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AUGUST

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Need Your Love So Bad

Learn how to play the main solo from Fleetwood Mac's classic song, Need Your Love So Bad. We'll look at how this solo fits into a pentatonic scale, and how to incorporate the articulation techniques of bending and ornamentation into your practice.

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Learn Guitar Essentials

Barre Chords Exercises

It can be daunting to play those barre chords, but rest assured! Our guitar instructor, Ze, will help you put those barre chords exercises into practice. 

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Classical Piano: Early Intermediate

Minuet Kp. 40

Learn how to play this mystifying piece composed by Italian and Baroque music composer, Domenico Scarlatti. We’ll look at how Scarlatti played an influential role in the development of classical piano music, and how different types of ornamentations, slurs and varying dynamics are used in this composition. 

 

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Classical Piano: Early Intermediate

March of the Geese (Gachou No Koushin)

Learn how to play this lively and vibrant song, March of the Geese, composed by Japanese and modern music composer, Bin Kaneda. We’ll look into how musical details, such as articulations and dynamics, play important roles in defining the style and quirky character of this piece. 

 

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Classical Piano: Early Intermediate

Impertinence

Learn to play this fun piece from Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel. You will learn the story behind the making of this composition,  and how it reflects the style of Bourrée, a lively French dance. 

 

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ABRSM Theory

NEW! Module: Grade 3

This first lesson introduces you to demisemiquavers (32nd notes). We'll also look at how we name notes with more than two ledger lines on the grand staff. 

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ABRSM Theory

Grade 2, Lesson 6

This lesson tests your understanding of what you have learnt throughout this module. We'll review those crucial musical concepts of Grade 2, and look at some great score examples for revision. 

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Drums Intermediate

The Rimshot (Part 2)

Learn how to combine the rimshot with regular snare drum hits, and how to incorporate rimshots into a groove with accents and ghosts notes. You'll also learn how to improvise using various snare drum articulations. 

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Drums Intermediate

The Rimshot

Learn how to play a snare drum rimshot, which is commonly used in jazz and Latin music, and can be incorporated in rock and pop grooves. 

JULY

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Learn Guitar Songs

Don't Look Back in Anger

Learn how to play the main solo from Oasis' classic song, Don't Look Back In Anger. We'll be exploring some double stop techniques, as well as double stop bends in this song, which translates well into blues and rock solos. You'll also learn how this solo fits into a typical pentatonic scale.

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Learn Guitar Songs

Rosie

Learn how to play the main solo from John Mayer's song, Rosie. You will learn some basic articulation techniques often used in blues and pop solos, and how this solo fits into a simple major scale.

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Learn Guitar Songs

The Thrill is Gone

Learn to play B. B. King's version of this electrifying song. You will learn essential blues techniques, and how typical blues lines can be played by using a simple pentatonic scale.

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ABRSM Piano

Canope

Learn to play this enigmatic piece from the 2nd book of Piano Preludes by impressionistic composer, Claude Debussy. You will learn about the inspiration behind this artistic piece, and how his fascination of Javanese Gamelan instruments translates into this piece.

 

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ABRSM Piano

By a Meadow Brook

Learn to play this charming piece by a renowned American composer, Edward MacDowell. You will learn how his compositional techniques reflect the beauty of New England woods, and how to tackle the technical challenges that you'll come across the piece from his collection, Woodland Sketches.

 

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ABRSM Piano

No. 2 from Four Short Pieces

Learn to play this piece by this prolific composer from the Romantic era, Franz Liszt. You will understand how different musical elements of harmony, texture, voicing and the overall musical build of this piece contribute to Liszt's musical style.

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Gukkuk Im Versteck

Learn to play this piece by the renowned German composer from the Romantic era, Robert Schumann. You will understand how the title, which means 'hide and seek,' is reflected musically and playfully in the piece through the use of rhythmic motifs, rests, and dynamics.

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ABRSM Theory

Grade 2, Lesson 5

This lesson teaches you new performance directions. You are expected to know these new terms for the exam. Learn a new set of dynamics, articulations and tempo. 

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ABRSM Theory

Grade 2, Lesson 4

This lesson gives you the chance to put your intervals into practice. Learn what descending intervals mean, and identify intervals in these two pieces, Bach's Flute Sonata in E-flat and Invention in D minor for keyboard.

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Music Theory 2

Interval Quality (Part 2)

This lesson teaches you about major and minor intervals of 2nds, 3rds, 6ths and 7ths. We have also included songs that exemplify these intervals within popular film and video game music scores.

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ABRSM Theory

Grade 2, Lesson 3

This lesson introduces triplets. You will learn how to play triplets within new time signatures, which were covered in the first lesson of this ABRSM module. 

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Music Theory 2

Interval Quality

This lesson teaches you about interval quality and perfect intervals of 4ths and 5ths.

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Drums Intermediate

The Cross Stick

Learn to play this kind of technique, which is typically used in Reggae and Latin Music. 

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Drums Intermediate

NEW! Module: Snare Drum Articulation

Extend your knowledge of different sounds available with the snare drum. You will learn to improvise using different snare drum articulations, to use ruffs confidently and appropriately in fills, and to greatly increase double stroke speed. 

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Drums Intermediate

Quarter Notes Revisited

Learn how to incorporate a few complex 8th and 16th note bass and snare drum patterns with quarter notes in the right hand. We'll also look at how to improvise using more independent right hand patterns.

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Drums Intermediate

16ths (Part 2)

This lesson is a continuation from the previous lesson on 16ths. Learn how to add 16th note snare and bass drums to funky grooves, and play these grooves using 16th notes in the right hand.

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Drums Intermediate

16ths

Learn how to incorporate 16th notes in your right hand, and how to apply these notes on the hi-hats and the right cymbal.

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Drums Intermediate

Off Beat 8ths (Part 2)

This lesson is a continuation from the previous lesson. Learn how to incorporate snare drum 16th notes with your left hand, and how to maintain the offbeat 8th note hi-hat pattern with adding 16th notes in the bass and snare.

JUNE

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You're Gonna Live Forever in Me

Learn to play one of John Mayer's latest songs on his new album, "The Search for Everything." You will learn how the use of picking pattern and finger roll techniques would set the tone and mood of this piece. 

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Piano

Sonatina in A Minor

Learn to play this sonatina by the renowned Russian composer, Dmitry Kabalevsky. You will learn how to tackle the challenges of playing each of the three, distinct sections of his sonatina from his collection, Op. 27. 

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Piano

My Horse

Learn to play a contemporary piece by a prolific Russian composer, Alexander Gretchaninoff. You will understand how compositional techniques are used to reflect the title of this piece from his exclusive collection, A Child's Day.

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Piano

Russian Peasant Girl

Learn another piece of music from the contemporary period by composer and pianist Sergei Bortkiewicz.

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Piano

Tiger and Penguins

Learn a piece of music from the contemporary period. It has a more modern sound as compared to the previous songs, so you should definitely try learning it. 

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Theory

ABRSM Grade 2, Lesson 2

A new series of lessons for ABRSM Grade 2! In this second lesson, you will be introduced to new major scales (A, E flat and B flat), and minor scales (natural, melodic and harmonic). 

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Theory

ABRSM Grade 2, Lesson 1

A new series of lessons for ABRSM Grade 2! In this first lesson, you will be introduced to ledger lines and new time signatures, and a review of treble and bass clefs.

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Theory

Music Theory 2

This is a new course that will deepen your understanding of music theory. Learn to analyse music and familiarize yourself with scales and triads!

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Drums Intermediate

Off Beat 8ths

This lesson teaches you how to incorporate more interesting patterns with your right hand, starting with offbeat 8th notes.

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Drums

Exploring the Left Foot

Improve your left foot skills with this new module. Learn some new exercises for your left foot, as well as new, funky beats to add to your repertoire. 

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Drums

Double and Triple paradiddles

This lesson focuses on both the double paradiddle and the triple paradiddle, some basic orchestrations and how we can use it to create hemiola ideas in our fills.

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Drums

Bass and Snare 16ths Combination

This lesson focuses on both the snare drum 16ths and bass drum 16ths to make a funky groove. 

MAY

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Your Body Is A Wonderland

Learn to play this popular tune by American singer-songwriter John Mayer. 

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Jazz Guitar

Meditation: Consolidation

Learn Joe Pass' guitar solo of the song Meditation. Understand the melodic devices and chords used. 

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Guitar Essentials

How To Use A Capo

The Capo is a tool that is used on the fretboard of the guitar. Learn how to use the Capo so that you can play difficult chords more easily.

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Piano

Sicilian

Robert Schumann was widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Learn to play Sicilian, a melodious piece of music that he wrote. 

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Piano

Ballade by Burgmuller

Learn a new piece of music from the Romantic period by composer Burgumller. 

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Piano

Spinning Song by Ellmenreich

Learn a new piece of music by German composer Ellmenreich.

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Theory

Music Theory: Advanced topics

This lesson will introduce more advanced musical symbols like 64th notes, double dots, tremolo, irregular meter etc. 

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Theory

Music Theory: Ornaments

Find out what is an appogiatura, trill and grace notes. Learn how these ornaments can act as embellishments to your music. 

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Theory

Music Theory: 32nd Notes

Learn about 32nd notes, upbeats and tuplets.

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Drums

16th and 8th Note Bass Drum Independence

Learn new grooves involving a combination of 16th and 8th notes. Also, find out more about double and triple paradiddles.

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Drums

Rudiments 3:The Paradiddle

Learn 4 new variations of the Paradiddle.

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Drums

Snare Drum 16ths

Learn several 16th note grooves with basic bass drum permutations. 

APRIL

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Jazz Guitar

Meditation (Bossa Nova)

Introduing to you Bossa Nova! Learn to play a Bossa Nova song. Understand the structure and rhythm of this style of music.

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Guitar Essentials

Scale Exercises

Learn scale exercises that will greatly improve your guitar fundamentals.

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Guitar

Shape Of You

Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran has topped the billboard charts. It's catchy and yet surprisingly simple. Learn to play it on your guitar!

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Piano

Kullak Witches' Dance

Learn a new piano piece from the Romantic period.

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Piano

Beethoven Minuet in G

Learn a new piece by famous composer Beethoven. We will also look at the challenges presented in this piece, such as connecting passages of thirds and chords without applying the pedal.

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Theory

ABRSM Grade 1, Lesson 3

A new theory course to help you prepare for the ABRSM theory exams, starting from Grade 1. In these lesson 3, learn more about note values and the common symbols associated with them. 

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Theory

Music Theory: Tempo Changes

Learn about Italian music terms regarding tempo changes. Learn how to interpret terms like accel. and moderato that you see on your music score. 

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Drums

Uptown Funk

Remember Uptown Funk, from Bruno Mars' latest album? Learn to play this funky tune on your drum set!

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Drums

Backbeats, Variations and Stylistic Studies

This lesson will look at a common backbeat variation incorporated in rock and roll music of the 50s and 60s.

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Drums

Funky Delayed Backbeats

Learn a new, funky variation of the standard backbeat

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