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Teaching the Melody of a Classical Piece – A Video from Neil Moore

Found in: Neil Moore, Tutorials

Let’s talk about a famous classical piece, by Beethoven, and give you a taste of how we break the melody of this song into a simple ‘Melody Diagram’ that will have you instantly remember how to play it. We’ll also show you the left hand so that you can sit down after this video and begin playing it for yourself.

If you’re a Simply Music student, you may have already learned this piece – and having a background understanding of the approach will help you develop your own self-generative skills. If you’re new to Simply Music, this way of learning may be quite a revelation! Either way, this explanation of the value of ‘melody diagrams’ gives an insight into one of the many powerful music learning tools that are a part of the Simply Music Piano program.



You may not be aware of the many informative and useful videos posted by Neil Moore on our YouTube channel, so we thought we’d highlight a selection of them in The Playground. Some of them are especially useful for teachers wanting to know more about the program, and some are great for students to better understand the purpose of the fundamentals.

Head over to the Simply Music YouTube Channel for more informative videos, samples of pieces being played, interviews and more!

Feel free to ask questions in the comments!