Robert Estrin - piano expert

What are Active Tones and Restive Tones?

Learn the fundamentals of modern tonality

In this video, Robert tackles the basics of tonality that revolutionized the creation of music a few centuries ago.

Released on May 21, 2014

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Jim * VSM MEMBER * on June 4, 2014 @1:30 pm PST
Great topics and answers. Thanks for posting these.
Gene on May 23, 2014 @10:35 am PST
Fan letter: I studied composition so long ago it is frightening. However, my one skill these days is improv, but not as a jazz player. The videos are codifying what I sense. They explain what I find is a nifty sound as part of a coherent philosophy. New avenues will be opened. This is terrific fun. For newer musicians, carefully consider what appear to be simple observations. Indeed, practice them until they are instinctive.
Elliot on May 21, 2014 @7:58 am PST
Where can I find the video you mention in the "Active and Restive Tones" video that does more about Resolutions? Also, is there a search or tab that can take us to a list of your Theory videos?
TIA! Elliot
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on May 21, 2014 @8:02 am PST
Hi Elliot, I think Robert was referring to the previously published video about the Tritone:

Robert Pleasant on May 21, 2014 @7:04 am PST
Use of the damper pedal
Robert - host, on May 21, 2014 @10:45 am PST
I have some videos highlighting pedal techniques. But I think it's time we added one focusing on proper use of the damper pedal. Thanks for the suggestion!
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