Welcome

Did You Know? Theodore Presser Company is the longest continuing music publisher in the U.S. Welcome to the place that has created more successfully selling songs than anyone ever has or ever will.  I am indeed lost in deep blue […]

Chords & Keys

Key Enharmonics & Diatonics   A chromatic key is described as the pitch of a tone measured in vibrations per second or the pitch range of a scale, instrument, or composition, that range being the distance from the primary keynote […]

Chromatic Intervals

Chromatic Intervals A chromatic interval is described as the number of steps between tones, a step being the distance of pitch from one tone of the scale to the next or the distance between two notes of a scale and […]

Strings Family

Stringed Instruments Images courtesy of Yamaha Corporation . Not to scale Mandolin . Violin . Digital Viola . Digital Violins . Cello . Silent Cello Acoustic Guitar . Acoustic Cutaway . Resonator . Electric Acoustic Cutaway . Electric Guitar . […]

Keyboard Famliy

Keyboard Instruments Images courtesy of Yamaha Corporation . Not to scale Baby Grand Piano . Grand Piano . Concert Grand Piano Upright Piano . Pro Upright Piano . Disc Lavier Upright Piano Clavinova . Electronic Organ . Modus Electric Pianos […]

Brass Family

Brass Instruments Images courtesy of Yamaha Corporation . Not to Scale CORNET . BUGLE . TRUMPET . # TRUMPET . MELLOPHONE FLUGALHORN . FRENCHHORN . POST HORN PAINTED SLIDE TROMBONE . VALVE TROMBONE . BASS TROMBONE EUPHONIUME . BARITONE . […]

The Musical Staff

The Musical Staff & Various Clefs Reading between the lines We begin learning to read sheet music by breaking down the various attributes and notation used. I’ll explain each symbol’s function and common use individually with illustrated images. Let’s start […]