Seong-Jin Cho

The Rondo is a musical form characterized by the repetition of a melody interspersed with several other less prominent parts, often used in the final movements in sonatas, symphonies, and quartets. Formally, the main theme is labeled A, and parts labeled B, and C alternate with it to create the rondo form: ABACA. In the Rondo, the main theme must be repeated at least three times, thus at least two episodes of new material are required.

The Rondo indie works can also be added to the overture, intermediate transition, ending, etc., but the main part is the Rondo. The rondo is divided into two categories, one is a single revolving piece in each part, and the other is a compound rondo in each part. The rondo has a lively and enthusiastic character, which is suitable for a happy atmosphere and is mostly used for dance music. It can also be used as one of the major pieces of a large-scale work, and the last part of the general concerto uses a rondo.

This excerpt is Mozart Rondo in A minor K. 511


Sasha Seldon

The video of Dorothy Donegan playing the piano reminded me of my keyboard at home. In my room on my Yamaha keyboard I played every key from left to right.

Zachary Simms

Nina Simone's 1971 self titled compilation release being played on vinyl.

Haziel Andrade Ayala

Title: Descending Chromatic scale on keyboard

Description: A descending Chromatic scale (playing a semitone below it is pitch one note at a time on a 88 key keyboard which includes 7 octaves) played on a Yamaha PSR-E453 keyboard by me recorded and edited in a small bedroom with a midi (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) cable on Logic Pro X (music editing software). This sound was inspired by the discussion in class about discordance in music early African America studies and me relating it back to how a descending chromatic scale reflects back to the discordance that was used by many African Artists during the time but is now used and praised within Eurocentric music stylings.

Rachel Bennett

Recording of my cousin playing the song "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven on the piano. Not a huge fan of classical music, but one of my favorite ever pieces by Beethoven. A very soothing song that I like to listen to while I do homework and while I relax. Very smooth and easy to listen to for any occasion.

Julia Nicholas

Una grabación de Miriam Levitin tocando su piano electrónico mientras usando auriculares. Solo el ritmo sincopado de la canción es audible al oyente. | A recording of Miriam Levitin playing her keyboard while wearing headphones. Only the syncopated rhythm of the song is audible to the listener.

Jonathan Rodriguez; Maya Iskandarani

Sound recording of a Duke student playing an old Steinway piano with wooden keys in a residence hall common room. It is not an uncommon sound to hear as students walk in and out, heading to classes or settling down for the evening. Sometimes students will gather around to hear others play. The chosen piece requires quick and accurate finger movements. Recorded on a Zoom H4n Recorder. | Grabación del sonido de una estudiante de Duke University tocando un piano Steinway que es de llaves de madera en una sala de residencia. No es un sonido raro como los estudiantes entran y salen, dirigiéndose a las clases o estableciéndose para la noche. A veces los estudiantes se reúnen alrededor para escuchar a otros tocar. La pieza elegida requiere movimientos rápidos y precisos de los dedos. Grabado en un grabador Zoom H4n.

Talia Buenrostro

Sound recording of a music box playing in a book store on Ninth Street. The music box is playing Fur Elise by Beethoven . The sound was recorded by a Zoom H4N

Michael Daou

Excerpt of a cover done by French-Lebanese singer Anthony Touma of Ed Sheeran song Thinking Out Loud. Touma was a finalist on popular music competition TV show, The Voice. Recorded on a Zoom H4n.

Anastasia Budko

A thirty second recording of piano playing on a Monday afternoon in the Brown Residence common room on East Campus, at Duke University. A track with a main focus on a casual amateur piano improvisation, running parallel to the general noise of a busy, shared, closed college environment. Recorded on an iPhone 5s, which was placed on the right side of the piano player throughout the duration of the recording.