universityofambience·22 videos

A two-part interview with Brian Eno from the BBC 2 program “Riverside” in 1983, combined into a single video. The topics include natural versus electronic sounds, synthesizers, ambient music, New York, and video art.

The University has made two edits to the second part for rights reasons: a clip of Roxy Music and rough footage from Apollo have been removed. However, the University believes that these can still be viewed online in a version located at:…

Bill Hilton·117 videos

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This is an introductory piano tutorial for players who want to learn a bit about the cocktail piano style (sometimes called lounge or lounge bar piano).

This is quite a cool style to try, because it’s fun to play, and although it can sound very slick and impressive it’s not actually that difficult. As I say in the tutorial, the main thing is to know your chords well, and feel comfortable with all the different inversions under your fingers on the piano keyboard.

Once you know your chords – and we’re talking things like major and minor sevenths, as well as the basic triads – it’s quite easy to put together improvisations at the keyboard. Cocktail piano is typical very relaxed, so you can take your time and don’t have to worry about being tied to a very firm beat.

If you have any comments or questions on this, or on any of my other piano tutorial videos, don’t hesitate to ask!

creativeguitarstudio·365 videos

Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question:

“I am more or less a beginner guitarist and I am hoping that you can help me with a good explanation about something called Musical Key Signatures.

So far, all I keep reading about is some concept to do with it called the, “Clock Theory.” It seems to be used all over the internet, but I just don’t get a number of things to do with this whole topic such as:

1). Why do we have to know about Key Signatures?

2). What can learning about this stuff do to help my guitar playing?

3). What does it all have to do with a Clock? It seems like most of the explanations online keep showing a clock. I just don’t see how music keys relate to clocks?

Thank you for considering my question,
Jacob – Halifax, NS. CANADA

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