Classical Top 100

 1 Symphony No. 5: I
Ludwig van Beethoven
 2 1812 Overture
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 3 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
 4 Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Johann Sebastian Bach
 5 William Tell Overture
Gioachino Rossini
 6 Canon in D
Johann Pachelbel
 7  The Blue Danube
Johann Strauss II
8 Carmina Burana: O Fortuna
Carl Orff
 9 Also Sprach Zarathustra
Richard Strauss
 10 Orpheus in the Underworld: Infernal Galop
Jacques Offenbach
11 The Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus
George Frideric Handel
12 Carmen: Les Toreadors
Georges Bizet
13 Gayane: Sabre Dance
Aram Khachaturian
14 Symphony No. 9: Ode to Joy
Ludwig van Beethoven
15 Pomp and Circumstance: March No. 1
Sir Edward Elgar
16 Peer Gynt Suite: In the Hall of the Mountain King
Edvard Grieg
17 La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours
Amilcare Ponchielli
18 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Franz Liszt


Recital: January 24, 2015

Ray Mizan "Musette"
Olivia Brown "I'm a Little Teapot"
"Jolly Old Saint Nicholas"
Aashika Ingersal "Pathetique Sonata: Movement 2"
Revathi Shankar "Ode to Joy"
Daniel Henze "Can Can"
Saaim Sadeq "Silent Night"
Kimberly Henze "Can We Take a Break?"
Benjamin Henze "Etude" (bass clarinet)
"March of the Marionette" (bass clarinet)
Aadhunik Sundar "Variations on Minuet in G by Petzold"
Anu Rajesh "The Staircase"
Blake Zubritski "Ode to Joy" (duet with Mr. Aaron)
Henry Henze "The Entertainer"
Natalie Gaytan "Carol of the Bells"
Sundar Kannappan "Jingle Bells"
"Ode to Joy"
Zara Sadeq "Cardboard Soldiers"
"Journey into Space"
Kimberly Henze "Dr. Who Theme" (duet with Mr. Aaron)
Aashika Ingersal "Minuet in G"
Shrimayi Mulukuntla "Melody"
Daniel Henze "Four Seasons: Spring"
Olivia Brown "A Funny Event"
"Ode to Joy"
Benjamin Henze "Arietta in C"
"Dusk" (composed by Benjamin Henze)
Ray Mizan "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"
Revathi Shankar "Popcorn"
Sophia Cabrera "Let It Go"
Saaim Sadeq "Man in the Moon"

Repertoire: 12 Simple Songs

Repertoire: Bronze 12
  1. Mary Had a Little Lamb
  2. Yankee Doodle
  3. Rain on the Roof
  4. Old McDonald
  5. Volga Boatmen
  6. A Message
  7. Five Fingers on Six Keys
  8. When I Am King
  9. Ferris Wheel
  10. Sitting in the Sun
  11. Love Somebody
  12. Morning Song

Transpositions Around the Circle of Fifths – Berens Exercises

Repertoire: Bronze 10 Level: progressive A collection of exercises designed to develop finger strength and agility in common classical patterns. For beginners. Sheet music: Czerny - The Little Pianist, Op. 823

The Major Scale

Major Scales Info Sheet

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Chords – I, IV, V7

The I, IV, and V7 Chords.

The word chord refers to multiple notes being played at the same time. It is generally not called a "chord" until at least 3 different notes are played together, but sometimes 2 notes can be called a chord as well. 

There are a few basic chords that are very common in music. We could identify these by letter name, or we could identify these by how they work functionally within a key based on their scale degree. We label these using a system of Roman numerals and exponents.

Here are the three most common chords that are generally used in a major key:

  1. The I chord.
    1. Also known as the "root" or the "tonic" chord. This is the most stable chord in a key and is considered to be at rest.
    2. It consists of the root, the major third, and the fifth.
    3. Example: In the key of C Major, the C Major chord is the chord. It consists of the notes C, E, and G.
  2. The IV chord.
    1. Also known as the "subdominant." This serves what we would call a "predominant" function, which means it is not the chord in the key with the most tension, but helps lead to this tension when desired.
    2. It consists of the fourth, the sixth, and the eighth (or root).
    3. Example: In the key of C Major, the F Major chord is the IV chord. It consists of the notes F, A, and C.
  3. The V7 chord.
    1. Also known as the "dominant seventh." This is a 4-note chord, unlike the other two (which are 3-note chords), as the fourth note helps add maximal tension, that resolves completely when followed by the I chord.
    2. It consists of the fifth, the seventh, the ninth (or second), and the eleventh (or fourth).
    3. Example: In the key of C Major, the G dominant seventh consists of the notes G, B, D, and F.

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