Music is the guardian of the heart and the messenger of our feelings. It is impossible to go a day without music! A constant repetition of rhythms and beats that cause someone’s foot to tap or head to shake. It’s a statement that speaks, “Art is timeless.” Music is a safe space to some andContinue reading “What Would Life Be Like Without Music?”
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Why is RCM Grade 5 Theory so important?
In the last few weeks I have repeatedly been asked about the Grade 5 theory exam, so much so that it has inspired me to write this post. I am talking about the RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) theory exam. The Grade 5 theory exam is significant to pupils because, according to the RCM’s rules,Continue reading “Why is RCM Grade 5 Theory so important?”
The importance of learning Music Theory
If you’re playing a musical instrument, you may have been advised to learn music theory – the study of the grammar of music. Music theory examines the elements that construct a piece of music, including notation, key signatures, time signatures and chord progressions. Many teachers will insist that music theory is a fundamental tenet ofContinue reading “The importance of learning Music Theory”
Fun Facts about Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is arguably one of the most well-known composers of all times. From his deafness and notoriously angry look to the movie dog who got his name from howling at the famous first four notes of the Fifth Symphony, Beethoven is still recognizable in today’s culture. His music and life are incrediblyContinue reading “Fun Facts about Beethoven”
Musical Instruments and their Families Series: The Brass Family
For the last two blogs we have been talking about musical instruments families. This families of instruments are related because they are often made of the same types of materials, look similar to one another, and produce sound in comparable ways. Today’s blog will be dedicated to The Brass Family: If you think the brassContinue reading “Musical Instruments and their Families Series: The Brass Family”
Musical Instruments and their Families Series: The String Family
When we talk about musical instruments, we often talk about them as being part of a family. That’s because, just like in human families, the instruments in a particular family are related to each other. They are often made of the same types of materials, usually look similar to one another, and produce sound inContinue reading “Musical Instruments and their Families Series: The String Family”
Joe Hisaishi: the genius composer who gave Studio Ghibli its sound
If I mention the name Joe Hisaishi, you might be wondering who that is? However, if I start by mentioning the soundtracks of the movies My Neighbour Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle, you will probably be able to even hum the captative melodies. Have you ever ask yourself: what is it that makes films like My Neighbour Totoro and Howl’sContinue reading “Joe Hisaishi: the genius composer who gave Studio Ghibli its sound”
Interesting Facts About Michael Jackson
I don’t think there is anyone in this planet that does not know Michael Jackson. Definitely a musical legend! “The King of Pop,” transformed the face of pop music and popular culture. He had the x-factor, music expertise and exploited them in areas like never before. His biggest feature was that his songs were asContinue reading “Interesting Facts About Michael Jackson”
Music Notation: Some History Milestones and Evolution
Have you thought of what happens when we look at a score or sheet music? Some of us look at it and immediately begin translating those symbols into sounds. Others among us might not be able to decode what is seen on the page. Happily we don’t need to be able to read music toContinue reading “Music Notation: Some History Milestones and Evolution”
How you ever wonder what happens to you brain when you listen to music?
This video will explain it all shortly… Interesting!