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2:00 - What's the latest research on Partimento?
4:17 - Did Neapolitan students have to sing for 3 years before playing instruments?
5:08 - What type of solmization did they use?
7:15 - How difficult does Solfeggio get?
8:10 - Where do we get Solfeggio exercises?
8:48 - Is Solfeggio unaccompanied or accompanied?
9:36 - Do Neapolitan students keep singing after the 3 years?
10:43 - Differences between Southern and Northern Italian pedagogy
11:20 - Does everyone have to learn the keyboard when learning Partimento?
11:56 - Was it common for students back then to play a little keyboard, even if it wasn't their main instrument?
13:40 - Is the Neapolitan approach to Counterpoint different from Fux?
15:06 - How do the Neapolitan students navigate the rules of Counterpoint without getting bogged down?
16:33 - Cadences, Rule of the Octave, Bass Motions
19:02 - Are Cadences about Chords moving or something else?
20:21 - The 3 types of Cadences and their variations
21:42 - How do you know when to raise the 6th and 7th degrees of the melodic minor scale when using it in Partimento?
22:58 - Written Counterpoint vs Performed Counterpoint
27:08 - What's the average amount of Partimenti that would accumulate in a student's notebook?
28:06 - Is the Partimento method applicable to modern tonal music?
29:15 - The drawbacks of typical music analysis
30:09 - How early can a student begin improvising and composing using the Partimento method
31:02 - The Clef's that you should learn for Partimento
31:36 - There are no G clefs in historical Partimento manuscripts
32:10 - Peter's music pedagogical recommendations
34:10 - Is it possible to self-teach counterpoint?
35:21 - Is the Paris Conservatory tradition related to the Partimento tradition?
36:41 - How would you teach a music student from the very beginning with Partimento?
38:00 - What materials are good to start with for Partimento?
39:35 - Using Partimento towards non-partimento based compositions
40:27 - Talking..
Scholar of Music History, Theory, Partimento and an expert of music in the 18th century Neapolitan Italian Galant style, Dr. Robert Gjerdingen talks to Nikhil about how to start learning Partimento!
Scholar of Music History, Theory, Partimento and an expert of music in the 18th century Neapolitan Italian Galant style, Dr. Robert Gjerdingen talks to Nikhil about the right and wrong ways to learn counterpoint!
Scholar of Music History, Theory, Partimento and an expert of music in the 18th century Neapolitan Italian Galant style, Dr. Robert Gjerdingen talks to Nikhil about how Roman Numeral Analysis is really for musical amateurs!
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What a treat we have today, my guest is the illustrious Scholar of Music History, Theory and an expert of music in the 18th century Galant style, Dr. Robert Gjerdingen!
Dr. Gjerdingen received his Bachelors in Music Composition from the California Institute of Arts, his MA in Music Theory and Ethnomusicology from the University of Hawaii and his PhD in Music history and Theory from the University of Pennsylvania.
He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and reviews in prestigious music journals such as the Journal of Music Theory and Journal of New Music Research.
In 2007, Dr. Gjerdingen published Music in the Galant Style with Oxford University Press to great acclaim and winning awards such as the Wallace Berry Award from the Society of Music Theory in 2009.
Acclaimed Classical Pianist, Composer, Improviser, Musicologist and Conductor, Robert Levin talks to Nikhil about how Mozart learned music!
Acclaimed Classical Pianist, Composer, Improviser, Musicologist and Conductor, Robert Levin talks to Nikhil about improvising in Piano concertos!
Acclaimed Classical Pianist, Composer, Improviser, Musicologist and Conductor, Robert Levin talks to Nikhil about how Mozart’s manuscripts strongly indicate instructions to create variations and embellishments on repeats!
I’m so delighted to introduce my guest today, acclaimed Classical Pianist, Composer, Improviser, Musicologist and Conductor, Robert Levin!
An international performing concert pianist, he has performed throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Asia. As a recording artist, he has recorded for DG Archiv, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon Yellow Label, SONY Classical and more.
Levin is renowned for his restoration of the Classical period practice of improvised embellishments and cadenzas; his Mozart and Beethoven performances have been hailed for their active mastery of the Classical musical language.
In addition to his performing activities, Robert Levin is a noted theorist and Mozart scholar, and is the author of a number of articles and essays on Mozart. His completions of Mozart fragments are published by Bärenreiter, Breitkopf & Härtel, Hänssler, and Peters, and have been recorded and performed throughout the world.
In 2016 he was inducted as Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is currently the inaugural Hogwood Fellow of the Academy of Ancient Music for 2017 and 2018.
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I’m really happy to introduce my guest today, GRAMMY award winning country guitarist, Redd Volkaert.
Volkaert is well known for his long tenure in Merle Haggard’s band, The Strangers, as the successor to Roy Nichols. A master of the telecaster, Volkaert, has played and recorded with many top artists such as Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Albert Lee, Merle Travis, Eric Johnson to name a few.
In addition to the many records he’s appeared as a sideman on, Volkaert has recorded several solo albums including Telewacker, No Stranger to a Tele, Twangbangers - 26 days on the road, For the Ladies and Reddhead.
In 2003, Volkaert was nominated for Best Country Instrumental Performance for Spaghetti Western Swing with Brad Paisley and in 2009 he won the Grammy for best Country Instrumental performance on Cluster pluck again with Brad Paisley.
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Tony Award-nominated Composer and Lyricist for Broadway, Film and TV, Laurence O’Keefe reveals to Nikhil the key ingredient to a successful Musical Theater production, the need for the show to advocate or recommend something!
Tony Award-nominated Composer and Lyricist for Broadway, Film and TV, Laurence O’Keefe explains to Nikhil why Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 hit song “I Will Survive” is the greatest song ever written, particularly for theater!
I’m really delighted to introduce my guest today, Tony Award-nominated Composer and Lyricist for Broadway, Film and TV, Laurence O’Keefe!
His Broadway credits include "Bat Boy: The Musical" which has received over 1000 productions worldwide, Legally Blonde: The Musical, which was nominated for 7 Tony's including Best Original Score, Heathers: The Musical, which was nominated for Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk awards.
Laurence has won the Ed Kleban Award, the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, and a Jonathan Larson award for his music and lyrics.
Legendary guitar master Arlen Roth talks to Nikhil about how he gave guitar lessons with Paul Simon that ended up as songwriting sessions for his album Hearts and Bones!
Legendary guitar master Arlen Roth talks to Nikhil about how the original ending to the cult 80’s blues guitar movie Crossroads got replaced by the version we see today with Steve Vai!
I’m so excited today to talk to a real master and legend of the guitar, the great Arlen Roth!
Roth has toured the world and recorded with countless acts such as Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Levon Helm, Ry Cooder, John Sebastian, Janis Ian, Eric Andersen, The Bee Gees and many more.
He has released 15 albums, including ones such as All Tricked Out!, Slide Guitar Summit and Toolin’ around Woodstock with Levon HELM.
His 2017 album Telemasters features Roth in duets with other Telecaster masters such as Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Steve Cropper, Joe Bonnamossa, Brent Mason, Albert Lee, Johnny Hiland, Jack Pearson, to name a few. It is produced by 2-time GRAMMY award-winner Tom Hambridge.
Within the sphere of music education, Roth is popularly known as the creator of the famed Hot Licks Video instructional series, which has sold in excess of 2 and a half million copies.
Legendary jazz guitar virtuoso and composer, Jimmy Bruno reveals some great and blunt advice for musicians who want to get better!
Legendary jazz guitar virtuoso and composer, Jimmy Bruno talks to Nikhil about his encounters with Frank Sinatra!
Legendary jazz guitar virtuoso and composer, Jimmy Bruno talks to Nikhil about the time he pranked the great Joe Pass at a soundcheck!
My guest today is legendary Jazz Guitar Virtuoso and Composer, Jimmy Bruno!
At the age of 19, Bruno became the youngest member of the Buddy Rich Orchestra touring the world and this led to engagements in the orchestras of Frank Sinatra, Anthony Newley, Doc Severinsen, Lena Horne and many more.
Over the years, he has shared the stage with a who's who of legendary and highly regarded musicians: Joe Beck, Bobby Watson, Jack Wilkins, Tal Farlow (at Farlow's 75th Birthday Concert), Howard Alden, Christian McBride, Curt Elling and many more!
Jimmy has recorded over 13 critically acclaimed CDs, including "Sleight of Hand," "Like That," and "Polarity" (with Joe Beck). His most recent CD "Maplewood Avenue”.
Downbeat magazine in 2009 — named Jimmy as one of the top 75 guitarists of all time!
As a music educator Bruno is the creator of the independent online jazz guitar school - The Jimmy Bruno Workshop.
Exciting, up-and-coming composer, sound designer and guitarist, Joe Kataldo talks to Nikhil about perhaps the most important skill as a composer working in L.A.!
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Hi! I'm Nikhil and in 2018 I started a music interview podcast because I felt most interviews with musicians were poorly researched, lacking in substance, too interested in non-musical topics and non-serious in general.
I made it my mission to talk to the world's best musicians and ask them pointed lessons about how they learned their craft and get their perspectives on their areas of expertise in music. Music is so vast that we'll never get bored talking about it, but it's hard to find 1) world class talent and 2) in-depth conversations.
I've been fortunate to talk to GRAMMY winners, Emmy winners, Academy award winners, Country Music Association winners, Tony award winners and many, many more top artists. When you listen to the show, you know you'll be hearing me talking with a serious artist.