Category Archives: Cicerone Take Away Lessons

Cicerone Take Away Lessons are a series of exclusive videos made by the most important musicians, containing techniques, interpretation, tips, advice, theory, and practices for players. They also contain precious secrets told by musicians to help even simple listeners to better understand their favorite music.

If you’ve ever been a teacher, you’ve probably realized that 1+1 does not always equal 2 when it comes to the relationship between time and learning. Here’s what it means

One student takes 30min music lessons once a week and progresses at an average pace.

Another student takes 60min lessons once a week and progresses only a bit faster than the first student.

Another student takes 30min lessons twice a week and progresses more than twice as fast as the first student.

And still another student takes 60 min lessons every other week and progresses way slower than the first student.

But there’s another kind of lessons, the short ones, which sometimes suddenly open the mind of a student, and can help very much to discover a new horizon, as well as starting a spark about something that he never tried, or heard of before.

Cicerone Take Away Lesson: BRASSENS’ folk song – “Le Roi Boiteux”

Matthias Kadar about the French Brassens’ folk song – satiric and funny (video)

Matthias Kadar is a Hungarian/German composer. He’s the author of Cicerone Music & Art’s interactive course for Composition. As a young musician, he found in the French folk song his idle way to approach social urban themes, and George Brassens was especially inspiring this way to communicate through music directly to people. In this article, Matthias talks about the music but also about his past as a street performer. So we asked him to make a video masterclass about “Le Roi Boiteux”,  Continue reading Cicerone Take Away Lesson: BRASSENS’ folk song – “Le Roi Boiteux”

Originally posted 2017-04-04 18:00:51.

Cicerone Take Away Lesson – YSAYE sonata No.3

Pavel Berman about his own interpretation of Ysaye sonata “George Enescu” (video)

Some composers left notes about what actually inspired their compositions or at least the indications on the original score showed almost no doubt about how to play them. But in the case of Ysaye sonata No. 3 Continue reading Cicerone Take Away Lesson – YSAYE sonata No.3

Originally posted 2017-03-28 20:00:10.

AU CLAIR DE LA LUNE – Cicerone Take Away Lesson

Songwriter Matthias Kadar about the romantic French Chanson heritage

and explains Au Clair de la Lune (video)

We asked Matthias Kadar for a Masterclass about “Au clair de la lune”, one of the most renowned pieces from the French chanson repertoire. Continue reading AU CLAIR DE LA LUNE – Cicerone Take Away Lesson

Originally posted 2017-03-21 18:00:16.

Astor Piazzolla inspired a contemporary violin composition

Astor Piazzolla inspired Federico Favali’s “Astor and me” (video)

Federico Favali accepted to give us some explanations about his connection with Astor Piazzolla. In fact, he composed a piece inspired from Piazzolla’s “Inverno Porteno“. In the video below, he talks about both the musical and Continue reading Astor Piazzolla inspired a contemporary violin composition

Originally posted 2017-03-17 18:00:16.