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Ludwig van Beethoven

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How 2 Read Music

October 12, 2009 -- From Gerrit, a reader, from Eefde, Netherlands, who is affiliated with the site.

Www.how2readmusic.com, eyes and ears for music, is a new website for learning to read music through the use of fun games, theory chapters and self-tests. Music students or anyone interested in learning to read music can use the games in How2readmusic to train their ears and mind through melodic and rhythmic dictation, and exercises in reading and writing music notation.

Rhythmic and Melodic dictation games allow students to become familiar with music notation, while the very user-friendly composing program gives students a chance to try their hand at composing!

The chapters on Music Theory cover all the basic information that a student can learn without the trained ear of a teacher present. Music Teachers can use How2readmusic.com as a resource that their students can use to practice elements of theory outside of precious lesson time.

The program even comes with a monitoring and guidance system that teachers can use to give assignments and follow their students’ progress from week to week! Most importantly, the students can have fun while playfully learning the fundamentals of music!


Beethoven, Ludwig Van

December 25, 2000 -- From a reader from New York City, USA who is affiliated with the site

A wonderful site to listen to samples of Beehoven’s piano music. Including the famous Moonlight Sonata, Emperor Concerto, and other wonderful works and fantastic performances.

The Unheard Beethoven

April 22, 2000 -- From W. Haanstra, a reader from the Netherlands who is affiliated with the site

The aim of the Unheard Beethoven site is to disclose the many hundreds of Beethoven pieces which have until now been ignored. The many Beethoven sketches and their completions give exciting new insight in the way he composed his music. The breathtaking Symphony Movement in C minor, Hess 298, is a splendid upbeat to that Himalaya of Western Art: Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies.