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There are many things that a true Musicus Practicus must know.
The journey of transformation into a Musicus Practicus is exciting, fun, and exhilarating, that's true.
At the same time, it's challenging, full of hurdles to overcome, trials to face, and mysteries to solve.
Many aspiring Musicus Practicus try to embark on this journey on their own, putting all the effort and love they have into it, but often things don't always go as planned.
Frequently, some obstacles seem significant, many things appear impossible to understand, and numerous challenges seem beyond our reach.
It's in these moments that the Musicus Practicus proves to be a hero.
Heroes are not those who do everything with courage and ease, but heroes are those who, despite fear and difficulty, accept the challenge and undertake the journey!
Even the greatest heroes wouldn't be true heroes without a helper.
A helper who lights their path, a helper who stands by them on their journey, a helper who guides them hand in hand in their adventure.
Maybe you too, have the desire to learn Harmony, Counterpoint, and Partimento, and you would like a guide to accompany you on this journey.
Well, I'm here to help.
I will be delighted to work with you and guide you hand in hand to transform into a true Practical Musician!
Choose below how I can assist you, and I'll be happy to listen!
The Musicus Practicus knows well how music is composed.
He is familiar with the different patterns that make up a composition.
He has a good understanding of the Galant style.
And they know how to combine different patterns to create compositions and improvisations as he prefers!
The Musicus Practicus learns all of this by practicing with Partimenti.
The True Musicus Practicus feels, reads, and thinks music with special eyes.
The eyes of the Musicus Practicus possess a unique power: they can see elements, details, and nuances that ordinary eyes cannot perceive.
The Musicus Practicus, in fact, doesn't merely look at the notes as symbols that represent sounds but sees that hidden among those lines, there is a deeper meaning, a thought, and a profound magic.
The Musicus Practicus knows how to combine different melodies in a way that they come together to create perfect harmony.
The Musicus Practicus is capable of doing this because every day, while experimenting, mixing, and working their magic with music, they must face a significant challenge: sometimes, it's not enough to combine the patterns he has in his Partimento Magic Box; it's crucial to be skilled at combining melodies with a different flavor, identity, and emotion.
Richardus has been a truly incredible teacher of music. From the Renaissance to the Romantic era, he has a wealth of knowledge and skill in composition and improvisation. He is an excellent teacher who will guide you, challenge you, and ultimately help you reach your goals quickly and efficiently.
Richardus takes complex topics like partimento and breaks them down into their constituent components, such as cadences, bass motions, suspensions, and explains each basic topic in detail. Then, he has you put them back together, always transposing to various keys and correcting any mistakes in real time. With his teaching style, partimento is fun and approachable while also being musically satisfying, and you will make consistent progress with every lesson.
24 y/o, Software Engineer, Colorado US
I am immensely enjoying the lessons with Richardus, as they put me into the mindset of a 17-18th century musician. They help me tremendously in getting closer to my current goal, being able to improvise baroque counterpoint. Even though I studied music at university, I have never received a formal improvisation education. Learning it, however, makes a big difference in terms understanding every bit of the music you play. Improvisation makes you a 'native speaker' of the musical styles you can improvise in. Just imagine the difference between an average person reciting some written text in Latin vs. Cicero doing the same!
35 y/o, nformation Technology, Neuroscience, Austria EU
I give Richardus my highest recommendation. His knowledge, materials, pedagogy, and customer service are exceptional. I have learned so much from him already and he has taken my knowledge of baroque improvisation and partimenti to a new level. Truly an outstanding teacher!
Professional Pianist, New York US
Richardus is a true musicus. When it comes to learning galant and baroque improvisation you NEED someone who has truly studied this period’s music and who understands it inside and out. But also, when learning music you need someone who knows how to tailor the curriculum to each individual, and find their strengths. Both criteria are fulfilled by Richardus. Not only is he friendly and welcoming but he is also reliable, punctual, and hardworking. You absolutely will learn essential skills, and expand your knowledge under his guidance.
27 y/o, Music Enthusiast, Los Angeles US
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