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Sit in on a Unique Class with Messiaen on Debussy and Colour

French composer Olivier Messiaen was a synaesthete who experienced colours when he heard or imagined music. He devised his own system of modes (scales) based on his synaesthesia and in some scores he actually notated the colours, to help the performer in interpretation. Here is a unique video clip from one of his famous classes at the Paris Conservatoire. Read more >>

Improvisations
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by pianoplayjl
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by quiescen
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by pianoplayjl
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by countrymath
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by pianoplayjl
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by pianoplayjl
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by _achilles_
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by Mayla
Croaghaun Triptych - Three Seascapes (Conclusion) ted 0 788 Last post December 26, 2011, 10:27:00 AM
by ted
Improvising in other keys williampiano 1 742 Last post December 22, 2011, 02:58:11 PM
by Derek
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by pianowolfi
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by littletune
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by Mayla
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by smakovsky
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by ajspiano
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by dan_pincus
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by quantum
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by Derek
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by Derek
Improvisation, CD73, track 1, conclusion ted 0 1243 Last post November 13, 2011, 06:03:48 AM
by ted
Improvisation on Liszt Rhapsody #6 lisztarian 1 1210 Last post November 12, 2011, 04:43:08 PM
by Derek
Is this a normal classical improvisation !? lisztarian 5 1146 Last post November 11, 2011, 03:55:00 AM
by lisztarian
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by countrymath
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by pianoplayjl
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by go12_3
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by pianowolfi
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by dan_pincus
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by dan_pincus
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by dan_pincus
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by chopinatic
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by chopinatic
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by pianoplayjl
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by Derek
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by pianoplayjl
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by dan_pincus
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by dan_pincus
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by pianowolfi
Idea! nanabush 2 868 Last post September 12, 2011, 02:58:37 PM
by dcstudio
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by pianowolfi
July 23rd, 2011. Derek 0 760 Last post September 10, 2011, 10:44:59 PM
by Derek
How do you practice improvisation? countrymath 7 6520 Last post September 06, 2011, 05:43:49 PM
by Derek
Toccata, Etude for left hand in octaves, and Contrast Derek 2 1679 Last post September 06, 2011, 02:27:04 AM
by Derek
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by furtwaengler
a short schubertian Derek 6 1271 Last post August 27, 2011, 10:20:03 AM
by pianowolfi
Blues in F Improv- New Jazzy Left hand! adamnarimatsu 0 1176 Last post August 23, 2011, 04:27:39 AM
by adamnarimatsu
Improv (that I sped up, because it sounds better that way) nanabush 4 2133 Last post August 20, 2011, 05:01:29 PM
by pianowolfi
VIDEO: Talk about this improv. countrymath 1 801 Last post August 16, 2011, 02:52:47 PM
by nanabush
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by briangius
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by ted
Improvisation by Coconuts coconuts 2 873 Last post August 10, 2011, 12:04:47 AM
by coconuts
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