“You can’t make a great musician or a great photographer if the magic isn’t there.” — Eve Arnold, photographer, photojournalist (photo Marlene Dietrich by Eve Arnold)
This is such a cool activity that teaches music, math and science all together. This is a great project for the weekend to do at home. Mom and Dad, get involved and together with your kids you can play your own music. Activity: Do this Musical Water Glasses and then share a video of you […]
New York PolyphonyPhoto: Chris Owyoung New York Polyphony sings works by Ivan Moody and Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina Miller Theatre’s Early Music series at Church of St. Mary the Virgin Saturday, January 21, 2017 Sequenza 21 by Christian Carey NEW YORK – As part of Miller Theatre’s Early Music series, the male vocal quartet New…
East Windies Players begin 2017 by embarking on 20th Century music with Carl Nielsen’s famous Wind Quintet Op 43. Here is some generic info about Nielsen (for starters): Carl Nielsen age 14, 16th Battalion, Odense Denmark’s most prominent composer (orchestral and chamber music) Works are organized by CNW (Carl Nielsen Works) numbers Generally […]
The Romantic Period, a time in history where composers wished to reduce their listeners to tears and melt their hearts, ran from around 1825 to 1900. To be honest, this was a tough week for me to plan. I am so very unmusical, so my go-to option for planning a week based on composers is […]
In today’s post, I will explore how the use of notation software can affect the composition process, in ways we may not realize, both positive and negative.. There are several music notation software available for computers and tablets, but the brands that I suspect most composers use are Finale and Sibelius. Another excellent notation product…
As an active composer, the work of Amadeus Julian Regucera (b.1984) engages with the embodied and acoustical energy of sound and its production, the erotics of performance, the musical vocabulary of popular music, and noise. He has had the opportunity to present works at ManiFeste, the Festival Musica, Voix Nouvelles (France), the Resonant Bodies Festival […]
Moving house can be a stressful business without the additional worry of moving your piano (grand or upright). A specialist mover can help make the process much easier, ensuring your precious instrument is properly cared for before, during and after its move…… 10 ways to protect your piano during a house move Your piano is […]
In addition to providing a source of fun during lessons, incorporating hands-on games or activities are a great way to evaluate the student’s understanding of a particular musical concept. The 5 for Fun: games and activities for the private piano lesson booklet has a bunch of tried-and-true ideas that I’ve used with my students. But…
Director of Recording Arts and Sciences Scott Metcalfe will release a book titled Creating Sounds from Scratch: A Practical Guide to Music Synthesis for Producers and Composers on February 2.
I had the most fantastic pleasure last week to speak with an exceptionally talented young guitarist, composer and orchestrator by the name of Andrew Rubin. Californian-based Rubin has recently released, in digital format, his first full-scale classical work – Guitar Concerto – written with rock legend Jon Anderson, along with a live concert film and recording of Rubin […]
Paul’s ideas for Michelle
Last week we talked about Renaissance music, so today I’m going to introduce you to Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis and his choral motet Spem in alium.
Our culture doesn’t really expose young people en masse to much more than current popular music. And that’s a shame.
G’day, g’day, lovely musicians! It’s that special time of month once again…time for me to yabber about another of my all time favorite composers. Ace! *pops off an obligatory party popper that I actually just found under my bed* Oh- and to celebrate, I’m going to attempt to use Australian slang throughout this entire post! […]
Andrew Aronowicz is a passionate writer of music and words, and a promising young mind in Australian classical music. He holds a Master of Music from the University of Melbourne, and was an Australian Postgraduate Award recipient during his post-graduate candidature. He is also the recipient of an Australia Council ArtStart grant. Taking cues from […]
There are lots of tricks that composers have used over the centuries to create new melodies based on already-existing ones. Some ideas: Slowing a known melody down so much that it becomes unrecognizable as the original. Example: The first phrase of Mozart Piano No. 16 in C major served as the main melody for “Hey…