Archive for March, 2014

Kristo Käo & Leonora Palu at TMW 2014 Gallery

March 28, 2014

Yesterday we presented a mini concert at the Nokia Concert Hall. This year the Tallinn Music Week’s classical artists’ showcase was organized by Pille Lill Musicians’ Fund. Our program included three pieces by Estonian composers: Matbeth by Rene Eespere, Water Dance by Jüri Reinvere and For BBB And His Friend by Lepo Sumera. The first […]

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Chord Of The Week: F

March 25, 2014

Last week I was talking about grand barré and the difficulties that it causes in F-major. Let’s go on with exploring the possibilities of the barré – this time it is a medium barré (also called ‘half barré’). If full barré needs a fully extended straight finger to cover all the strings, then half barré means […]

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Tallinn Music Week 2014

March 24, 2014

Kristo Käo (guitar) & Leonora Palu (flute) at Nokia Concert hall on 27th of March, around 21:30. This is the annual Tallinn Music Week – the biggest showcase festival in Nordic and Baltic region: http://tallinnmusicweek.ee/artist_2014.php?nid=484 Here is what we will play: R.Eespere / Matbeth J.Reinvere / Water Dance L.Sumera / For BBB and his Friend

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How We Will Change The Online Music Education

March 22, 2014

We have been working on something that will change the online music education forever. There is one very important thing missing from all available musical instrument method books and online courses: the instant feedback. Yes, the kind of feedback that you get when you play to an actual human teacher. Minus the stress. Well, until next week: […]

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Introducing Sound Recognition-Based Tools For Music Class At HITSA Conference 2014

March 21, 2014

In March I was invited to speak at the HITSA spring conference. The main focus of the conference was educational technology at schools and teaching programming. My topic was “The Sound Recognition-Based Tools In Music Education” and I introduced our MatchMySound  automated feedback system. My presentation is on YouTube but in Estonian. Here are my […]

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MatchMySound: An Automagical Feedback Plugin For Any Music Instruction Website

March 20, 2014

There is one very important thing missing from all available musical instrument method books and online courses: the instant feedback. Yes, the kind of feedback that you get when you play to an actual human teacher. Minus the stress 🙂 However, things are about to change. This small guitar melody course here is demonstrating our brand […]

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Chord Of The Week: B9

March 18, 2014

One last time back to the barré, this time a bit different. As you can see from the picture, it is possible to use other fingers than the first to press down multiple strings. In this case it is the third finger. Some players also use fourth finger in similar cases. And that is basically […]

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Chord Of The Week: C7

March 11, 2014

Once you have mastered some triads (chords that have no numbers in their name), it is time to widen your knowledge and learn a couple of seventh chords. A seventh chord is made up of a triad plus one extra third. It means that if for example in C-major you have three notes: c-e-g, then […]

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How Many Chords Does A Guitarist Need

March 6, 2014

How many chords do you actually need to know? Let’s see what is your goal. If all you want is to strum accompaniment to an odd pop song then 10 chords is good enough. These would be for example A, Am, B7, C, D, Dm, E, Em, F, G There are plenty of famous songs […]

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