Category: Music theory

  • Piano lesson – You need to know the intervals

    Here is a detailed review of all of the musical intervals demonstrated on the piano keyboard.  For each interval we’ll study how it is constructed, listen to the characteristics of the sound and play some songs that utilize each interval. Follow up the video with a fun musical quiz that tests your ear training and […]

  • How to compose horror movie soundtrack with KINETIC TOYS and THRILL

    Today’s lesson is a combination of a music technology tutorial of two cinematic sounding VST plugins from Native Instruments, Kinetic Toys and Thrill. I’ll also give you some ideas about how to compose soundtracks for the horror movie genre. You can download the audio stems for this lesson using the link below, you are free […]

  • My father teaches pentatonic scales

    My old man shared with me a nice article he wrote in 2002 for a Buddy Holly fan community.  He asked me if it was useful for my piano teaching, and I asked him if I could share it with you here. So here is the download.  Feel free to use and share however you […]

  • Free sheet music and backing tracks

    The lessons section of my website is where you will find free lessons and tutorials and accompanying PDF sheet music and MP3 backing track downloads. I’ll publish a new post here whenever I upload a new lesson to YouTube and I will include links to download any supplementary materials.