Gisela Paterno is the right for you.
These analyses are […]
Did you know the names of the best pianists in the world, now and from the past?
This question is what we aim to answer through this new post, and article published by Iris Kreiman for WKMT Blog. Click on the link aforementioned to read the full article.
Several times, we speak about piano and pianists, but […]