Happy Pi Day! 3.14!
Happy Pi Month! It's March 2014 or 3.14, and Pi = 3.14159265!
"Pi Recitation and Kirby"
The calendar section has been updated!
Happy Birthday Mozart! Today is his 258th birthday! His music lives on!
I won the Theta Music Winter Games for the second year in a row!
This year's competition was based on playing back melodies by ear. There was a 180 second countdown timer, and each person could play the game only once. The first level started out with four-note melodies and progressed to seven-note melodies by level 20. I got the highest score by quickly and accurately playing back the melodies I heard. All my years of transcription experience helped!
The online ear-training competition was fun to play and is one of a kind. I couldn't find any other online ear-training competition that gave away prizes and without requiring an entry fee. Over 106 people from around the world entered the competition.
What piece has single eighth-notes at the theme that a beginning pianist could play? The Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, one of the most difficult piano concerti to play!
On Thursday, February 13, I will play Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with maestro Carl St. Clair and the USC Thornton Symphony! More info here.