Gain some insider knowledge about music and musicians. What kind of piano gymnastics do musicians have to practice and learn? What are ensembles, and how do the musicians play at exactly the same time? Where do funny lyrics for songs come from? These questions and more are answered in these lively videos. Click through each episode for full lesson plans.
In this episode, we listen to the piano become a chicken! How many chickens do you hear?
DO RE MI
How do singers and musicians learn new songs? Learn about solfege, and be ready to sing along!
THE SUNKEN CATHEDRAL
In this episode, Buddy teaches us how the pedals on the piano help tell the story of a cathedral rising from the water.
PIANOS AND GUITARS
We’ve heard the piano pretend to be other things, but can it also imitate other instruments? Find out more in this episode!
Join Buddy and Evan for a spooky fun Halloween episode! Can you hear all of the nighttime animals in the music?
Discover strange combinations of foods with Buddy and his friend Corrie. Can you hear all of the ingredients?
PIANO GYMNASTICS: BLACK KEYS
Watch how pianists work out at the piano! Can you make music using only the five black keys?
Buddy and his flutist friend Mehrdad show us how musicians communicate and work together.
PIANO GYMNASTICS: FINGER WORKOUT
How many fingers does it take to play the piano? Find out in this episode!
Buddy is joined by his friend Corrie to play a piece that’s all about animals! Can you remember them all?
HOW MANY HANDS: ONE OR TWO?
Think it always takes two hands to play the piano? Buddy demonstrates just how much one hand can do!
RABBIT AT TOP SPEED
Singer Corrie joins Buddy to help make a musical recipe for a special surprise guest!
HOW MANY HANDS: TRIO
We’ve seen how the piano can be played with one, two, or even four hands. Could we add even more?