This course focuses on providing a detailed analysis of Beethoven's much loved "Pathetique" Piano Sonata. A valuable resource for students studying or performing this fantastic work, each movement is covered in great depth, looking at the various harmonic devices, keys, use of thematic ideas, structural devices and other techniques employed by Beethoven in this masterpiece. The course is designed not only to focus on this work but to equip recipients in the art of musical analysis.
Sign up today and unlock the inner workings of the Pathetique sonata!
Hi, I’m Gareth and I'm passionate about developing ‘the all round musician’.
Nearly 35 years of music examining with ABRSM, work with the BBC on Radio and TV, experience on the international concert platform, as a published composer and arranger, have brought rich resources to the 40 years of teaching in which I've engaged.
Scholarships at The Royal College of Music, Oxford University and St. Paul’s Cathedral gave me fantastic opportunities to learn from the best musicians, scholars and teachers. Working as Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School then provided a wonderful opportunity to develop my teaching skills.
Teaching individuals and groups of all ages, and at all stages of development have refined a teaching approach that I hope is fun and engaging, and focused on explaining things clearly and logically. And that is what these courses are all about - understanding the basic principles with clarity, then going deeper, applying them to your musical life and liberating yourself as a musician.
It’s a rich and amazing journey, and I can’t wait for you to join me today!
PreviewLesson 1 - Introduction (7:27)
StartLesson 2 - 1st Movement; Grave Sections (50:54)
StartLesson 3 - 1st Movement; First Allegro Section (33:03)
StartLesson 4 - 1st Movement; Second Allegro Section (24:58)
StartLesson 5 - 2nd Movement; Adagio (51:35)
StartLesson 6 - 3rd Movement; Rondo (47:44)